REEF ENCOUNTER: GREAT BARRIER REEF LIVEABOARD TRIPS

from $545 AUD

Description

If you really want to experience the Great Barrier Reef at its best… spend a night on it. 

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world & Reef Encounter offers an outstanding opportunity to spend 1 or many nights on the Great Barrier Reef.

Dive and snorkel packages all include chef prepared gourmet meals.

Reef Encounter is a 35 metre luxury catamaran designed for the utmost stability & comfort at sea. The vessel is air-conditioned throughout& features spacious decks as well as roomy dining & recreation areas to dine and relax in.

The large easy access water platform allows hassle free scuba diving and snorkelling. The vessel also features staterooms which have double or twin beds, all with private bathrooms.

All of these features, combined with friendly, experienced dive crew makes Reef Encounter the ultimate scuba diving & snorkelling adventure vessel. We even have an onboard SPA!!

Depending on how long you stay aboard Reef Encounter, your time will be spent scuba diving or snorkelling at the many different reefs and locations on the Great Barrier Reef that we travel to and from.

FACILITIES

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Modern Ocean View Rooms (Twin/Double)
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large Dining Area, bar and lounge
  • onboard heated spa
  • onboard water desalination plant
  • Hydraulic dive/snorkel platform
  • Heli Pad
  • Sundeck

Whats Included

  • Luxury Accommodation with private bathrooms
  • On-board Chef preparing all meals.
  • Coffee, Coffee, Milo available all day whilst boat is stationary
  • Snorkel Equipment and instruction (ex: wetsuit)
  • Scuba Diving Demonstration & Instruction (not a scuba dive only a demonstration)
  • Glass Bottom Boat & Marine Life Commentary.
  • Marine Biologist presentation onboard Reef Experience on the journey to Reef Encounter
  • Overnight Twin /Double share Cabins
  • Bath and Beach Towels

Extras

Reef Levies to be paid on day of Travel: AU$15 fees per day (comprised of $4.50 EMC, $5.50 Cairns Port Authority + $5 fuel levy)

Optional Extras to be paid on board

  • Wetsuit Hire $5.00 per day
  • Dive Guide for Certified Divers $15.00 per Dive
  • Scuba Diving on Snorkel Packages (Intro Dive $70.00 1st Dive – Additional Dives $65.00)
  • Night Dive on Introductory Dive Packages $80.00
  • Soft Drinks, snacks ect from the bar

Departures / Pickups

Reef Encounter stays out on the Outer Great Barrier Reef with daily transfers from Cairns Via Reef Experience

Check in at Marlin Marina A Finger at 7.30am boarding transfer vessel “Reef Experience”

DEPARTS CAIRNS DAILY at 7.30am from Marlin Marina “A finger”.


Pricing

Option Price
CERTIFIED DIVER - DOUBLE CABIN (2 PEOPLE) 4 DAY 3 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (14 DIVES INC 3 NIGHT DIVES)EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $1035
CERTIFIED DIVER - DOUBLE CABIN (2 PEOPLE) 3 DAY 2 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (10 DIVES INC 2 NIGHT DIVES) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 PER PERSON (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) WETSUIT HIRE - $6.00 PER PERSON PER DAY DIVE GUIDES - $15.00 PER PERSON PER DIVE $1610
CERTIFIED DIVER - DOUBLE CABIN (2 PEOPLE) 2 DAY 1 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (6 DIVES INC 1 NIGHT DIVES + DIVE GUIDES) EXTRA CHARGES - $30.00 PER PERSON (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) WETSUIT HIRE - $6.00 PER PERSON PER DAY $1210
CERTIFIED DIVER - MULTI SHARE CABIN 2 DAY 1 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (6 DIVES INC 1 NIGHT DIVES) EXTRA CHARGES - $30.00 (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $545
CERTIFIED DIVER - TWIN SHARE CABIN 3 DAY 2 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (10 DIVES INC 1 NIGHT DIVES) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $820
CERTIFIED DIVER - TWIN SHARE CABIN 4 DAY 3 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (10 DIVES INC 1 NIGHT DIVES) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $1095
FAMILY PACKAGE (2 ADULTS + 1 CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE) DOUBLE CABIN WITH ROLLOUT BED + ENSUITE 3 DAY 2 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (10 DIVES INC 2 NIGHT DIVES + WETSUIT) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 PER PERSON (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $2175
FAMILY PACKAGE (2 ADULTS + 1 CHILD UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE) DOUBLE CABIN WITH ROLLOUT BED + ENSUITE 3 DAY 2 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (10 DIVES INC 2 NIGHT DIVES + WETSUIT + DIVE GUIDE) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 PER PERSON (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $2375
TOP DECK CLUB CERTIFIED DIVER - DOUBLE CABIN (2 PEOPLE) 3 DAY 2 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP (10 DIVES INC 2 NIGHT DIVES) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 PER PERSON (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $2700
SSI E-LEARNING OPEN WATER COURSE - DOUBLE CABIN 4 DAY 3 NIGHT LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP - (12 DIVES INC 1 NIGHT DIVE) EXTRA CHARGES - $45.00 (MARINE PARK LEVIES - PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE OPERATOR) $1246

Full Itinerary

Reef Encounters Sample 2 Day Itinerary

Day of Travel

  • 7.30am                Marlin Jetty“A” Finger– Welcome on-boardReef Experienceour high speed air-conditioned catamaran. Enjoy a BBQ breakfast with Tea, Coffee and fruits
  • 8.00am                 Depart Marlin Jetty Cairns transferring directly to“Reef Encounter (90 Minute transfer time)
  • 9.45am                 Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Transfer to Reef Encounter
  • 10.30am               Snorkel, sunbake and relax
  • 12.00pm               Lunch is served
  • 12.45                    Dive briefing for new passengers
  • 1.30pm                 Scuba Dive and Snorkel Session or just sunbake and relax
  • 2.45pm                 Cruise to out next spectacular Outer Reef location.
  • 3.30pm                 Dive and snorkel session
  • 6.00pm                 Dinner and Desert are served
  • 6.30pm                 Brief for Night Diving
  • 7.00pm                 Night Scuba Dive, relation time, star gazing

Day of Departure

  • 6.30am                Cereal and toast available before Scuba Dive or Snorkel Session
  • 7.30am                Breakfast is served
  • 8.00am                Cruise to our next Outer Reef Location
  • 8.30am                Scuba Dive and Snorkelling session
  • 10.30am              Scuba Dive session and last dive for depart passengers
  • 12.00pm              Lunch
  • 1.30pm                Last Snorkel Session for Departing Passengers
  • 3.00pm                Transfer to Reef Experience for Journey back to Cairns

Itinerary and locations may change due to weather conditions

Skipper will decide which spectacular outer barrier reef location depending on weather and Reef Encounters Schedule

Please advise of any dietary requirements.


FAQ

Overnight bag– If you wish to store any excess luggage we are happy to do so in our office at 100 Abbott street Cairns. For safety reasons Reef Encounter has a“No Shoe” policy. (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes) Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale on-board or underwater camera hire. Sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, light casual clothing. As the air-conditioning is on a set temperature for the heat during the day it can become quite cool in the evenings, even just being on the Great Barrier Reef can be cooler at night-time, therefore a light long-sleeved pullover, cardigan should be taken. Dive medical if required Proof of certification if you are a certified scuba diver. * Sleeping Bags are NOTpermitted * Reef Encounter has a fully licensed bar - NO BYO! EXTRA COSTS: AU$15 fees per day (comprised of $4.50 EMC, $5.50 Cairns Port Authority + $5 fuel levy).

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