Great Barrier Reef – Lizard Island Voyage – 6 Nights
Superyacht – Phoenix One

Book by the cabin on our YOTSPACE superyacht voyage to the Northern section of the Great Barrier Reef and Lizard Island on a departure from the beachfront town of Port Douglas, Tropical North queensland.
The northern section of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef offers some of the clearest bodies of water found in the world providing a sanctuary for the most vibrant corals and marine life, making this the ideal destination for an immersive snorkel or dive superyacht voyage.

If diving and snorkelling is not your thing, our YOTSPACE voyages are also suited for those guests who love an unhurried holiday to just cruise, relax, explore, or take time out in the jacuzzi and take in all the pampering that is on offer on a luxurious superyacht voyage. 

Our companies DNA for YOTSPACE superyacht voyages are for our guests to be intimately connected to the regions and locations that we visit by offering impactful experiences without compromising on their luxury travel style.

A highlight of this Lizard Island superyacht voyage is that during the months of June – July it is highly likely guests will be entertained by Dwarf Minke whales and Humpback whales as they frolick about on the Great Barrier Reef.

To coin a phrase by Sir David Attenborough:- This is his most magical place on earth, the Great Barrier Reef.

There is always something to see and places to explore in this section of the Northern Great Barrier Reef.

From the galley our all-inclusive 5 star gourmet cuisine and high quality Australian beverages will delight your tastebuds at every sitting.  

For the adventurous folks we have an array of new water toys for guest use such as a sea-scooter, water skis, tow toys, snorkel gear, Sea Biscuit, fishing gear and a large jacuzzi on the upper deck . 

Book by the cabin and join us on Phoenix One for an indulgent 6 night superyacht holiday on the amazing Great Barrier Reef, departing from Port Douglas.

Dates of Departure:-

10 July to 16 July 2021 – SOLE USE ONLY AVAIL
16 October to 22 October 2021 – BOOK NOW

About the Superyacht

Phoenix One is a 35mt (115ft) superyacht who is based in Far North Queensland and Whitsundays from May to November.  

This majestic superyacht is just completing a major re-fit of the utmost high quality and will be ready for the YOTSPACE charter season as a brand new yacht. (images to come).

The owners, their Captain and crew of this superyacht have been plying the waters of the Great Barrier Reef for generations and know all the secret locations to take their private charter guests so they may see and experience some of the most amazing sights in this part of this World Heritage Listed underwater world. 

Guests can enjoy the most exquisite food and fine Australian wines, sparkling wine, beer, basic spirits and cocktails while cruising around the Northern Great Barrier Reef freshly prepared by our on-board chef and served by the attentive crew. 

Our superyacht was custom designed to cruise the waters of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef and is fitted with stabilizers to minimize boat roll in all weather conditions.   

Book By the Cabin Prices – 8 Guests Only

Book by the cabin on our YOTSPACE superyacht voyages, Phoenix One accommodates 8 guests in 4 ensuite cabins. 

  • Master King Stateroom | $11,580 per person
    Featuring a King Bed + ensuite + full beam cabin/cupboard space, day lounge, bath, dual sink, marble floor. Located Midship lower deck with own private entrance.
  • VIP King Stateroom | $10,036 per person
    Featuring a King Bed + ensuite + full beam cabin with writing desk, located Bow of the yacht on the same level as the Saloon and Dining area
  • King Stateroom | $8,492 per person
    Featuring a King Bed which can be configured as two Singles + ensuite located Port side lower deck
  • Twin Stateroom | $8,492 per person
    Featuring twin beds + ensuite located Starboard side of the lower deck

Min/Maximum cabin capacity 2 people

The yacht offers a spacious upper flybridge entertainment area, complete with alfresco dining table and seating, cocktail bar, sun lounges, barbeque area and a large jacuzzi hot tub. There are additional dining tables located on the Aft Deck and Main Saloon, ensuring no matter what the weather you will be able to enjoy the balmy Far North Queensland weather. With Phoenix One’s extensive entertainment areas, you can enjoy gathering for some meals to enjoy exquisite food and fine Australian wines with fellow voyagers.

