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“Great overnight trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rum Runner

Rum Runner
Marlin Marina | PO Box 6942, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
61 7 4041 1054
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Ranked #43 of 116 activities in Cairns
Type: Tours
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Owner description: One of the Best Value Live-aboard Dive Adventure you will find! 2-day, 1-night stay on the reef tour to Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. Rum Runner is a 20m Motor Sailer with basic bunk style beds, all share accommodation, share toilets and WC (shower and toilet in the same compartment), and we mainly cater to the budget traveller market and those backpacking around the world. Great opportunity to meet other divers and guest from around the World and have fun with the crew doing it!
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Cairns, Australia
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“Great overnight trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

I recently completed an open water padi course with Rum Runner and had an amazing time! The crew are great, all very friendly and helpful and food was phenominal! Masa was a great instructor, very patient and helpful and overall it couldn't have been a better experience! Thanks so much guys.

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“Lovely time diving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Awesome crew, very good meals, if you like to know an incredible place like the barrels in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere, this tour will give you all you need!! Maybe I missed to dive in better spots as the last one in canyons (sure there are better spots to dive!)

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“Rude skipper!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Rude skipper!

Thank god we had a very good diving instructor. He was the person who made our trip nice, beside the beautiful coral.
However, the skipper was very rude and shouted all the time to the customers and his own people. When he wasnt shouting, he was calling all the time. Because of that the atmosphere was bad. The crew is no team at all.
The other thing is, we chose this boat because we like sailing and it didn't even set the sails!

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“Best Value Liveaboard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We loved this trip, everything I had expected.
Thanks Richard we had a really great time will absolutely be back……
A special thanks to Mike for your lovely thoughtfulness (and Heather too)
All in all it was basic but very reasonable, I would recommend to all divers (and snorkelers!)
Good dive sites
Fantastic crew
Good food (I have been on a 4 and 5 star liveaboard from Cairns and some of the food was better)
Small and personalized (max 16 passengers + crew)

Visited January 2013
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“Great boat, great crew and fine food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

What can I say but thanks to the Rum Runner crew from both myself and Sonya. It has to be one of the best tours we've been on filled with fun, great diving, value for money and the food prepared by Jason was superb and plenty of it.
The whole tour was very chilled out, well organised and will always be a memorable experience.
I highly recommend Rum Runner Scuba tour as this really has the complete package. At $330 pp, Six dives, as much snorkelling as you wish, all the food you can eat, extremely cheap booze or soft drink if you don't take your own and with Jason and the crew, simply make it an unforgettable experience.
Thanks again guy's look forward to the next trip when we come back to Cairns
Gareth and Sonya

Visited January 2013
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