Functions & Private Charters

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Put the fun in functions onboard luxury superyacht Evolution

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:

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.

Accessibility is at the heart of everything that is offered, from the design of the boat to the extra care and customer service provided to ensure the comfort and safety of guests. Our dedicated and passionate dive crew are the best in the business. As an Advanced Eco-Tourism Accredited operator, we are actively engaged in conservation work on the Great Barrier Reef and passionate about the protection of our diverse ecosystem.

Evolution is a 35-metre ultra-modern, high-speed reef vessel which launched in Cairns in December 2015 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 - for your choice of packaging into charter price or on a 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

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Events with a difference to WOW your guests:

Whether you are looking for a unique Great Barrier Reef experience to add to your event or conference program or an intimate harbour cruise to treat your VIPs or simply a Christmas Party to celebrate with your team - we've got you covered.

  • Corporate functions and events

  • Christmas parties, birthday parties and private functions

  • VIP experiences to surprise and delight your important guests

Custom-designed private charter itineraries:

Custom-design 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:

After 18 January 2021: Monday, Thursday & Saturday

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 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:

Download our Events Brochure here.

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