Backpackers Overnight Sailing.
Prices from $320 AUD


Cairns most affordable Outer Reef liveaboard dive trip operator.  Enjoy sailing for 2 days / 1 night and experience the best the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. This tour suits both certified scuba divers and snorkelling.




  • 2 days / 1 night
  • 6 scuba dives
  • Great Value

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From 1/04/2016 to 31/03/2021 per person
Overnight Sailing
- share cabin
includes all meals and snorkelling $320.00
Overnight Sailing
- share cabin
includes all meals and snorkelling, plus 2 introductory dives - includes all gear and tuition $440.00
Overnight Sailing
- share cabin
includes all meals and snorkelling, plus 6 certified dives - includes all gear $440.00
+ Intro dive package 3 intro dives $90.00

We are Australia’s Premier Budget Dive Expedition and Cairns most affordable Outer Reef Liveaboard dive and snorkel tour operator.

This vessel offers the very best Liveaboard dive and snorkel deals to both Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the remote Coral Sea. Dive, snorkel and sail away with us on trips of 2 Day / 1 Night duration depart from Cairns to Australia’s top attraction - The Great Barrier Reef, to the outer reefs that we visit, with still abundant healthy tropical reefs, rich with marine biodiversity.



  • Small group tours with only a maximum of 16 divers and snorkelers per trip
  • Depart and return on the same vessel with the same group, so by the end you will be a friend not just a number
  • Fabulous meals prepared fresh on-board. Vegetarian always catered for. Vessel re-stocked each trip
  • Have been in operation since 2005 and working the local area for over 20 years
  • High standards of safety by Worksafe Qld. (100% safety record)
  • PADI scuba diving courses from Introductory Diving, Open Water Certification through to Advanced Diver Courses are all available

The Trip

Departing Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland, by 7.30am you get to spend over 24 hours at the Great Barrier Reef! That's 2 full days and 1 night aboard Rum Runner, "Sleeping on the Reef". Returns Cairns next day approximately 3.00pm
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.




Depth’s to the top of the reef range from less than a meter to 2 - 3m on the high tides. That’s perfect for snorkeling. This tour caters very well for swimmers and non-swimmers, those who have not dived and what to give it a go, and to all wanting to tick off the bucket list of having snorkeled and scuba-dive the Great Barrier Reef.
A Snorkel and Introductory Dive Briefing is given during the journey out and we are ready to snorkel or dive by the time we arrive at our first Site. All you need to do is grab your gear and jump into the water to see the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
This tour caters very well for those straight off their "open water" course, those who have not dived for a while, and also to divers with more experience, and to all wanting to tick off the bucket list of having scuba -dive the Great Barrier Reef. Our schedule allows for 6 certified dives including a Night Dive.
A Full Dive Briefing and refresher are given during the journey out and we are ready to dive by the time we arrive at our first Site. Divers are all in buddy pairs and can follow our Dive Leader to allow more time to relax and focus on the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, or those with more experience can buddy dive off without a guide.



The Boat

She is a 20m Motor Sailing Schooner, built in 1984, and with a nearly indestructible fiberglass hull.  The boat will accommodate up to 16 guests in twin bunk and 4-share bunk cabins.

As typical with sailboats, the cabins are not spacious or very private; they are for resting and sleeping. The common areas include a open saloon area and galley inside and both covered and open outside decks.  12V dc and 240V ac for charging cameras, Hot water and with separate Male and Female Toilet - Shower Cabinet.

Overall, she is a comfortable sailboat, well suited for the adventurous. It is by no means a luxury dive boat. Those seeking pure sailing, privacy and luxury should really consider elsewhere and pay the difference.




Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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