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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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Very Positive Reef Experience - Top Deck Club

About 25 years ago I visited Cairns with 2 friends and went out to the reef on Compass. This time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Best day

We had a fabulous day from when we arrived until we got off the boat at 4.30. The prescription... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louisa C
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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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“top deck” (142 reviews)
“scuba dive” (139 reviews)
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100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4037 2700

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Reviewed 2 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 2 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing the Great Barrier Reef has been a dream of mine for years, so I was very picky when it came to choosing which reef tour to book. I really wanted to scuba dive, but was put off when looking at other companies which seemed...More

1  Thank Sharmini C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent day trip. They picked us up at the hotel and took us to the boat. The staff were fantastic, there was a marine biologist who gave us a quick talk about the corals and fish and there was the opportunity to...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are maybe 15 to 20 boats going out to the reef every day, all offering similar experience albeit in different size boats. What sets this operator apart from the other 100 pax boats is that they offer a "top deck" experience for an extra...More

Thank JohnnyP1011
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed on the boat overnight. The beds are normal size and comfortable, the food is incredibly good. I was shocked at the level of comfort, it really is like a floating hotel. The dive masters are friendly and very knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend...More

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most wonderful time diving on reef encounter! We spent two nights three days on board and loved it! The staff were great! So friendly and helpful! Especially our dive guides Justin and Ethan! I would recommend booking a dive guide as they helped...More

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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