Travel Update


*Important Information* for upcoming guests.
All passengers are required to complete a Covid-19 screening process within 72 hours of boarding. To avoid disappointment, please ensure you are familiar with this declaration form.

Travel to Australia: Please see immigration for up to date information – Australian Immigration.


News Update July 2020

The re-launch of our expeditions in June coincided with the start of the minke whale season and what a season it has been. The whales this year were nothing short of spectacular with incredible close encounters yielding some amazing imagery. Minkes are undoubtedly curious whales and with Spoilsport being the only vessel to make regular excursions, it’s quite possible they were even more curious than ever.

Initial reliance to run these expeditions was based on local community support and with the easing of Queensland and now interstate restrictions, the back end of the season allowed guests to come from further afield. With our government endorsed Covid Safe plans in place and working well, we thank everyone that was lucky enough to make it here for their great support and look forward to the year ahead as we launch into our new expeditions beginning in September.

Our new 5 Night Coral Sea & Cod Hole and  4 Night Cod Hole & Ribbon Reefs itineraries give you the diver, an extra night on the reef and extra dives. We are running 7 Night Exploratory expeditions during Oct-Dec to the Far North Coral Sea and the Yongala Coral Sea.

At this juncture, our new itineraries will remain in place until the end of May 2021 and will revert to our original fly/dive itineraries for the minke whale season in June 2021. Please check our website for expeditions and departure dates.

Whilst there is great uncertainty surrounding international travel, we will leave a candle burning in the window as a beacon of hope. In the meantime, start planning … we are open for business and very excited to be back exploring the oceans with you once again.

Stay safe and healthy.


Craig Stephen
Managing Director

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