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          A Great Barrier Reef yacht charter will take you into some of the world’s most magnificent snorkelling and scuba diving sites. The largest structure of living organisms found on earth and one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef, stretches over 3,000 km along the coast of Queensland. Made of thousands of individual reef systems and coral cays, it’s a true underwater paradise for divers and snorkelers. The reef consists of hundreds of uninhabited islands, filled with pristine beaches surrounded by dense rainforests and glistening turquoise waters. Ashore, the varying beauty of its green landscapes almost matches the wonder of its Great Barrier Reef, with plenty of historical towns, lush jungles, aboriginal culture and more to discover. An ideal tropical charter destination to escape to and bask in the glory of nature, the Great Barrier Reef is perfect for exploring via a yacht charter.

          YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

          2017 Delta Marine 164' (49.9m)

          ENDLESS SUMMER

          From $250,000 Contact

          2019 Custom 129' (39.2m)

          THE BEAST

          From $225,000 Contact

          1981 Freeport Shipbuilding 145' (44.2m)

          SAFARI EXPLORER

          From $216,000 Contact

          1991 Oceanfast 180' (55m)

          OCEANA

          From $165,000 Contact

          2008 Gulf Craft 137' (41.8m)

          DE LISLE III

          From $165,000 Contact

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          Diving- Without a doubt, there is no better place on the globe to dive than the Great Barrier Reef. The world’s largest living coral reef consists of 2,900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. Cod Hole is one of the most renowned dive sites, located on Ribbon Reef about 60 miles from Cairns. You can swim with a group of colossal potato cod. Some of them weigh up to 220 pounds. Lighthouse Bommie is also located on Ribbon Reefs, home to gentle dwarf minke whales, snakes, sharks, and numerous species of coral. Hastings Reef, Flynn Reef, and Norman Reef are also near Cairns. You’ll spot everything from maori wrasse, reef sharks, giant clams, anemone fish, giant humphead parrotfish, stingrays, octopus, sea turtles, and much more. The vibrant coral gardens, deep outer reef walls, swim throughs, caves, and bommies will captivate you. On your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter, you’ll discover why so many divers are lure back to this magnificent region time and time again.

          Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

          Beaches- As you cruise around the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll find many dazzling beaches. Spend the day paddle boarding and kayaking at Palm Cove. Have your chef prepare you a gourmet beach BBQ to enjoy at Clifton Beach, a hidden gem just 25 minutes from the city center. Soak up some sun on Trinity Beach. With the stinger nets in place here and the calm waters, this is also the perfect place to take a dip in the water. When you’ve had your fill of the water, you can venture out the nearby walking trail. If you would rather have some peace and quiet, go to the isolated stretch of sand known as Ellis Beach. On your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter, you’ll find a beach paradise to call your own.

          Secluded beach near the Great Barrier Reef

          Fishing- The areas around Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef are prime grounds for game fishing. Cast your line out in the water and land a queenfish, trevally, or marlin. Put your angling skills to the ultimate test, as you go to battle with mighty barramundi. Some of the other fish you can expect to land are threadfin salmon, blue salmon, red bass, bream, flathead, whiting, and cod, among others. There are many fishing locales, including Trinity Inlet, Mulgrave River, Palm Cove, and the Continental Shelf, just to name a few. Your captain and crew are well-versed in the fishing zones and regulations. They will steer you to all of the top fishing spots. At the end of your fishing expedition, give your catch of the day to your personal chef, who will be more than happy to transform it into a remarkable meal for you and your group. On your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter, you will have the fishing trip of your dreams.

          Fishing near the reef

          Explore- There is something to do for everyone in the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the day golfing at Cairns Golf Club or Mirage Country Club, which is located in Port Douglas. With the help of your expert yacht crew, you can caddy to neighboring courses, like Paradise Palms Country Club or Half Moon Bay Golf Club, with total ease aboard your superyacht.

          Immerse yourself in the outdoors, and choose from a number of hiking trails that wind through the lush landscape. Journey on Red Arrow walking trail, just 10 minutes from Cairns, which winds through the rainforest near Mount Whitfield. Stroll the boardwalks in the Daintree National Park. Some of the other trails include the loop along the Mossman River, the circuit around Green Island and the trek to Barron Falls.

          If you’d rather indulge in some retail therapy, Cairns offers plenty of luxury shops. Spend the day at DFS Galleria, which features top international brands like Louis Vuitton, Coach, and Burberry. The Pier, conveniently located at Marlin Marina, offers top fashion boutiques and art galleries. On your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter, you’re sure to unearth a host of treasures.

          Aerial Views of the Great Barrier Reef

          History- Around the Great Barrier Reef, you can explore a variety of historical sites. The incredible Forts Walk on Magnetic Island will allow you to see the largest colony of wild koalas in Northern Australia and breathtaking views of the Coral Sea. You will get to explore one of the most well-preserved WWII forts on the eastern coast. On this moderate hike, which takes about an hour and a half, you’ll learn about the history of this region and the near invasion of Australia. Head to Mossman Gorge Centre to enjoy an authentic Aboriginal experience. A Guided Dreamtime Walk is one option and offers additional information. However, a self-guided tour of the park is also an option. You’ll gain a better understanding of how the Aboriginals survived in the Daintree Rainforest for thousands and thousands of years. In Port Douglas, St Mary’s by The Sea is a charming historical chapel with stained glass windows that exudes a certain magic. If you have time, check it out as well. Aboard your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter, you’ll be captivated by the rich history of the region.

