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Falla Reef Trips

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D-Finger Marlin marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 400 195 264
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Good "ambiance" guaranteed at the end of this wonderful day sailing exchanging learning snorkeling laughing...

The Falla is a wooden sail boat with its own interesting history which epitomizes the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonia A
The only way to explore the reef

We had a brilliant day on the reef with Captain Doug and his crew. The team was especially helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shani R
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Melbourne, Australia
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D-Finger Marlin marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 400 195 264

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Falla is a wooden sail boat with its own interesting history which epitomizes the history of the whole Cairns area. Captain Doug is a speaking book, giving details about coral formation and coral threats, history and with a unique and original sense of humour....More

Thank Sonia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brilliant day on the reef with Captain Doug and his crew. The team was especially helpful - one of us couldn't swim and yet they made sure she could enjoy the reef, taking her out personally. A big thumbs up from me....More

Thank Shani R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day out with Doug & the crew on Falla. This is a much more intimate and relaxed trip than the larger tours. The effort that went into making sure everyone had a good time, the great lunch spread etc was much...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the Falla, diving and snorkeling on the beautiful barrier reef. Loved sailing on a Pearl Lugger and Captain Doug and the rest of the crew were awesome! The food was great as well as the cheese and wine on...More

Thank EllieWilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole crew was amazingly friendly and ready to answer any questions you had. Doug gave some fantastic historical stories about Falla and throws some jokes in their to. All together it was a bloody fantastic trip and I hope we can do it it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must do! Wonderful day out to reef aboard an historic Pearl Lugger which creates a unique atmosphere, it's so relaxed but you help sail her if you want to get involved. Captain Doug crested a friendly and relaxed experience, you can't help but unwind and...More

Thank tvlbugs2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First Impressions in the morning the boat was looked amazing. We get on the boat, and they are all very welcoming. They Turn on the country music which makes it fun. We do snorkelling, they had all the equipment so we don't need to worry....More

Thank Debora J
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Falla is a boat filled with character and a great crew. We went out on the reef yesterday and we both scuba dived for the first time under the very watchful eye of Ra'anui. It was an amazing experience to see the reef up...More

Thank fuzzieandteddie
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We've had an amazing day on board of the Falla. First of all we chose the tour because of the less people on board and this really was just great. It was such a relaxing atmosphere on board and Captain Doug and his crew took...More

Thank NadineSunshine
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old wooden Pearl Lugger, a great way to spend the day on GBR. The kids got to help put the sails up and the crew was great. It's not a "flashy big white boat" but I would choose a unique experience over the Flashy...More

Thank cazza078
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Steve K
26 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas M | Property representative |
Steve, We are currently doing annual maintenance and taking a well deserved rest. We are in operation ASAP. Not before May. Cheers, Doug
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Helena E
2 February 2017|
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Response from Douglas M | Property representative |
Helena, It is the Falla crew's specialty to work with guests like you. We have many options, including our waterglass, which allows you to see the reef from the dinghy. Please read other responses from people who have been... More
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Geralyn S
26 January 2016|
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Response from Douglas M | Property representative |
You must make your own way to the Falla. Transport is readily available, plenty of parking and the marina is just off the esplanade downtown Cairns
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