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Exclusive reef private charters starting from $7,500

Seeking something out of the ordinary for your next Cairns event? Wow your guests with a Great Barrier Reef private charter. 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!

Evolution 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.

Enjoy our 3-level luxury superyacht reserved exclusively for your group, with spacious airconditioned modern lounges, stylish upper deck to relax in comfort and full bar facilities.

Your exclusive venue for the day, superyacht EVOLUTION!

Enjoy an exclusive Great Barrier Reef private charter with the entire 35-metre superyacht reserved just for you!

  • Exclusive hire of 35-metre ultra-modern, high-speed reef vessel

  • Experienced and friendly captain and crew for the day providing world-class service

  • 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 (additional fees may apply) - option to book this privately on our normal day tour as well

  • Snorkelling and swimming included - including safety briefing, lycra sun-suits, masks, fins and floation devices if required

  • 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. (additional costs may apply)


Food and Beverages:

Food and beverages are an additional cost. Menus and pricing available upon request. We can cater for special dietary requirements, please advise our team when requesting a quote.

  • Beverages: bar onboard with your choice of cash bar or bar tab. Standard and upgraded drinks packages available.

  • Food: delicious BBQ Lunch or choose from our bronze, silver or gold food packages (available upon request).

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


Where can you travel to?

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.


Something else in mind?

We'd love to chat about your event and private charter needs, get in touch with our sales and marketing team!


Availability & pricing:

Duration: 6 - 8 hours. Ideal timing departing Cairns Marina 9am, returning to Cairns 5pm.

All prices are subject to group numbers, availability and itinerary. Please contact our friendly events team to discuss your requirements Ph: (07) 4052 8300 or Email: charters@ducd.com.au


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