Great Barrier Reef Deal on Reef Encounter
If you’re looking for the ultimate diving adventure on the Great Barrier Reef, look no further than Reef Encounter. And now, with our special deal, you can experience the wonder of the reef and save at the same time.
Our Great Barrier Reef deal on Reef Encounter includes:
- 2 days and 1 night on board the Reef Encounter, a luxury floating hotel that provides easy access to the reef’s most spectacular dive sites
- Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef’s most stunning sites, with experienced guides who will show you the best the reef has to offer
- All meals, including delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, as well as snacks and refreshments throughout the day
- Comfortable accommodations in air-conditioned cabins, with ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
- Use of all snorkeling equipment, including masks, fins, and snorkels.
With our Great Barrier Reef deal on Reef Encounter, you can experience the ultimate adventure on one of the world’s most famous and stunning reefs, while also saving on your trip.
Great Barrier Reef Deal for SNORKELERS! This Great Barrier Reef deal has a late check-in.
This Great Barrier Reef deal is for a two-day and 1-night stay in-stateroom accommodation and includes delicious meals.
Start with a day on ‘Reef Experience’ and then transfer to the Reef Encounter at 3 pm, where you will spend the night and the next day.
During your day at ‘The Reef Experience, Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and snorkelling at two different Reef locations.
Snorkel on the World’s largest living thing with stunning marine life.
Next, transfer to Reef Encounter for your overnight stay.
Then the crew will welcome you on board for a safety talk before being shown to your Stateroom.
After enjoying snorkelling over the stunning coral gardens. Next, a delicious dinner in the saloon.
Please see the itinerary below for more information about our Great Barrier Reef Deal*
Itinerary: Great Barrier Reef Deal
Great Barrier Reef deal day first Day
7.30 am Board Reef Experience’ at Cairns Marlin Marina for check-in and breakfast.
8.00 am Welcome, safety talk and snorkel briefing. A Marine Biology Presentation during your journey.
9.30 am Water Session
10.30 am Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)
12.00 Buffet hot and cold lunch
13.00 Water Session: Cruise to a second Reef location for our next snorkelling session.
15.00 Transfer to Reef Encounter
15:30 Water Session: snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
20:00 Dessert served in the dining saloon
6.00 am A wake-up call for the early morning snorkel session
6:30 am Water Session: Sunrise snorkel time.
7:30 am Breakfast served in the dining saloon
8:00 am Check out of the Stateroom and into a transfer cabin, where you may store your luggage and use the bathroom facilities etc
8:30 am Water Session: Snorkel Time
10:30 am Water Session: Snorkel Time
13:30 Water Session: Snorkel session
14:45 Transfer to Reef Experience’ for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits will be served on the return journey
16:30 Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina
Reef View Hotel Accommodation
- Stateroom with ensuite bathroom and large reef-view windows.
- Towels and toiletries provided (soap, shampoo and conditioner)
- All staterooms have Australian power outlets
Great Barrier Reef Deal Facilities
- A fully air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran hotel
- Large dining saloon
- TV and lounge area
- Outdoor, freshwater hot-tub
- Spacious sundeck with sun loungers
- Fully licenced bar
- Barista Coffee
- Large, easy-access snorkel platforms
- Helicopter pad
This Great Barrier Reef Deal is based on the first part of your tour on our sister day vessel ‘Reef Experience‘, with check-in time into your Stateroom at approximately 3:30 pm.
This Great Barrier Reef deal package is for snorkelers only. There are options to try introductory scuba diving during your stay.
If you prefer an earlier Stateroom check-in time,
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Waking up on the Great Barrier Reef
Included in our Great Barrier Reef deal
- A day on Reef Experience
- Reef View Stateroom
- Delicious chef-prepared meals
- Fresh fruit, tea and coffee
- All dietary requirements catered for
- The best crew on the reef
- Snorkelling equipment
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Marine Biologist Presentation
- Free luggage storage in Cairns City
- Barista Coffee
- Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits
What to bring
- Sunglasses and hat
- light jacket
- Travel Voucher
- Cash or credit card for onboard extras
Reef Encounter is a barefoot experience.
How to get there
How to Get to Reef Encounter
Your transfer vessel, Reef Experience, departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in on Reef Experience.’
Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm
Where Can I Park?
Several parking stations throughout Cairns are within walking distance of the Marina. Click here to see where.
Important Information for Scuba Divers
This information is for all guests participating in scuba diving activities.
Australia has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest diving record.
Therefore you must understand Queensland’s scuba diving laws.
We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules, including the requirements for a dive medical, where applicable, as required by law.
Please complete our dive medical questionnaire as some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.
Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef tour.
If you have any questions, we will be delighted to assist you.
Please contact our office on +61 7 4037 2700 or email our friendly team today.
Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Queensland Dive Medical using the Australian QLD Standard Form AS.4005.1
Flying after Scuba Diving
You should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.
You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive after multiple scuba dives.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible after scuba diving.