Getting to Reef Encounter – transfers to and from Reef Encounter are provided daily by its high speed sister vessel – Reef Experience – or by Nautilus Helicopters, you can stay as long as you like and work your reef trip around your other holiday plans!
Daily boat transfers to and from Reef Encounter are included in your trip cost and are provided by our high speed catamaran, Reef Experience. Transfers depart form the Cairns Marlin Marina, ‘A finger’. Bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the Cairns Marlin Marina are also available at an additional cost, see below.
- 7:30am – Boarding time on Reef Experience. Check in and breakfast
- 8:00am – Departure
- 4:30pm – Approximate daily arrival time returning into Cairns
Bus Transfers to Cairns Marlin Marina
|City Return (Bus)||$10 per person|
|Outer City / Northern Beaches (Bus)||$20 per person|
|Port Douglas One Way (Bus)||$35 per person|
|Port Douglas Return (Bus)||$70 per person|
|Helicopter One Way*||$500 per person|
|Helicopter Return*||$1000 per person|
*Helicopter transfers depart and arrive to Nautilus Aviation, Cairns General Aviation transfers are available
Helicopter transfers offer a great birds eye perspective of the Great Barrier Reef. Reef Encounter work in conjunction with with Nautilus Aviation– industry experts in Queensland air touring.
Nautilus Aviation are leaders in luxury helicopter experiences in North Queensland, Australia
Helicopter transfers require a minimum of 2 people to operate
Please note that luggage restrictions and weights do apply
we do offer free luggage storage at Reef Encounter’s office on the corner of Florence & Abbott Streets, Cairns City office hours at 7am to 9pm 7 days a week it is also possible if time permits for your luggage to be transported on our fast catamaran, Reef Experience