Welcome to North Queensland Island Charters,
We offer unique, personalized sightseeing and snorkelling tours for singles, couples and groups of up to 5 people, to pristine tropical Island paradise destinations. With awesome waterfalls, stunning coral reef gardens, beautiful beach bays, palm trees and crystal clear waters for snorkelling and swimming, the Hinchinbrook / Palm Island group are Queensland's best kept secret....
Travel comfortably in our purpose made 6m Orca craft dive boat with a fully covered roof to keep you out of the sun and comfortable cushioned seating. ( Lunch and drinks included)
All destinations are a short 30min boat ride from Lucinda, and your snorkelling in some of the healthiest coral reefs on Queensland's Coral coast.. Orpheus has some 340 of the 350 species of hard coral and one of the regions largest collections of soft corals. It is also home to the Research station which has a dedicated team of staff and marine bioligists.
Orpheus is also home to the extraordinary large 'Porites coral', named "Muga dhambi", which is the widest and one of the oldest coral documented on the Great Barrier Reef. Measuring over a staggering 10m x 5m,
Whale Watching Tours from July to September, Orpheus Island / The Palm Islands is a hotspot for Humpback whales during their migration season. The islands provide safe calm protected waters for mums, with calves / newborns. We often see groups of many curious bulls together, putting on big shows with lots of blow holes, breaching and whale slapping fun.
* Our record is 28 counted in one day, with generally about 150 counted every year on average....
Private charters are available at request, and can run to any Island destination, for any purpose, including private snorkelling expeditions, research / reef surveying, island camping,
Fishing charters available at request with a weeks notice of planned trip.
( Goolboodi island )
Snorkel the north eastern side's huge plate coral gardens.
Snorkel "Muga Dhambi" oldest and largest coral.
Snorkel Pioneer bay's delicate soft coral gardens.
Snorkel giant clams / see marine research station.
Visit Yanks Jetty, floating picnic / snorkelling pontoon.
Trek the new bushwalk / lookout at Yanks, just opened in August 2023.. ( 15min walk )
1 hour free time at Yanks jetty beach for your pleasure and relaxation.
On our Fullday snorkelling tours, we snorkel and explore up to 4 different stunning reef locations, with over an hour snorkelling time at each dive site.
( Pouandai island )
Explore Zoe Bay, waterfalls and rainforest bushwalk.
Explore Deluge Inlet's long freshwater estuary rivers that creep up to base of mountains.
Cruise up Zoe Bay's, northern freshwater river / estuary for spectacular mountain views.
Go for a Channel cruise or sunset tour up the channel, exploring the many mangrove rivers / estuaries that go from saltwater, then changing on way up to freshwater rivers with more spectacular mountain views and rainforrest.
Saltwater crocodile spotting.
Please click on the links / tours below for information on prices, availability of tours, dates and how to book-in with payments details..
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North Queensland Island Charters
Is a small family business whose owners Locky and Camille have created from a passion of living life on the water.
Locky and Camille have been sailing and exploring tropical islands for last 15 years and have lived aboard there 40ft sailing trimaran.
Camille has been a high school science teacher for over 20 years and Locky has been a commercial skipper in the marine tourism for over 25 years and together they have found complete paradise, with beautiful coral reefs islands with sandy beaches, many wateralls for swimming and huge numbers of humpback whales in during winter.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All prices are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
Boat travelling and snorkelling activities involve risk. Whilst we take every care and precaution to safeguard passengers we are not responsible for any damage to personal equipment, personal injury or loss.
All departures are subject to wind, tides, weather, passenger numbers and any unforeseen circumstances relating to vessel operations..
*Please note that departure times can vary due to tides and moon.
IF BAD WEATHER CANCELS TRIP.
We give you a full refund
( 100% guarantee.. )
If you cancel, a refund can be claimed at any time prior to trip. A booking fee of $6 per person will be charged for cancellations.