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Reef Experience

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100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4037 2700
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Great for beginners (skip if you're advanced)

I did 3 days on the Reef Experience liveaboard. The rooms were luxurious, the food was delicious... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chandler S
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On board a wave piercing catamaran to view the Great Barrier Reef. This had dive snorkel or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian N
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top deck” (280 reviews)
“scuba diving” (201 reviews)
“fish” (300 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

I did 3 days on the Reef Experience liveaboard. The rooms were luxurious, the food was delicious, and most of the staff were great (esp the captain, Sam, who went out of his way to be friendly with guests, and John and Jackson from the...More

Thank Chandler S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On board a wave piercing catamaran to view the Great Barrier Reef. This had dive snorkel or viewing from a dry location to view the Corel. Lots of opportunities to snorkel with limited swimming ability as lifeguards were always watching. The dive potential was very...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 4 days ago

All the staff were really fun and helpful, food was great and accommodating. Brilliant time for a brilliant price. Information was all really helpful and interesting, would definitely recommend.

Thank jahan1994
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time with these guys. Done an intro dive and some snorkeling on two different reefs along the great barrier Reef. The guide were excellent and very knowledgeable and were on hand for any questions we had. It was my first dive and...More

1  Thank ScribeLife
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second time on reef encounter, but first time on top deck, and the experience was amazing. We were greeted by our personal instructor Kristi May on board reef experience that would transfer us to reef encounter from the wharf, and god she was passionate. She...More

Thank Joe Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

All in all a brilliant experience. The crew were fun, friendly and hospitable - really it is down to their fantastic positivity that I was motivated to write my first ever review on Trip Advisor. They made an already wonderful place that much more awesome....More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I travelled on the reef experience as a solo traveller, found the people on board to be very friendly and accommodating. The scuba diving was amazing, managed to see some sharks! Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to see the turtle while snorkeling. The staff were...More

1  Thank Liam S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great boat. Fantastic staff and a wonderful experience. Never been snorkelling before and my god it was just awesome. The inclusions were brilliant. Food amazing and staff friendly and helpful. The trip was my partners 30th birthday present and he absolutely loved it. You guys...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day with a fabulous crew. Awesome snorkelling feeling safe and well informed. Yummy lunch too😊

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew were fantastic! They were friendly and very patient with those who were nervous in water. The food was good and we even had wine and cheese after the dives. My mom was with me and she is not a strong swimmer but the...More

Thank Atia C
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is some shade. Not a lot on deck, but enough. The dining cabin is spacious. This is where you do your briefing.this is on the same level as a lot of the cabins. Just ask for same level cabin. Wetsuits are up on... More
Kirsty Y
15 August 2017|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you are correct in saying Reef sharks are shy but Turtles are highly likely. We were fortunate to see both. I was thrilled to just experience the array of other fish on the Reef. Reef experience has loads of experienced... More
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

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