Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Seeing the magnificent underwater world with its marine life up close is an unforgettable experience. Corals are within arm’s reach at some reef sites at low tide.
You will have several opportunities to explore the Outer Reef during your liveaboard. Floating over the corals will give you a spectacular view of the reefs, which are teeming with brightly coloured fish and coral.
Our snorkel liveaboard tours offer up to five water sessions for every full day you stay. With plenty of time to snorkel, relax, try a glass-bottom boat tour and maybe even try a beginner’s Resort Scuba Dive – it’s up to you!
What is snorkeling?
Don't worry if you've never snorkelled before; our crew will be happy to teach you how.
Where to snorkel in Cairns?
Do i need experience to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef?
Guided snorkel tours are available for anyone requiring in-water assistance.
Do you have to know how to swim to go snorkeling?
Non-swimmers can keep afloat with flotation devices such as noodles and life jackets.
What do i need to go snorkeling?
Optional extras are underwater camera, prescription lens masks and wetsuits are available for hire on board.
Can i see the Reef without going snorkeling?
Glass bottom boat tours are weather permitting
Staying on the Great Barrier Reef
Staying on the reef overnight or for a few days is by far the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelers can spend their days on board having fun in the water.
Our chefs can accommodate any dietary requirements and are always excited to prepare delectable meals that highlight the best of North Queensland’s produce.
Spend some time in the heated jacuzzi after enjoying the Coral Sea, or head upstairs to work on your tan on our large sundeck.
Included in your stay are all snorkel equipment, food and accommodation.
Fun for the whole family
Our liveaboard tours departing Cairns provide fantastic snorkeling opportunities for people of all ages and swimming abilities.
The Reef Encounter team guarantees a fun and safe way to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, whether you are an experienced snorkeler or new to this activity.
VIP Snorkeling Trips
For the best Cairns liveaboard trips on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, the VIP Top Deck Club is the place to be.
You have your valet as a Top Deck Club guest for the duration of your stay. Your valet will arrange private snorkel tours to all of the best spots at your leisure. To ensure that you see the best parts of the Reef.