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2 Day/1 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter Liveaboard from  Cairns

Adults from $390

Spend a night with friends at the Great Barrier Reef where you’ll swim, snorkel and dive to discover all the wonders it offers.

Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for an overnight tour on a live-aboard vessel, and snorkel and dive in sparkling waters teeming with life and enjoy with friends a multi-share liveaboard accommodation on-board.

  • Stay at night on a live-aboard in the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Explore the reef by snorkelling, swimming and embarking on introductory or certified dives
  • Enjoy all meals aboard the vessel
  • Begin your tour early in the day by stepping onto a luxurious live-aboard and learning about the spectacular Reef you are going to explore with a presentation by a marine biologist.

After docking at a prime location on the Reef, step into the inviting warm water. Put on your snorkel gear and plunge into the water to watch fish, glorious manta rays, friendly sea turtles and other marine life wander around lively corals or suit up in diving equipment and dive deep into the ocean's depths. For new divers, the tour offers introductory lessons (additional cost).

Following an exhilarating day exploring the Reef, head aboard for a delicious dinner and refreshing night's sleep. Wake up in the morning to breakfast in the saloon and more time to explore the reef.

Upgrade to the Stateroom Cabin or Top Deck Club for a special VIP Treatment – Includes Gourmet Meals, Valet Service, Champagne on Arrival, Breakfast Served to your Room, Sunset Cocktails, Turn Down Service, Romantic Dinner Under the Stars (weather permitting,) A Personal Snorkel and Dive Guide available at all times, Australian Bed Linen including a Silk Doona, Cotton Sheets and Feather Down Pillows, Soft and Fluffy Bath Robes, Plush Bath Sheets and Australian Beauty Products.

*Please note that a $100 per person Christmas Surcharge applies if any part of your trip falls on or between 24 to 31 December.

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Schedule

Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
2 Day/1 Night Outer Barrier Reef Encounter Liveaboard 7:30am 4:30pm 2 Days

Pricing

Please note that a $100 per person Christmas Surcharge applies if any part of your trip falls on or between 24 to 31 December.

​Multishare Room strictly applies for Adults, age 18 years and above only, Upgrade to Stateroom or Top Deck Club if travelling with a Child.

Pricing valid for travel until 31 March 2020. Inclusive of Reef Tax (Pay onboard).

Ticket Room Type Details Price
Adults Multi Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 3)
Snorkelling Adventure
Includes: Unlimited Snorkelling
(Age 18 years and above)
$390
Multi Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 3)
Certified Scuba Dive Adventure
Includes: 5 Day + 1 Night Dives
(Age 18 years and above)
$485
Multi Share
(Min booking: 1, Sleeps: 3)
Introductory Scuba Dive Adventure
Includes: 5 Daytime Dives
(Age 18 years and above)
$605

Extras

Book your Extras now so you don’t miss out!

     
Hotel Transfers Cairns City Area Hotels to Marina Return Transfers $12
Per Person
Hotel Transfers Northern Beaches Hotels to Marina Return Transfers $22
Per Person
Hotel Transfers Port Douglas one way (Min. 2 Guests required) $35
Per Person
Scenic Helicopter Flight One Way Helicopter Transfers from Cairns (Min. 2 Guests required) $690
Per Person
Scenic Helicopter Flight Return Helicopter Transfers from Cairns (Min. 2 Guests required) $1380
Per Person
Underwater Camera Hire Underwater Camera (Video & Photo) Hire $59
Per Camera
Wet-suit/Stinger-suit Hire Wetsuit Hire for 2 Days $10
Per Person

Transport

Boat

Group Size: 42ppl max

  • 115ft Catamaran

Inclusions

  • 1 x Night Multishare Room Accommodation
  • National Park Fees
  • Unlimited snorkeling with all equipment and tuition is included
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Expert Presentation
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • 1x Dinner
  • Fresh Fruit Available All Day!
  • Free 10 Minute Scuba Lesson for Snorkellers
  • Onboard Heated Spa

