De Lisle III is one of the finest luxury yacht charters cruising the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns, Port Douglas and Hamilton Island. Providing the ultimate reef experience, she accommodates up to 10 guests in five luxurious staterooms.
The lower deck features three suites: a magnificent full-beam Master Stateroom with an adjoining study, theatre lounge and an opulent ensuite bathroom; an additional Queen Stateroom with ensuite bathroom; and a Twin Stateroom with ensuite. A separate theatre lounge (which adjoins the Master Stateroom) may be converted to an additional double stateroom, sharing an ensuite with the aforementioned Twin Stateroom. The main deck is home to a full-beam VIP King Stateroom. A spacious saloon on the main deck (with separate dining area) means guests can relax to panoramic views via large full-length windows. A substantial swim platform is the launch pad for an array of water sports activities. The upper deck has lounging space with commanding views and a second interior lounge on the upper deck opens out to a large bar and dining area – perfect for friends and family to relax or dine al fresco. A fourth exterior lounge area (complete with large Jacuzzi) is located on the sun deck. Entertainments include a large tender and outboard, wave runner, waterskis and kneeboards, snorkelling and light fishing equipment. There is also a large swimming platform and shower. For guests who like the idea of winding down to a movie at the end of the day, the Delisle III provides top-of-the-range audio and video equipment with plasma screens. De Lisle III operates in conjunction with her own Cessna Citation Sovereign private jet, which is available for charter when joining, departing, or throughout your charter.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system comprising nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands – it is also the planet’s biggest single living structure made by billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. It stretches for over 2,600km, covering approximately 350,000 square kilometres. A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use.
The following itineraries are popular examples that are able to be tailored to suit your exact needs
10 Days Lizard Island
Day 1 Arrive on board DeLisle III, visit Low Islets and spend the day exploring the island, swimming and snorkelling. Day 2 – 4 Spend your days snorkelling, diving and fishing on a variety of ribbon reefs. Day 5 Visit the world-famous Cod Hole, renowned for its huge, but friendly, Potato Cod, before heading to Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island to watch the sunset. Day 6 Early morning walk to Cook’s lookout where you get a picturesque view of Lizard Island or a gentle walk across to Blue Lagoon. After lunch, enjoy snorkelling in Watson’s Bay with it large concentrations of giant clams. Day 7 Visit Nymph Island – a coral cay with natural lagoon, pristine water and abundance of sea life. Day 8 Visit three Isles for snorkelling and fishing. Day 9 Arrive in Port Douglas and spend the day exploring the Daintree River where you’ll try your luck for mud crabs. Day 10 Enjoy a day in Port Douglas shopping in designer boutiques or playing a round of golf at Mirage Country Club.
14 Days Port Douglas
Day 1 Arrive on board De Lisle III, visit Low Islets and spend the day exploring the island, swimming and snorkelling. Day 2 Spend the day exploring the Daintree River and try your luck at mud crabbing. Day 3 – 4 Spend your days snorkelling, diving and fishing a variety of the ribbon reefs. Visit the world famous Cod hole, renowned for its huge, but friendly, Potato Cod. Anchor at Watson’s Bay on Lizard Island. Day 5 Early morning walk to Cook’s lookout where you will get a picturesque view of Lizard Island or a gentle walk across to Blue Lagoon. After lunch, enjoy snorkelling in Watson’s Bay where large concentrations of giant clams can be viewed. Day 5 & 6 Cruise to remote Princess Charlotte Bay (12 hours from lizard). View pristine reefs, rivers and islands for a variety of fish and maybe spot a crocodile. Day 7 Cruise to Morris Island and Night Island for relaxing lunch on shore. Day 8 Visit Lloyd Bay for Aboriginal culture, fishing, mud crabbing Day 9 Cruise to Portland Roads, visit Restoration Island and Chilli Beach. Day 10 Visit Forbes Island – remote and pristine. Day 11 & 12 Visit Cape Grenville and beautiful Margaret Bay; resupply with fresh seafood from local seafood suppliers. Enjoy miles of pristine beaches. Walk around World War II plane wrecks. Enjoy swimming and amazing fishing. Day 13 Make our way up to Escape River and cruise through Albany Passage, fishing, bushwalking and sightseeing. Day 14 Anchor on the tip of Cape York (Northern tip of Australia) and enjoy bushwalking. Day 15 Depart from Horn Island.