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Luxury private dive/snorkel charters from Port Douglas – social distancing at its best!

Day, overnight and liveaboard dive charters on the Great Barrier Reef


Let Blue Dive organise a very special diving and snorkelling experience for just you and your friends or family aboard your very own private charter boat. And of course all the gorgeous vessels we use have full COVID safety plans.


Whether you want to dive, snorkel, sail or explore islands, Blue Dive can arrange day, evening, overnight and multi-day liveaboard dive and snorkel itineraries.


Blue Dive luxury private charters


Our private charters to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas visit the most spectacular coral reefs in the area. The trips are an opportunity for you and your private group to get away from it all, be a little pampered and to see the Great Barrier Reef as you have never it before. You’ll have your own private Great Barrier Reef for the day!


Our diving and snorkelling private charter trips are great for families, groups, honeymooning couples and VIPs. We will create an itinerary that works for you, to ensure you and your group have an amazingly memorable Great Barrier Reef experience.


Day charters from Port Douglas include morning tea, gourmet lunch, afternoon tea, bottled water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, private dive guide for your group and all diving/snorkelling gear. Breakfast, dinner and dessert are included on overnight and multi-day charters. Dietary requirements and preferences are catered for, just let us know at the time of booking.


Complimentary underwater (certified dive groups only) and above water photos are included, giving you a very special memento of your day.


Please Contact us for availability and prices.


Port Douglas Private Charter Boats and Catamarans

We have access to a range of vessels, giving Blue Dive the ability to cater to different size groups and requirements. Contact Us to discuss your private charter requirements and we can recommend just the right vessel and itinerary for the perfect Great Barrier Reef private charter experience.

See below for further details on several of the private charter vessels we commonly use.


16.5 metres (54ft)- With a cruising speed of approximately 15 knots.


MV Monsoon is modern and comfortable, with a choice of spacious lounge and deck areas to enjoy on your reef day. The dive deck sits just inches above the waterline, making entries and exits a breeze, and the onboard tender makes drift dives and accessing hard-to-reach dive sites a possibility.


Guided snorkelling included for those who aren’t diving.


Gourmet lunch, canapés, cheese platter and seasonal tropical fruit selection, non-alcoholic beverages. You’re welcome to bring your own beer and wine onboard.


Monsoon’s skipper has a wealth of local knowledge that guarantees the best possible sites on the day of your private charter. The experienced crew pamper you with friendly personal service as you cruise superb reefs, dive and snorkel in the warm tropical waters.


Up 10 passengers (maximum 8 divers for comfort).


Monsoon on the Great Barrier Reef
Monsoon interior


16.4 metres (54 ft) luxury vessel with a very fast cruising speed of 24 knots.


Zulu is a custom-built luxury vessel with a Seakeeper gyroscope to keep the boat very steady, even in windy weather, making it a great vessel for June, July and August when it can be a little windier and other boats can become uncomfortable. Its faster cruising speed makes it possible to reach more distant outer Great Barrier Reef dive sites.


Zulu features the Twindisc Express Joystick system which can hold the vessel in any fixed position, crab the boat diagonally or straight sideways and rotate it 360° on its axis. This feature makes it perfect for getting to dive sites larger boats can’t get into.


The air-conditioned saloon has plenty of comfortable seating, a well-equipped galley for preparing a fresh lunch and great coffee. Fusion surround sound system and slide down window allows you to experience the action on the back deck from the air-conditioned comfort of the saloon.


For liveaboard diver charters, there is a luxurious air-conditioned ensuite cabin plus a smaller air-conditioned double cabin (maximum 4 passengers on overnight trips).


Day trips: Up to 8 passengers (maximum 4 divers)


Zulu on the Great Barrier Reef
Blue Dive luxury private charters


Minke is part of the same fleet as Zulu and boasts many of the same features such as a fast cruising speed, SeeKeeper gyroscope for a smooth ride and Twindisc control system.


Minke is smaller than Zulu and doesn’t feature a large internal saloon or overnight accommodation but does have a custom-designed dive station for easy gear setup. The open saloon aboard Minke allows guests to easily interact, whether they are kitting up for a dive or simply lazing onboard.


The speed and control features of Minke allow us to access some stunning parts of the Great Barrier Reef.


Minke is a great option for smaller groups or those wanting to keep costs down.


Up to 7 passengers (maximum 4 divers).


Relaxing aboard Minke
MInke departing Port Douglas

Liquid Desire

Treat yourself to the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure aboard your own 55ft luxury sailing catamaran!


Liquid Desire was purpose-built for sailing the Great Barrier Reef and features all conveniences you will need on a liveaboard dive trip from Port Douglas. She can comfortably sleep 6 in a range of cabins and the huge saloon can seat 20 people.


Excellent meals will be served on board with the chef specialising in fine seafarers cuisine. Imagine appetizers of fresh seafood or a chilled papaya salad, followed by a tuna curry, chilli mud crab or a grilled crayfish.


Being a sailing catamaran, Liquid Desire is much slower than the above boats and we wouldn’t usually use it for day charters. We would recommend Liquid Desire for multi-day dive and snorkel liveaboard trips to the Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole and Lizard Island – some of the most spectacular parts of the Great Barrier Reef!


Great Barrier Reef sailing

Blue Martini


Superb for leisurely snorkelling/intro diving trips to the idyllic Low isles. Certified divers can join too.


For longer dive safaris Blue Martini can sleep up to eight guests in air-conditioned comfort across two ensuite queen cabins and two twin share cabins. Daily housekeeping service is provided and array of water sport equipment can also be arranged.


For all overnight charters, a fully qualified chef will be onboard to prepare delicious gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks, coffee and a wide range of beverages are always available.


Custom-built dive tenders whisk divers and snorkellers from the Blue Martini to the dive sites, allowing us to dive and snorkel exactly where we want and always have a support boat close at hand.


The boat also has the capacity, if larger private charters are requested, to be away at sea for up to a week. These trips can travel to the remote Ribbon Reefs and to famous Cod Hole.


Maximum 12 passengers on day trips, 8 on overnight trips.


Blue Martini lounge Blue Dive private charter Port Douglas diving
Blue Martinit departing Port Douglas


Interested? Contact Us today and we can provide further information on our private charter options and prices


“Best and most pristine examples of coral on the Great Barrier Reef” (Port Douglas reefs) – Source: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority recent report.