Townsville Eco Liveaboards

3 Star Accommodation – 5 Star Diving

Join our experienced crew on the only overnight Liveaboard Trips from Townsville. Wake up and explore pristine sites on the Great Barrier Reef, and for liveaboards 3 days or longer, the SS Yongala Wreck too!

Features of the Vessel (MV SeaEsta):

  • Accommodation for 20 passengers in double, twin & quad-share berths.
  • Budget-style , Air-conditioned Cabins.
  • Large Fully Equipped Dive Deck.
  • Easy In/Out of water access for divers and snorkelers.
  • BBQ/Entertainment Deck.

Click here for our 2 Day / 2 Night Liveaboards (Great Barrier Reef only)

Click here for our 3 Day / 3 Night Liveaboards (Great Barrier Reef and Yongala)

2 Day / 2 Night Weekend Reef Adventure – 6 Dives (+ fishing too)!

Perfect for a weekend Great Barrier Reef getaway where you can be back home in time for Sunday dinner!

At least once a month, MV SeaEsta departs from Townsville on Friday night just in time for you to wake up for a Saturday sunrise over the reef. After 3 dives/snorkels in the crystal blue waters in the day and a spot of fishing, there’s even time for a night dive in between fully catered meals. On Sunday, enjoy two more leisurely dives on a new reef before cruising back to the mainland at around 4.30pm, ‘reefreshed’ & ready for Monday morning!

Suitable for divers, snorkelers and even anglers too, save $100 for each additional passenger when booking by telephone.

Departing every month from March 2018, find a date that suits you below:

Your trip includes:

  • 6 Dives/Snorkels including 1 night dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • 2 nights accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All bed linen
  • All meals
  • All EMC’s (Environmental Management Charges) and site mooring fees
  • Tanks and weights for divers
  • Snorkeling equipment for snorkelers


Sites we visit:

Visiting the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef, our knowledgeable skipper tailors each trip according to passenger interests, weather conditions, tides and currents to ensure you get the best possible experience at the most pristine, abundant parts of the reef.

Trip schedule example:

Departs: Townsville

Friday: Boarding 7:30pm from the Public Wharf on Tomlins Street, South Townsville

Saturday : 4 dives on Lodestone Reef or Keeper Reef including 1 night dive

Sunday : 2 dives on Davies, Wheeler Reef or Little Broadhurst Reef

Return to Townsville approx 4.30pm

What to bring:

  • Your diving certification and log book
  • A small bag with towel, swimwear, toiletries, sunscreen and hat
  • Some small fishing equipment (if desired)

What not to bring:

  • Large bags or back pack
  • Bed linen, sleeping bags and pillows
  • Glass Bottles

Accommodation Type

Diver/Snorkeler/Fishing

Child (6-11yrs)

Share – 3 or 4
$595
$435
Twin
$630
$470
Double

$665

$505

Optional extras:

  • Gear hire $50
  • Dive light/ torch hire $20
  • Guided dive $10 a dive
  • Adventure Dive $25
  • Nitrox Fills: $30 for one tank or $50 for 2 tanks (certification required)
  • Nitrox course: $230
  • Advanced Course: $250

Weekend Liveaboard

3 Day / 3 Night – Liveaboard Trip – 10 Dives!

Departing Townsville with a maximum of just 20 guests, we cruise through the night to arrive at our first dive site, in plenty of time for you to see the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef. On the last day, round off the trip with two dives on the World’s best wreck dive, the SS Yongala!

Features of the Vessel:

  • Accommodation for 20 passengers in double, twin & quad-share berths.
  • Budget-style , Air-conditioned Cabins.
  • Large Fully Equipped Dive Deck.
  • Easy In/Out of water access for divers and snorkelers.
  • BBQ/Entertainment Deck.

Trip dates

On this calendar you can view the dates of our scheduled 2018 liveaboard voyages. To book a trip and view extras you can click here or use the Book button below. For details of Special Liveaboards, such as our Easter Weekend 4 day/4 night and Coral Spawning click here.

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Your trip includes:

  • 10 Dives including 2 night dives and 2 dives on the Yongala Wreck
  • 3 night’s accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All bed linen
  • All meals
  • All EMC’s (Environmental Management Charges) and site mooring fees
  • Tanks and weights for diver base rate
  • Snorkeling equipment for snorkeler rate


Sites we visit:

You will visit a range of pristine sites of the Great Barrier Reef on the first 2 days of your trip. Our experienced skipper will choose 3 of the best Great Barrier Reef sites listed below according to the weather conditions on the day.

Day 1 & 2:Yongala Wreck

  • Keeper Reef
  • Lodestone Reef
  • Wheeler Reef
  • Davies Reef
  • Little Broadhurst Reef

Day 3:

  • SS Yongala Wreck

Trip schedule example:

Departs: Townsville

Boarding: 7:30pm from the Public Wharf on Tomlins Street, South Townsville

Day 1 : 4 dives on Lodestone Reef or Keeper Reef including 1 night dive

Day 2 : 4 dives on Davies, Wheeler Reef or Little Broadhurst Reef including 1 night dive

Day 3 : 2 early morning dives on the SS Yongala Wreck (subject to weather)

Returns Day 3: Townsville approx. 4.30pm

What to bring:

  • Your diving certification and log book;
  • A small bag with towel, swimwear, toiletries, sunscreen and hat.

What not to bring:

  • Large bags or back pack;
  • Bed linen, sleeping bags and pillows;
  • Fishing equipment;
  • Glass bottles.

Accommodation Type

Diver

Snorkeler

Share – 3 or 4
$895
$775
Twin
$930
$810
Double $965 $845

3 Day 3 Night LiveaboardOptional extras:

  • Full equipment hire $95 (duration of trip)
  • Dive Torch $25
  • Guided dive $10 (per dive)
  • Adventure Dive $25 (per dive)
  • Nitrox Fills: $30 for one or $50 for 2 tanks (certification required)
  • Nitrox course: $230
  • Advanced Course: $250
  • 1 day camera hire $65 (SD card – yours to keep)

3 Day 3 Night Liveaboards

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