Great Barrier Reef Stay

Great Barrier Reef Stay because One day on the Great Barrier Reef is never enough

Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is situated on
the spectacular Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns and offers guests a
unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate reef experience as briefly or for as
long as they want.

Reef Encounter is for anyone who wishes to experience the Great Barrier Reef,
whether it be to enjoy the sunset, sleep on the reef, snorkelling with time to
really to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the quality reef and marine life or
for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water!

Reef Encounter offers all the luxury facilities of a reef resort while floating on
the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef – making it one of the most unique
holiday escapes in Australia.

Great Barrier Reef Stay vessel is a 35-metre luxury catamaran
designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. Air-conditioned
throughout, Reef Encounter features spacious decks as well as roomy dining
and recreation areas to dine and relax in.

Reef Encounter has a large easy access water platform that allows hassle-free
scuba diving and snorkelling, directly off the side of the boat is perhaps one of
the most spectacular aquatic environments in the world.

At Reef Encounter guests can access unspoilt reefs shared by a maximum of 50 guests at any one time, assisted by a dedicated,

Reef Encounter also has the exclusive commercial license to access 4 of the five reefs it visits.

Australia’s  Great Barrier Reef is the world’s most extensive reef system and, accordingly, one
of the seven wonders of the natural world.

It is a vast labyrinth of smaller reefs,
coral cays, lagoons, rocky inshore islands, deep channels and underwater caves.

In these warm, shallow waters nature has well and indeed ran riot and created an
an immense, chaotic profusion of marine life – all waiting to be explored!

Scuba Diving

Scuba Dive sessions begin at first light when the fish are at their most active and
ready to feed, and there are opportunities to dive several times during each
day, as well as after-dinner night diving for the more adventurous!
Staying overnight on the reef is truly an experience that has to be made.

The spectacular sunrises and sunsets that rise and fall over the calm, azure
waters have to be seen to be believed. The abundance of brightly
shining stars adds to the already perfect natural setting.
Waking up to a delicious tropical breakfast on the Great Barrier Reef is another
special treat.

The delicious meals onboard are chef-prepared using the
the freshest produce, meaning you can dine in style in the middle of the ocean!
For the perfect sunset cocktail, Reef Encounter’s bar is open for beverages all

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Reef Encounters also features comfortable staterooms and deluxe Top Deck Club rooms, all with double or twin beds and private bathrooms.

The friendly, onboard staff and experienced crew are there to help make Reef Encounter the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure. They even have a built-in spa, glass-bottom boat tours, scuba dive courses for beginners and advanced, and a sun deck!

Arrive In Style via a spectacular scenic helicopter flight

If time is essential, the helicopter is the way to go, as there are few
experiences more thrilling than the ‘sea eagles-eye view’ of coral reefs,
complete with pods of dolphins, whales and even turtles if the sea is calm.

Best Place to Scuba Dive, Great Barrier Reef


Let me take you on a little journey…….

Imagine entering a whole new world. A world where you are weightless, like flying through space. A world of colours so vibrant they awaken all your senses and creatures so impossibly weird, your mind drinks it all in, excited and thirsty, not knowing what to focus on first.

Come with me to The Great Barrier Reef to delve beneath its surface and experience this part of the world.

The Great Barrier Reef is a place of wonder, so much to explore. From the moment your head goes beneath the water, it’s like being transported into a dream, a sensory overload. Corals of all colours, shapes and sizes, little fish that hide within the nooks and cranny’s, their iridescent scales twinkling while the sun rays break through the surface.

Prepare to see things so extraordinary; your mind can hardly comprehend. It will be overwhelming but so wonderfully calming. Your mind chatter stops, there are no phones down here. You are completely immersed in the present.


So are you ready to let me take you scuba diving? We are going to swim along huge walls of reef that stretch in every direction, too deep to see the bottom, and so humbling to be alongside something so awe-inspiringly vast.


Find weird and wonderful creatures, like the mesmerising cuttlefish that hovers like a spaceship and changes its colours in flashes and waves while its skin texture rises and falls to blend into its surroundings. See the flatworm swim,  its body rippling through the water like a magic carpet or a lionfish, beautiful as it fans out its spines like wings and dances amongst the tiny schools of fish surrounding him like confetti.


Come with me beneath the water into this whole new world. I would love to share it with you.

Great Barrier Reef Stay


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