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Exclusive private charters starting at $7,500

Evolution is Cairns’ newest, most luxurious, state-of-the-art super yacht epitomising sophistication, luxury and an unmatched level of service.

Specialising in private charters, corporate functions and events, Christmas parties, birthday parties, VIP events and more! This is a premier and unique Cairns event venue promising an awe-inspiring experience for your next special event or Great Barrier Reef private charter.


Great Barrier Reef Private Charters:

Looking for a unique Great Barrier Reef event to add to your Cairns conference program, an intimate harbour cruise to treat your VIPs, a christmas party to celebrate with your team or a family holiday with your crew? We've got you covered.

With over 30 years of experience providing world-class tourism experiences, Down Under Cruise and Dive is well equipped to cater to your event and private charter needs. Down Under Cruise and Dive have been locally owned and operated for over 30 years and have recently been voted #4 Travel Experience in Australia and #5 Best Day Cruise in the World by Tripadvisor 2020.

Your exclusive venue for the day, Evolution:

Enjoy an exclusive day out on the Great Barrier Reef with the entire 35-metre superyacht reserved just for you!

Evolution is a 35-metre ultra-modern, high-speed reef vessel featuring:

  • Three deck levels with spacious seating and large decks for sunbathing

  • Air-conditioned indoor saloons with seating for up to 140 passengers with tables and large windows

  • Full bar facilities - your choice of cash bar or bar tab basis

  • Specialised dive deck for ample room and comfort when entering the water for snorkelling, diving & swimming

  • Special VIP Gold Class Room for up to 8 guests - this can be used privately on our normal day tour as well


What's included:

  • 3-level luxury superyacht reserved exclusively for your group, with spacious airconditioned modern lounges, stylish upper deck to relax in comfort and a bar.
  • Duration: 6 - 8 hours. Ideal timing departing Cairns Marina 9am, returning to Cairns 5pm.

  • Morning tea on arrival, including light snack, tea and coffee.

  • Snorkeling and tuition including hire of all snorkel equipment including lycra sun-suits, masks, fins and floation devices if required.

  • Experienced, professional and friendly instructors and crew providing world-class service.

  • Suitable for adults and children


Optional extras:

  • Full bar facilities: your choice of cash bar or bar tab. Standard and upgraded drinks packages available.
  • Food: standard full BBQ lunch or choose from our bronze, silver or gold food packages. Menus and pricing available upon request.

  • Scuba diving: $70 per dive per person. Dives can be purchased in advance or on board.

  • Helicopter flights: 10 & 20 minute helicopter flights over the reef.

  • Photography: our photographer can capture your day or hire one of our underwater cameras onboard.

Have something else in mind? We'd love to chat, get in touch!


Private charter locations:

We can tailor the day to suit your needs. Customise your Great Barrier Reef private charter, choosing from up to 20 Outer Reef Locations from Cairns. Let us know what you had in mind and we can create a custom itinerary for you.


Availability & pricing:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: Starting from $7,500 for 50 passengers with exclusive boat hire, crew & snorkelling. Additional passengers over 50, + additional $99 per person.

Other days: please contact our events team for availablity and pricing

All prices are subject to group numbers, availability and itinerary. Please contact our friendly events team to discuss your requirements Ph: (07) 4032 0077 or Email: charters@ducd.com.au


Download our Events Brochure here.

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