Superyacht Toys

For the young at heart and adventurous the superyachts water toys will keep all guests entertained from the extended aft swim platform for the sunny days on the Great Barrier Reef.

The superyacht sports a collection of water toys including clear bottomed sea kayaks, a sea biscuit, stand up paddleboards, Sea-scooter, water skis and more. A vast range of water gear suited for professional fishing from the yachts tender and snorkelling gear are also freely available for use during your Great Barrier Reef snorkel voyage.
The heated jacuzzi is also at guests disposal on the upper deck and the perfect place to wash off that salt water after snorkelling.

Highlights

Port Douglas

Fly into Cairns and meet the superyacht Phoenix One in Port Douglas at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Book some pre or post accommodation to stay and relax in this famous village and extend your Great Barrier Reef holiday in Far North Queensland.

Wine & Dine
Our on-board chef will be creating culinary delights matched with high quality Australian wines, sparkling wine, basic spirits, beer and cocktails to tantalise even the most well-developed palate for the entire cruise. The crew of Phoenix One love setting up surprise events on remote islands and coral cays out in the middle of the reef where you can enjoy gourmet lunches on the beach, sunset drinks and canapes on remote sand cays. 

Snorkel 
Snorkelers we will be visiting sections of the outer Great Barrier Reef where you will see both spectacular marine life and amazing corals. Phoenix One will take you to places that not many other yachts have yet discovered. Expect to meet friendly turtles, Giant Potato Cod and Maori Wrasse on this YOTSPACE Great Barrier Reef superyacht voyage.

Mackay & Undine Sand Cay

Mid morning on your first day we will arrive for you to see Mackay Cay and Mackay Reef where you can jump in the water and begin your swimming and snorkelling adventure as the crew prepare an al fresco lunch.
This is a protected reef that is shallow and allows you to see beautiful corals, giant clams, turtles and colourful fish life up close.   

Lizard Island 

Beautiful Lizard Island was discovered by Captain Cook in 1770, and is now home to the world famous hide out for celebrities the Lizard Island Resort.
Guests may partake in a guided hike to the highest point of the island, known as Cook’s Look, where the mariner attempted to find a path through the maze of beautiful, but deadly coral reefs in 1770. 
The well reported Blue Lagoon is where we will have a snorkel adventure among the legions of colorful tropical fish and view the giant clam gardens near the beach. 
Keep your eyes open for the manta rays that visit Anchor Bay as they are simply spectacular to watch as they perform underwater ballet.

Other activities include walking along the island’s powdery white-sand beaches, or hiking up to Chinaman’s Ridge, searching for goannas (Australian monitor lizards) and a multitude of birds, such as sunbirds, honeyeaters, pheasant coucals, and a variety of terns along the way. 

Cod Hole

Possibly the most well-known dive and snorkel site in the world can be found roughly 96 kilometres north of Cairns, at Cod Hole. Part of the string of long narrow Ribbon Reefs, the Cod Hole is home to a group of very friendly potato cod, reaching up to 100 kilograms, that have become accustomed to snorkellers over the past 30 years. The giant fish approach quite closely, and can be hand fed at the site. Many other large and small reef fish populate this site, and during the winter months you may even be photobombed by a dwarf minke whale – they have been known to linger around for encounters with snorkelers for many hours. 

Dwarf Minke Whales

Each year these graceful creatures migrate to the stretch of reefs south of Lizard Island, known as the Ribbon Reefs. The inquisitive nature of the Dwarf Minke Whale brings them close to boats in the region to linger with snorkelers, at times as close to only a metre away. The whales are mostly encountered alone or in family groups of two or three, but can be in groups of up to eight during the months of June to July .

Menu Samples

On all our YOTSPACE superyacht voyages our Captain and crew source as much fresh produce locally to support the people and places we are fortunate enough to visit. This ensures our food is less travelled and we have less wastage on our superyacht voyages. We are environmentally conscious of our yachting impacts and maintain structured policies to ensure we leave our destinations with what we came with.

