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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    1 - 5 of 860 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Had a great time, diving and snorkelling sites were all different and with lots to offer. Boat and crew were also really good with amazing food to a much higher standard then we expected! Aimed at the beginner to intermediate diver / snorkeller with plenty...More

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    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 12 August 2017

    My husband and I recently stayed two nights on Reef Encounter, which was our first live-aboard experience. From what I understand after talking to the other guests we have possibly been ruined forever! From the moment we got on the transfer boat (Reef Experience -...More

    1  Thank Kathleen K
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The service was exellent, and the food delicious and plentyfull.We stayed one night on the reef, and the room was cosy and clean, and bigger than most hotel-rooms. Staff were very responsible and helpfull, my wife is not a water-lover, but she felt very comfortable...More

    Thank Jan Erik J
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great value and worth the live aboard experience for the price of accomodation in cairns and a day trip to the reef you can have a less crowded more personal visit to the reef , we were snorkellers and enjoyed the experience , great cabins...More

    Thank Cheryl H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The organisation was great, staff were very professional but also relaxed, fun and very friendly. The food was perfect for hungry divers and snorkellers. The room was much better than expected with comfy bed and great shower. I'm normally fussy and quite hard to please...More

    Thank Tony M
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    • US$ 463 - US$ 714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • Reef Encounter Hotel Great Barrier Reef
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    pbco293
    14 September 2017|
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    Response from JPintheD | Reviewed this property |
    Book directly, website was very easy and staff answered our questions quickly.
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    6 August 2017|
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    Response from LondonUnveiled | Reviewed this property |
    Did the 3 day, 2 night liveaboard. The transfer vessel from Cairns to Reef Encounter is the place people are most likely to get sick as the journey out can be quite choppy. I am prone to sea sickness, as is my son. We... More
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    3 June 2017|
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    Response from 26Cath | Reviewed this property |
    We booked top deck direct through the reef encounter website - for two people though, all inclusive. They had prices for single travelers as well. I would definitely compare prices
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    "No need they are all good"
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    "If possible, nearer the front of the boat as maybe the air con less strong"
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    "This is a boat that stays out on the Great Barrier Reef. The rooms seem similar."
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    "If your budget allows, take the helicopter out to the boat"
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