A VIP Top Deck Club holiday is designed for people who wish to experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef in style.

Much like First Class with an airline, it’s a trip that’s tailored to your personal needs and so everybody’s Top Deck experience will be specialized.

Providing an unbeatable level of customer care, the Top Deck package comes with a dedicated personal valet.

Read on for more exclusive Top Deck services…

A crew member just for you!Whether it’s a professional in-water guide, breakfast in bed, a fountain of marine-life knowledge or all of the above, your personal crew member ensures your holiday flows the way you want it to.

From the moment you board until you wave goodbye, you can relax in the knowledge that all of your needs are taken care of.

The best rooms on the boat.

Spacious en-suite cabins with uninterrupted ocean views, crisp Australian bed linen, plush bath robes, towels and toiletries.

Champagne and a fruit platter will await you upon arrival.

*If you’re getting in the water, complimentary champagne will be served with your evening meal instead.

A deluxe three course evening meal, freshly prepared by our onboard Chef each night of your stay.

Choose to dine privately under the stars or join the rest of the guests in the spacious dining saloon.*

An evening turn down service for your cabin.Towels and toiletries are replenished.

Breakfast served to your suite.

Enjoy an Australian continental or cooked breakfast served to you just the way you like it, or join the rest of the guests for a buffet style breakfast served in the dining saloon.*

Complimentary sunset cocktails.Appreciate ocean views from the sun deck or outdoor hot tub as you sip a chilled Australian cocktail while watching the sun set over the sparkling Coral Sea …the perfect setting for photography lovers!

No need to check out early!

On your day of departure Top Deck guests keep their cabin right up until the transfer vessel departs to take you back to Cairns.

A Top Deck area reserved in the Captain’s wheelhouse for your journey to and from Reef Encounter, on our transfer vessel Reef Experience.

No need to worry about space for you and your luggage, it’s taken care of with our exclusive seating arrangements.

On the voyage to Cairns Liveaboard, Reef Encounter you will be served breakfast to your table, with the options of a hot bacon and eggs cooked breakfast or continental fruit and croissant breakfast.

Top Deck guests can also enjoy a selection of local press coffee, tea and juices.

On the journey back into the Cairns Marina you will be served a complimentary glass of wine/champagne and a cheese and fruit platter.*

Our 2 day Top Deck Liveaboard Snorkel Tour

Enjoy unlimited snorkelling at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations with Reef Encounter.

The duration of this Cairns liveaboard  tour is 2 days (1 night).

Want some extra special care and attention?

Top Deck Club is a reef tour with a personal twist!

Providing an unbeatable level of customer care the Top Deck package comes with loads of included benefits as well as a dedicated personal valet.

Great for couples looking for the ultimate getaway break, group parties who like a bit of TLC or for those who’d appreciate the personalized in-water care.
*All dietary requirements will be met. Please advise upon booking

Top Deck Highlights

  • Personal Valet service
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Sunset cocktails
  • Turn down service
  • Romantic dinners under the stars (weather permitting)
  • Personal Great Barrier Reef Snorkel available at all times
  • Late Checkout of you Top Deck Cabin
  • Chef Prepared Meals

Your Top Deck Inclusions

  • Top Deck Club Stateroom with Private Bathroom
  • No need to check out early! On your day of departure Top Deck guests keep their cabin right up until the time you depart Reef Encounter.
  • Personal Valet service
  • Champagne on arrival (if you are entering the water after arriving Champagne will be after all water sessions)
  • Breakfast served in your room
  • Sunset cocktails
  • On board Chef preparing all meals Coffee, Tea, Water, fresh fruits available at all times
  • Turn down service
  • Fluffy Bathrobes
  • Romantic dinners under the stars (weather permitting)
  • Personal Great Barrier Reef Snorkel guide at all times
  • Reef Video and Marine Biologist presentation on board Reef Experience
  • Bath and Beach Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Government Reef Taxes and Levies

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern Ocean-View rooms
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Large Dining Area,
  • Bar and Lounge area
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination Plant
  • Hydraulic dive/Snorkel Platform
  • Helipad
  • Large Sundeck

Important Additional Information

  • Reef Encounter stays out and Cruises to different Reef Sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
  • Transfers from Cairns, Marina is by our Day Boat Reef Experience with a 90-minute boat journey to Reef Encounter
  • Reef Encounter Top Deck departs every day of the year subject to availability
  • Top Deck Cabins on board Reef Encounter Are Double (1 Double Bed) and Twin share (2 Single Beds). When booking please advise your rooming preference.
  • Infants pricing is to the age of 3 years ( a cot is provided)
  • Please advise any Dietary requirements
  • To check availability – Hover your mouse over “Book” then click on “Book Now” click on “Depart” and the Calender will appear showing live availability

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag – If you wish to store any excess luggage we are happy to do so in our office at 100 Abbott street Cairns.
  • For safety reasons Reef Encounter has a “No Shoe” policy. (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes)
  • Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale on-board or underwater camera hire.
  • Sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, light casual clothing.
  • As the air-conditioning is on a set temperature for the heat during the day it can become quite cool in the evenings, even just being on the Great Barrier Reef can be cooler at night-time, therefore a light lo pullover, cardigan should be taken 

Optional Extras

  • Underwater cameras
  • Soft drinks, Alcoholic drinks and snacks from the bar
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO 

Your Reef Encounter Itinerary

Day One

7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty “A” Finger, Cairns. Meet your Top Deck Attendant.
8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Scuba Dive and Snorkel briefing
9:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
10:30 am Snorkel Session – Sun bake and relax
12 Noon Buffet Lunch
1:30 pm Snorkel Session – Relaxation time
3:00 pm Cruise to our next Outer Great Barrier Reef Location
3:30 pm Snorkel Session – Relaxation Time
5:30 pm Sunset Cocktails
6:30 pm Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)
7:30 pm Night scuba dive
Relaxation time, Stargazing, boardgames or movie

Day Two

6:30 am Early Morning Scuba Dive or Snorkel Session
7:30 am Breakfast served in your Cabin
8:00 am Cruise to next Outer Great Barrier Reef Site
8:30 am Snorkel session
10:30 am  norkel session
12:00 pm Buffet Lunch
1:30 pm Snorkel Session, Glass Bottom Boat Tour – Sunbake – Relax
 3:00 pm Transfer from Reef Encounter to Reef Experience
Wine, Cheese and Tropical Fruit Platters on return Journey
 4:30 pm Arrive at Marlin Marina Cairns
Itineraries can change slightly due to different Seasons

Spoil yourself and book your Top Deck Scuba Diving adventure today!


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