Minke Whale Sojourn 2022

2 trips in June and 2 trips in July
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 4 nights on the Great Barrier Reef

and 2 nights in Cairns!

Join our small group 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 not swimming alongside these amazing creatures you will be diving the

beautiful outer reefs.

These trips include world famous dive sites such as Steve's Bommie, Lighthouse Bommie & Challenger Bay.

Up to 15 dives, including 4 night dives with the option to upgrade to the amazing fluoro diving experience & fantastic shark action at night is an added bonus!

These group trips include: all meals onboard, ensuite cabins, Dwarf Minke Whale presentations, shuttles, t-shirt, taxes, dinner last night in Cairns and accommodation before & after the boat.

These trips have a Trip Coordinator organising all logistics of for you!

Cost

$2499 per diver, twin share


Dates

Trip 1: Thu 16th - Wed 22nd June SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Trip 2: bookings closed

Trip 3: Thu 7th - Wed 13th July LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

Trip 4: bookings closed

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive into Cairns anytime

  • Transfer to Cairns resort

  • Welcome pre-dinner drink - included

  • Group dinner - optional

Day 2

  • Start 'dive, eat, sleep repeat' routine

  • Transfer from resort to reef - early morning

  • Check out dives on outer reef including a night dive

  • Overnight motoring to the Ribbon Reefs

Days 3, 4 & 5

  • Diving along the amazing Ribbon Reefs

  • Varying dive sites to explore

  • Stopping for Minke interaction where possible

  • Each day up to 4 dives including 1 night dive

  • What an amazing long weekend of diving!

Day 6​

  • Arrive Cairns early morning on the liveaboard

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Free day to relax or explore on a tour

  • Accommodation in Cairns

  • Final night farewell dinner - included

Day 7

  • Transfer to Cairns airport

  • Great memories and fond farewells till next time!

Inclusions
  • Transfers in Cairns

  • Dive boat trip

  • Minke Whale presentations

  • Night dive torches

  • All meals on boat

  • Twin share cabin with ensuite (beds not bunks)

  • Twin share at resort - 2 nights

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Trip t-shirt

  • Gift Pack

  • Group dinner - final night

  • Tanks and weights

Optional Extras
  • dive gear $160, or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills

  • Nitrox course

  • Fluoro night dive

  • PADI Advanced Course

​​Extras

  • Incidentals, snacks, beverages

  • Breakfasts in Cairns

Upgrades

  • Sole occupancy resort rooms

  • Extra night/s in Cairns, Port Douglas or Palm Cove

  • Local tours

PLEASE NOTE: 

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

LIMITED
SPOTS
LEFT