Australia’s Best Liveaboard and Our Beautiful Daintree Rainforest

The only place in the World where 2 World Heritage sites sit side by side.

It all Starts in Cairns with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, and you can experience them both on this 3 day tour package.

Spending 2 days and 1 night on the Great Barrier Reef onboard Cairns Premier Liveaboard “Reef Encounter” and 1 day discovering the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

Day 1 and 2 – Top Deck 2 day Liveaboard Snorkel Adventure

This ultimate 2 day Top Deck Snorkel Adventure will have you snorkelling on the beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef whilst onboard Cairns premier Liveaboard Vessel “Reef Encounter!

Reef Encounter’s Top Deck Club really is the ultimate way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef includes your very own Great Barrier Reef guide

With your own personal Top Deck Attendant 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.

Your Top Deck Inclusions

  • 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 Guide available at all times
  • Luxury Accommodation (ensuite)
  • Bath Bathrobes
  • Bath Towels and Beach Towels
  • On-board Chef preparing all meals
  • Coffee, tea and fresh fruits
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Reef video presentation on-board Reef Experience while transferring
  • Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • Wetsuit hire 


Day One

7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
10:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
12:00 pm Lunch
Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
 Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time
5:30 pm Sunset Cocktails
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)
7:30 pm Relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie

Day Two

6:30 am Snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
Breakfast in bed
8:30 am Snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Glass Bottom Boat Tours,  Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
1:30 pm Transfer To Reef Experience
Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
1:45 pm Snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
sun bake, relax
3:30 pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30 pm Arrive Cairns

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Modern ocean-view rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large dining area, bar & lounge
  • On-board heated spa
  • Hydraulic dive/ snorkel platform
  • Helipad
  • Large Sundeck

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.
  • Dive medical if required if wishing to do scuba diving and have medical conditions.
  • Proof of certification if you are a certified scuba diver.

Optional Extras

  • Scuba diving for snorkeler’s package
  • Underwater camera
  • Soft drinks, snacks etc.
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO

Accommodation is not included on the 2nd Night

Day 3 – Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge -Daintree Rainforest

Today you will be heading north from Cairns to the oldest living Rainforest in the World, the “Daintree Rainforest”.

This Magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretches from the sugar town of Mossman to the Bloomfield River and all within 3 hours away from Cairns.

Travelling in a small group of 13 you will be heading from Cairns to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia while discovering the breathtaking northern tropics of Australia.

Daintree Day Tour Inclusions

  • Breathtaking views of the Coral Sea along the Captain Cook Highway
  • Stunning Mossman Gorge guided tour
  • Tour of Port Douglas stopping at the Flagstaff Hill Lookout
  • Daintree River Cable Ferry
  • Alexandra Lookout – Coastal views over the Daintree River mouth Low Isles and Snapper island
  • Morning tea at Thornton Beach
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company (Optional stop)
  • Cape Tribulation lookout and beach – Where the Rainforest meets the Reef
  • Guided walk along a Rainforest Boardwalk
  • A delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House
  • Exotic tropical fruit tasting
  • Daintree River Cruise – Wildlife and crocodile spotting Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Chilled bottled water on board

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • Pickup from Accommodation between 7am and 7.30am
  • Tour of Palm Cove
  • Rex lookout: on one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Driving town tour of Port Douglas, including Flagstaff hill lookout overlooking four mile beach
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge: guided walk and swim option (if time or weather permits)
  •  A delicious lunch, tropical fruit tasting
  • Morning Tea
  • Daintree River Cruise: try your luck at Crocodile and wildlife spotting
  •  World Heritage Rainforest/Areas
  • Fully guided walks- Rainforest Boardwalks in a unique environment of rainforest Alexandra lookout–coastal views over Daintree River mouth, Low Isles, Snapper Island and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cape Tribulation beach: “where the rainforest meets the reef”
  • Daintree Ice cream company- optional and popular local stop (own expense)
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • Returning to Cairns at approximately 6pm
  • (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforseen issues)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen,
  • sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for optional purchases

*Please note seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary.

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