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Reef Trip - Rum Runner - 2 Day Liveaboard Outer Barrier Reef Trip - Cairns (Excludes $40pp Levy)

Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef with the M.V. Rum Runner, providing affordable dive trips and a fantastic experience. Option available to upgrade to diving!

Highlights

  • Small numbers with a maximum of 16 guests
  • Spend the night on the Great Barrier Reef
  • All Dive gear included if you wish to upgrade to an introductory dive or certified dive
  • Hot Showers
  • All snorkelling equipment including wetsuits
  • Experienced friendly crew

This is a 2 day liveaboard outer barrier reef snorkel trip, diving upgrade available

Designed as an affordable overnight reef experience for the traveller on a budget, backpackers and families looking for the ultimate overnight reef experience. The M.V Rum Runner is a 20m Motor Sailer with bunk style beds, twin and share accommodation. This trip offers the opportunity to meet other divers and travellers from around the world and have a great time with an experienced crew on the reef!

We have at least 4 crew on board each trip, so with a maximum of 16 guests you will receive personalised guidance and support. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol on board to relax after a day diving, just no glass please.

Some medical such as asthma my prevent ability to dive, no problem, the snorkelling is fantastic and safe at all sites! Please advise crew of any medical conditions prior to departure.

We provide:

  • Small numbers with a maximum of 16 guests
  • All meals, tea and coffee provided. Other refreshments can be purchased at the bar or you can bring on board yourself
  • Bunk Beds
  • Fresh Linin
  • 240 V ac and 12 V dc power points
  • Hot Showers
  • Male & Female toilets
  • All snorkelling equipment including wetsuits
  • All Dive gear if you wish to upgrade to an introductory dive or certified dive

Boarding E Finger, Marlin Marina, Cairns, at 7am Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's.

Looking to dive?

Dives can be purchased on board. First Introductory Dive $120.00 per person. Additional introductory dives for $45 per dive, or 3 intros package for $90.00. Certified dives $45.00 each or Cert. Dive Package of 6 dives including night dive for only $120.00. Nominate on your way to checkout if you would like to secure this package or talk to our crew on the day about dive package specials

Per Person $400.00

What's included

  • All meals, tea and coffee provided. Other refreshments can be purchased at the bar or you can bring on board yourself
  • Bunk Beds
  • Fresh Linin
  • 240 V ac and 12 V dc power points
  • Male & Female toilets
  • All snorkelling equipment including wetsuits
  • All Dive gear if you wish to upgrade to an introductory dive or certified dive

Notes

  • Pricing excludes $40 reef tax pay on board

Available Bookings from October 25 to October 31

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  • Per Person$280.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

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lilyo from United States wrote on 06 December 2019

Incredible diving, incredible people

Just what I needed to see the Great Barrier Reef! No, it's not luxurious, but the simplicity of this trip makes it an affordable option for budget travelers like me to see the reef. 6 amazing dives in a section of the reef that was healthy and full of life! The captain and crew were so friendly and helpful. I also met other travelers that I have kept in contact with. Definitely recommend!

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From Reef Trip - Rum Runner - 2 Day Liveaboard Outer Barrier Reef Trip - Cairns (Excludes $40pp Levy)

G’Day Mate! Thanks for the review. Other guests from this same trip have also left us 5 star reviews elsewhere. You have become one of the less then 1% of past snorkellers and divers to write us a review. Good or bad thanks for taking the time and effort. Over the past 15 years we have taken over 20,000 snorkellers and divers to see the Great Barrier Reef. So of the less then 0.2% of reviews 2 stars or less, 99.8% of our snorkellers and divers must be at least satisfied with what we offer. So if your looking for the best value and cheapest overnight snorkeling and Scuba dive trip to the GBR have look at Rum Runner. Like they say “you get what you paid for” You get: 3 to 4 different reef sites to snorkeling and upto 6 scuba dives including night dive. ( is this not the reason why your booking a trip? We are all about the snorkeling and diving on the GBR, so if your after 5 star luxury vessel try elsewhere) Old Charming Rum Runner which has been travelling to the GBR and beyond for the last 40 years. Experienced captains, young dive crew, great meals, quality scuba gear, small group size, basic single bed with clean linens, and great memories. Like they say “you can’t please everyone all the time”....... we try, we really really really try hard to please everyone, 99.8% can’t be wrong!

