Diving with Cairns Dive Centre and not sure where to stay?

In a first for Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, the ever popular old lady of the sea, MV Kangaroo Explorer, has undergone a delightful facelift. Retired (almost) from her previous life as a passenger cruiser up to the Torres Straits from Cairns and a live-aboard dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef, she’s now ready to welcome overnight guests.

Comfortable cabins allow you to enjoy the experience of living on a boat. Fully airconditioned, all with individual ensuites, TV, bed linen and towels in a variety of configurations to suit everyone.

Relaxing spaces available for all on-board guests, fully airconditioned Saloon Lounge and Top Deck Library with the open Sun Deck enjoying spectacular sunrise and sunset views across the Marina and bay.

Berthed in Sailfish Quay at Marlin Marina in the heart of the Cairns CBD, Boatel Cairns, as she now prefers to be called, offers a distinctive, comfortable, airconditioned accommodation option within casual walking distance to all of the major attractions Cairns has to offer.

And the beauty of it is, she’s just a short stroll along the dock to CDC’s Sunkist and Reefkist when you’re ready to start your day diving on the reef. No traffic or parking hassles.

Be a part of the waterfront scene with its multitude of restaurants, bars, shopping centres, Esplanade, swimming lagoon, performance spaces, barbeques and parklands, casino, craft brewery and more.

From superyachts to seagulls, vessels of all shapes and sizes from around the world arriving and departing daily, the neighbours are constantly changing. Enjoy all things nautical? There’s no better place to tie up

Saloon bar and lounge open from breakfast (complimentary continental) through to late evening. You’re welcome to BYO, in fact we prefer it, but she’s fully licensed and we do keep a stock of favourites - in case of emergencies. 

Sunrise to sunset and through the night the Sun Deck is spectacular. The passing parade of cruise liners, patrol boats, reef fleet is almost close enough to touch. 360 degree views fore and aft, port to starboard.

Escape the mundane of an everyday venue- experience the unique. Conferences, team building, meetings, family reunions, weekend retreats, themed holidays or whatever your special event, we are a perfect venue for your small gathering. 

Berth H17, Sailfish Quay, Marlin Marina Cairns 

PO Box 757 Cairns North QLD 4870

Telephone: 07 4050 7575