Hands-on conservation efforts in the Great Barrier Reef

Embrace a rare opportunity to explore the remote northern Great Barrier Reef on a luxurious expedition, playing an active part in conservation efforts.

Hands-on conservation efforts in the Great Barrier Reef

Embrace a rare opportunity to explore the remote northern Great Barrier Reef on a luxurious expedition aboard the 70ft luxury motor yacht Aroona. Travelling with a small group of like-minded travellers, you also have the exclusive opportunity to participate in the Great Reef Census - a world-first citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef. This partnership project developed by the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef in collaboration with leading research and management institutions, allows you to help gather data that drives impactful on-the-ground projects, delivers vital insights for management and ultimately, advances conservation outcomes for the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

Be spellbound on daily diving and snorkelling adventures, exploring miles of reef in world-renowned sites from Lagoon Reef to Raine Island, each home to spectacular seascapes and shipwrecks, thriving schools of fish, captivating coral gardens and reef walls bursting with a kaleidoscope of marine life. Led on daily explorations by Aroona's experienced crew, there is also plenty of time to relax aboard in five-star comfort, savouring personalised dining delivered by your private chef. Your charter includes fishing rods and tackle, snorkelling and scuba gear including protective suits and wetsuits, a five metre inflatable pontoon and two stand-up paddle boards.

Journey Highlights

  • Spend six nights* aboard fully-crewed luxury vessel Aroona with chef-prepared meals
  • Participate in the Great Reef Census
  • Snorkel or dive the reef daily taking photos and documenting what you see, all equipment provided for
  • Share the experience with no more than five other guests

7 days (*shorter experiences and different itineraries on other vessels can be customised to suit, pricing will vary)
Price: From $8,350 per person – based on 3 x twin share travelling together

$50,100 for private charter

Note: The Great Reef Census takes place between October – December 2021.
Bookings are available between October – December 2021. 

Contact one of our expert Journey Designers or talk to your travel agent to learn more and start planning.

To learn more about Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef and their Great Reef Census project, please watch this video.

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