Minke Whale Experience June 2020

Thursday 25th June to Wednesday 1st July 2020

 7 night trip. 

5 nights on the Great Barrier Reef

and 2 nights in Cairns!

This trip is for independent travellers

(no Trip Leader included)

Visit the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef during the migration of the Dwarf Minke Whales.

Only discovered in the 1980s, they are the only whale known to initiate human interactions.

​They are incredibly curious and in water encounters can last for hours. When you are not swimming alongside these amazing creatures you can dive and snorkel the beautiful outer reefs. Making repeated eye contact with a whale is a truly moving experience.

​This includes world famous dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Lighthouse Bommie.

You have up to 16 dives, including 4 night dives with the option to upgrade to the amazing fluoro diving experience too. The included 'Sharks in the Dark' are a thrilling bonus!

​This package trip includes: all meals onboard, ensuite cabins, Dwarf Minke Whale presentations, shuttles, reef taxes and Cairns accommodation before and after the boat.

​If you prefer to join the 7 night trip with our own Trip Leader, see our Minke Sojourns for dates.

Dates: Thursday 25th June to Wednesday 1st July 2020


Dives available: 16 including 4 night

Cost twin share: $2299 AUD per diver, $2249 AUD per snorkeler



Thu 25th

  • Arrive into Cairns airport 

  • Transfer to resort

  • Free time in Cairns

Fri 26th

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to Great Barrier Reef

  • Start 'dive, eat, sleep, repeat' routine

  • Each day has 4 dives including 1 night dive

Sat 27th, Sun 28th, Mon 29th 

  • Wake up on the Ribbon Reefs

  • Continue with 4 dives including 1 night dive

  • In water time with the whales 

  • Varying dive sites on the amazing Ribbon Reefs

​Tue 23rd

  • Arrive Cairns early morning on the liveaboard

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Spend day relaxing or exploring Cairns

  • Accommodation in Cairns

Wed 24th

  • Breakfast at resort restaurant

  • Transfer to Cairns airport

  • Great memories!

  • Transfers in Cairns - to & from airport

  • Transfers in Cairns - to & from boat

  • Dive boat trip

  • Minke Whale presentations

  • Night dive torches

  • All meals on boat

  • Free tea, coffee & drinking water

  • Twin share cabin with ensuite bathroom

  • Twin share or solo room at resort 2 nights

  • Breakfast - 2 mornings in Cairns

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Tanks and weights

  • 'Sharks in the Dark'

Optional Extras
  • Dive gear hire, or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills

  • Nitrox course

  • Fluoro night dive

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • Dive guides


  • Double bed cabin - subject to availability

  • Tour package - extra nights land-based with local tours and transfers after the boat


your airfares, home town transfers and travel insurance are not included.

Only 4 trips
in 2020

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