Best Luxury Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour

Stay aboard Cairns best Luxury Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard – Reef Encounter. Enjoy the luxury VIP package with their ‘Top Deck Club’. If you value personalised service, this luxury Great Barrier Reef tour is for you!

Surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, this is one of the most celebrated holidays escape in Australia. See the reef at its very best during the day and night!

Why choose a luxury Great Barrier Reef liveaboard experience

Like ‘first-class’ on an airline, this luxury Great Barrier Reef tour is tailored to your needs. Everybody’s Top Deck experience will be personalised.

Amongst other things, Cairns luxury liveaboard includes a crew member just for you! A private in-water Guide for personal scuba dive tours or snorkelling tours, late check-out times, deluxe 3-course evening meals under the stars, complimentary sparkling wine on arrival and so much more!

See the full list of Luxury Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard inclusions below.

Click ‘Book’ below to select your arrival and departure dates – and then choose your desired activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling or enrol on a dive course.

What’s Included

  • Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter, Cairns best Great Barrier Reef liveaboard
  • A personal crew member for the duration of your liveaboard tour. This guarantees a personalised reef holiday, styled your way!
  • Late check-out times. Luxury Great Barrier Reef guests keep their private cabin until departing Reef Encounter
  • Private guided in-water tours – Tailored specifically to your ability and comfort level to ensure you get the most out of your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard!
  • Superior Comfort – See “Luxury Great Barrier Reef Accommodation” below
  • VIP Meals – See “Luxury Great Barrier Reef Dining” below
  • A variety of spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef locations during your stay
  • Glass bottom boat tour upon request
  • On the voyage to Reef Encounter, you will have the option to listen to an informative Marine Biology presentation about the coral reef and marine animals
  • Free luggage storage facility available at their offices in the Cairns City
  • Daily transfers to the liveaboard vessel via a fast catamaran boat mean you can depart for your luxury liveaboard tour on a date that suits you – and stay as long as you desire. (Scenic Great Barrier Reef helicopter transfers to or from your liveaboard tour are an optional extra).

Luxury Great Barrier Reef Accommodation

  • Superior comfort – Stay in the best luxury cabins on the boat and relax with late check-out times
  • Spacious en-suite cabins with uninterrupted ocean views
  • Crisp Australian bed linen, plush bathrobes, towels and toiletries provided
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Luxury Great Barrier Reef guests enjoy an evening turn-down service for your cabin
  • All cabins have Australian power outlets
  • Reef Encounter is one of the few Great Barrier Reef liveaboards with ensuite facilities. All cabins have their own en-suite toilet & shower
  • Double bed or twin-single bed cabins available

Luxury Great Barrier Reef Dining

  • A deluxe three-course evening meal, freshly prepared by the onboard Chef for each night of your stay. Choose to dine privately under the stars or join the rest of the guests in the spacious dining saloon
  • Breakfast is served in your stateroom
  • Complimentary sparkling wine and fruit platter upon arrival* (If you’re getting in the water, your complimentary sparkling wine will be served with your evening meal instead)
  • Complimentary sunset cocktail
  • Luxury Great Barrier Reef guests can also enjoy a selection of local press coffee, tea and juices
  • All meals are prepared fresh daily, by an onboard Chef. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Fruit is available throughout the day. All dietary requirements will be catered for – please advise us of these when booking
  • A barbeque buffet breakfast is served on the outbound voyage
  • On your return voyage back to Cairns, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a cheese and fruit platter
  • Free luggage storage facility available at their offices in the Cairns City

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Facilities

  • A fully air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran hotel, designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea
  • Large dining saloon
  • TV and lounge area
  • Outdoor, freshwater hot-tub
  • Spacious sundeck with sun loungers
  • Fully licenced bar
  • Large, easy access dive and snorkel platforms
  • Helicopter pad on the roof for low-flying scenic helicopter tours over the coral reef as your transfer to/from Reef Encounter (optional extra)
  • Reef Encounter is one of few Great Barrier Reef liveaboards with ensuite facilities. All cabins have their own en-suite toilet & shower

Reef Encounter is consistently rated ‘number one’ scuba diving and snorkelling liveaboard. To view Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard reviews, see TripAdvisor or view our customer reviews at GreatBarrierReefLiveabords.com.

  • Discover the World’s largest living thing.
  • Great Barrier Reef Stay
  • Interact with thousands of brightly coloured fish and coral
  • Delicious meals
  • Scuba dive at night

Top Deck Club Liveaboard Packages Include

  • Top Deck Club accommodation including ensuite
  • Delicious chef-prepared meals
  • Personal valet
  • Dinner under the stars
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Sunset cocktails
  • Late checkout
  • Evening turndown service
  • Snorkel and scuba diving equipment
  • Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter
  • A valet reef guide
  • Late checkout times.
  • Private guided in-water tours
  • Top Deck Club Great Barrier Reef Accommodation
  • Dinner under the stars
  • A variety of spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef locations during your stay
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  •  Marine Biology presentation
  • A free luggage storage facility in  Cairns City
  • Daily transfers via Reef Experience to Reef Encounter
  • Introductory dive
  • Professional  photographs
  • Scuba lessons
  • Barista coffee
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Merchandise
  • Helicopter transfers
  • Reef Encounter is a barefoot product.
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light jacket
  • Camera
  • Socks
  • Casual resort wear
  • Scuba divers need to bring their certification card and logbook

How to get to Reef Encounter?

Two Choices to get to Reef Encounter

The first option is via our transfer vessel Reef Experience that departs Cairns daily at 8 am.

The second option is via a spectacular scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier and landing directly onboard Reef Encounter’s exclusive helipad.

Important information for scuba divers

This information is for all guests participating in scuba diving.

Australia has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest diving record. Please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws in Queensland, Australia.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules, including the requirements for a dive medical, where applicable, as required by law.

We recommend that all passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire. Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef tour.

We are delighted to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on +61 7 4037 2700 or email our helpful team today.

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Queensland Dive Medical using the Australian QLD Standard Form AS.4005.1 

Flying after Scuba Diving

You should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive for a single no decompression scuba dive.

You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.

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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Check-In: 10:00 am

Check-Out: 2:00 pm

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Luxury Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Accommodations

Double Bed

1 x Double bed, en-suite cabin. Requires 2 guests or sole occupancy. Including luxurious touches such as crisp Australian bed linen, silk doona, cotton sheets, feather down pillow adorns our oversized double beds, soft fluffy robes and plush bath sheets.

Twin Share

2 x Single beds, en-suite cabin. Share with another guest. Including luxurious touches such as crisp Australian bed linen, silk doona, cotton sheets, feather down pillow adorns our oversized double beds, soft fluffy robes and plush bath sheets.

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