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Great Barrier Reef Overnight Sailing Tours

For those that enjoy sailing there are a number of Liveaboard Sailing Tours that explore the highlights of The Great Barrier Reef which depart from Cairns on a regular basis! There’s nothing nicer than to be onboard a sailing vessel when the engines are ‘cut’ and the sails are unfurled and to experience the sensation of gliding through the water under sail. Our Cairns Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tours offer the discerning traveler a fabulous opportunity to experience the enjoyment of Snorkelling, Scuba Diving and of course, Sailing, whilst ‘overnighting’ on the Great Barrier Reef!

Our selection of Liveaboard Sailing Tours and itineraries are available from Cairns a regular basis and depart from Cairns all year round. Our Cairns Sail, Dive and Snorkel Sailing Yacht Tours offer Sailing Holidays that cater for small passenger groups. Our Liveaboard Sailing vessel options offer clean, comfortable cabins, with all meals and activities included. Activities include Reef Snorkeling, Scuba Diving for Certified Divers as well as Introductory Diving for first time divers who want to experience Scuba Diving without holding a licence; all delivered with a smile and personalised service from the vessel’s friendly and professionally trained crews.

We offer a variety of Cairns liveaboard Sailing Tour options, itineraries and pricing all catering to your personal taste and budget. Participate in a Cairns Sailing tour and have fun with other passengers in a small group setting. Sailing on the Great Barrier Reef from the port of Cairns and overnighting on the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed! 

Rum Runner - 2 Day / 1 Night - Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

Destination: Flynn, Milln & Thetford Reefs
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

This world cruising yacht is fully set up to cater for all divers (from first timers to the most experienced of divers), snorkellers and for those wishing to stay dry and still enjoy the magic of the Great Barrier Reef.


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Santa Maria - 3 Day / 2 Night - Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

Destination: Thetford, Moore & Briggs Reef
Duration: 3 Day / 2 Nights

With every attention to your comfort and wellbeing, experienced and professional crews will make your stay onboard an adventure of a lifetime exclusive to a small group. You can join in and help sail the boat or just 'supervise' from the deck.


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Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

Destination: Thetford, Moore & Briggs Reef
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

With every attention to your comfort and wellbeing, an experienced and professional crew will make your stay onboard an adventure of a lifetime exclusive to a small group sailing tour. You can join in and help sail the boat or just 'supervise' from the deck. Locations such as Thetford, Moore…


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Vagabond - 2 Day / 1 Night - Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

Destination: Moore Reef, Elford & Thetford Reefs
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

A cruise on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of the highlights of your time in North Queensland. The crew will help to ensure that you will experience a relaxing and informal atmosphere providing personalized service with a maximum of 11 guests per trip.


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