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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent89%
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    “night dive” (138 reviews)
    “top deck” (120 reviews)
    “dive master” (37 reviews)
    Breakfast included
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    11 - 15 of 830 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    i took my 2 teeneage sons on this trip and have to say it was one of my top 3 highlights for things that i have done with my sons. Why is that so. Not only is the Great barrier reef (GBR) truly stunning and...More

    Thank John M
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We booked a top deck experience in May to learn to dive, and it was the experience of a lifetime. Though top deck was great, we would've been just as happy with the "regular" experience. If we ever go back we will be booking the...More

    Thank CalTraveler87
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My young family selected the 3 day/2 night option aboard the Reef Encounter and it was the trip of a lifetime. It was too incredible for words. The morning of our departure, we walked to the Reef Experience to start our journey to the Great...More

    1  Thank Lenore R
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Transferring to Reef Encounter involves taking the 'Reef Experience' (a day boat) first - departing 7:30, taking only light luggage (back packs) (we left our luggage at the Shangri-La Hotel adjacent to the departure dock as we stayed there the night before). The journey out...More

    Thank LondonUnveiled
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My family of four did the 3 day/2 night package for the Reef Encounter and had an amazing experience. They did scuba diving and I did snorkeling. The guides for their dives were wonderful and the dives spectacular. As we came from the United States,...More

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    • US$ 446 - US$ 702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 52
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    • Also Known As
    • Reef Encounter Hotel Great Barrier Reef
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    Chuck P
    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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    Christy G
    9 May 2017|
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    Response from LisaLouWigan | Reviewed this property |
    I did this excursion in March and my biggest regret is only booking one night. If you can go for two nights do it. It was the absolute highlight of our holiday! They pick up from 7-7.30 from the Marlin Jetty, you have to be... More
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    18 March 2017|
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    Response from Kelli J | Reviewed this property |
    Yes - there were a bunch of jellyfish on the way up! Have fun.
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    "All rooms have a window so all are good. Top Deck gives you extra pampering but we honestly felt very special..."
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    "Go Top Deck for some extra care and pampering."
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    "It's a boat - any room will be good :)"
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    "Regular package is just as nice as top deck (same food, etc.). Top deck is also the most turbulent; not..."
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