See 2 World Heritage sites that sit side by side.

Experience Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest in this 4-day package.

Begin your tour with 3 days and 2 nights on the Great Barrier Reef on board Cairns Premier Liveaboard “Reef Encounter” and 1 day exploring the magical Daintree Rainforest.

Days 1-3 – Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Scuba diving Adventure

Reef Encounter is a perfect holiday destination for any keen scuba diver, offering the luxurious facilities of a reef resort while floating on the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef with the knowledge that your comfort and safety is a priority

Reef Encounter spends it’s time floating between four different spectacular locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, ensuring that you get to experience the best of the marine life over a variety of different snorkel and dive sites.

Our spacious liveaboard is fully air conditioned, with a large lounge and dining area and a rooftop sundeck for relaxation during your free time. Our staterooms have private bathrooms and ocean views and are available in Double or Twin Share and you will be delighted with your gourmet meals that are freshly prepared by your onboard Chef.

Diving with us

Reef Encounter’s 3 day Certified Scuba dive Tour Includes 8 day dives & 2 night dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations. A great choice for certified scuba divers with our team ensuring your comfort and safety as a priority.

Our vessel has a professional and friendly team of dive professionals who are on hand to assist everybody. All our crew have extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and they’ll be the first to jump in the water to show you the best sights. If you want a guided tour of the Reef, dive guides are available for purchase on board for $15 per dive, or you may want to consider upgrading to our guided dive package to ensure you’ll find the best spots on all your dives!

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime diving the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter!

Your Scuba Dive Adventure Includes

  • Double or Twin Stateroom with Private Bathroom
  • 8 Day Dives and 1 Night Dive
  • On-board Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, Tea, Milo, Water and fresh fruit
  • Snorkelling and Scuba Diving equipment (except wetsuits)
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Reef Video presentation
  • Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • All Government Reef Tax 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 Sun deck

Optional Extras

  • Underwater cameras
  • Wetsuit
  • Soft drinks,
  • snacks etc
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO 


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
Scuba Dive Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30 pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie

Day Two

6:30 am Dive
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Night Scuba Dive
Relaxation time, star watching, board games, movies

Day Three

6:30 am Scuba Dive or snorkel
8:30 am Scuba dive or snorkel
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Transfer To Reef Experience
Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
1:45 pm Snorkel, Sun bake, Relax
3:30 pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30 pm Arrive Cairns


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
  • Departs every day of the year
  • Cabins on board Reef Encounter Are Double (1 Double Bed) and Twin share (2 Single Beds). When booking please advise your rooming preference. (We will do our best to accommodate you rooming preference).
  • Please advise when booking your Accommodation details for pick-up arrangements for the Daintree Sector of this package.
  • Accommodation is not included on the night of Day 3 when you arrive back into Cairns.
  • Please advise any Dietary requirements

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 

*Accommodation is not included on the 3rd Night

Day 4 – Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge -Daintree Rainforest

today you will head north of Cairns to the oldest living Rainforest in the World, the “Daintree Rainforest”.

The Daintree Rainforest is known for it’s magnificent tropical beach coastline stretching from the sugar town of Mossman down to the Bloomfield river, all within just 3 hours of Cairns.

Travelling in a smaller group of 12 people, his popular Rainforest tour includes a scenic coastal drive up to Port Douglas, a stop at the stunning Mossman Gorge, the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and  Cape Tribulation Beach.

You’ll also experience the Daintree River Crocodile cruise, giving you an opportunity to spot crocodiles in their natural habitat.

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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