REEF ENCOUNTER LIVEABOARD

Step aboard Reef Encounter, our floating boutique resort, for your Great Barrier Reef experience. Live and sleep on the reef and see it at its best – day and night! Reef Encounter is an excellent alternative to a resort based holiday

2 Day Snorkel Twin/ Double Share per person

Adult: $410.00
Child: $410.00
Family: $0.00

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2 Day Snorkel Sole Occupancy

Adult: $790.00
Child: $790.00
Family: $0.00

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3 Day Snorkel Twin/ Double per person

Adult: $625.00
Child: $625.00
Family: $0.00

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3 Day Snorkel Sole Occupancy

Adult: $1205.00
Child: $1205.00
Family: $0.00

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4 Day Snorkel Twin/ Double per person

Adult: $825.00
Child: $825.00
Family: $0.00

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4 Day Snorkel Sole Occupancy

Adult: $1605.00
Child: $1605.00
Family: $0.00

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Extras

2 Day Resort (Intro) Dives- 5 day dives

Adult: $230.00
Child: $230.00
Family: $0.00

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2 Day Certified Dives- 5 day/ 1 night dive

Adult: $90.00
Child: $90.00
Family: $0.00

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3 Day Resort (Intro) Dives- 8 day dives

Adult: $380.00
Child: $380.00
Family: $0.00

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3 Day Certified Dives- 8 day/ 2 night dives

Adult: $140.00
Child: $140.00
Family: $0.00

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4 Day Resort (Intro) Dive- 11 day dives

Adult: $530.00
Child: $530.00
Family: $0.00

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4 Day Certified Dives- 11 day/ 3 night dives

Adult: $190.00
Child: $190.00
Family: $0.00

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Heli Transfers 1 way

Adult: $420.00
Child: $420.00
Family: $0.00

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Heli Transfers Return

Adult: $840.00
Child: $840.00
Family: $0.00

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Accommodating only 42 guests at any time, Reef Encounter, Australia's premier scuba dive and snorkel liveaboard is large enough to provide all the comforts of the largest Cruise ships yet small enough to enable access to spectacular reef locations inaccessible to other vessels. With Reef Encounter, guests have the opportunity to experience two full days and to sleep on the reef, giving them more time to relax and enjoy the experience, in and out of the water. This is especially important for beginners as they have plenty of time and encouragement from friendly staff to help them get used to the water.

Onboard: All Staterooms are located on the outside with large ocean views, fresh gourmet prepared meals, air-conditioned throughout with large dining room, bar and lounge, easy access snorkel/dive platform, heli-pad, snorkel and dive equipment, glass bottom boat tours, Guided Snorkel tours, Resort, Learn to Dive and Certified diving or simply enjoy your Resort at the Great Barrier Reef on the sundeck or in the spa watching the sunset over the Reef!

For an extra touch of luxury, upgrade to an exclusive Top Deck package. Top Deck guests are treated to champagne on arrival, breakfast in bed, dinner under the stars and a personal valet/dive or snorkel guide at all times to ensure an experience nothing short of breathtaking!

YOUR ITINERARY:

1st day: all - 2, 3, 4 day trips 

7:30 Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00 Depart Cairns. Marine Biologist presentation.
10:30 Arrive at Great Barrier Reef - Transfer to Reef Encounter. Water, relaxation time.
12:00 Lunch. Water, relaxation time
3:00 Cruise to outer reef location. Water, relaxation time. Glass Bottom Boat tour 
6:00 Dinner & Dessert 
7:00 Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie

2nd day: 3, 4 day trips only

6:30 Dive 
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30 Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00 Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair 
6:30 Dinner 
7:00 Night Dive. Relaxation time, starwatching, boardgames, movies

3rd day: 4 day trips only

Same as 2nd day

last day: All- 2, 3, 4 day trips

6:30 Dive or snorkel. Breakfast
8:30 Dive or snorkel
10:30 Cruise to next location. Water , relax time.
12:00 Lunch 
1:30 Transfer to Reef Experience. Cruise to next location
1:45 Water, relax time (no diving)
3:30 Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30 Arrive in Cairns

COACH TRANSFERS:

$12 per person return - Cairns City 
$17 per person return - Northern Beaches/ Outer suburbs Cairns
$70 per person return - Port Douglas ($35 One Way)
TO BE PAID ON BOARD on the day of travel
Pick up time will be advised on confirmation documents

INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY:

  • All Chef prepared meals including coffee
  • Snorkel Equipment and Instruction.
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Scuba Diving Demonstration and Instruction
  • Glass Bottom Boat and Marine Life Commentary
  • Reef Video Presentation
  • Overnight luxury Stateroom Accommodation all rooms have ensuites;
  • Fully Air conditioned
  • Dive / Snorkel up to six spectacular reef locations; including Michaelmas Cay, Hastings Reef, Saxon Reef, Norman Reef and Breaking Patches
  • Friendly, professional Dive Instructors

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICES: 

  • Add Resort (Intro) Dives 
  • Add Certified Dives
  • Underwater cameras - $98 for 2 days
  • Wetsuit - $10 
  • Night Torch
  • Soft drinks, snacks etc
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO

vip top deck club additions also available - request a quote

REEF ENCOUNTER FACILITIES:

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern Ocean-View rooms
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Large Dining Area, Bar and Lounge
  • On board open air heated spa
  • On board water desalination Plant
  • Hydraulic dive/Snorkel Platform
  • Helipad
  • Large Sundeck

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Hat, Towel, Sunglasses, Sun Lotion, Overnight Bag

 

* When selecting Dive Optional Extras, you MUST select the same duration of tour as your snorkel component. For eg. 2 Day Snorkel can only add either 2 Day Resort Dives or 2 Day Cert Dives.

* All rates are valid 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015. Child rate is 12 - 14.

*All tours are subject to operators own Terms and Conditions