Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Boat Charters

ABC’s own luxury dive vessel ‘INDEPENDENCE 1’  is the only Port Douglas dive charter boat with it’s own in-house crew visiting the outer reef on a daily basis and is available for private day or extended charters.

Owned and operated by ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas. Our focus is on providing a genuine big reef experience on a luxury reef vessel boat, with a small private group. Private boat charters enable us to focus 100% on you, providing memorable moments and fun yet educational dive, snorkel and exploratory trips to the Great Barrier Reef.

Our freedom from an obligation to use permanent moorings means we can head your private boat charter for the merely incredible, and if we find something absolutely spectacular on the way, we jump in and have a look. If it blows us away we stay and play. Our agility opens a myriad of opportunities for fantastic, old school, totally exploratory dive and snorkel days, getting to parts of the reef that are seen by no one else. Dive and snorkel adventures that are nothing short of world class.

Inclusive of our own professional dive and snorkel crew

A romantic private day just for a couple, or an exhilarating fun trip with your own group of friends or that family get together. A private charter boat day can be fully customised to suit your group’s requirements and itineraries. The outer Great Barrier Reef is easily within reach for our vessel, so whether you want that protected pristine bay for a private family snorkel or a ‘Dive on the wild side’ ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas will take you to some spectacular locations. Always included in our pricing are crew and equipment for any of your chosen activities. More on Private Charter Boat – Booking Direct Prices

ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas are a small family business

At ABC, the day starts and ends with our trip. We don’t own multiple boats, we are not owned by a multi national and we don’t have a human resources department. We have always been, and remain, a small dedicated operator focused on providing you with exceptional customer service and a fun day. Our hand picked staff are our most valuable resource and they work hard to ensure that your day on the Great Barrier Reef is a special part of your holiday.

Port Douglas Boat Charter – Why Choose ABC

Diving & snorkeling in pristine un-visited environments is a rare thrill and not the standard experience of visitors to the Reef. With an ABC private boat charter you’ll be visiting the reef the way it should be done.

  • Premium dive & snorkel vessel: our versatile boat with a shallow-draft
  • Remote and pristine dive & snorkel sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Genuine exploratory diving & touring to some simply mind blowing locations
  • Expert crew of experienced locals with 75+ years of combined experience living and working on the Reef
  • All crew and equipment for any of your chosen activities included

Imagine a peaceful, private and personal Great Barrier Reef experience for you and your family or group. No crowds, no rush, just a day where you can enjoy this amazing wonder of the world, just as you imagined it. ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas delivers all this and more with their exclusive, private boat charters.

A private boat charter enables ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas to provide personalised, flexible tours to the Great Barrier Reef, for just couples or perfect for families and small groups travelling together.

Exceptional Experience!

Hi all I have been diving for 29 years and have visited many different countries and experienced a large number of dive charters. The team at ABC made this charter the top of my list. The moment you step on board you become a friend. Freshly made muffins and coffee before you sit down, expert knowledge and fantastic common sense approach to the day, excellent equipment, great private dive sites, amazing lunch. It was all exceptional. I wouldn’t hesitate to jump on board again with ABC. TOP KNOTCH

TripAdvisor June 2017

Port Douglas Boat Charter – Most versatile boat in Port Douglas

The best way to enjoy the ultimate, private Great Barrier Reef experience is to charter our boat. ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas has the most competitively priced private powered charter boat in Port Douglas! Visit pristine reef sites not visited by other boats, be the only people in the water and enjoy the personalised attention of your own dedicated, professional dive crew. If you are interested in capturing these moments, why not book your own professional photo shoot?

Port Douglas Boat Charter – Fully equipped for adventure tours!

ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas’ private boat ‘INDEPENDENCE’  is licensed to carry a maximum of 25 persons and fully equipped with the latest safety equipment, a fast tender, dive compressor and quality dive and snorkel equipment, amazing amenities to make your day enjoyable. INDEPENDENCE is 16m long and 5m wide. Our luxury charter boat has a comfortable cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum in excess of 30 knots. Its shallow draft enables it to access lagoon reef sites not visited by other, bigger boats.

Promise to you: No hired help. Our crew work on this boat all the time; whole of boat private charter; design your own day, then sit back and enjoy; unique days and destinations away from larger vessels and crowds; private offshore lagoon areas; professional dive and snorkel crew and equipment included; snacks, tea, coffee, refreshments and equipment all included.

Port Douglas Boat Charter – Combined with our accommodation is  luxury all the way!

Our very own Port Douglas holiday home accommodation could be ideal for your Port Douglas stay. Coral Sea Beach House is an exclusive private property and is perfectly positioned between the amazing Four Mile Beach and resort township of Port Douglas. It sleeps 6+ guests in total luxury and its floor plan caters to families, couples and groups.

Awarded a Certificate of Excellence (2014) by Tripadvisor and voted ‘Best Vacation Holiday Home Port Douglas’ on Flipkey and Tripadvisor (2012 –2013 – 2014) Coral Sea Beach House was architecturally designed and built in 2012 to provide guests with the very best of tropical living, in comfort and luxury. This private residence embraces sustainable design features and fittings, including louvered doors and windows, open plan living and a range of natural materials such as stone, timber and granite.

Coral Sea Beach House is an impressive 2-storey property just 80 steps to Four Mile Beach. With private off-street parking, electronic gates and established landscaping, guests will enjoy total privacy during their stay.


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