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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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An Amazing Experience in Every Single Way!

It was a magic day with Reef Experience - the crew was super friendly, professional, enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed today
Ziqian F
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Boston, Massachusetts
A Memorable Experience

We all had a memorable experience as a family. This was a fun loving, competent, energetic bunch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
j0w11
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Great Barrier Reef Floating Hotel, liveaboard and all inclusive Great Barrier Reef day tour visit our websites reefexperience.com.au and reefencounter.com.au to find out why our trips are the best way to see Australia's Great Barrier Reef and find out about our great tour packages
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top deck” (319 reviews)
“marine biologist” (169 reviews)
“scuba diving” (211 reviews)
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100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4037 2700
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"top deck"
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"marine biologist"
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"scuba diving"
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"night dive"
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"breakfast and lunch"
in 58 reviews
"personal guide"
in 32 reviews
"day trip"
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"food was great"
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"included in the price"
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"dive master"
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Reviewed today

It was a magic day with Reef Experience - the crew was super friendly, professional, enthusiastic and awesome!! We were taken to beautiful reef spots and got to see so many breathtaking fish, clam, and other marine animals! I did my first, then second, dives...More

Thank Ziqian F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all had a memorable experience as a family. This was a fun loving, competent, energetic bunch of young people who obviously work well as a team and enjoy what they do. Catering was very generous with large portions for lunch inc seconds and a...More

Thank j0w11
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Two words. Top deck. Pay for the upgrade if you can afford it, worth every penny. Today was awesome. Everything was just easy and fun! We got on the boat quickly and were ushered to our reserved seating upstairs in the captains wheelhouse. This is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really excellent day out of the reef. All of the crew were passionate and friendly throughout the whole day. The safety briefing was highly engaging and informative. For those interested, there was a marine biology presentation on board. We were taken to 2 different reefs...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The brochure was clear about “certain medical conditions.... may preclude a passenger from diving” and that there are no refunds. Controlled blood pressure I understand (husband), but my daughter’s mild asthma is a shock. I think the booking agent, Cool Waters, should have warned us....More

Thank DawnMarg
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really great day out. Super friendly and helpful crew. Lovely food. Loved that we weren't crammed in like some of the bigger tours seemed to be. Would definitely use again next time.

Thank Bridgitte B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reef Encounter is the overall organization that schedule access to the Great Barrier Reef. My husband and I booked a 3 day / 2 night live aboard diving & snorkeling adventure and this is the ship that shuttles you from the bock in Cairns out...More

Thank kris s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend! They give you an great egg and bacon sandwich and fresh fruit for breakfast, big grilled lunch buffet, and wine and cheese in the afternoon! All of the crew was great and very knowledgeable. Stopped at two different reefs. They are also GREAT...More

Thank msg60
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reef Experience being the day trip boat also the overnight transfer boat to Reef Encounter. Mother nature did not bless us all the time, however we did have some sun, little rain, I don't believe any one aboard suffered sun burn, maybe only James from...More

Thank stuartl0we
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warning** long recount of events** The only reason we came to Cairns was to see the reef. The day we arrived the weather turned from bright and sunny to windy, overcast, with cold annoying drizzle. Each day we put it off the weather only got...More

Thank Ozfisher155
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MumbaiPankaj
19 March 2018|
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Response from Laura-HotGetaways | Property representative |
Hello :) Thank you for getting in touch. Reef Experience is a medium sized vessel and can hold up to 100 passengers. Kind regards, Reservations
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thyladyhawk
18 February 2018|
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Response from simty | Reviewed this property |
For casual level photography, Go Pro is a good choice. I use Sony Action CAM which is also OK (cheaper than Go Pro but the result is satisfactory). For good grade photo, you need specialized equipment. It is quite... More
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puneet k
6 December 2017|
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Response from laura198935 | Reviewed this property |
Yes this is about right. More towards 5 :)
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