Reef Experience: Unforgettable Great Barrier Reef Tours

Are you ready for an extraordinary adventure that will leave you breathless and in awe of the wonders of nature? Look no further than Reef Experience, your premier choice for Great Barrier Reef tours. Immerse yourself in the beauty and grandeur of the world’s largest coral reef system, a UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts millions of visitors annually. With Reef Experience, you can embark on a journey of a lifetime, exploring the vibrant underwater world and creating memories that will last forever.

Unparalleled Beauty Beneath the Waves

The Great Barrier Reef is a natural masterpiece, teeming with a kaleidoscope of colours and marine life. When you choose Reef Experience, you open the door to a world filled with breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences. Dive into crystal-clear waters and marvel at the coral gardens that stretch as far as the eye can see. Swim alongside magnificent sea turtles, graceful rays, and many tropical fish species that call this underwater paradise their home.

Expertly Crafted Tours for Every Adventurer

At Reef Experience, we understand that each traveller is unique, and we cater to all types of adventurers. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a first-time snorkeler, we have the perfect tour. Our experienced guides will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and providing insightful information about the reef’s ecosystem. From introductory dives to advanced scuba diving excursions, we offer a range of options to suit your comfort level and interests.

State-of-the-Art Vessels for Maximum Comfort

We believe your journey to the Great Barrier Reef should be as enjoyable as the destination. That’s why we provide state-of-the-art vessels with modern amenities to make your experience comfortable and luxurious. Relax on spacious sun decks, indulge in delicious meals prepared by our onboard chefs, and soak in the breathtaking views as we navigate the turquoise waters. With Reef Experience, every moment of your trip is designed to exceed your expectations.

Commitment to Conservation and Sustainability

Preserving the Great Barrier Reef for future generations is at the heart of our mission at Reef Experience. We are committed to sustainable tourism practices, ensuring minimal impact on the delicate ecosystem. Our guides emphasize responsible snorkelling and diving techniques, educating visitors about the importance of reef conservation. By choosing Reef Experience, you contribute to preserving this natural wonder, allowing future generations to witness its splendour.

Unrivalled Customer Satisfaction

With a stellar reputation and many positive reviews, Reef Experience is dedicated to providing exceptional customer satisfaction. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure that your journey is extraordinary. From the moment you step aboard our vessels to when we bid you farewell, your comfort, safety, and enjoyment are our top priorities. We strive to create memories that will last a lifetime, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the Great Barrier Reef and the wonders it holds.

Book Your Reef Experience Today!

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef with the best in the business. Book your Reef Experience tour today and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will exceed all your expectations. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, discover the vibrant marine life, and create memories that will stay with you forever.




About your day at the Great Barrier Reef

  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour locations
  • Unlimited Snorkeling at morning and afternoon locations. All equipment, including wetsuit hire.
  • Scuba Diving (Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive no-experience necessary at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit scuba) Medical Conditions apply.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast consisting of barbecue bacon and egg rolls and also coffee, tea and fruit platters
  • Lunch delicious bbq  with an assortment of fresh salads
  • Cheese, fruit platter and complimentary wine on the return journey
  • All dietary requirements catered for. (Vegetarian/gluten-free etc.: please advise upon booking).
  • All food is locally sourced where possible and prepared fresh by the onboard Chef.
  • FREE Crew assistance for non-confident snorkelers (flotation aids available). Friendly and professional crew are ready to jump with everyone who requires assistance to have fun and experience the reef’s magic!
  • Large Sun Deck with padded loungers and air-conditioned indoor areas
  • Reef tax, fuel levy and national park fees. Unlike other operators, mandatory levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are included in this trip cost, so there won’t be extra charges on the day.
  • No hidden costs


  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure and Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation,
  • 09:00  – Scuba diving briefing
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel and scuba diving.
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location to explore forests of coral, large sea fans and black coral trees in its shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns


Shuttle Bus

For those staying in the Cairns Business District area, bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the boat are included on your day trip.


BBQ bacon and egg rolls are served.

Your dietary requirements will be met; please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.

Marine Biology Presentation

is a great way to learn about the marine life on the Great Barrier Reef from our resident onboard expert as you journey to your first reef destination.

Free scuba dive

All scuba dive equipment hire is included in your trip along with one free scuba dive (certified or resort dive)!*
Everybody over 12 can have a go who meets medical requirements.  See the ‘Important Information’ page.

Glass bottom boat tours

are a great way to witness life beneath the waves comfortably and have it all explained by our marine experts.
(weather permitting)


Buffet style lunch is served with a wide variety of meal options with healthy salads on the side.

Your dietary requirements will be met; please advise upon booking. All food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our onboard chef.


Unlimited morning and afternoon snorkelling at two reef locations. Non-swimmer snorkel tours are also included throughout the day for those who require assistance in the water.

Wine, cheese and crackers

Enjoy a light snack with wine on the journey back to Cairns.


Tea and coffee are served throughout the day except when the boat is moving.


A reef-friendly sunscreen is provided onboard free of charge.

Reef Levy

We include mandatory reef tax and fuel levies for visiting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the trip cost, so there won’t be extra hidden charges on the day.

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour of the reef: Snorkel with an experienced Marine Biologist and learn about the marine life you see on an educational and interactive tour
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Dive Guides for already qualified ‘Certified’ scuba divers (dive guides included for beginner divers)
  • Prescription Mask Hire if you require stronger lenses to see (contact lenses can be worn in most circumstances)
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location

What to bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

This is a barefoot tour. Once onboard, no one wears shoes.

How to get there

Reef Experience departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience.’

Arrive back at Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm

Where Can I Park?

Several parking stations throughout Cairns are within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Important Information

Scuba diving Information

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record. We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

To avoid disappointment on your day of travel, we strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.
Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.
Please get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us.

Flying after Scuba Diving

It would be best if you did not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive for a single no decompression scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.


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