MV Monsoon snorkelling family.jpg
MV Monsoon snorkelling family.jpg




MV Monsoon is a luxuriously appointed motor vessel with day charters to the reef catering for a maximum of 10 guests.  Overnight charters are available for a maximum of six guests.

We offer exclusivity in both guest numbers and select destinations. 

The vessel departs from The Reef Marina, Port Douglas at 8.15am and return at approximately 4.15 pm.

Charters and itineraries are happily tailored to suit your preferences.  


  • a professional & enthusiastic crew completely at your disposal

  • full use of the boats facilities

  • guided snorkelling with all equipment

  • lycra stinger suits & flotation devices

  • gourmet lunch of tropical salads, chilled fresh seafood, canapes, cheeses & seasonal tropical fruit selection

  • non-alcoholic beverages

  • interpretive reef talk with our experienced crew

  • light tackle & sport fishing gear & tuition

  • Great Barrier Reef environmental management fee

Optional Extras (BY ARRANGEMENT)

  • alcoholic beverages (on a BYO basis)

  • scuba diving crew & dive gear

  • other non-motorised watersports equipment including sea kayaks & stand-up paddleboards

A TYPICAL Charter Itinerary looks a little like this...



Arrival and Boarding at The Reef Marina, Port Douglas. Make yourself at home on your boat for the day!



Enjoy a light morning tea while MV Monsoon heads off into the blue horizon, steaming comfortably to your first destination.


9:00 - 11:00 am

Arrival to your first reef site for snorkelling, exploration or fishing.  The crew will have you in the water in no time, being captivated by the exhilarating and magical underwater world.  Low Isles is an idyllic tropical coral cay with coral gardens, diverse marine life and plenty of friendly turtles.   Should you prefer to be catching your fish, we will take you to one of our favourite fishing spots, perhaps a bommie off Snapper Island or off a wreck further north, to kick off the day.  



12:30 - 2:00 pm

Al fresco lunch is served, with  fresh gourmet salads and chilled seafood platters served with non alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages may be supplied on a BYO basis).  


Your skipper may motor to your next destination while you enjoy lunch and the panoramic view on the flybridge.   Ahhh this is the life!

2.00 pm  

It's time to get back in the water!

While away the afternoon snorkelling, drift diving, island exploring or hook another big one at your second destination for the day.  Enjoy the reef wholeheartedly before settling back into the comfort of the boat for a cruise home while the sun starts descending behind the mountain ranges.




4.15 pm

Approximate arrival back at The Reef Marina, Port Douglas, armed with sunkisses, fishies, happy snaps and  unforgettable memories.... 


A full day charter for up to 10 guests with  the above inclusions  is available for $3,800 including GST.
For multiday charters for up to 8 guests, pricing is available upon request.

Peak period surcharges apply.

Please view full terms & conditions here

Best day of our lives!
We feel so privileged to have been on board Monsoon for the day. It was the best day of our lives. The boat was spotlessly clean, luxurious and the food was to die for. The crew looked after our every need including serving the most delicious lunch. the outer reef that they took us to just can’t be described. It was beautiful. We were provided with stinger suits and snorkels and masks and fins and they accompanied us into the water. The crew on board never took their eyes off the water, safety was extremely good. We were a group of 12 friends and family so had the boat exclusively to relax, eat, snorkel and we even saw whales and dolphins. Perfect perfect day!
— Trip Advisor Review September 2015