Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Trip from Cairns – Snorkel & Dive

$490.00

The best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is to spend a night or two on a liveaboard snorkel or dive trip.  This vessel is a 35 metre catamaran designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. The perfect base to experience the wonders of the underwater world. The vessel is air-conditioned throughout and features spacious decks as well as roomy dining and recreation areas. There is even have an onboard spa! The large easy access water platform allows hassle free diving and snorkelling. The comfortable cabins onboard all have private bathrooms and our chef will ensure you are very well fed throughout the trip. All of these features, combined with friendly, experienced crew makes this liveaboard trip the ultimate diving and snorkelling adventure vessel.

Your Preferred Date
2 Day/ 1 Night – Snorkeller $490.00
2 Day/1 Night – Intro Diver $720.00
2 Day/1 Night – Cert Diver $585.00
3 Day/2 Night – Snorkeller $735.00
3 Day/2 Night – Intro Diver $1,115.00
3 Day/2 Night – Cert Diver $880.00
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Ask us about adding on a helicopter flight transfer to the liveaboard vessel – from $710pp!

Rates are valid until 31st March 2022 and include the $15pp per day reef levy that is payable on the day of travel.  If booking for a child, please specify age at time of booking.

Please advise at time of booking if you require a double bed or twin beds.  Sole travellers can opt to share a twin cabin with another passenger, or can pay extra for sole use – enquire for price.

** CHRISTMAS SEASON SURCHARGE – $100 per person surcharge applies to anyone travelling between 23rd December – 31st December 2021.

**Regarding Scuba Diving: Minimum age is 12 years. There are time restrictions for flying after diving and some medical conditions will prevent you from diving. Some of the more common conditions are Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Pregnancy and heart or lung conditions. Some other medical conditions/medications may also be a problem. If you are unsure about any specific condition please contact us.

Cancellation fees are as follows:

20% cancellation fee 30 days or more prior to departure
50% cancellation fee if within 30 days prior to departure
100% cancellation fee within 14 days prior to departure

The best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is to spend a night or two on a liveaboard snorkel or dive trip.  This vessel is a 35 metre catamaran designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. The perfect base to experience the wonders of the underwater world. The vessel is air-conditioned throughout and features spacious decks as well as roomy dining and recreation areas. There is even have an onboard spa! The large easy access water platform allows hassle free diving and snorkelling. The comfortable cabins onboard all have private bathrooms and our chef will ensure you are very well fed throughout the trip. All of these features, combined with friendly, experienced crew makes this liveaboard trip the ultimate diving and snorkelling adventure vessel.

How many people do we take and how many nights can we stay at the reef?

You can choose to stay as many nights as you like, so do ask us about price if you would like to stay more than 2 nights on the Great Barrier Reef.

We are able to offer 7 day a week departures as we use a day boat to transfer you out the reef, where you will then join our “floating hotel”.  We cater for a  maximum of 42 passengers in 21 twin or double staterooms.

Where do we go?

We visit spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, with access to well over 15 dive and snorkel sites between Breaking Patches, Hastings Reef, Saxon Reef and Norman Reef.  Each day our Captain decides which reef locations to visit based on the time of year, weather, other conditions and which reef site offers guests the best reef experience and comfort.

  • Chef prepared meals
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Bed Linen
  • Fresh water / Tea & Coffee
  • Heated Spa
  • Stateroom Cabin Accommodation onboard (please advise at time of booking if you would like double or twin beds)
  • All Diving equipment in included in Dive packages

Certified Diver Package

2 Days/1 night: Includes 5 day dives and 1 night dive

3 Days/2 nights: Includes 8 day dives and 2 night dives

Introductory Diver Package

2 Days/1 night: Includes 5 day dives

3 Days/2 nights: Includes 8 day dives

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – BASED ON 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT

Departure Day

7.30am      Board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ at C-Finger, Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in and your journey to Reef Encounter

9.30am      Arrive onboard Reef Encounter for your ‘Welcome & Safety Talk’ before being shown to your room to settle in and relax

10.30am    Water Session: Time to snorkel for all guests before lunch

12.00         Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13.00         Water Briefings: Certified Diver Briefings / Try Scuba Diving Briefings / Snorkel Adventure Briefings

13.30         Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time

15:30         Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

18:00         Dinner is served in the dining saloon

19:00         Night Dive Briefings

19:30         Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

20:00         Desert is served in the dining saloon

Return Day

6.00am      Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session

6:30am      Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

7:30am      Breakfast is served in the dining saloon

8:30am      Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

10:30am    Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

12:00         Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13:30         Water Session: Snorkel only session available to all passengers before departure

14:45         Departing passengers board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served before the return journey.

16:30         Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina