Monsoon Luxury Charters

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef represents some of the finest and most exotic scuba diving and snorkelling in the world.

The ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience awaits with your private charter aboard the luxurious MV Monsoon, an affordably luxurious charter vessel operating tailored itineraries to idyllic destinations on the northern Great Barrier Reef.

With a maximum of ten guests, you will have a personalised itinerary tailored to your desires; be it a diving or snorkel adventure, exploring tropical islands or even wetting a fishing line for the catch of the day.

A typical day on Monsoon would see you depart the Port Douglas marina at 8:15am and with a cruising speed of 15 knots, will take you to the best destinations within your day charter time frame.

Enjoy panoramic views from the fly bridge or relax on the front deck for the 1.5-hour journey to the first snorkelling site located at the Outer Reef. After exploring the deep blue amid tropical fish, rays, sharks, turtles and beautiful coral gardens, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading out to deeper waters to fish, or if you prefer, don a scuba tank to explore further. You can also choose to stopover at Low Isles or Mackay Sand Cay. Each day is flexible and tailored just for you.

All snorkelling is included with scuba diving available as an optional activity.

MV Monsoon is a 54 ft (16.5m) classically styled vessel, custom built for comfort on the sea. You’ll have access to all the boat’s facilities including the spacious main saloon, galley, master suite, two twin share cabins, day head and guest bathroom. 



  • A professional & enthusiastic crew   
  • A tailored itinerary of adventures   
  • Full use of the boat's facilities   
  • Guided snorkelling with all equipment supplied   
  • Lycra suits & flotation devices   
  • Light tackle & sport fishing gear & tuition   
  • Gourmet lunch, canapés, cheese platter & seasonal tropical fruit selection   
  • Non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Interpretive reef talks with our experienced crew   
  • 1 x stand up paddle board 
  • Great Barrier Reef environmental management fee     


  • Dive instructor: $450 
  • Dive gear: $120 per person (enough for 2 dives each) 
  • Additional SUPs: $110 each 
  • Professional photographer (including underwater images): Packages starting at $385 
  • Additional food and beverage: Pricing is seasonal.


  • Departure from Reef Marina, Port Douglas 



All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

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