2-day/1-night Great Barrier Reef Trip
Rum Runner Cairns
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This trip is aboard Rum Runner, a 66 foot Mono Hull Sailboat with a maximum of 16 divers and a Dive Staff of 3. It is for 2 days, 1 night, and allows 5 dives, plus 1 night dive.
Departure is from Marln Marina, Cairns at 7:30 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, return time 5:00 PM.
This trip is one of the budget-priced 1-night trips that operate out of Cairns, and for that fact itís a very popular choice for backpackers traveling to Cairns. On this trip divers will make up to six dives, and snorkelers up to 5 introductory scubas dives.
We like the fact that this boat moves between reefs, usually visiting 4 different reefs over during the course of the trip. We also like the small group size aboard this boat, no more than 16 guests on board.
If you for a trip with luxurious accommodation this trip would not be a good match for you. But if you are travelling on a budget, and want to enjoy 2 great days of diving this trip would be well worth considering.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
Rum Runner is a 20m (66 ft) motor sailing schooner, built in 1984, with a nearly indestructible fiberglass hull.
The boat will accommodate up to 16 guests in twin bunk and 4-share cabins, with the beds in each cabin set up bunk style.. As typical with sailboats, the cabins are not spacious or very private; they are for resting and sleeping. The common areas include a dining area and both covered and open decks.
Overall we found the Rum Runner to be a comfortable sailboat, well suited for adventurous divers. It is by no means a luxury dive boat. Those seeking comfort and luxury should look for a different vessel.
Overall, Rum Runner is a comfortable sailboat, well suited for the adventurous. It is by no means a luxury dive boat. Those seeking privacy and luxury should consider trips on another boat.
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
bed linen (bring own towel)
1st Intro. Scuba dive (with Snorkel price only)
mask, Snorkel, Fins
Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy
all dive gear (inc. computer) (with Dive price only)
guided night dives (with Dive price only)
About Rum Runner Cairns
Rum Runner Carins is a locally owned and operater dive company, that's been in business since 2005. They've carved a niche in the budget-priced dive trip market, offering great value on their trips. In late 2005, Rum Runner was brought by Cairns Discount Diving Pty Ltd, and put back into service for the overnight GBR market (Great Barrier Reef - Cairns section) , and has been available for Charter's to the Coral Sea Reefs and GBR Ribbon Reefs for the past 12 years. Captain Richard and PADI Course Director Masa have worked these reefs since 1995, both working on Rum Runner when she did regular runs to Holmes Reef, and together for the past 12 years on Charters.