Great Barrier Reef Holidays
Your Holiday, Your Way!
Fun For Everyone
Reef Encounter offers scuba diving and snorkelling liveaboard tours on the Great Barrier Reef.
Scuba divers, snorkelers and those who wish to stay on a floating hotel on the Great Barrier Reef can travel together with a Cairns liveaboard tour! Live and sleep on the reef and see it at its best – day and night!
An excellent alternative to a resort based holiday and a fantastic upgrade from a day trip, it’s one of the most unique holiday escapes in Australia!
Our Cairns liveaboard is a boutique floating hotel surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Accommodating only 42 guests at any time, Reef Encounter is large enough to provide the comforts of the largest cruise ships yet small enough to have access to spectacular reef locations inaccessible to other vessels.
Designed for utmost stability and comfort at sea, Reef Encounter visits the most captivatingly beautiful areas of this natural wonder – The Great Barrier Reef.
Reef Encounter trips depart every day, via our transfer vessel Reef Experience (below).
Enjoy greater flexibility with your travel plans and start your holiday on the day that suits you – and stay on the Reef as long as you like! Boarding in Cairns at 7:30 am from Cairns Marlin Marina.
Alternatively, helicopter transfers are low flying scenic excursions over the coral reef that are an excellent way to start or end your Great Barrier Reef adventure!
We visit a variety of snorkel/dive sites per day. Our experienced Captain selects the optimal sites for the weather conditions, so you can see the very best the Great Barrier Reef has to offer
During the transfer to the Great Barrier Reef, we have a Marine Biologist who gives an informative Reef presentation, introducing you to this unique underwater habitat
Our crew are by far our greatest asset, and it’s their passion and pride for the Reef that does make all the difference! If you’re not a confident swimmer, one of our guides will get in the water and assist you
What to do on the reef?
Everybody can see the Great Barrier Reef snorkelling, no minimum age and no experience necessary – just fun! Read more
See the Reef up close and personal, with scuba diving packages tailored for all skill levels. All equipment is included. Read more
Scuba diving lessons
Learn to dive or complete an advanced or rescue diver course. We are a dive training vessel and offer a wide range of scuba diving courses. Read more
Scuba divers, snorkelers and those who wish to stay on a floating hotel on the Great Barrier Reef can travel together with Reef Encounter
Or you can do nothing and relax on the Great Barrier Reef
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