Hi Tiki! No it doesn't, but that is a rate that has been in place a fairly long time. Certainly at least last year, possibly even two years if I recall correctly, maybe longer. It is a specialized trip. The trip to Caulker is a much bigger boat and carries lots of people, its commercial, so better fares for the length of the trip. We went to Capricorn for my birthday in February, same fee you mentioned. I doubt there is any cheaper fare, but someone here may know. Re the trip to Capricorn, there is much to be said for a night trip skimming across the water with all the stars above. Re the trip to Caulker, there is much to be said about blue skies, blue seas and a fast boat! Ahhhh!