Eye to Eye Encounters
Cruise to Ribbon Reefs and deeper into minke whale territory where there is a good chance you’ll have an eye to eye encounter with one of these majestic mammals. You’ll also have the opportunity to head out for a spot of sustainable reef fishing on board BELUGA’s 40-foot chase boat (aptly named MINKE) or you can get to grips with her variety of water toys, ideal for exploring the reef in more depth.
Another day of diving or snorkelling will take you to Cod Hole and Shark Alley, where you’ll not only be on the look out for whales, but for giant cod fish, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks. As evening falls, relax on a secluded beach where the BELUGA chef and crew will set up an alfresco barbecue. Tender back to the yacht under the stars and marvel at the abundance of king fish and lemon sharks attracted by BELUGA’s underwater lights.
A morning spent on Lizard Island will see you exploring one of its 24 beaches or following in the footsteps of Captain Cook as you climb to the island’s highest peak known as Cook’s Lookout. Later, make use of BELUGA’s chase boat to venture north to the outer reefs such as Jewell and Hicks, where you can try your luck fishing for pelagic species such as mackerel and sailfish, or partake in some exploratory diving to seek out your final glimpse of the majestic minke whale.
With only a limited window to experience the migratory wonder of the minke whales, this yacht expedition offers a truly rare and wonderful opportunity.
This yacht experience starts from 99,000 AUD for a 5 night / 6 day charter for up to 8 guests.