Gold Class VIP Lounge

Minimum 2 people


$280 per extra person

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Upgrade to the Gold Class Lounge

Upgrade and cruise to the Outer Reef onboard Evolution as a VIP in our Gold Class Lounge, accommodating up to 8 guests.

Down Under Cruise and Dive's Gold Class Lounge is the most luxurious way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Perfect for families, friends, corporate groups, VIP clients, incentive groups and honeymooners who want a memory to last a lifetime!

Departs: Daily
Return transfers: Cairns City included, Northern Beaches for 4 or more people.
Check-in: 7.15am - 7.45am at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Evolution departs: 8.00am sharp
Evolution returns: 4.30pm approximately

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VIP Lounge onboard Evolution:

Upgrade to be a VIP for the day, and be treated to 5-star service and luxury

Down Under Cruise and Dive's Gold Class VIP Package is the most luxurious way to experience the Great Barrier Reef! As you board the 35-meter superyacht for the day, your dedicated concierge will show you to your private VIP lounge on the second level of Evolution providing panoramic views of the Reef. As our VIPs for the day, it's time to sit back and relax and let us treat you to 5-star service and luxury.


Your Gold Class VIP experience starts with transfers from your Cairns City accommodation to the Reef Fleet Terminal, ready to meet your private concierge who will be with you for the day tour.

Located on the second floor of our award-winning super-yacht EVOLUTION, luxury awaits as you are invited into your private Gold Class lounge for a day to remember.

Enjoy a fully stocked mini-bar with tea, coffee, milk, water and complimentary snacks. While you sip your cup of coffee, your Marine Biologist will personally take you through the safety procedures and itinerary for the day tour. Your day tour includes a complimentary guided snorkelling tour and semi-submersible coral viewing tour (weather permitting) as well as a hot BBQ lunch with fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian options, a variety of salads and bread (Vegan, GF, DF catered for too).

On your return journey, you will be treated to a glass of wine, as you reminisce on your Great Barrier Reef experience.

You will also have $20 onboard credit to use how you wish, whether that be for additional activities or at the bar.

We cannot wait for you to experience the ultimate luxury on the Great Barrier Reef onboard award-winning EVOLUTION from Cairns.


  • 1 - 2 Guests: $799 minimum charge ($399.50pp)
  • 3 - 8 Guests: Adult + $280pp | Child + $150pp
  • Child age 4 - 16 years. Infants 0 - 3 Free.

Optional extras:

  • Pre-book 2 scuba dives and add a 3rd dive on the day
  • Upgrade to a scenic flight to or from the reef 25 mins: $330 (normally $399)
  • Return transfers (choose accommodation at check-out to view additional cost)

Special Occasions

Our private luxury Gold Class lounge creates the perfect setting for a special occasion on the Great Barrier Reef whether that be for a birthday, anniversary or proposal. You will have exclusive private use of a saloon lounge room on the second floor with a dedicated concierge for the day.

Gold Class Reviews:

"I booked this with my wife for our honeymoon and I would highly recommend it. We booked the gold class lounge which was extra but included personal service and additional comforts. It was a great experience! Everyone was friendly and it was the highlight of the honeymoon. We did two introductory scuba tours and again, I cannot say enough one of the highlights of my life and was well run from the second we got on the boat to when we got off."
- Lyonsaj via TripAdvisor 2020

"Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for today. We booked the Gold Class Experience and couldn't be happier with how the day went. From the moment that we were picked up by Aaron from our hotel in the luxury car, to then be greeted by Eddie once we arrived at the dock, and then once on board, looked after by Emily for the day. Everyone in the crew was amazing and couldn't have looked after us better. The room was awesome, lunch was delicious and the Reefs were simply breathtaking. A magnificent way to spend our last day in Cairns. Thank you again so much for making our day so memorable, and we can't wait to come back and do it again soon."
Aaron and Rachel, July 2021


What's included?

  • Return transfers from your Cairns city accommodation (or Northern Beaches with any booking of 4 guests or more)
  • Dedicated concierge service with a personal snorkelling guide
  • Exclusive access for up to 8 guests to the GOLD CLASS luxury lounge located on the second level
  • Mini bar with complimentary light snacks (chips etc.)
  • Personal fridge with complimentary bottled water
  • $20 per person onboard credit to use how you wish
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Large TV screen with saloon sound quality audio
  • 2 stunning outer reef sites with 5 Hours of Reef Time
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided
  • FREE Lycra/sunsuits, wetsuits & prescription mask hire
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian options and a variety of fresh salads. (special dietary catered for - contact reservations before travel)
  • A glass of wine on the return journey

What to bring

  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Towels
  • Change of clothes
  • Travel Voucher
  • Cash or Credit Card for any purchases onboard (photography, souvenirs etc.)


Important information:

Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides and is a weather-permitting activity.

Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card. Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please read the important diving safety information prior to booking.

Semi-Submarine: is a weather-permitting activity.

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