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Falla Reef Trips

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“captain doug”(119 reviews)
“pearl lugger”(29 reviews)
“reef trip”(49 reviews)
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The Falla is a wooden ship, built in Broome, W.A. in 1956 to dive for mother of pearl. She worked with the ancient bronze helmet dive gear until 1963 when demand for the material dwindled due to the advent of plastics. For all of the next half...more
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience, super interesting Capitan with so much local knowledge and hilarious stories. The boat is beautiful, lunch was fab and the wine and cheese at sunset was the perfect end to the day. We went to two snorkel spots, we dived one and saw...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went aboard the Falla for a reef trip - poor weather made for rocky seas and as such, the group unanimously agreed to go to the less rocky, more sheltered Fitzroy Island. We were able to visit two spots and were given more than enough...More

Thank Inspire42732527328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef all from a vintage mother of pearl lugger guided by the enthusiastic owner who gave both a very good insight into the history of the mother of pearl industry and into the variety of the coral ecosystem,...More

Thank Hahaym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great trip to a quiet reef on the opposite side of Fitzroy Island to where most of the trips go. We snorkelled in clear calm water and saw lots of different fishes and corals. On the voyage home our skipper told us...More

1  Thank doralei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came here yesterday for our first ever trip to the Great Barrier Reef and we were not disappointed! We were welcomed on the boat with tea, coffee and biscuits in the morning and then set off at 9am towards our first...More

1  Thank Meljade1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the best experience ever. It was our very first time going snorkeling on the reef and it was amazing. If you’re looking for a big fancy not to go on, this is not for you. If you’re looking for a...More

Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a trip to the Great Barrier Reef this evening with my wife and two other couples. We left with 14 guests including us plus 4 crew staff. As we left the docks on our journey, we passed several other boats packed with guests...More

Thank joepapapump
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We had a magnificent day at the reef, the captain, Doug, and his crew, took us to two beautiful locations on the Great Barrier Reef. They served us lunch and snacks, and they looked after us so well. The weather was perfect, the water crystal...More

Thank mummclark
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. We booked with Falla because they explicitly advertised that they go out to the reef, in particular at the Coral Garden and Upolu Cay (see website/booking screenshots attached). BUT we were taken to Fitzroy Island instead, which is a small island just off...More

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Douglas M, Owner at Falla Reef Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our priorities aboard the Falla are as follows: #1 Safety, #2 Safety,#3 Safety... then making sure everyone has a great time and is shown the utmost respect and individual attention they deserve. It is our aim to show our people the best dive/snorkel sites on...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best way to experience the reef. Doug is a man who's passionate about the reef, environment, people and most of all - his lugger. His old sailing ship is a breath of fresh air compared to the more efficient commercial alternative. If...More

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Seaside16766461214
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Response from dmc06n | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I do recall there being a restroom aboard
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Cassycam
4 September 2018|
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Response from melphysioalbans | Reviewed this property |
I personally wouldn't.There is very little space to crawl around.
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Response from Paula C | Reviewed this property |
In addition to lunch meat for sandwiches, Captain Doug offers a few salads. You could always make yourself a cheese sandwich if you eat dairy. Enjoy! It’s a wonderful experience!
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