What’s A Boatel
Pretty much it’s a boat that’s been converted into a motel. Across the world they’ve been doing it to river barges, yachts, motor cruisers, even retired luxury liners. There’s even a submarine in the US that’s had the conversion.
What they mainly have in common is their location. In coastal marinas. CBD and city reaches. Idyllic locations combined with a truly nautical experience.
In a first for Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, a venerable old lady of the sea, MV Kangaroo Explorer, has undergone a delightful facelift.
Retired (almost) from her previous life as a passenger cruiser up to the Torres Straits from Cairns and a live-aboard dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef, she’s now ready to welcome overnight guests.
comfortable cabins allow you to enjoy the experience of living on a boat. Fully airconditioned, all with individual ensuites, TV, bed linen and towels in a variety of configurations to suit everyone.
relaxing spaces available for all on-board guests, fully airconditioned Saloon Lounge and Top Deck Library with the open Sun Deck enjoying spectacular sunrise and sunset views across the Marina and bay.