Snorkel, swim and dive on one of the world's greatest natural wonders More Info

Rum Runner - Cairns - 2 Day/1 Night Dive and Snorkel Sailing Boat

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
2 days/1 night Certified Diver SPECIAL $440.00 N/A N/A N/A $40.00
2 days/1 night Snorkel + 1 intro dive SPECIAL $440.00 N/A N/A N/A $40.00
2 Days/1 Night - Snorkeler $440.00 N/A N/A N/A $40.00

Rates valid until 31.03.2024.

Additional $40.00 levy to pay onboard.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.


Snorkel Only (no dives)- $320pp including levies

Snorkel + 2 intro dives - $440pp including levies

Certified Diver - Up to 6 Cert Dives - $440pp including levies

**Medical conditions apply for diving.  Valid for a limited time - please enquire.

This 20 metre motor sailing schooner is specifically setup for live aboard dive and snorkel trips. The crew will show you the exotic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, they provide a totally relaxed and informal atmosphere with their friendly personalised service. Carrying a maximum of 16 passengers ensures a great experieince without the crowds whilst you snorkel and dive some amazing locations at the Outer Barrier Reef.  Departing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, we arrive at the Outer Reefs (Thetford or Moore Reefs) for up to 4 different snorkeling and dive sites. We love these reefs the best due to their still amazing coral coverage and fish life. Visibility ranges from 10m to over 20m dependent on the weather and tides, with maximum depths from 18m to 22m.

This is a comfortable sailboat, well suited for the adventurous. It is by no means a luxury dive boat; but we pride ourselves for being the "best value overnight trip" from Cairns, suitable for the budget minded travelers and backpackers. The vessel has bunk style beds, an interior saloon area, galley and upper decks. There is hot water and separate Male and Female Toilet - Shower Cabinet.

Certified Divers package includes 6 dives during the 2 days/1 night sailing trip onboard. Certified divers have the option to follow the Dive Leader or explore the reef on their own with their dive buddy. Snorkelers have unlimited snorkelling including all equipment .  Introductory Dives available for purchase onboard for those that would like to try diving for the first time (medical conditions apply) - or can be prebooked on the "intro dive special" for better value.

The trip style delivers a relaxed and casual atmosphere, with our friendly crew offering personalised service on this overnight reef and sailing adventure. Come and spend the night with us at the Great Barrier Reef.

Departure Days: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Check in: Onboard Rum Runner, 7.00am E Finger, Marlin Marina

Depart Cairns: 7.30am

Return Cairns: 3pm to 3.30pm (the following day)


  • All meals prepared on board (speical dietary requirements catered for with notice)
  • Fresh linen
  • Hot showers
  • Full SCUBA gear & safety equipment
  • Certified Divers - 6 Dives (5 day dives and 1 night dive)
  • Snorkelers - 1 Intro Dive
  • Wetsuit - Mask - Fins
  • 88 cft tanks (for longer dives)
  • Briefing at each dive site

**Please note that all diving is subject to medical conditions, and is recommended to wait 24 hours before flying after diving.

Additional dives are available for an extra cost - Please inquire for price.

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and camera
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Small overnight bag (extra luggage can be stored)
  • Clothes and toiletries
  • BYO alcohol (no glass)


Optional Activities/ Add On

(please advise at time of booking if you would like to add on any optional activities to your booking)

PADI Open Water Referral - $200pp

Open Water PADI Diver Course (3 days require - 1 day pool/classroom + 2 days/1 night trip) - $660pp

PADI Advanced Course - $240pp

First Introductory Dive - $120pp

3 Consecutive Intro Dive Package - 90pp




Cancellations made less then 48 hours prior to departure will incur 100% fee.

Rum Runner Cairns interior Rum Runner Rum Runner deck sailing boat Rum Runner Cairns Rum Runner layout diving cairns fun onboard Rum Runner Great Barrier Reef sailing

Cairns Web Design by RJ New Designs