luxury yacht tours great barrier reef


Stay on-board M.Y. Flying Fish when it takes up residence at Orpheus Island Lodge from May 2021.

Imagine floating in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on a glamorous yacht moored outside one of Australia’s most exclusive island hideaways. A stay aboard M.Y. Flying Fish presents guests with the rare and indulgent opportunity for guests to experience the world-class lodge and unspoilt island paradise from the privacy of a luxury yacht.


Having recently undergone a $2m refit and refurbishment, the glamourous M.Y. Flying Fish will provide an exclusive, floating hotel experience for private groups of up to eight guests. Interior living areas feature across three decks, complete with mahogany finishes and indulgent furnishings, ideal for sharing time and making memories. Four spacious and luxurious staterooms are outfitted with their own private ensuite bathrooms, the master with a spa bath. A classically designed exterior features a comfortably shaded alfresco dining area, multiple sun lounging areas, a helipad, and a fly deck saloon lounge where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Coral Sea and take in Orpheus’ spectacular sunsets.


After waking in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and enjoying breakfast on board, guests can be transferred at leisure to Orpheus Island by their dedicated host, where they can take part in a daily signature experience such as local snorkel, guided island hike, cocktail class, low tide walk, sunset cruise or whale watching (when in season), or spend the day enjoying the island – exploring secluded coves by motorised dinghy, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing the catamaran, or simply relaxing by the infinity pool, enjoying a rejuvenating treatment at the resort’s Gwandalan Spa, and dining on chef-hatted meals showcasing locally-grown produce.


Rooming configuration:

  • 1 x Master Suite, King Bed
  • 2 x Queen Cabins
  • 1 x Twin Cabin


Package Inclusions:

  • Return cruise between Townsville Breakwater Marina & Orpheus Island Lodge
  • Four cabin private accommodation layout, includes grand stateroom, 2 queen and 1 king twin single luxurious cabins
  • Private ensuite bathrooms for each stateroom
  • Three deck levels with large open upper deck, luxurious saloon and inside and outside dining areas
  • Large sun lounging area on the forward deck
  • Sun loungers on the upper deck
  • Continental breakfast on-board M.Y Flying Fish each morning
  • Daily tapas-style lunch at Orpheus featuring different cuisines from around the globe
  • Nightly degustation dinner at Orpheus
  • A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks
  • Daily curated Orpheus experience such as snorkelling, fishing and island cruise
  • Unlimited use of all lodge facilities including infinity pool, paddle boards, kayaks, catamaran, yoga mats, fishing and snorkelling gear
  • Tender transfers between M.Y. Flying Fish and Orpheus
  • Dedicated host on-board M.Y. Flying Fish


$8,000 per night for up to 8 guests

Or; outside Australian school holiday periods from $6,000 per night for 4 guests with additional rooms at $1,000 per night


*vessel to be booked in its entirety for sole use for minimum 4 nights. Should you not wish to cruise between Townsville and Orpheus Island, helicopter transfers can be arranged at an additional cost. 


To enquire, click the button below, or call +61 (0)7 4777 7377 or email reservations@northernescape.com.au