M.V. Reef Encounter is a live-aboard catamaran which provides excellent overnight trips to The Great Barrier Reef with boutique hotel style accommodation. This 35 meter vessel boasts twenty-seven spacious en-suite cabins and large saloon and dining areas. Fully air conditioned, Reef Encounter offers a unique way to experience the world renowned Great Barrier Reef and is ideal for guests of all ages.
Reef Encounter voyages up to 200 nautical miles off the east coast of Australia across five outer Great Barrier Reef locations. The ship accommodates up to 60 guests while cruising between tropical sand islands and northern Barrier Reef settings. Friendly and experienced crew offer activities including personalised scuba diving tours and instruction for all experience levels, interactive reef snorkel guides, glass bottom boat excursions and informative Marine Biologist presentations.
Scenic helicopter flights or transfers to and from the mainland are another way to enjoy Reef Encounter on the Great Barrier Reef. Luxuries such as a fresh water spa enable a unique way to experience nature’s finest sunsets and ‘Top Deck’ personalised valet services compliment the quality of a World Heritage holiday getaway. Freshly prepared gourmet style meals are cooked by an onboard chef and Reef Encounter has a fully stocked bar with Australian beers on tap.
Transfers to and from Reef Encounter are provided by its sister vessel, M.V. Reef Experience, a high-speed air-conditioned catamaran departing daily from Cairns Marlin Jetty Marina