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Great Barrier Reef – Lizard Island Voyage

Great Barrier Reef – Lizard Island Voyage

From AUD $8,492

Description

Voyage to the Northern section of the Great Barrier Reef and Lizard Island on a departure from the beachfront town of Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland. The northern section of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef offers some of the clearest bodies of water found in the world providing a sanctuary for the most vibrant corals and marine life, making this the ideal destination for an immersive snorkel or dive superyacht voyage.

If diving and snorkelling are not your thing, this voyage is also suited for those guests who love an unhurried holiday to just cruise, relax, explore, or take time out in the jacuzzi and take in all the pampering that is on offer on a luxurious superyacht voyage.

A highlight of this Lizard Island superyacht voyage is that during the months of June – July it is highly likely guests will be entertained by Dwarf Minke whales and Humpback whales as they frolick about on the Great Barrier Reef.

To coin a phrase by Sir David Attenborough:- This is his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef.

There is always something to see and places to explore in this section of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

From the galley our all-inclusive 5 star gourmet cuisine and high quality Australian beverages will delight your tastebuds at every sitting.

For the adventurous folks we have an array of new water toys for guest use such as a sea-scooter, water skis, tow toys, snorkel gear, Sea Biscuit, fishing gear and a large jacuzzi on the upper deck .

Book by the cabin and join us on Phoenix One for an indulgent 6 night superyacht holiday on the amazing Great Barrier Reef, departing from Port Douglas.

Trip Name
Great Barrier Reef - Lizard Island Voyage
Days
7
Overview
Phoenix One is a 35mt (115ft) superyacht who is based in Far North Queensland and Whitsundays from May to November.   This majestic superyacht is just completing a major re-fit of the utmost high quality and will be ready for the YOTSPACE charter season as a brand new yacht. The owners, their Captain and crew of this superyacht have been plying the waters of the Great Barrier Reef for generations and know all the secret locations to take their private charter guests so they may see and experience some of the most amazing sights in this part of this World Heritage Listed underwater world.  Guests can enjoy the most exquisite food and fine Australian wines, sparkling wine, beer, basic spirits and cocktails while cruising around the Northern Great Barrier Reef freshly prepared by our on-board chef and served by the attentive crew.  Our superyacht was custom designed to cruise the waters of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef and is fitted with stabilizers to minimize boat roll in all weather conditions.   

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Port Douglas - Mackay Cay - Rachel Carson Reef
Depart The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas at 11am. A tropical breakfast will be served while Phoenix One steams to your first idyllic snorkel destination. Arrive to Mackay Sand Cay mid-morning for swimming, snorkelling and exploration. A relaxing al fresco lunch is served as we steam to Rachel Carson Reef for an afternoon of more snorkelling, fishing or simply relaxing and admiring the scenery. As the sun sets, cocktails and canapés will be served on the sky bridge as the crew prepares your 5 star evening dinner. Our skipper will set sail towards Lizard Island while you lull the evening away sipping local wine before you nod off to sleep.
Day 2 - Day 2: Lizard Island
If your heart desires, we’ll help you rise at 6am to hike up Cook’s Look for the most breathtaking panoramic views over Lizard Island, her bays and the famous Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. After a well-deserved breakfast we will spend the day exploring the islands beaches and bays, heading over to famous Blue Lagoon, snorkelling the kaleidoscopic Clam Gardens in Watsons Bay, and keeping our eyes out for the manta rays that visit Anchor Bay.
Day 3 - Day 3: Ribbon Reef 9 - Cod Hole - Pixie's Pinnacle - Challenger Bay
Greet the sunrise and dive in for a morning snorkel at the Clam Gardens before breakfast. We’ll head off around 10am to arrive at Ribbon Reef No. 9 where you can snorkel and explore the famous Pixie’s Pinnacle and Challenger Bay. Lunch is served before we head south to the renowned Cod Hole to experience the impressively puppy like Giant Potato Cod. We’ll stay overnight out at the Cod Hole. As the sun sets, cocktails are served on the fly bridge while you spot for dolphins heading out through the reef passage.
Day 4 - Day 4: Ribbon Reef 5
Snorkel, relax or try your luck at catching some fish before lunch is served. We then steam onwards towards Ribbon Reef No.5 where we will anchor overnight. Enjoy The Ribbon Reefs’ pristine coral gardens before late afternoon cocktails and dinner on the aft deck keeping a close eye out for the ever curious Dwarf Minke Whales during the months of June & July. At other times of the year we see other species of whales and marine life.
Day 5 - Day 5: Ribbon Reef 6 - Steve's Bommie - Temple of Doom
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and a morning snorkel before departing for Ribbon Reef No. 3 at approximately 9:30am. Here, you will snorkel and explore the world famous sites, known as Steve’s Bommie and the Temple of Doom. Enjoy lunch before departing for Anderson Reef. This is our Captain’s favourite, a rarely visited destination and fantastic for snorkelling. Staying here overnight, you will enjoy immense starlit skies and 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 6 - Day 6: Opal Reef - Low Isles
Awake to an inspiring sunrise (or sleep in decadently) before enjoying a relaxed breakfast and a morning snorkel amongst the coral gardens submersed amid hundreds of reef fish and marine wildlife. Lunch is served while heading off into the horizon for Opal Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to troll for mackerel or tuna along the way. Arrive to Opal Reef in the early afternoon for more snorkelling, followed by sunset cocktails and dinner service while we steam to Low Isles to drop anchor for the last evening of your YOTSPACE superyacht voyage.
Day 7 - Day 7: Low Isles - Port Douglas
Awake to your last breakfast on board MY Phoenix One and watch as the sunrises over the mainland of Port Douglas. Enjoy a stroll on Low Isles and learn about the history of the lighthouse and its’ significance on the Coral Sea. One last snorkel with the Black Tip Reef Sharks and adolescent Green Sea Turtles before we arrive back in the Port Douglas Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina for an 11am departure and farewell.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-10-202122-10-2021AUD $8,492Twin Stateroom
16-10-202122-10-2021AUD $8,492VIP King Stateroom
16-10-202122-10-2021AUD $10,036King Stateroom
16-10-202122-10-2021AUD $11,580Master King Stateroom

Inclusions

    • Wine and dine with an exceptional onboard chef creating culinary delights matched with wines to tantalise even the most well-developed palate for the entire cruise
    • Enjoy snorkelling and seeing the regions spectacular wildlife. Expect to meet friendly turtles, Giant Potato Cod and Maori Wrasse
    • Visit Mackay & Undine Sand Cay, Lizard Island and Cod Hole
    • Witness Dwarf Minke Whales

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