Stateroom – Liveaboard

Cairns' no1 rated liveaboard. Unbeatable on service and value! Come snorkeling, scuba diving or do some lessons.

3 Day Snorkel and Daintree Rainforest

Experience two world heritage sites in 3 days. Our Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest package will have you experiencing the best of the Great...more information


3 Day Snorkel Adventure and Kuranda

Enjoy 2 days snorkeling liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef and 1 day visiting Kuranda, the village in the rainforest includes historical scenic train and...more information


3 Day Scuba Adventure and Kuranda

Enjoy 2 days diving Australia's Great Barrier Reef and day visiting Kuranda the village in the rainforest including the scenic railway and skyrail.


North Queensland Getaway

Our 4 day getaway will have you exploring limestone caves, discovering the oldest tropical rainforest in the World and staying on Australia's Great Barrier Reef


Action Getaway

spend days in beautiful North Queensland includes Great Barrier Reef overnight, Overnight stay in the beautiful Atherton Tablelands and Tully River White Water Rafting


Open Water dive course

Fantastic and enthusiastic crew,very helpful.Good food and good service. Everything was great.The open water course was awesome,good instructors. We loved the stay,very nice snorkelling in...more information


Discover the Great Barrier Reef, Australia's Best Snorkeling Experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef is home to a more fish, coral and marine creatures than anywhere...more information

Explore Our Spectacular Reef Sites

About our Reef Sites We visit spectacular Outer Barrier Reef sites - Reef Encounter's Captain will decide on the day which reef locations Reef Encounter...more information

Deck Plans

M.V. Reef Encounter is a liveaboard catamaran which provides excellent overnight trips to The Great Barrier Reef with boutique hotel style accommodation. This 35 metre...more information

4 Day Liveaboard

  4 Day liveaboard  Great Barrier Reef Itinerary   Itinerary is subject to change without notice. Reef Encounter visits between two to three different dive...more information

3 Day Liveaboard

  ] Day One 7.30 am Board the transfer vessel 'Reef Experience' at Cairns Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in and your journey to Reef Encounter...more information

2 Day Liveaboard

    About Our 2 day liveaboard Packages Reef Encounter is the ultimate way to see the Great Barrier Reef, live and sleep on the...more information

Great Barrier Reef

About The Great Barrier Reef   The Great Barrier Reef – natures natural wonder and the world’s largest reef ecosystem. The Great Barrier Reef is...more information

Scuba Dive Medical Questionnaire

Scuba Dive Medical Requirements Your health and well being is very important to our company please read the following information carefully: The below scuba dive...more information

Important Information

For other frequently asked questions, see FAQs.   We like to explain everything so that you know exactly what  your trip includes so please be sure...more information


What do I need to bring for my trip onboard Reef Encounter? Swimwear, personal toiletries, casual clothes, certification card or diver’s logbook, cash or credit...more information

Dive Courses

Reef Encounter is a leading SSI dive training facility, offering Dive courses from entry level Open Water Diver, Advanced Adventure Diver, Rescue Diver, right up...more information

Daybreak on the Great Barrier Reef

Witness yourself how daybreak above the waves couldn’t be more different to what’s taking place beneath the surface… Daybreak at the Reef Rise Early on...more information

Reef Sleep

Sleep At The Reef   Night is a unique and magical time at sea. Onboard Reef Encounter the evening is the perfect time to reflect...more information

Accommodation, Dining and Facilities

Reef Encounter's accommodation, dining and facilities are able to cater to most peoples needs. Please inform us if you require cots for babies, have any...more information


Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard tour,Reef Encounter is a fully air conditioned 35 meter catamaran hotel, designed for the upmost stability and comfort at sea. Reef...more information

Choose Us

Choose Us Reef Encounter is a holiday all in itself, and we believe it’s the best liveaboard trip out of Cairns; aka ‘The Gateway to the...more information