Rated: 43210 (4.8/5 based on 5 customer reviews)


54321 This was the most spectacular overnight boat trip I’ve done. The staff are very helpful and friendly, the boat is beautiful, comfortable, clean and organized. The dive instructors are nice and helpful. I absolutely love all the meals. I had the best time and I would recommend it to everyone.
Gabriela — 8 October, 2019

54321 I had a very enjoyable time on the board!!! I spended 2 days and 1 night there. Staff is very friendly and cheerful. Food was excellent, delicious! It was better than in restaurant 🙂 You can relaxing between your dives on the sundeck. Maybe you can offer some places for advanced divers??? I really enjoyed this tour! Thanks a lot for the great experience!!!
Lidia — 29 May, 2019

43211 I had a very nice time on the Reef Encounter. Staff is friendly and cheerful, food is delicious and various, there is a relaxing atmosphere on board and the opportunity to admire stunning reefs. (I am sorry I did not see any turtles????????) I appreciated being able to borrow the equipement for snorkling, though it was often smelly and worn out. I was very disappointed about the fact we visited only 3 locations having subscribed for 4! This was not an unplanned exception, but the norm. I think you should change this on the web site as it is a lie ????. Apart from thisf, the tour met my expectations and I recommend it for a full experience of the GBR.
Ilaria — 9 March, 2019

54321 Wow. The ladies and gents and Reef Experience/Reef Encounter exceeded my expectations. Everyone was very well organized and cheerful at 7:30 in the morning. All of the food was delicious (lots of options) and I felt very safe scuba diving for my first time. Highly recommended if you only have 1 night to stay out there, but I definitely would have stayed longer if I could have!
Talena — 18 January, 2019

54321 Absolutely fantastic tour, couldn’t have asked for a better two days. The tour was so well organised & the staff so knowledgeable and helpful. Really recommend it-also worth doing a dive 🙂
Alicia — 12 January, 2018


Itinerary

The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Board Reef Experience

7:30am

This vessel will take you out to meet Reef Encounter

Breakfast

Enjoy a barbeque breakfast onboard

Depart Cairns

8:00am

Head off from Marlin Marina

Board Reef Encounter

9:30am

Welcome and Safety Brief before settling in to your cabin

Snorkelling

Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Scuba Dive

1:00pm

Receive your Water activity briefing before starting your Certified or Introductory Scuba Dive, or Snorkel Adventure at 1:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:00pm

Move to your next spectacular outer barrier reef location

Glass Bottom Boat

3:30pm

On request, alternatively snorkel or Scuba dive

Dinner

6:00pm

Casual dining with restaurant quality table service. During winter months dinner will be served at 7:15pm after the night dive

Night Dive for Certified Divers

6:45pm

Briefings commences for those Scuba diving at 7:00pm. Starts earlier in winter months.

Evening Activities

7:00pm

Night Scuba Dive, Relax, Stargaze, Play Boardgames or Watch a Movie

Dessert

8:00pm

Pastries, cheesecakes, mousses, pannacotta, sponges, crème brulee’s and lemon meringue, with a selection of ice cream and sorbet’s.

Day 2

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Wake Up Call

6:00am

Scuba Dive

6:30am

Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

Breakfast

7:30am

Continental and hot breakfast. A few favourites are ricotta, fresh raw honey comb, lime and blueberries, smoked salmon, capers and fluffy scrambled eggs with homemade mexican beans

Next Reef Site

8:00am

Cruise to your next spectacular outer barrier reef location

Scuba Dive

8:30am

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

Snorkelling

10:30am

Scuba Dive or Snorkel

Lunch

12:00pm

Delicious choice of mains and luxe buffet of salads. Menu changes daily.

Snorkelling

1:30pm

Last chance to snorkel the reef before you head back to Cairns

Board Reef Experience

2:45pm

Afternoon Tea

3:00pm

Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served on the return journey

Arrive in Cairns

4:30pm

Approximate arrival time at Marlin Marina


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