          Secluded pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef

          Dining- You’ll find plenty of dining options in Cairns, the largest city in the area. Make reservations at C’est Bon Restaurant Francais to dine on exquisite French cuisine paired with delicious drinks. This gastropub also offers vegetarian and vegan options. At Tamarind, you’ll savor a contemporary fusion of flavors and amazing service. Be sure to try the duck and lychee curry. Conveniently located on the pier, Tha Fish, you’ll delight in creative presentation and the attentive staff. They serve contemporary healthy cuisine inspired by traditional local cuisine.

          If none of the above options sound appealing or you’d rather not leave the comfort of your superyacht, a personalized dining experience awaits you aboard. A world-class menu has been customized to suit your tastes. Each meal includes only the freshest ingredients. The white-glove service of your yacht crew ensures every dining experience aboard your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter rivals the top tier restaurants.

          Fine dining in Cairn

          Nightlife- The Great Barrier Reef is not only home to some of the best dive sites on the globe. It also boasts lively nightlife, most of which is found in Cairns. Spend the evening at The Chambers, a chic cocktail bar. Here you can enjoy a few drinks in the garden of a historic 1920s building. For a more laid back vibe, go to Kerwarra Beach Shack, where you can watch the sun sink over the Coral Sea, while you drink a few craft beers. Dance to the energetic beats of DJs at The Pier Bar. They also have live Latin music on Thursday nights. Sip fine wine at The Conservatory, or venture to Salt House, conveniently located at the marina. This party hub also hosts DJs and live music.
          Salt House: This bar and restaurant at the marina is popular with locals, with DJs or live music most nights of the week. Return to your superyacht for the afterparty. Your yacht crew will throw you the celebration of your choice, from lavish theme parties to something more low key. On your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter, you’ll have unforgettable nights.

          Beach Bar in Australia

          PLANNING A GREAT BARRIER REEF YACHT CHARTER

          The Best Time To Go- For the best weather and optimal diving conditions, book your Great Barrier Reef yacht charter between June to October.

          Weather- You can expect a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and an average temperature of 81°F. The winters are short and mild, lasting from June to August with temperatures of 71.6-73.4°F.

          Airports- You can fly to Cairns Airport, which offers both international and domestic flights.

          Marinas- Cairns Marlin Marina offers berthing for yachts up to 459 feet. In Port Douglas, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina offers berths for yachts up to 164 feet.

          Call FGI Yacht Group today for an itinerary customized to your dream Great Barrier Reef superyacht charter.

          Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

          YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF BY PRICE

          2017 Delta Marine 164' (49.9m)

          ENDLESS SUMMER

          From $250,000 Contact

          2019 Custom 129' (39.2m)

          THE BEAST

          From $225,000 Contact

          1981 Freeport Shipbuilding 145' (44.2m)

          SAFARI EXPLORER

          From $216,000 Contact

          1991 Oceanfast 180' (55m)

          OCEANA

          From $165,000 Contact

          2008 Gulf Craft 137' (41.8m)

          DE LISLE III

          From $165,000 Contact

          1991 Oceanfast 180' (55m)

          OCEANA

          From $165,000 Contact

          2008 Gulf Craft 137' (41.8m)

          DE LISLE III

          From $165,000 Contact

          2020 Pachoud 88' (26.8m)

          RUA MOANA

          From $125,000 Contact

          2011 Perini Navi 148' (45m)

          CLAN VIII

          From $125,000 Contact

          1998 Vitters 121' (37m)

          DARDANELLA

          From $115,000 Contact

          2007 Mondo Marine 131' (39.9m)

          INFINITY PACIFIC

          From $111,000 Contact

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            Location

            TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

            1. Go island hopping
            2. Dive Ribbon Reef
            3. Explore Stanley Reef
            4. Snorkel at Low Isles
            5. Kayak at Palm Cove
            6. Enjoy a beach BBQ at Clifton Beach
            7. Swim at Trinity Beach
            8. Journey on the Forts Walk
            9. Spend the day luxury shopping in Cairns
            10. Go sportfishing

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            LOCAL INFORMATION

            Country Code
            +061

            Population
            150,041

            Currencies
            Australian Dollar

            Language
            English

            Territory
            Australia

            Weather Winter
            71.6-73.4°F

            Weather Summer
            81°F

            TOP 10 RESTAURANTS

            1. C’est Bon Restaurant Francais
            2. Tamarind
            3. Tha Fish
            4. Piato
            5. Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse
            6. Vivaldis Restaurant
            7. Ochre Restaurant
            8. Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant
            9. Dundee’s Restaurant
            10. Bellocale

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