Coral Sea Dreaming

  • 12 - Pax
  • 5 - Dives
  • 1 - Nights

Departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

18m long, maximum of 12 passengers and 3 crew. Join in and help sail the boat or just ‘supervise’ from the sundeck. 2 day 1 night trips to Outer Reef sites.

Coral Sea Dreaming is a modern charter yacht with a beautiful wooden interior and cabin options to please the most discerning traveler. Her luxurious amenities make Coral Sea Dreaming the perfect boat for your Australian Great Barrier Reef escape.

Certified diver package includes 4-day dives and a night dive. All dives are guided.

The introductory diver package includes 1 dive. Extra dives can be purchased on board.

Cairns overnight sailing trips to the Great Barrier Reef will make your Australian adventure truly unique. Treat yourself to something really special!

This 2 day and 1 night adventure combines the unforgettable opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef.  Small groups, sailing aboard a comfortable 16 metre (56 foot) ketch.

Experience diving and snorkeling on the reef without the crowds. Set your own pace. Snorkel, scuba dive & relax as you explore the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

4 day dives and 1 night dive are scheduled to ensure maximum bottom time and a relaxed day. Introductory divers are also catered for (including a night dive for the adventurous!)

This beautiful yacht takes a maximum of just 12 guests and 3 crew, so you’ll receive the personal attention not possible on the larger tour vessels. Coral Sea Dreaming departs Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays.

A private charter lets you decide how long you want to spend snorkelling, diving, & relaxing on the Great Barrier Reef. Day rates are available upon request.

Coral Sea Dreaming sailing vessel

Coral Sea Dreaming is a modern charter yacht with a beautiful wooden interior and cabin options to please the most discerning traveller.

Luxurious, and modern amenities make Coral Sea Dreaming the perfect boat for  your Australian Great Barrier Reef escape . Coupled with our captain and crew’s local knowledge, your vacation or yacht charter will be a personal adventure that many people do not experience in a life time.

A large rear cockpit and forward deck (including a hammock!) provide plenty of room for passengers to spread out and relax. The boat is equipped with the latest SCUBAPRO dive gear (including computers). All snorkelling gear and wetsuits are provided

A rear platform allows passengers to get in and out of the water. The boat is equipped with full toilet facilities and a separate hot water shower. An additional fresh water shower is located at the rear of the boat next to the dive platform. A large well-equipped galley ensures awesome food and plenty of it.


A variety of sleeping options are available including private cabins, single bunks, a family cabin (1 x double, 2 x single) or quad share.

Private Cabin: Bedding is 1 Double Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults.

Front Quad Shared Cabin: Bedding is 4 Single Bunks (bottom 2 bunks can be made into a double). Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

See here for boat lay out.

Notes for travellers

Bring a small overnight bag only. Space is limited on the boats

Alcohol is BYO – no glass bottles, please

Shoes are not worn while on the boats, so it is not necessary to bring any special type of deck shoes

The boats are located at the Marlin Marina, “A” Finger, which is directly behind the Shangri La Hotel and Pier Shopping in Cairns. For those clients who are making their own way, please arrive for boarding at 8:00am sharp (Departure is at 8:30am)

Re-confirm trip with the crew 24-48 hours prior to departure


Day One

Arrive on board at 0745, ‘A’ Finger, on Marlin Jetty, and enjoy a light breakfast.

Depart for the Great Barrier Reef at 0800.

Morning tea will be served while sailing to your first reef location.

Arrive at the Reef – Time for snorkelling, diving and lunch.

Afternoon Tea – A break between activities.

Dinner – Relax while the evening dinner is served on deck with the reef and sunset in the background.

Day Two

Wake up on the reef and enjoy a morning swim – snorkel or dive.

Depart for the next reef location.

Full breakfast is served and then resume water activities.

Lunch is Served.

Depart for Cairns – ‘Hoist the Sails’ and join in the sailing as you head back to Cairns from the Reef. Return back to Cairns around 4.30 pm

Coral Sea Dreaming - Rates + Bookings

Snorkeler Private cabin - double bed (each) $659.00
Snorkeler Shared cabin - Single Bunk $629.00
Cert. diver Private cabin - double bed (each) $979.00
Cert. diver Shared cabin - Single Bunk $949.00
Intro. diver Private cabin - double bed (each) $729.00
Intro. diver Private cabin - Single bunk $699.00
Date of Travel

Prices per person and valid until 31st March 2025

Prices include Reef Taxes of $40 per person.


  • Cancellation from 7 to 30 days prior to departure – 35% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation less than 7 days prior to departure & no-show – 100% cancellation fee



  • All meals
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Hot Showers
  • Fresh Linen
  • Fresh Towels
  • Wetsuits
  • Quality Snorkelling Equipment
  • Scuba Equipment
  • Guided snorkel tours upon request
  • Guided dives


Reef taxes of $40 per person included

Special Dietary requirement $10 per person

Introductory diver package includes 1 dive. Subsequent dives are booked on board for $75 each.