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OceanQuest - 2 Day 2 Night Liveaboard - Sleep On The Reef On A Floating Hotel - Departing Cairns

Spend a 2 days on the Great Barrier Reef with OceanQuest's live-onboard three-deck catamaran! Snorkel and Dive options available on this true ocean adventure.


  • Spend a weekend snorkelling the famous Great Barrier Reef
  • Stay 2 nights onboard our floating hotel - the OceanQuest
  • Exhilarating Sharks in the Dark experience
  • Snorkelling equipment and tuition provided
  • All inclusive weekend - meals, tea and coffee included

Weekends onboard our floating reef hotel - OceanQuest - is the best way to experience the pristine beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Our three-deck catamaran offers large sundecks for relaxing, air-conditioned twin-share or double cabins with ensuites and TV, hot freshwater showers, a lounge and bar.

There will be plenty of time for snorkelling and the onboard chef keeps you well fed with three delicious meals per day.

Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef you will see the beautiful corals which are home to a huge range of marine life including tropical fish, rays, turtles, sharks and more.

Certified divers will get the opportunity to hop in the water for our Sharks in the Dark experience where you will get to see a variety of reef sharks up close and others are able to view these inquisitive creatures from the comfort of the deck.

Book today to secure your place on this unforgettable weekend escape!


  • Friday - 6pm: Boarding commences at Trinity Wharf. After boarding you will be allocated your cabin.
  • 7pm: Dinner service followed by trip briefing and meet the crew. A complimentary drink will be offered. Bar closes at 10pm.
  • 2am (approx): Vessel departs for a slow cruise to the outer reef.
  • Saturday - 6am: Rise and shine on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef!
  • 6.30am - 7.30am: Hop into the water for your first snorkelling session. Followed by a cooked breakfast at 8am.
  • 9am - 12:30pm: Two more opportunities to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 1pm: Lunch service begins. After lunch you’ll have time for a well-deserved rest. Chill out on deck or in our air-conditioned saloon and catch up with your fellow shipmates while we move to a new location.
  • 3pm-4pm: Back in the water for another snorkelling session before dinner at 6:30pm.
  • 7.30-8.30pm: Time for our unique Sharks in the Dark experience! Grab a snorkel and view friendly reef sharks from the stern plate, or stay on deck and watch them circling. Bar closes 10pm.
  • Sunday - 7am-8am: Morning snorkel session followed by cooked breakfast at 8:30am.
  • 9.30am-10.30am and 11.30am-12.30pm: Snorkelling before lunch is served at 1pm.
  • 1.30pm: Vessel begins cruising back to Cairns with arrival approx 4-4:30pm.
Double cabin $695.00 (Per Person)
Twin cabin $655.00 (Per Person)

What's included

  • Visit three outer reef locations
  • Snorkelling equipment, including prescription masks
  • Equipment tuition
  • All meals on board plus chilled drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Sharks in the Dark experience
  • Bedding and bath towels


  • 2 days + 2 nights


  • 33 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Trip participants must be aged 18 or over to travel unaccompanied. Anyone younger than this must be supervised by an adult at all times.

    Please note snorkelling is not suitable for children under 4 years old.

    Optional extras:

    -Digital camera hire

    -Professional photos for purchase

    -Soft drinks, alcohol and snacks

    -Quality souvenirs

    -Introductory dive package

  • Reef Tax payable on arrival: $40 per person payable on the day of travel not included in the pricing below

    Double cabin - Queen-size bed and en suite bathroom (minimum 2 passengers).

    Twin cabin - Each with two single beds and en suite bathroom (minimum 2 passengers while social distancing regulations apply).


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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