Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
Cairns only all inclusive Great Barrier Reef day tour. We have no hidden costs, FREE shuttle bus from Cairns city, and you have a FREE glass bottom boat tour included. Our crew picks the best reef locations for the conditions, to ensure you have the best experience. Even novices can go on a FREE scuba dive. Our friendly staff will do their best that you have a great tour on the Great Barrier Reef! Join us on board our high speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer great Barrier Reef locations and discover the breath-taking wonder of this World Heritage environment. Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef Day Tour which also offers a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour. Catering for all levels in Swimming, Snorkeling and and Scuba Diving, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeler? Our crew will show you to the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home. Never Snorkelled before or can’t Swim? Friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs assistance to have fun and enjoy the magic that the reef has to offer, ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment and introduce you to some of our friendly fish! A day on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of the most memorable days in your life. Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations Unlimited Snorkelling at morning and afternoon locations. All equipment INCLUDING wetsuit hire FREE Scuba Dive* (Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive no-experience necessary at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit to scuba) See Medical Conditions below in “Important Information for Scuba Diving” FREE Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting) FREE Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation FREE Marine Biology Presentation Breakfast: Bacon & egg barbecue rolls, coffee, tea and fruit platters Delicious Buffet BBQ lunch with an assortment of fresh salads Cheese & fruit platter & complimentary wine on 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 on-board Chef FREE Crew assistance for non-confident snorkelers (flotation aids available). Friendly and professional crew are ready to jump with everyone who require assistance to have fun and experience the magic of the reef! Large Sun Deck with padded loungers and air conditioned indoor areas Reef tax, fuel levy & 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

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About Reef Experience

All inclusive reef trip

All inclusive reef trip

Reef Experience is a comfortable and fast Catamaran taking only 90 minutes to the Outer Great Barrier Reef ensuring maximum time to enjoy this remarkable underwater world wonder.

We are a local Cairns family owned operator who has been taking people to the Great Barrier Reef for over 25 years.

Join our Helpful, fun and friendly crew aboard Reef Experience for an adventure of a lifetime.

Our FULLY INCLUSIVE DAY TRIP will have you Snorkelling and Scuba Diving (subject to medical conditions), Glass bottom boat tour and more at 2 fantastic Outer Great Barrier Reef Locations for up to 6 hours, coming face to face with schools of tropical reef fish and amazing coral formations.

Reef Experience Caters for all levels, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the reef.  For those who have doubts regarding being able the snorkel or dive (Swimming ability concerns, fear of water, wheelchair users or any reason that you may have for not being confident in the water) our highly trained attentive crew are very successful at assisting our passengers to enjoy these activities and in a lot of cases this is one of the greatest highlights in our Client’s holiday experiences.

So, whether you wish to just snorkel or scuba dive or do both, Reef Experience is the Trip for you.

Your Reef Experience Includes:-

  • 6 hours on the reef at 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • A guided snorkel, introductory dive or certified dive
  • Glass bottom boat tour and commentary
  • Freshly prepared BBQ breakfast on your journey to the reef
  • Smorgasbord hot & cold lunch
  • Morning tea & coffee
  • Wine & cheese/fruit platter on return
  • All equipment & wetsuit hire
  • A delicious tropical buffet lunch as we cruise from Hastings
  • Limited numbers to ensure personalized service
  • Return bus transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • All reef levies & charges





Resort Diving

Resort Diving

Certified Diving

Certified Diving

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Great Barrier Reef Locations

Great Barrier Reef Locations

Hastings Reef:  Spectacular coral gardens and exotic marine life

Breaking Patches:  Renowned as being a paradise of shallow lagoons frequented by Turtles.                                        

Saxon Reef:  An underwater paradise brimming with marine life

Norman Reef:  On the pristine and dramatic Outer Edge


VIP Club Top Deck Club

VIP Club Top Deck Club

Experience the VIP Difference.

For those looking for a journey to the reef with a touch of luxury, Our V.I.P. upgrade to the exclusive Top Deck Club is just the thing.  As a Top Deck Club Passenger, receive all of the full day conclusions and also enjoy:

  • Personal Valet assigned to you for the day

  • Personal Great Barrier reef Snorkel/Dive guide

  • A la a carte breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea

  • Plunger coffee and tea

  • Australian sparkling wine on the return journey

  • Access to the exclusive Captain’s Wheelhouse Top Deck Lounge

  • MINIMUM of 2 Passengers per booking required.

Reef Experience Reviews


0 Sam Hall

All of the crew of Reef Experience were expertly professional, with an outstanding enthusiasm! The food was superb, and the world famous chicken did not disappoint. Diving with their team made everyone feel safe and well informed but we had a blast at the same time, and went home with amazing pictures!


0 Dave Bredeson

We so loved our stay on Reef Experience ! The reef was amazing ! We saw giant clams, turtles, barracuda, sharks and thousands of fish. Staying on the reef over night is the only way to go and really is the best value when you consider how much time you spend in the water and all the wonderful meals that were included. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Will be back for sure.... a photographers paradise !


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