Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day Sailing Trip

Coral Sea Dreaming offers a fantastic way to enjoy and explore the Great Barrier Reef on their 2 Day 1 Night Snorkel and Dive Adventure. This overnight adventure combines the unforgettable opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef with a small group, sailing aboard a comfortable 16 metre (52 foot) steel yacht.

Visit beautiful outer reef locations including Thetford, Moore and Millin and Flynn Reefs, which are located about 40 kilometres east of Cairns, each of which offer varying dive or snorkel locations, with different coral formations and featuring a multitude of tropical fish life.

Coral Sea Dreaming is a modern yacht made of steel with a beautiful wooden interior, offering different cabin options to please every traveller. Coral Sea Dreaming carries a large quantity of fresh water, and also boasts a generator, fridge and freezer to make Coral Sea Dreaming the perfect boat for your next exciting sailing adventure in North Queensland.


Accommodation on Coral Sea Dreaming includes Private Double Cabin and Shared Cabin space. Fresh linen, bath towels and access to hot showers is included.

Private Cabin: Bedding is 1 Double Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 persons.

Shared Cabin: Bedding is a Single Bunk Bed.


Day 1: Board the yacht and depart Cairns, enjoying light refreshments before departure. Arrive at the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel or dive the colourful corals and tropical fish then relax over lunch. Continue to explore this natural wonder throughout the day with afternoon tea served before a leisurely dinner on the deck with views of the sunset and coral reef.

Day 2: Wake up to the beautiful sight of the reef and sip fresh tea or coffee before a refreshing morning swim, snorkel or dive. Depart for your next reef location, where a full breakfast will be served. The experienced crew select an ideal reef destination where you can relax on the deck or enjoy a number of water activities before lunch is served. After lunch depart the reef heading back to Cairns where you can assist the crew or just sit back and enjoy the view.

Itinerary Options

Coral Sea Dreaming are proud to announce that they are one of only two companies licenced in Australia to offer night diving to introductory divers! This is a very unique opportunity. Additional costs includes all training, guiding and equipment. Also new is the exciting and fun opportunity to participate in a professionally run SSI 'Try Mermaid Snorkel Course' at just $75pp* including all training, equipment with specialised mermaid tails and fins as well as take-home photo stick. This is the latest swimming, diving and ocean craze taking over the world and Coral Sea Dreaming are the only certified company offering this in Cairns! *These options are payable direct and prices are subject to change*


  • Captain with extensive local area knowledge
  • Experienced Dive Instructor
  • Onboard Chef
  • Visit up to 9 different reefs


  • Specially prepared meals onboard
  • Special diets with advance notice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Hot Showers
  • Fresh Linen
  • Fresh Towels
  • Wetsuits & Stinger Suits
  • Quality Snorkelling Equipment
  • Scuba Equipment (for paid diving)
  • Guided snorkel tours upon request
  • 1x Free 10mins Try Drive to first-time divers


Departs: 8.00am Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Check-in at 7:45am at the boat location: Berth 2, Finger A, Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St Cairns
Returns: Approximately 4.00pm Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

Does not operate 24, 25 or 31 December or 01 January.

Additional Info

Children: This cruise is not recommended for children under 4 years. The minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years for Introductory Diving and 10 years for Junior Open Water
Note: Not suitable for children under 4 years, non swimmers or people with mobility issues. All snorkellers and divers must complete a medical questionnaire onboard the boat. Certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, heart disease, epilepsy) may preclude some people from diving. For further information on this please discuss with your consultant. The final decisions on SCUBA diving reside with Coral Sea Dreaming qualified instructors
Flying & Diving: Please ensure you allow a minimum of 24 hours from the end of your last dive (if completing multiple dives) before flying or 12 hours for single dives. The last dive is completed by 8:30pm on the first day and 12.00pm on the second day of the tour
Alcohol: Bar facilities are onboard with premium beers, Australian wines and soft drinks (No BYO)
Bags: Small overnight bag only. Soft bags without wheels are best if possible. No backpacks
What to Bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, beach towel, (bath towel provided), camera, small bag with your overnight kit (storage for excess baggage available on request). Warm clothes for coolers months and cert card/log book for certified divers
Operated By: Coral Sea Dreaming Dive & Sail

3 Sisters Milln Reef
Coral Sea Dreaming
Shark and Remoras
Diver and Fan Coral
Diver and Turtle
Coral Sea Dreaming
Moorings on the Outer Egde of the Great Barrier Reef
Coral Sea Dreaming
Diver and Humpheads
School of fish
Boat floor plan