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Aroona: Private Charters on the Great Barrier reef.

Aroona: Private Charters on the Great Barrier reef.

Looking for private experience on the Great Barrier Reef? Step aboard Aroona, the spacious and super comfortable private charter boat that's ready to make your marine experience unforgettable. Located just outside Cairns, Aroona offers the ideal foundation for...

Fly Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

Fly Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

Come on an Aroona flats fishing expedition – with Tropical Sportfisher, Rory Brooks. When did you first find yourself with a rod and reel in your hand? When I was five, on the weekends, my dad would take my brothers and sister for a swim down the creek in the summer....

Private Yacht Charter, Cairns – Great Barrier Reef

Private Yacht Charter, Cairns – Great Barrier Reef

There's never a dull moment onboard Aroona. From film crews to teams of research scientists, to celebrities, to beautiful everyday families wanting to experience a once in a lifetime bucket list adventure. Whoever steps on board, receives the same treatment. We...

Shipwreck hunting the Great Barrier Reef in luxury with Aroona.

Shipwreck hunting the Great Barrier Reef in luxury with Aroona.

There are hundreds of shipwrecks that have never been found on the Great Barrier Reef, and our guests can join in the search. Aroona will be revisiting the Far Northern GBR in October, November and December, taking part in the Great Reef Census. These expeditions...

Our new reef viewing option

Our new reef viewing option

We have a new addition to our toys onboard Aroona, an inflatable glass bottom boat / snorkeling platform crafted by our skipper Ross.The glass bottom section can be used alongside a tender or with the pontoons - It’s great for people that are not confident in the...

Ultimate Far North Queensland

Ultimate Far North Queensland

Making the most of this beautiful region means exploring land and sea with the freedom to see the best of both.  Let us take you on the ultimate Far North Queensland adventure. Here we describe a possible holiday itinerary of around 10 days that incorporates some of...

Dream fishing trips..

Dream fishing trips..

Need to escape and get some fresh air and a fix of hot fishing action? Aroona is the answer. From our base north of Cairns, the whole of Australia’s northern Great Barrier Reef awaits your adventure. Providing three spacious deck levels and luxurious accommodation for...

Incentive trips and corporate boat charters with Aroona

Incentive trips and corporate boat charters with Aroona

Motivate your employees, contractors, and partners to go that extra mile by rewarding them with one of our unique incentive trips. Send your most dedicated individuals or groups on an adventure of a lifetime on the Great Barrier Reef, Cape York, or even...

The best kitesurfing trip in Australia?

The best kitesurfing trip in Australia?

The Aroona team is thrilled to announce our first Kitesurfing trip of the season - August 1-5, 2020: • 5 nights, 4 days• 70 foot master vessel• Max 8 guests• Outer reef lagoon runs• Wave riding options• Chase boats• Sand cay launches• Kite launching pontoon• All meals...

Fly-fishing Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef.

Fly-fishing Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef.

Join our resident expert, Rory Brooks for a tailored Fly-fishing holiday. Rory grew up fishing for jungle perch and sooty grunter along the banks of the Mulgrave River which eventuated into an obsession with barramundi fishing. Currently based in North Queensland he...

Small group holidays, the new normal after COVID-19.

Small group holidays, the new normal after COVID-19.

With the exciting news that Queenslanders can now travel freely in Queensland, smaller more intimate travel experiences are looking to be the preferred choice for many. As we brush the dust of the suitcases, what better place to start than the remote beauty of the...

Commercial and work charters Great Barrier Reef

Commercial and work charters Great Barrier Reef

Aroona is an Outer Reef 70 monohull motor yacht, built to survey and whilst primarily operated as a luxury charter vessel Aroona also provides great utility as a commercial work platform.   Designed for long-range work, Aroona offers the capability to...

Aroona in 2020

Aroona in 2020

2020 on Aroona Luxury Charters. For most of January, we’ll be on this slip getting Aroona tip-top for the coming year. During February, we like to welcome guests celebrating Chinese New Year.  We are also available for fishing or diving, adventures. It's a great...

2019, that’s a wrap!

2019, that’s a wrap!

🛳What a fantastic year we have had here on board Aroona. As we wrap up 2019, we have an opportunity to look back and take stock of what we've accomplished and the adventures we've had. Our Minke Whale season in the winter months was phenomenal; we respectfully learn...

10 interesting facts about coral spawning

10 interesting facts about coral spawning

Interesting mass spawning facts: This spectacular event was only first described by scientists in 1984. The phenomena was observed on the central Great Barrier Reef and has since been observed in other countries at other times of year. The team responsible was awarded...

Family Holidays off the grid on the Great Barrier Reef

Family Holidays off the grid on the Great Barrier Reef

Ever wondered about combining a dive trip with a family trip? It CAN work and could be the first step towards a lifetime of adventures together as a family. There really is nothing like exploring the underwater world with the next generation. A family dive, snorkel,...

Outer Reef Yachts

Outer Reef Yachts

  Outer Reef Yachts. We often hear from our guests what a comfortable ride Aroona is. We thought we would introduce you to her makers, Outer Reef Yachts from Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Extended cruising in luxury and safety is the basic concept for an Outer Reef...

Visit the Kimberley with Aroona

Visit the Kimberley with Aroona

We’re thrilled to be heading to the Kimberley for our 2020 annual expedition. The Kimberley is Western Australia’s sparsely settled northern region. It’s known for large swaths of wilderness defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savannah and largely...

Kitesurfing – Cairns, Australia

Kitesurfing – Cairns, Australia

From our Captain Ross Miller: In 1989 the search for the correct combination of board and kite began. Surfboard/kneeboard/single ski/surf ski, the list goes on. After fixing two straps to an old single fin surfboard, I would catch the bus to the beach and do a...

The Queenslander Weekender On Board Aroona.

The Queenslander Weekender On Board Aroona.

The Queenslander Weekender program on channel 7, joined us at Lizard Island for an amazing few days cruising the Great Barrier Reef. Their comments were: "Imagine: your own luxury boat with chef and experienced deckhands taking you to pristine sections of the reef –...

October Explore the Reef Super Deal 2019

October Explore the Reef Super Deal 2019

We would love to welcome you on board Aroona for a Dive, Snorkel, Fish, Spear, SUP, Kite (if it's windy) all inclusive luxury adventure holiday on the Great Barrier Reef. We are also totally fine with you laying about and reading books (if that's your jam!). The...

Swim with Minke Whales – Great Barrier Reef

Swim with Minke Whales – Great Barrier Reef

Edited to add - Check out our Facebook Page here for the latest info on Minke Whale trips for 2020. Or call us on 0409 903 193 for more info. During the winter months in Australia, we have the incredible opportunity to spend time with one of the most inquisitive...