Rum Runner Cairns - 2 Day / 1 Night Sailing

Starting from: $AU360.00

Tour Overview

  • SPECIAL: Was $440 Now $320 (Save $120.00)
  • Tour: 2 Day / 1 Night Sailing
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for Budget & Families
  • Number of passengers: 16
  • Number of room: Twin bunk & 4-share bunk
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Thetford & Moore
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites a day
  • Day of departure: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
  • Duration: 7:30am departure – 3:15pm return
  • Vessel type and size: Sailing / 20 meters


Rum Runner Cairns – 2 Day / 1 Night Sailing

Rum Runner Cairns is a locally owned and family based operator that offers an affordable 2 day 1 night overnight tour to the outer reef.

Rum Runner has been in operation since 2005 and they are locally recognised for their value, high standards of safety, professionalism and great meals prepared fresh onboard.

Rum Runner is a 20 metre motor sailing schooner built in 1984 with a nearly indestructible fiberglass hull. The vessel carries and sleeps up to 16 passengers in twin bunk and 4-share bunk cabins.

As typical with sailboats the cabins are not spacious or private, they are for resting and sleeping. The vessel features an open saloon area, a galley, an open outside deck, separate male and female toilets and a hot water shower cabinet. It also has a 120V dc and 240V ac so guests can charge their cameras.

Overall, Rum Runner is a comfortable sailboat, well suited for the adventurous people.

What's included in the main price

  • 2 day 1 night on a 20 metres motors Sailing schooner
  • All snorkelling equipment included
  • Prescription lens masks (if required)
  • All diving gear included
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • All fresh prepared meals daily
  • Fresh bed linen (except towel)
  • Fresh hot water showers
  • Wetsuits provided
  • Introductory dives (up to 5 day dives)
  • Certified dives (up to 5 day dives + 1 night dive)
  • Under water digital camera hire
  • Dive instructor
  • Purchase of snacks and beverages at the bar

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
7:00 - 7:30 Check-in at the Rum Runner vessel located at E Finger, Cairns Marina
7:30 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is around 2 hours depending on the reef location they choose
11:00 First snorkel or dive to be completed
Enjoy the rest of the day snorkelling and diving the reef
19:30 Night dive for certified divers
7:30 Early snorkel & dive of the day
Enjoy the morning snorkelling and diving the reef
10:00 Last dive of the day
15:15 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Please Note: Only a small bag is allowed onboard
  • BYO alcohol (glass not allowed)
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Bath towel
  • 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: 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
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: 2022 - 2023 Rates Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Action
SPECIAL - Twin or Quad Cabin (Snorkellers) $360.00 per adult
$360.00 per child
SPECIAL - Twin or Quad Cabin (Certified Divers - 6 Dives) $480.00 per adult
SPECIAL - Twin or Quad Cabin (Introductory Divers - 2 Dives) $480.00 per adult


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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