The Sea-Fari is a jetski-powered island hop through the Great Barrier Reef’s iconic northern waters – between Yorkeys Knob and Port Douglas, on Australia Day each year.
Considered one of the most spectacular jetski routes in the world, the event raises money for the Cancer Care Ward at Cairns Hospital via donations to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.
Sea-Fari is in memory of Cairns Hospital cancer patient Brian “Unit” Wilson whose vision for an aquatic fundraising event has generated more than $140,000 since its inception in 2011.
Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said the event has attracted more jetski’s every year, as well as national motorsport commentator Greg Rust and international jetski promoter JetskiTV.
This event has come a long way and we’had a lot of fun while fundraising for cancer services.
A flotilla of more than 35 jetskis plus support boats departed Yorkeys Knob Boat Club at 9am Thursday, stopping at Double Island, Scout Hat Island and Low Island, before lunching at the Port Douglas Yacht Club and making their own way back to Cairns.
Participants raised $36,731 this year, which will go towards improving services and equipment for cancer patients in the Far North.
This is a really fun event which is a lovely way to celebrate Australia Day – by helping your fellow Australian who is dealing with cancer, Ms Duncombe said.