Comprehensive Breakfast served daily with Eggs, Omelettes, Bacon, Sausages, Mushrooms and Hashbrowns and selections of Bread, Muesli and Granola, Juices, Preserves and Yoghurt. Instead of a Buffet style breakfast we can serve one Signature Breakfast dish, changing daily as outlined in sample menu. 

Day 1

Lunch: Seafood Platter with Moreton bay Bugs, Local Tigerprawns, Scallops and Tasmanian Smoked Salmon | Selection of Salads and Breads 

Dinner Entrée: Classic Handcut Steak Tatare with Cape Grimm Eye Fillet with Capers, Gherkins and Shallots on Rye Crostini 

Dinner Main: Crispy skin Daintree Barramundi with Local Bok Choi, Steamed Jasmine Rice and Massaman Thai Curry Broth 

Day 2

Breakfast: Smashed Avocado on Sourdough with Pico de Gallo, Mole’ Spiced Pepitas and Local Lime 

Lunch: Locally caught Blue Swimmer Crab Salad in a brioche Roll with Cos Lettuce and Fresh Herbs 

Dinner Entrée: Seared Hervey Bay Scallops with Cauliflower Puree, Bacon Crunch and Argentinian Chimmichurry  

Dinner Main: Dukkah Crusted Tasmanian Lamb Backstrap on Green Bean Cassoulet with Confit Kipfler Potatoes and Sherry Jus 

Day 3

Breakfast: Chilli Poached Eggs with Tumeric Pickles, Minted Pea Smash on Sourdough Toast  

Lunch: Classic Fish and Chips with Line Caught Spanish Mackerel, Handcut Chips, Leafy Salad and Herbed Tatare Sauce 

Dinner Entrée: Locally Caught Sesame Crusted Tuna Tataki with Wakame Salad and Pickled Ginger 

Dinner Main: Classic Surf and Turf with Cape Grimm Eye Fillet Medallion topped with Painted Cray Fish from the Great Barrier Reef, Pommes Dauphinoise and Broccolini with Café de Paris Butter 

Day 4

Breakfast: Eggs Benedictine with Spinach, Tasmanian Smoked Salmon or Champagne Ham and Handmade Hollandaise Sauce on an English Muffin 

Lunch: Cajun Spiced Local Tigerprawns on a Quinoa, Pea and Lime Salad, with Microherbs 

Dinner Entrée: Twice Cooked Pork Belly With Apple Gel, Marinated Celery and Candied Walnuts 

Dinner Main: Poached Huon Salmon Fillet with Green Pea Puree, Dutch carrots and Puffed Grains 

Day 5

Breakfast: Blueberry and Ricotta Pancakes with Locally grown Daintree Dragonfruit, Maple Syrup  and Lime Mascarpone  

Lunch: Australian Wagyu Beef Burgers MBS 5+, Bacon and Onion Jam, Truffle mayonnaise on an Activated Charcoal Bun 

Dinner Entrée: Daily Selection of Reef Fish and Yellow fin Tuna Sashimi with Pickled Ginger and Ponzu Marinated Soba Noodles 

Dinner Main: Crispy Skin Duckbreast on Pumpkin Mousseline, Steamed Gai Lan and Honey Soy Jus 

Day 6

Breakfast: Free Range Egg Shakshuka with Roma Tomatoes, Red Onion and Crusty Turkish Bread  

Lunch: Crispy Skin Chickenbreast on Italian Panzanella with Chargrilled Capsicum, Capers and Kalamata Olives 

Dinner Entrée: Singapore Chilli style Moreton Bay Bugs with Pickled Cucumber and Fresh Thai Basil 

Dinner Main: Scotch Fillet Steak with Snow Peas, Sumac Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Chive Labneh 

Day 7

Breakfast: Brioche French Toast with Crispy maple glazed bacon, caramelized banana and Fresh Berries 

