Explorer Charter

For those with limited time, spend two days and one night stay on MV Bahama, visiting premium reefs and enjoying a gourmet beachside picnic.

Day 1 – Mackay Picnic and North Opal Reef

• Depart Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas at 8:00am on a private charter along the tropical coastline taking in views of the Daintree Rainforest whilst getting familiar with the vessel and the crew (cruise time approximately 3 hours).

• Arrive at the sandy atoll Mackay Cay which is an important nesting and breeding ground for many sea birds and turtles. Take the opportunity to enjoy a gourmet picnic on the secluded beach, play a game of beach cricket or snorkel the surrounding protected reef for the afternoon. This can be a great opportunity for those not familiar with snorkelling to master the simple process from the beach.

• Depart Mackay Cay in the afternoon to cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef’s North Opal Reef which is just over one hour away. Enjoy a late afternoon snorkel in the pristine clear waters on the edge of the continental shelf before kicking back with sundowners and canapés on the top deck taking in sunset.

• Be tantalised by your first night’s dinner served by the onboard chef. Then, for the more adventurous, enjoy a spot of night fishing in to the late evening.

Photo courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Day 2 – North Opal Reef

• Start the day with a sunrise guided snorkelling tour of the undulating meadows of stunning coral gardens with the highlight being a face to face meet with Angus, our friendly, local Maori Wrasse (a big, beautiful blue fish with amazing markings on the sides of his face). Angus is just one of the many and
varied marine life you will encounter on the tour.

• An appetite has surely been earned and enjoy breakfast on-board before the morning is yours to enjoy more snorkelling, or one of the many water sports available such as water skiing or wake boarding or for those looking for an easier pace take the kayaks for a paddle.

• One last chance to explore the kaleidoscope of the Great Barrier Reef by drift snorkelling along the Outer Barrier Reef before steaming home sipping cocktails along the stunning rainforest coastline. Arrival back to the Port Douglas Marina at approximately 4.30pm.