Reef Encounter - group snorkelCome snorkelling 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 snorkelling coral lagoons and has a purpose-built snorkelling platform on a level to the ocean with easy access stairs into the water.

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

All snorkelling 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 snorkelling 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 snorkelling easy, to anyone who requires them

Family Snorkelling With Fish


Great Reef locations

All snorkelling 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 several different Outer Barrier Reefs and snorkelling spots

Our liveaboard snorkel tours offer five snorkelling 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 beginner’s 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 snorkelling 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

Snorkelling 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!

Read more about Top Deck Club tours


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 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


Select your room, and come snorkeling on the Reef