Snack Menu (Available All Day)

  • Small selection of Cheeses with Crackers, Dry Fruit and Nuts 
  • Toasted or fresh Sandwiches with the Choice of Cheese, Ham, Roast Beef, Pickles, Tomato, Chicken, Salad and Mayo 
  • French Fries  
  • Crusty Toasted Turkish bread with Daily Selection of Dips 
  • Roast Beef Sandwich with Salad and Pickles 
  • Mie Goreng with Spring Onions and Fried Egg 
  • Egg Fried Rice with Fresh Vegetables and Prawns 
  • Mungalli Creek Organic Yoghurt and Exotic Fruit 

Morning Tea

Daily Selection of freshly Baked Muffins, fresh Fruit, Banana Bread, Slices and Cakes and Selected Biscuits 

Afternoon Tea

Daily Selection Of Artisan Cheeses, Prosciutto and Charcuterie, Wholegrain Crackers and Dips 

Other Important Information

Fitness Level Required/Mobility

Most in-water activities will require a good level of fitness and a medical disclosure form will need to be pre-filled prior to participating in any water sports activities and prior to boarding the superyacht

Superyacht Policy

No shoe policy on the superyacht
No smoking on the superyacht without permission from the Captain

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend you secure comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking your YOTSPACE superyacht Holiday. This can be arranged through your luxury travel agent or a travel insurance company of your choice. 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.

Confirmed Departure: Each voyage is a guaranteed departure based on the sale of each cabin on or before the eighth week of embarkation. Should we fail to sell each cabin, voyagers will be given the option of choosing another voyage or, a refund less any bank merchant fees if applicable. We always recommend Travel Insurance and that all ancillary travel reservations have flexible conditions.

Superyacht – Voyage Itinerary

Phoenix One will endeavour to follow the voyage as described in the itinerary and the passenger accepts that Phoenix One has the right to change the itinerary, the yacht, or cancel the cruise as a result of some Unexpected Event or prevailing inclement weather conditions. The passenger accepts that the passenger will not be entitled to any compensation or a refund of the fare paid should this occur.

Child Policy

Our YOTSPACE Superyacht voyages are intended for adult guests only. We cannot accept any children on these cruises under 18 years of age. Notwithstanding the above, children under the age of eighteen(18) (minors) will be accepted in circumstances where the Voyage is a sole charter without other paying guests. This must be agreed directly with the Contractor.

Covid – 19 Policy

YOTSPACE and our superyacht captains take the safety and wellbeing of passengers very seriously. The superyacht follows on-board sanitisation protocols to ensure the vessel is highly sanitised at all times. All guests are to register their principle place of residence and disclose to the company (YOTSPACE) if they have recently visited a Covid-19 hotspot in the 3 weeks prior to departure. We will require passengers to visit their GP and provide a health report 72 hours prior to departure. We recommend self-isolation to the extent possible prior to departure. 
For all updates on travel to and within Australia visit https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

Climate & Average Temperatures

The region occupied by the Northern Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is Tropical which means a tropical climate of hot summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days. 
Autumn (Mr – May) a nice 21 – 29 degrees
Winter (Jun – Aug) is mild to warm, 17 – 26 degrees
Summer (Dec – Feb) can be humid, 23 – 31 degrees
Spring (Sep – Nov) 20 -29 degrees

What To Pack

We recommend to pack for an extended beach holiday
All sun protection clothing – ocean friendly sunscreen
All personal beauty requirements – medications
A wrap or warmer clothes for colder night air
Flip flops/ shoes for island exploration
Small soft backpack for island exploration
Underwater camera

Gratuities / Tipping

Gratuities (tips) are not included in the superyacht voyage price for services of the crew throughout the cruise. Tipping is optional and at the passengers discretion. In the superyacht industry it is normally the practice on sole charters that the prime guest gives a cash tip to the Captain and crew. However tipping the crew is entirely up to yourself. If you feel you have been extremely well looked after then we are sure the crew would really appreciate the tip. You may do this of your own accord or with the other guests on the superyacht voyage.

