Expedition news

 

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

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. 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...

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...

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

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 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

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

During the winter months in Australia, we have the incredible opportunity to spend time with one of the most inquisitive whales in the world, the Dwarf Minke. Known only from the southern hemisphere, these beautiful whales were only described by scientists in the...

Great Barrier Reef – Research Projects, James Cook University

We are taking part in a crowdsourced bathymetry project on the Great Barrier Reef which has been running for over six months. Directed by Dr Robin Beamen and James Cook University, Australia, we have seven volunteer vessels collecting single beam depth data using the...

Princess Charlotte Bay

Each year, Aroona strives to captivate guests with the beauty and wonder of some of the most remote regions of far northern Australia. In March 2018, Aroona’s expedition was two-fold: a journey into the most untouched and uppermost reaches of the Great Barrier Reef...

Coral Larvae Restorations – Great Barrier Reef

Aroona Luxury Boat Charters was excited to be involved in a recent project aimed at restoring damaged sections of the Great Barrier Reef. Aroona played host to eminent marine scientists from Cairns’ own James Cook University among others. Our crew worked tirelessly...