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, snorkeling 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 snorkeling, directly off the side of the boat in 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 5 reefs it visits.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest 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 truly ran riot and created an
immense, chaotic profusion of marine life – all waiting to be explored!
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 just has to be made.
The spectacular sunrises and sunsets that rise and fall over the calm, azure
waters simply have to be seen to be believed. The abundance of brightly
shining stars just adds to the already perfect natural setting.
Waking up to a delicious tropical breakfast on the Great Barrier Reef is another
The delicious meals on board are chef prepared using 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
Reef Encounters also features comfortable staterooms and deluxe Top Deck Club rooms, all with double or twin beds and private bathrooms.
The friendly, on board staff and experienced dive crew are there to help make Reef Encounter the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure. They even have an onboard 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 important the helicopter is definitely 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.