Coral Sea Dreaming Sailing - 2 Day / 1 Night

Starting from: $AU460.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: 2 Day / 1 Night Sailing
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling and diving
  • Suitable for backpackers & couples
  • Number of passengers: 12
  • Number of room: 3 double cabins, 2 single bunks, and a 1 quad
  • Reef locations (permit areas):Flynn, Hastings, Norman, Michaelmas, Upolu, Mills, Breaking Patches, Thetford, Moore Reefs.
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites a day
  • Day of departure: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Duration: 8:00am departure day – 4:00pm return day
  • Vessel type and size: Sailing / 16 meters with 1 level


Coral Sea Dreaming Sailing - 2 Day / 1 Night

Coral Sea Dreaming is a 16 metre steel sailing yacht which was designed and built to travel to the Great Barrier Reef in all kinds of weather and she has all the latest navigational aids. On board Coral Sea Dreaming passengers can relax on the sundeck, enter the water to dive or snorkel or help the crew sail around the reef.

The vessel can carry and sleep 12 passengers and 3 crew in private cabins, single bunks, and a quad share. Travelling in a small group to the reef is the ideal experience because divers and snorkellers have a more personalised service and once in the water they have a much bigger chance to see gorgeous marine life. Also, the small group number provides a flexible schedule and the on-board compressor allows for unlimited tank refills.

Coral Sea Dreaming has a large rear cockpit, where passengers eat their meals and the dive deck provides plenty of room for everyone to relax. The vessel offers two toilets, a separate hot water shower and an additional fresh water shower at the rear of the boat.

Coral Sea Dreaming has exclusive access to 28 moorings on 9 different reefs including the Three Sisters, The Whale, Little Tracey, Point Break, 5-Ways and two new moorings at Michaelmas Cay and Upolu Reef.

Guests will love to explore the colourful coral and the marine life that live around it including many different types of fish, sea turtles, barracudas, reef sharks and much more. The night dive will make the whole diving experience even more special where divers are able to see different marine creatures that only come out in the dark.

What's included in the main price

  • Two day one night on a 16 meters sailing vessel
  • Only 12 passengers on board
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Prescription lens masks (if required)
  • All meals included (2 lunches,1 dinners, 1 breakfast)
  • Fresh linen & bath towels
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Wetsuits & lycra suits
  • Morning & afternoon teas & fresh fruit snacks
  • All diving gear for divers
  • 20 Exclusive moorings on 9 different sites of the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Introductory dives (up to 3 day dives)
  • Certified dives (up to 3 day dives + 1 night dive)
  • Under water digital camera hire
  • Extra snacks & drinks
  • Hotel coach transfers

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
07:30-07:45 Check-in directly to the Coral Sea Dreaming vessel located at A Finger, Cairns Marina
08:00 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is 2 hours depending on the reef location they choose
10:00 Boat arrives at the reef
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef
19:30 Night dive for certified divers
06:00 Watch the sunrise and go for an early snorkel or dive
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef
14:00 The return back to Cairns starts
16:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Please Note: Only a small bag is allowed onboard
  • BYO alcohol (glass not allowed)
  • Beach clothes and accessoriessuch as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior boat departure
  • Dive card & log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This rule doesn't apply for low helicopter flights over the reef.
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.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2019 - 2020 Rates Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 Action
Multi Share Cabin $460.00 per adult
$325.00 per child
Double Cabin $480.00 per adult
$480.00 per child
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020
Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City) $15.00 per adult / $15.00 per child
Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches) $22.00 per adult / $22.00 per child
Introductory Dive (3 dives package) $170.00 per adult / $170.00 per child
Certified Dive - Day Dive (4 dives package) $220.00 per adult / $220.00 per child
Certified Dive - Night Dive $75.00 per adult / $75.00 per child
Introductory Dive - Night Dive $75.00 per adult / $75.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $15.00 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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