Australia Great Barrier Island

For individuals that want to discover the rest of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is just perfect. As the world's most exclusive coral reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef is a globally outstanding and significant entity.

1. Fitzroy Island

Upon arrival in Cairns, join your charter yacht and begin your journey on to Fitzroy Island. Settling in to a beautiful anchorage for the day where you can explore one of Australia's best beaches - "Nudey Beach" a stretch of white pristine sand and coral beach.

A 3.6km return hike up an old road to the lighthouse from the northern point of Welcome Bay will treat you to 360 degree views of the stunning Coral Sea, and if in winter maybe even humpback whales!

The Great Barrier Reef is home to six of the seven species of marine turtles, the island is also home to a Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

Enjoy your first evening beginning with sundowners in your private anchorage.

Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island

2. Port Douglas

Wedged between rainforest and reef this resort town attracts the rich and famous from near and far. Four Mile Beach with its golden sand and gentle blue water is perfect for long walks and safe swimming.

To explore the town, with its fine dining restaurants, boutiques and cafes, your yacht can berth at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, where guests can step off the boat and explore the town. The following day a visit to the wildlife habitat, the perfect place to get up close with Australian wildlife.

3. Cooktown

Further North lies Cooktown, approximately 80 nautical miles of Port Douglas. Steve's Bommie is an incredible dive site located at Ribbon Reef No. 3. The bommie rises from 30 metres deep to just five metres below the water, and attracts schools of bigeye trevally, barracuda, yellow-lined snapper, Moses perch, yellow-lined goatfish and many others.

Anchor at Steve's Bommie for access to Ribbon Reef, a stunning chain of individual reefs. Fringing the edge of the continental shelf, this is a 200km stretch of the northern Great Barrier Reef.

Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognized as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef's environment, encouraging rich coral growth and supporting spectacular marine life. Some of the best and most famous dive sites on the reef are here.

Ribbon Reef No. 3
Steve's Bommie is one of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef. Incredible diversity and density of marine life. This dive site has something for everyone!

4. Ribbon Reef

120 km 'string' of 10 individuals coral reefs that collectively are called 'The Ribbon Reefs'. Comprising of numerous smaller ribbon reefs, Agincourt Reef is located at the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef along the Reefs Continental Shelf. Below the crystal clear surface of the Coral Sea lives some of the most vibrant aquatic animal and plant life that is totally unique to Australia's coast.

Ribbon Reef, Queensland

5. Lizard Island

Your final stop on this trip is Lizard Island. Enveloped by fringing reefs and a turquoise lagoon, this island is the ultimate remote getaway. This serene picturesque island & national park offers the world class luxury resort - the exclusive Lizard Island Resort and guests may dine at the Salt Water restaurant where the modern Australian cuisine focus' on fresh local seafood and produce from Far North Queensland.

Fantastic snorkeling can be found directly off the beaches here, another reason Lizard Island is so special.

Direct transfer to Cairns International Airport from Lizard Island via helicopter or charter flight for your return home.

Why use amare?

No other holiday allows you to experience so many unique and exclusive destinations. With your own dedicated charter consultant, you can leave all the details to us - all you need to do is relax and enjoy.

Wealth of Experience at your fingertips!

With our wealth of experience in the South Pacific, we know the all the intricacies of putting together a successful, customized, luxury crewed charter.

Your broker has detailed knowledge of all the available charter yachts in this region.

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To be certain you book the right yacht, it is imperative to tap into local specialist knowledge and experience of a well-established charter broker.

Using their extensive knowledge, your personal charter broker will guide and advise you.

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For those who seek a dream holiday allowing you to experience so many unique and exclusive destinations, look no further than amare!

Chartering a yacht enables you to wake up to a different view every day with total freedom and complete privacy while enjoying fine dining, luxury accommodation with your friends and family.

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