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Reef Experience

#7 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4037 2700
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Top Deck club was THE perfect choice for a GBR visit !

Unsure about what tour operator to pick or what to expect from a GBR tour, I found this Top Deck... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rolf P
Incredible 3 Days on the Reef!

Reef Encounter provided an absolutely amazing live-aboard experience on the Great Barrier Reef. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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One Great Day at One Great price includes : city bus transfers, 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations, breakfast, wetsuit hire, 6 hours at the Reef, Marine Biologist Reef presentation, lunch, glass bottom boat, reef levies, afternoon tea your choice of an introductory dive or a certified dive. For people who can’t swim or aren’t confident in the water our friendly crew will take them on a guided snorkelProudly locally family owned and operated.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4037 2700

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Reviewed yesterday

Unsure about what tour operator to pick or what to expect from a GBR tour, I found this Top Deck club option whilst browsing for hours and reading different reviews from Reef Experience. So I booked this VIP journey for a group of 6 (4...More

Thank Rolf P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Reef Encounter provided an absolutely amazing live-aboard experience on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I met lots of great people as a solo traveler and had some of the best dives of my life. Highly recommend! Staying 1-2 nights...More

Thank Rose D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great way to see the reef! The entire trip had a festive feeling, and the crew was helpful (and the lunch was delicious!). The guided Marine Biology Tour was great. Would highly recommend this!

Thank emilyvandermerwe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My cousin and I greatly enjoyed our trip with Reef Experience! We had a fantastic time eating and relaxing on the boat with the kind staff but the outer reef snorkel tour was hands down the best experience of the day! We were able to...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family & I recently had a holiday to Cairns with friends & of course, we all wanted to have a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. A friend investigated various day trip options for the reef but it was Reef Experience that really...More

Thank Fiona_Mick_plus3
Reviewed 6 days ago

About 25 years ago I visited Cairns with 2 friends and went out to the reef on Compass. This time around I called Compass to discuss deals. I spoke with Rosie who was personable and explained Compass was the dolphin speed boat while Reef Experience...More

Thank BullManJohn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day from when we arrived until we got off the boat at 4.30. The prescription masks meant my niece and I could see the reef. One of my best moment of the day was snorkeling along with my niece pointing out...More

Thank Louisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been on my bucket list for a very long time and I was so excited to finally get to go! The crew are all amazing and very laid back and even though there was lots of people, they made time for everyone. Even...More

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reef Experience was an amazing stop on our honeymoon adventure through Australia. From the friendly and fun staff, to the incredible accommodation under the stars and amazing food- we could have stayed on board for weeks! We had an amazing guide (Mike) who helped us...More

Thank Caillin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The company catered to our needs, were flexible with times we had available and provided a great experience. The food was great and plenty of variety. Catered to all needs. Room was comfortable. The team members were great and made our trip enjoyable. I would...More

Thank Sue S
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25 April 2017|
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Response from j2b2m2 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the other answer. Reef Experience took us to fabulous diving/snorkelling locations and the colours and the fish,sea turtles, small sharks etc were awesome. Go and see the UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef... More
12 April 2017|
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Response from Lonnie S | Reviewed this property |
All equipment was provided including snorkels masks fins and stinger suits they really covered everything! You just need your swimsuit!
25 March 2017|
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Response from JIMFAL | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they take more than 50