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The Great Barrier Reef is home to a more fish, coral and marine creatures than anywhere else on our incredible planet – it’s a water-lovers paradise! Swim alongside turtles, find Nemo and his family and maybe even encounter some majestic manta rays.

clownfish with coralsReef Encounter always parks in easy distance of spectacular snorkelling coral lagoons and has a purpose built snorkelling platform on level with the ocean by easy access stairs into the water. All snorkelling equipment and tuition is included in your trip. Guided snorkel tours are available throughout the day so whether you are a non-swimmer or you’re just interested in learning about life beneath the waves, all of your snorkelling needs are taken care of!

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

Fun for the whole family

family snorkeling on the reefReef Encounter liveaboard snorkel tours offer superb snorkel experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or are new to the water world, the Reef Encounter team guarantee you a fun and safe way of seeing the Great Barrier Reef.

No experience necessary

Whether you’re new to the water world or are an experienced snorkeler, you’re dedicated personal in-water guide will guarantee you a fun and safe way of seeing the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling with an experienced crew member means you get to see all the prime spots at whatever pace suits you. Your guide will point out the breathtaking creatures that otherwise may be missed and can enhance your experience with fun descriptions.

Great Reef locations

All snorkelling locations are selected for the optimal conditions depending on the weather and the time of year. Depending on the length of your stay onboard Reef Encounter, you will be introduced to a number of different Outer Barrier Reefs and snorkeling spots.

Depending on the length of your stay onboard Reef Encounter, you will be introduced to a number of different Outer Barrier Reefs and snorkeling spots. Our liveaboard snorkel tours offer five snorkelling sessions per day, there is plenty of time to snorkel, relax, try a glass bottom boat tour and maybe even try an Introductory Resort Dive – it’s up to you!

Learn about a natural wonder

Reef Encounter learn to dive personalised open water dive course Great Barrier Reef Australia
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If you’re looking for fascinating facts about the marine life or just the added comfort of a professional guide, The Top Deck Club is the perfect choice for breathtaking snorkeling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. As a Top Deck Club guest you are a priority passenger. As such, your Top Deck Valet will be happy to whisk you out in our dive tender, if you wish, to see even more exclusive snorkeling locations if the conditions permit.

The commentated glass bottom boat tour is a great alternative for spare time, where you can view the marine life beneath the surface and learn something interesting along the way. Ask our helpful crew onboard for information about glass bottom boat tours. (Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting).

All snorkel equipment, food and accommodation are included in your liveaboard snorkel tour . Optional extras are wetsuits and prescription lens masks if you require them, which are available for hire onboard. Also available onboard is the option to try a fun, resort dive!