Reef Cruise and Aboriginal Dinner Show

The Reef Cruise and Aboriginal Dinner Show is the perfect way to experience Port Douglas. Not only will you spend the day cruising out to magnificent reefs and immersing yourself in colourful corals. But also, relax in the evening with a magical dinner nestled in the rainforest. Enjoy the storytelling of the Kuku Yalanji people. Coupled with didgeridoo and song. What better way to spend your holiday than when visiting Port Douglas.

 

Step onboard your Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Set out on a full-day adventure to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Spend the day among magnificent coral reef sites on the Great Barrier Reef. You can find plenty of tropical marine life in their natural habitat beneath the surface. Rather than jumping off the back of the boat, you can swim! After all, the boat is fitted with in-water platforms that make for an easy entrance into this natural wonderland.

Port Douglas Reef Boat at anchor at reef site
Visit three different Reef locations on your Reef Cruise from Port Douglas

Enjoy over 5 hours at the Great Barrier Reef while visiting three different reef sites. Everyone has the opportunity to go Snorkelling, but why not take the plunge and try a Scuba Dive! Of course, there is no better way to see the reef!

Fully equipped with Hot Showers, you will be able to freshen up before enjoying a Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch. This will certainly pump some warmth and energy back into you for the next Reef Site!

Sooner or later, it will be time to sit back and enjoy the cruise home. After all, we have a dinner to attend!

Immerse yourself in culture with the Aboriginal Dinner Show

Once you are collected from your hotel, feel the excitement build as you travel down a private road. It will feel like you are stepping into another world when you arrive. Surrounded by a candlelit forest, you will certainly feel like you have just wandered into an enchanted forest.

The rainforest awaits…

To begin with, you can enjoy canapes and drinks on the lawn. Mingle with other guests under the candlelight. Sooner or later, the sound of rumbling tummies will signal that it is time for dinner!

Flames of the forest lawn area with fairy lights
Enjoy a welcome drink and canapes on the lawn.

Ignite your Senses

Without delay, join your tablemates and get your tastebuds ready. Find your table under the black silk canopy. Marvel at the handcrafted chandeliers made of crystal. Prepare yourself for a 7-Course banquet menu including local Tropical produce. Deliciously paired with a range of Red and White Wine, as well as Beer. In either case, your senses will be set alight.

During the night, it will be time to meet your hosts. Two local Aboriginal brothers who want to share a Dreamtime story with you. So, sit back and enjoy this spiritual and mystical experience with a stage backing onto the forest. Coupled with their knowledge of the land and song, you will be entertained. And yet, you will learn about their culture at the same time. This is one experience that is like no other.

Aboriginal performers in a rainforest setting
A cultural experience under the canopy of the oldest rainforest on the planet

For the romantics

Seems like the perfect romantic setting, right? With this in mind, the tables are turned to provide more intimate table settings of two for Saturday nights only. Relax to the sound of a beautiful melody from the solo acoustic guitar. Coupled with the peace and serenity from the surrounding forest. Feel yourself sinking into bliss. Especially as you work your way through a delicious 5 Course Meal.

Although, perhaps you have a special occasion or a proposal in mind? Then this is the perfect way to capture the romance.

 

All things considered, why not do dinner a little different this trip. Immerse yourself in the Dreamtime Culture, at the same time treating your tastebuds. After all, the Reef Cruise and Aboriginal Dinner is truly a unique experience.

 

The best parts of your Reef Cruise and Aboriginal Dinner

  • Up to 5 hours at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  • Visit three different reef sites
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Fast Catamaran with easy in water access
  • Unique Dining Experience
  • 5 or 7-course tasting menu using local tropical produce
  • Beverage Package
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Story, Didgeridoo and Song
  • 7:30 am – Check-in commences
  • 8:15 am – Boarding begins
  • 8:30 am – Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Arrive at the first reef location
  • Depart for the second reef location
  • Noon – Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air-conditioned cabi
  • Depart for third reef location
  • 3:00 pm – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 4:30 pm – Approximate Arrival time at Port Douglas Marina
  • 4:55 pm – Coaches depart for accommodation

 

  • 6:55 pm – 7:20 pm – Pickup from your Port Douglas Accommodation
  • 7:30 pm – Arrive at Flames of the Forest
  • Enjoy Canapes and a Welcome Drink
  • Join Dinner under the Canopy
  • Experience a Dreamtime dinner, song and didgeridoo throughout the evening
  • 10:30 pm – Return to your Port Douglas Accommodation

 

Included in your Reef Cruise
  • Return coach transfer from your Port Douglas accommodation
  • Return cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea, with Hot and cold tropical buffet Lunch
  • Reef Interpretation
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Prescription masks are available at no additional cost
  • Lycra suits included
  • Reef Levy included
Included in your Dinner Experience
  • Return coach transfers
  • Flaming arrival & candlelit forest
  • Pre-dinner drinks with canapes & sparkling wine
  • 5 Course or 7 Course plated banquet served to the table
  • Dessert accompanied by Tableland Coffee and Daintree Tea
  • Australian sparkling wine, Australian white & red wine, beer & soft drinks
  • Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, singing & storytelling
  • Introductory Diving – 1 Dive or 2 Dive Package
  • Certified Diving (Full Gear Hire) – 1, 2 or 3 Dive Packages
  • Certified Diving (Tanks & Weights only) – 1, 2 or 3 Dive Packages
  • Coach Transfers from the City or Northern Beaches 

 

Optional Extras available onboard only:

  • Underwater digital cameras
  • Professional underwater photo and video service on board
  • Wetsuit Hire (included in Introductory & Certified – Full Gear Hire)
  • Camera
  • Swimming costume and towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Certification Card for Certified Divers
  • Cash or Card for onboard purchases
  • A jacket in the cooler months

 

  • Flat, comfortable shoes
  • A jacket in the cooler months
  • An open mind and a sense of fun!
  • Cash or Card for Spirits

Courtesy transfers from Port Douglas accommodation are included.

If wanting to Self Drive for the Reef Tour, you can make your own way to the Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina. Free parking is available.

Although, as the Dinner experience is on private property, a self-drive option is not possible.

Please advise of any food allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

Some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you complete our Scuba Diving Questionnaire prior to booking. After all, we want you to be able to enjoy every aspect of your adventure.

On the other hand, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.  If you are joining multiple dives, however, you will need to wait 24 hours after your last dive. Additionally, this also includes Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning. However, we recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

 

 

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