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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
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
This is a really neat reef trip that you’ll learn more about the reef and the boat than you would ever find on the speed cats and huge crowds. Smaller boat and fewer passengers makes this a personal close up tour. Captain Doug is a...More
My friend and I chose the Falla because it carries a small number of passengers compared to the large boats, there's an opportunity to help the crew hoist the sails (which my friend did and enjoyed) and the ship goes to two different reef locations....More
With my boyfriend, we have made the travel from France to snorkel in the great barrier reef. We have read a comment on Facebook, and then we have tried to reach captain Doug by phone but it was impossible (several weeks before the trip, even...More
Captain Doug took good care of us on his lovely boat Falla. While we were sailing out to the reef he also provided us with informative and historical stories. During the trip we were offered plenty of food and drinks and also had a good...More
After reading all the great reviews and information on the website we were expecting a lot from this trip. We were however slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong we had a good day out and did a solid 3 hours of snorkeling (the website promised...More
The day started in a casual and relaxed manner with the crew welcoming us onboard with tea, coffee and biscuits..getting us settled under that shade of the main deck area whilst we got under way..
We cruised to to the reef with Captain Doug giving...More
If you want to experience the GBR without 200 other people book your trip with the Falla. We had an excellent day with Captain Doug and his crew, there were 17 of us on the boat that day. When we snorkeled in the private area...More
Captain Doug has a very special boat to do the Great Barrier Reef diving/snorkeling trip. When you want a more privat and cosy daytrip to the reef this is the boat trip you want. Away from all the 300+ passenger boats that sail out of...More
It is a fabulous trip to the reef.... you will Love it, no other trip is comparable, and I have tried the other trips. You need to contact the company directly for availability... this is the number 0400195264