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Day 1

Depart The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas at 11am. A tropical breakfast will be served while Phoenix One steams to your first idyllic snorkel destination. Arrive to Mackay Sand Cay mid-morning for swimming, snorkelling and exploration. A relaxing al fresco lunch is served as we steam to Rachel Carson Reef for an afternoon of more snorkelling, fishing or simply relaxing and admiring the scenery. As the sun sets, cocktails and canapés will be served on the sky bridge as the crew prepares your 5 star evening dinner. Our skipper will set sail towards Lizard Island while you lull the evening away sipping local wine before you nod off to sleep

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Day 2

If your heart desires, we’ll help you rise at 6am to hike up Cook’s Look for the most breathtaking panoramic views over Lizard Island, her bays and the famous Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. After a well-deserved breakfast we will spend the day exploring the islands beaches and bays, heading over to famous Blue Lagoon, snorkelling the kaleidoscopic Clam Gardens in Watsons Bay, and keeping our eyes out for the manta rays that visit Anchor Bay.

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Day 3

Greet the sunrise and dive in for a morning snorkel at the Clam Gardens before breakfast. We’ll head off around 10am to arrive at Ribbon Reef No. 9 where you can snorkel and explore the famous Pixie’s Pinnacle and Challenger Bay. Lunch is served before we head south to the renowned Cod Hole to experience the impressively puppy like Giant Potato Cod. We’ll stay overnight out at the Cod Hole. As the sun sets, cocktails are served on the fly bridge while you spot for dolphins heading out through the reef passage.

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Day 4

Snorkel, relax or try your luck at catching some fish before lunch is served. We then steam onwards towards Ribbon Reef No.5 where we will anchor overnight. Enjoy The Ribbon Reefs’ pristine coral gardens before late afternoon cocktails and dinner on the aft deck keeping a close eye out for the ever curious Dwarf Minke Whales during the months of June & July. At other times of the year we see other species of whales and marine life. 

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Day 5

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and a morning snorkel before departing for Ribbon Reef No. 3 at approximately 9:30am. Here, you will snorkel and explore the world famous sites, known as Steve’s Bommie and the Temple of Doom. Enjoy lunch before departing for Anderson Reef. This is our Captain’s favourite, a rarely visited destination and fantastic for snorkelling. Staying here overnight, you will enjoy immense starlit skies and 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Day 6

Awake to an inspiring sunrise (or sleep in decadently) before enjoying a relaxed breakfast and a morning snorkel amongst the coral gardens submersed amid hundreds of reef fish and marine wildlife. Lunch is served while heading off into the horizon for Opal Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to troll for mackerel or tuna along the way. Arrive to Opal Reef in the early afternoon for more snorkelling, followed by sunset cocktails and dinner service while we steam to Low Isles to drop anchor for the last evening of your YOTSPACE superyacht voyage.

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Day 7

Awake to your last breakfast on board MY Phoenix One and watch as the sunrises over the mainland of Port Douglas. Enjoy a stroll on Low Isles and learn about the history of the lighthouse and its’ significance on the Coral Sea. One last snorkel with the Black Tip Reef Sharks and adolescent Green Sea Turtles before we arrive back in the Port Douglas Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina for an 11am departure and farewell.

Included

Four separate entertaining areas

Luxury cabin accommodation with ensuite

5 star gourmet cuisine

Alcoholic beverages – High quality Australian wines and sparkling wine, basic spirits, beer, cocktails 

Excursions and expeditions as per voyage itinerary

Jacuzzi on upper deck

Large flybridge deck for alfresco dining

Tender and Sea-scooter with tow toys

Superyacht toys

Zero speed stablization for comfort at rest

Barbeque grill on the upper deck

2,000nm range for ultimate reef exploration

Air-conditioning throughout

1000+ TV movie library in Saloon

Foxtel Satellite TV & Apple TV in all Staterooms and Saloon

Superyacht toys and tenders