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Rum Runner

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Dive off the beaten path and travel to some of the best remote Great Barrier Reef sites with the incredible Rum Runner.

The Rum Runner is Cairns' most affordable dive and snorkel tour operator for budget-minded divers, backpackers and families looking for the ultimate overnight reef experience. The boat is fully set up to cater all level of diver, from first timers to the most experienced, as well as snorkelers and those wishing to stay dry while enjoying the magic of sailing the Great Barrier Reef. 

Hostel-on-water for adventurous divers

The comfortable vessel is one of the smaller boats in the fleet, accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in dorm-style cabins. The cabins have basic facilities and only partial privacy, so are best suited to those who don't mind sharing and who just want a small space to sleep and rest. There are separate male and female toilets and shower cabinets with hot water. 

Sociable atmosphere and great food

The common areas for social drinks and getting to know each other include an open saloon  and an ample outdoor deck area for relaxing and enjoying the sun. Onboard there are USB, 12V dc and 240V ac for charging cameras and phones. The vessel has its own dive compressor, which guarantees good quality air throughout the duration of the cruise. 

Fabulous meals are prepared fresh on board, and you'll be fed before and after every dive. Tea and coffee are also provided. Other refreshments can be purchased at the bar or you're welcome to bring your own drinks (no glass allowed). Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.

How to get there

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Activities offered

Scuba Diving

Conservation awards


English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Other languages on request, Polish



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Adaptive services


Adaptive Services Facility, Air Conditioning, Wi-Fi (FREE), Retail Shop, Fish ID and diving books, Battery charging station, Warm-water showers



Payment methods

VISA, Mastercard, Cash (USD), Cash (EUR), Cash (GBP), Cash (AUD), Cash (NZD)


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