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Length / Width

20 m / 5 m

Year built / renovated

1984  / 2015

Rental equip.







  • Rum Runner offers a superb-value way to sail, dive and snorkel Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the more remote Coral Sea
  • Try a shark expedition of simply enjoy the natural beauty of the reefs, encountering pelagic fish, turtles, eagle rays and reef sharks along the way
  • Coral Sea is a great experience for both new and experienced adventurous divers with a full range of PADI courses available on board and pristine dive sites to explore
  • Meet like-minded divers from across the globe on this sociable cruise, and share a drink and stories with them post-dive
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 10%
  • 37 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 7 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 5% of the total booking, and 100% if you cancel within 7 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: For bookings made after 3 March 2020 with a travel start date between 3 March 2020 and 31 October 2020, 0% will be charged if you cancel more than 5 days before your trip 50% will be charged if you cancel 5 - 2 days prior to arrival 100% will be charged if you cancel 48 hrs or less before your trip.



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

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Deck Plan


Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Dive Computer ($)

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Japanese

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


  • Equipment For Kids

Amenities & services

  • Spacious Diving Platform


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