Great Barrier Reef Charters

 

One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the iconic Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of being the world's largest coral reef.

Bedarra offers convenient access to the outer reef, with charters available for either snorkelling or SCUBA diving experiences departing directly from the island.

Guests have the option of reserving a private charter with a dedicated guide for a half or full-day personalised reef experience, or joining a group charter for a full-day reef trip.

Snorkelling provides a spectacular way to see the reef however a variety of SCUBA diving alternatives are also available - from introductory dives for guests who have not SCUBA dived before through to advanced deep water and wreck diving for more experienced and qualified divers.

Guests also have the option of a enjoying a scenic helicopter flight to experience the vivid colours of the reef from above.

Snorkelling

Snorkelling offers a spectacular way to view the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkelling tours visit a number of different reef locations on each trip, offering a large variety of coral types, reef formations and colourful marine life to view.

No experience is required and all snorkelling equipment is provided as part of the tour,

SCUBA Diving

Diving the Great Barrier Reef is a truly breathtaking experience. A variety of dive sites are available to suit different experience levels and challenges.  From shallow water dives offering spectacular coloured coral, perfect for introductory PADI Diving and Open Water Certification, to deeper more challenging dive sites for more advanced dive levels. Each dive tour is personalised based on the experience of each diver and a large variety of dive sites are available to suit varying experience levels and weather conditions.

Private Charters

Private charters depart directly from Bedarra on MV 'Sousa' - a 7 metre Swift Aluminum Rigid Inflatable Boat designed for comfort, safety and performance.  The vessel is powered by twin 150hp Yamaha outboards and provides for a fast and comfortable trip to the reef. Designed with the same specifications as Great Barrier Reef Marine Park vessels, 'Sousa' is equipped with the latest navigation equipment, radar, sounder and safety equipment. The vessel also features a full length canopy for protection from the sun. Catering is by way of a sumptious gourmet hamper prepared by Bedarra's chefs.

 

Group Charters

Group charters are conducted aboard "Reef Goddess", a 60-foot purpose built dive and snorkelling vessel designed with comfort and safety in mind. The vessel offers spacious deck areas, hot showers, toilets and a sun deck. The vessel also provides for a well designed rear deck for entering and exiting the water with ease. Catering is provided by a full BBQ lunch cooked by the ships Captain with fresh salads, cold cuts and fresh prawns, with a fully licensed bar onboard.

 

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Viewing the reef from above is a spectacular experience to be remembered forever. Our private helicopter charter flights depart directly from Bedarra and showcase multiple coral reefs and sand cays from the air before returning home over the tropical islands that make up the Family Islands Group.