Come snorkeling alongside turtles, find Nemo and his family and maybe even encounter some majestic manta rays. It’s a water lovers paradise!
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is home to more fish, coral and marine creatures than anywhere else on our incredible planet!
Reef Encounter always parks in easy distance of spectacular snorkeling coral lagoons and has a purpose built snorkelling platform on level to the ocean with easy access stairs into the water.
Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
All snorkeling equipment and tuition is included in your trip.
Guided snorkel tours are available for anyone requiring in-water assistance while our passionate crew will answer any marine-life questions you may have, so whether you are a non-swimmer or you’re just interested in learning about life beneath the waves, all of your snorkelling needs are taken care of!
Fun for the whole family
Reef Encounter liveaboard snorkel tours offer superb snorkel experiences to people of all ages and abilities.
Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or are new to the water world, the Reef Encounter team guarantee you a fun and safe way of seeing the Great Barrier Reef
No experience necessary
If it’s your first time snorkeling or you require any in-water assistance, simply let our helpful team know and they’ll guide you around the reef! Flotation devices such as noodles and life jackets are also available to make snorkeling easy, to anyone who requires them
Great Reef locations
All snorkeling locations are selected by the Captain each day based on the optimal snorkel and dive conditions based on the weather and the time of year
Depending on the length of your stay onboard Reef Encounter, you will be introduced to a number of different Outer Barrier Reefs and snorkeling spots
Our liveaboard snorkel tours offer five snorkeling sessions for every full day you stay. There is plenty of time to snorkel, relax, try a glass bottom boat tour and maybe even try a beginners Resort Scuba Dive – it’s up to you!
Snorkel with the Top Deck Club
The VIP Top Deck Club is the perfect choice for breathtaking snorkeling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
As a Top Deck Club guest you have your very own valet for the duration of your stay. Your personal crew member will provide private in-water snorkel tours for your Top Deck group
Snorkeling with an experienced crew member means you get to see all the prime spots at whatever pace suits you. Your guide will point out the breathtaking creatures that otherwise may be missed and can enhance your experience with fun descriptions – it’s the VIP way to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!
Learn about a natural wonder with a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Ask our helpful crew onboard for information about our commentated glass bottom boat tours, which are available upon request and mean you don’t even have to get wet to witness life beneath the waves! It’s a great alternative during your spare time where you can view the marine life and learn something interesting along the way
(Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting)
All snorkel equipment, food and accommodation are included in your liveaboard snorkel tour
Optional extras are prescription lens masks and wetsuits if you require them, which are available for hire onboard