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Minke Whale Season



Spirit Of Freedom


3 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group, independent Trip

Discover the Great Barrier Reef & Snorkel with Minke Whales
REF: 26260

3 Night Package

Departs from Cairns

group, independent Trip

REF: 26260

3 Night Package

Departs from Cairns


Package Details

Discover the Great Barrier Reef & Snorkel with Minke Whales
There are few opportunities in a lifetime where you can experience the thrill of sharing the water with a creature as magnificent as a whale. During the months of June and July, divers and snorkellers may have the opportunity to interact with dwarf minke whales in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a unique and remarkable encounter. Our swim with minke whale trips are basically a modified version of our 3 Day / 3 Night Cod Hole trips. We spend lots of time exploring the amazing dive sites of the remote Ribbon Reef, with an underlying focus at all times to maximise in-water encounters with the whales. These tours are strictly seasonal, to coincide with the whales’ migration.
Departs July 6, 2023
Returns July 9, 2023


3 Day | 3 Night Quad En-suite cabin with daily service aboard The Spirit Of Freedom
Full board with chef-prepared meals. Australian wines, soft drinks and beers with the evening meal
Up to 11 dives with tanks and weights
Time ashore at Lizard Island
Low Level Scenic Flight - Lizard Island to Cairns
Transfers to/from Cairns city accommodation


  • ● Airfares to and from Cairns
  • ● Pre and Post accommodation
  • ● $50pp Marine Park Lizard island porterage fees & Port Fee
  • ● A fuel levy may apply at the time of travel
  • ● Gear rental
  • ● Nitrox
  • ● Soft drinks and alcohol drinks
  • ● Travel insurance
  • Upgrades

  • ● Upgrade to Twin share | Double Cabin $330.00 pp
  • ● Upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • ● Nitrox Package 3 Days : $ 110 pp
  • Proposed Itinerary

    Day 1 Transfers from Cairns city accommodation & Welcome aboard The Spirit Of Freedom
    Day 2-3 Up to 11 Dives on board the Spirit of Freedom.Time ashore at Lizard Island
    Day 4 Low level flight from Lizard Island and transfers to Cairns city
    Dive Level Recommendation Open Water certification with minimum 10 ocean dives, including 5 dives in the last 12 months
    Snorkeller Level Recommendation Swim with whale encounters are suitable for snorkellers. No dive experience or certification required.

    Terms and Conditions

    Additional payments may / will be required by Spirit Of Freedom prior to the final balance due date. Details will be advised by your travel consultant at the time of booking confirmation. .
    Valid for travel from July 6, 2023.
    Valid for travel until July 9, 2023.
    Only available for sale until May 5, 2023.

    Subject to availability and COVID-19 conditions – please contact your Dive Adventures travel specialist.

    Destination Information


    Queensland is full of exciting areas to explore, where you can have new adventures and make lasting memories. Bask in the sun along the seemingly endless coastline, go trekking through the vast expanse of the outback, and go for a hike through the luscious rainforest that sweeps along the coast.

    Dive and snorkel along the biggest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, and take time out to explore the tropical islands that dot this natural wonder. You won’t be short of things to do in this glorious state.

    Spirit of Freedom

    Spirit of Freedom offers world-class liveaboard dive cruises to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea reefs. Departing from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the Spirit of Freedom ventures far beyond the reach of day trip vessels, exploring the seldom-visited dive sites of the northern Great Barrier Reef and remote Coral Sea reefs. Shark dives, potato cod feeding, sheer walls laced with massive soft corals, manta rays, minke whale encounters and abundant, healthy tropical reefs, rich with marine biodiversity, are just some of the highlights you’ll experience.

    Spirit of Freedom is regarded as one of Australia’s most comfortable and well appointed liveaboard dive vessels. With three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathrooms, this 37-metre (125 ft) vessel offers all the amenities of a hotel, complimented by first class meals and personalised professional service, from the crew of 12. As a guest on board Spirit of Freedom, your expectations will be exceeded with stunning dive locations, amazing marine encounters, comfortable accommodations and great Australian service.


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