Great Barrier Reef liveaboard with an extra touch of luxury
The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef is on our Top Deck Club liveaboard. From the start of your liveaboard adventure to the moment you step off the boat.
The Top Deck Club ensures a relaxing Reef liveaboard vacation with excellent service styled your way!
While onboard, you have your own valet to look after you.
You’ll stay in the best rooms onboard, with additional Top Deck inclusions.
What is the Top Deck Club?
Our Top Deck liveaboard is designed for people who want to enjoy the best of the Great Barrier Reef in style! It’s a trip tailored to your personal needs, much like ‘first-class’ on an airline, so everyone’s Top Deck experience will be exceptional.
The Top Deck package includes many additional luxuries, such as a dedicated personal valet, late check-out times, and deluxe three-course evening meals, in addition to an unmatched level of customer service.
A personal valet
Whether it’s a private scuba/snorkel tour with a professional in-water guide. In addition to a wealth of knowledge about marine life. Your personal crew member ensures that your vacation runs as smoothly as possible.
From the moment you board until you wave goodbye, you can rest assured that all of your needs will be met.
Each night of your stay, a deluxe three-course evening meal will be freshly prepared by our onboard Chef*.
You can dine privately under the stars or with the other guests in the spacious dining saloon.
Enjoy a continental or cooked breakfast prepared to your specifications, or join the other guests for a buffet-style breakfast served in the dining saloon*.
Enjoy ocean views from the sundeck or outdoor hot tub while sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset over the sparkling Coral Sea.
*Our chef will accommodate all dietary needs of our guests. Please let our helpful staff know if you have any special requests when making your reservation.
- Discover the World’s largest living structure
- Wake Up on the Great Barrier Reef
- Interact with thousands of brightly coloured fish and coral
- Delicious meals
- VIP service
Top Deck Club Liveaboard Packages Include
- Top Deck Club accommodation including ensuite (guaranteed cabin located on Top Deck – please note we only have 2 x cabins with a double bed with front windows, and these will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis)
- Delicious chef-prepared meals
- Personal valet
- Private guided in-water tours (please note diving is an upgrade, but your guide will already be included)
- Dinner under the stars
- Breakfast in bed
- Sunset cocktails
- Late checkout
- Evening turndown service
- Snorkel equipment
- Scuba diving equipment (if scuba diving)
- Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter
- A variety of spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef locations during your stay
- Glass bottom boat tour (weather-permitting)
- Marine Biology presentation
- A free luggage storage facility in Cairns City
- Daily transfers via Reef Experience to Reef Encounter
- Introductory dive
- Certified dive
- Scuba lessons
- Professional photographs
- Barista coffee
- Drinks and snacks
- Helicopter transfers
- City/Beaches bus return transfers
What to bring
- Reef Encounter is a barefoot product
- Light jacket
- Casual resort wear
- Scuba divers need to bring their certification card and logbook
How to get there
How to get to Reef Encounter?
Two Choices to get to Reef Encounter:
The first option is our transfer vessel Reef Experience, which departs Cairns daily at 8 am.
Reef Experience departs from the Cairns Marina, Marlin Jetty, Finger A.
Guests check in directly onboard the vessel.
The second option is via a spectacular scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier and landing directly onboard Reef Encounter’s exclusive helipad.
Important information for scuba divers
This information is for all guests participating in scuba diving.
Australia has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest diving record. Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws in Queensland, Australia.
We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules, including the requirements for a dive medical, where applicable, as required by law.
We recommend that all passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire. Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.
Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef tour.
We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on +61 7 4037 2700 or email our helpful team today.
Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Queensland Dive Medical using the Australian QLD Standard Form AS.4005.1
Flying after Scuba Diving
You should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive for a single no decompression scuba dive.
You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.