Charter Boat Port Douglas

Most versatile Port Douglas Charter Boat

Our boat ‘Independence 1’ is a luxury cruiser, offering individual dive and snorkel charter boat options

Privately owned and operated, Independence1 is a unique Port Douglas charter boat built for outer reef cruising.


This charter boat is a Steber 4800 Super Sedan built by the legendary and award winning team of Stebercraft based in New South Wales, Australia. These boat builders are renowned for building tough and strong boats and are the preferred choice by safety conscious water police and coastguards around Australia. The Steber 4800 Super Sedan has many legacies handed down from Stebercraft’s years of building commercial boats, is built to ISO9002 Quality Assurance Standards and rates as one if the best riding boats in its class. Its unique variable dead rise hull enables it to get on the plane quickly reaching a top speed in excess of 30 knots. Our cruising speed of 24 knots enables us to access any Outer Reef location comfortably and in a reasonable time.


16m long with an impressive 5m beam amidships ‘INDEPENDENCE 1′ is fully equipped with the latest safety, dive and snorkel equipment. She features an awesome 50sqm cockpit with table and seating, an enclosed toilet, outside shower and a spacious dinette with two fridges to make your charter boat day most enjoyable. The back deck is fully shaded to keep you safe from the fierce Queensland heat (and our tropical rain showers), there is plenty of seating, dive ladders and a rear platform to facilitate easy access to and from the water.


This charter boat is fully compliant and surveyed under the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety (AMSA) and is licensed to carry up to 25 passengers and 4 crew for offshore operations.


When not being privately chartered, INDEPENDENCE 1 runs day trips and PADI dive courses to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. Our vessel is fully equipped with everything you need for a great day, just bring your own towel, sunscreen, hat, camera and sense of adventure.