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Ecstasea is a 60 foot sailing yacht operating for the last eight years to stunning Upolo Reef and Cay on the Great Barrier Reef, 30 kilometres off the cost of Cairns, Queensland.

The Ecstasea offers you an alternative to the large, noisy, crowded, tour vessels upon which most visitors experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

They give guests an intimate, personalised day out on the reef, the maximum number of guests is limited to 20 (their license is for 34) allowing them to cater for any special needs their guests may have. On the voyage out to Upolo Reef an informative presentation is given about the reef, its creation, evolution and the many wondrous creatures living there.

Their visitors are given instruction on the use of the snorkelling equipment and guided tours are conducted of their exclusive site at Upolo, diving is also available for the beginner or advanced.

A delicious lunch is served while at the reef and a fruit platter a little later in the day (vegetarian lunches available with advance notice) Ecstasea stays at the reef for approximately three and a half hours allowing plenty of time for snorkelling, diving, relaxing and a visit to the pristine sand cay.

Ecstasea departs for a leisurely sail home, powered by the wind alone, complimentary wine and cheese is served during the return voyage.

Ecstasea is an accredited Eco-tourism operator.

Touring Options

Ecstasea Reef and Sail Adventures

Enjoy a relaxing, fun filled day at Upolu Reef 30 kilometres off the Coast of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. The tour includes Hotel Pick-up and return, snorkelling equipment and instruction, snorkel tours, glass bottom boat, delicious lunch, coffee and tea (all day), wine and cheese on return voyage, free scuba demonstrations, fresh water shower and hands on sailing experience on board the ‘Ecstasea’. Maximum 20 guests (licensed for 34).

Activites and Experiences at Ecstasea

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Scuba-Diving Introductory and Certified Diving.
  • Sailing Daily activity, guest participation.
  • Snorkelling Three and a half hours to snorkel, guided tours.
  • Swimming
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Checkin Desk Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Public Transport Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Public phone Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Public toilet Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Taxi rank Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Waiting Area Located at Marlin Marina.
  • Active
  • Diving PADI Introductory and Certified Diving.
  • Eco Tourism Accredited Operator.
  • Educational Half an hour talk given about the Reef.
  • Marine
  • National Park Great Barrier Reef Park.
  • Reef Upolo Reef.
  • Soft Adventure
  • Water based
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Self-Drive
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Pickup
  • Toilet
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Sailing Vessel

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