Fonne Jean from Australia wrote on 12 October 2020

Fantastique weekend

I spend two days on this boat this week and is was amazing +!! If you like diving you need to do this trip ! 6 dive in 2 days, wonderful crew and very good meals :) Thank you for this experience

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Hey Jean, Yes was a fantastic weekend - but its also the guests who come that make ( the experience of showing the GBR ) the trips amazing. Thanks for coming to the GBR with Rum Runner Cheers Richard

Ansi from Belgium wrote on 09 October 2020

Awesome atmosphere, great spots, good food, ... all thanks to the amazing crew!

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Hi Ansi, Thanks again for snorkeling with Rum Runner. Yes was a great trip and we thank you and everyone for supporting us in these COVID times. Stay well and take care. Richard.

Carolina Azevedo from Brazil wrote on 23 June 2018

Unfortunate experience

I don't normally write bad reviews but I would recommend no one to go on this trip unless your standards are very low. By the time I've stepped in the boat, I had to react to the captain rudeness. He was loud and aggressive with me and another passenger. Throughout the journey, he apologized but the vibe wasn't right anyway. The boat is very old, not comfortable and very small what makes it shake a lot. I and other people got seasick. Food was good. The GBR location we went to was dead. Not sure if certain companies have to go to different spots, but I can say I wasn't impressed with the location we were taken to. It is a shame because it was my first and maybe only time in Cairns. A waste of my time and money :(

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G’Day Mate! You have become one of the less then 1% of past snorkellers and divers to write us a review. Good or bad thanks for taking the time and effort. Over the past 15 years we have taken over 20,000 snorkellers and divers to see the Great Barrier Reef. So of the less then 0.2% of reviews 2 stars or less, 99.8% of our snorkellers and divers must be at least satisfied with what we offer. So if your looking for the best value and cheapest overnight snorkeling and Scuba dive trip to the GBR have look at Rum Runner. Like they say “you get what you paid for” You get: 3 to 4 different reef sites to snorkeling and upto 6 scuba dives including night dive. ( is this not the reason why your booking a trip? We are all about the snorkeling and diving on the GBR, so if your after 5 star luxury vessel try elsewhere) Old Charming Rum Runner which has been travelling to the GBR and beyond for the last 40 years. Experienced captains, young dive crew, great meals, quality scuba gear, small group size, basic single bed with clean linens, and great memories. Like they say “you can’t please everyone all the time”....... we try, we really really really try hard to please everyone, 99.8% can’t be wrong!

reinout from Netherlands wrote on 21 September 2018

Had diving fun, but would NOT recommend it!

I feel like I have to write a review, because 4.8 of 5 is waaaay too much for this low budget trip. Start with this: the captain is a real A-hole and although he tries to be nice (ow no, he just hates people) to the guests he just fucks up the atmosphere conpletely for the whole boat. We shared our thoughts with the others on board and they had the same uncomfortable feeling. it doesnt matter if the captain reads this, because he wont change. my advice to him: if u hate people don't work with them. especially dont live on board with them... if something happened in your life I feel sorry for you, but there are steel good people outside this world (you wont believe it) summarize: equipment is good, diving was fun, food is good, most of the crew are great (5 stars for them), sleeping beds and sanitary suck big time but okay for a night (it was low budget so you can expect this). diving is fun and meeting people is great, but with this captain on board you feel like you have to walk on your toes the whole time. Dont expect a chil vibe with relaxed music on this boat. just dive or snorkel and enjoy the underwater world: Thats it. PLEASE SAVE UR MONEY! p.s. RumRunner: you dont have to comment on this, because you should feel (as captain) the text written above is sad, but true..

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G’Day Mate! You have become one of the less then 1% of past snorkellers and divers to write us a review. Good or bad thanks for taking the time and effort. Over the past 15 years we have taken over 20,000 snorkellers and divers to see the Great Barrier Reef. So of the less then 0.2% of reviews 2 stars or less, 99.8% of our snorkellers and divers must be at least satisfied with what we offer. So if your looking for the best value and cheapest overnight snorkeling and Scuba dive trip to the GBR have look at Rum Runner. Like they say “you get what you paid for” You get: 3 to 4 different reef sites to snorkeling and upto 6 scuba dives including night dive. ( is this not the reason why your booking a trip? We are all about the snorkeling and diving on the GBR, so if your after 5 star luxury vessel try elsewhere) Old Charming Rum Runner which has been travelling to the GBR and beyond for the last 40 years. Experienced captains, young dive crew, great meals, quality scuba gear, small group size, basic single bed with clean linens, and great memories. Like they say “you can’t please everyone all the time”....... we try, we really really really try hard to please everyone, 99.8% can’t be wrong!

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