Kangaroo Explorer - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard

Tour Overview

  • Tour: 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for backpackers & couples
  • Number of passengers: 36
  • Number of room: 16 cabins (twin, double and 4-berth)
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Millin, Moore, Briggs & Thetford reef
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites a day
  • Day of departure: Daily
  • Duration: 7:30am departure day 1 – 5:00pm return day 3
  • Vessel type and size: Motor catamaram / 25 meters with 3 levels
  • Free coach hotel transfers from Cairns city


Kangaroo Explorer – 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard

Kangaroo Explorer is a comfortable 25 meter catamaran specifically designed for Queensland coastal cruising. The main deck features a saloon, servery for the galley and a licensed bar. All meals are prepared fresh onboard by their chef. For maximum flexibility Kangaroo Explorer operates daily so passengers can stay for as long as they like. The transfer to the liveaboard is operated by Sun-Kist, an 18 metre catamaran.

Kangaroo Explorer has a well equipped and spacious dive deck which provides easy access to and from the water. If guests don't want to spend too much time in the water they can have a comfortable relaxing time on the vessel's sun lounge.

The liveaboard has 16 comfortable cabins made up of twin, double and 4 berth. The double and twin cabins are no extra charge, first come first served, at the time of booking. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and feature ensuites and portholes for maximum comfort and convenience.

All meals and linen are included but guests need to supply their own towels. At night the best thing to do is to sit back and relax at the bar or enjoy the atmosphere on the deck with the amazing night sky.

In regards to activities passengers can spend as much time as they want in the water snorkelling but they will also have the opportunity to try an introductory scuba dive (at an extra cost) so the reef can be seen from a different perspective.

Kangaroo Explorer moored on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 65 kilometers off the coast of Cairns and visits at least two different reef sites each day including Milln, Briggs, Moore, Elford, Channel and Thetford reefs. The captain selects the best locations to visit on a day-by-day basis choosing the ones with the best visibility and conditions under water.

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What's included in the main price

  • 3 day 2 night on a comfortable 25 meter catamaran
  • Pick up from your Cairns city accommodation
  • Air-conditioned facilities
  • Unlimited snorkelling the outer reef
  • Two different reef sites visited daily
  • All diving equipment
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Chef prepared meals included
  • Fresh bed linen (towels not included)
  • Dive computer, wetsuits and torches all included
  • Introductory dives (up to 3 day dives)
  • Certified dives (up to 8 day dives + 2 night dives)
  • Under water digital camera hire ($45 a day)
  • Professional films
  • Purchase of snacks and beverages at the bar

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
06:45 – 07:15 Check-in at Sun-Kist vessel located at E Finger, Cairns Marina
07:30 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is only 2 hours &15 minutes via Fitzroy Island to Kangaroo Explorer vessel
09:45 Boat arrives at the reef
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef from Kangaroo Explorer
19:30 Night dive for certified divers
07:00 Wake up for an early morning snorkel or dive
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef
19:30 Night dive for certified divers
07:00 Wake up for an early morning snorkel or dive
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef
14:45 Boat departs the reef on Sun-Kist vessel via Fitzroy Island
17:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Please Note: Only a small bag is allowed onboard
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to boat departure
  • Dive card & log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving
Flying after Diving: An interval of 24 hours before flying is recommended after diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving, (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $20.00 per day is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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