🌟 Experience Luxury with the Top Deck Club on Reef Encounter

Welcome to the pinnacle of luxury and comfort aboard Reef Encounter’s Top Deck Club! Elevate your Great Barrier Reef experience with our exclusive Top Deck Club, where every moment is perfected for an unforgettable journey.

Indulge in Unmatched Luxury

Step aboard our Reef Encounter vessel.  The Top Deck Club offers a private oasis for discerning travellers, with limited spaces for an intimate and exclusive atmosphere. Relax in staterooms, where every detail is designed to enhance your stay.

Priority Access to the Best Dive Sites

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef

As a member of the Top Deck Club, you’ll enjoy priority access to the Great Barrier Reef’s most pristine dive and snorkel sites. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and discover vibrant coral gardens teeming with marine life. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a snorkelling enthusiast, our expert guides will ensure an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Gourmet Dining Experience

Indulge your palate with exquisite gourmet meals prepared by our talented onboard chef. From sumptuous breakfasts to decadent dinners, every dish is crafted with the finest ingredients and served with impeccable attention to detail. Dine in style while admiring the reef’s breathtaking beauty under the stars.

Personalised Service

Our dedicated Top Deck Club hosts are committed to providing you with personalised service throughout your journey. From assisting with your diving gear to arranging special requests, our attentive crew ensures your every need is met. Relax and unwind as we take care of every detail, allowing you to focus on enjoying the ultimate reef experience.

Spectacular Sunsets and Stargazing

Reef Encounter

End each day in paradise with breathtaking sunsets and stargazing from the comfort of the Top Deck Club. Watch as the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colours, creating a magical backdrop for an evening of celestial exploration. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the night sky and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Join us aboard Reef Encounter’s Top Deck Club and discover the epitome of luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Experience unparalleled comfort, exceptional service, and unforgettable adventures as you explore the wonders of this iconic natural wonder.

  • Discover the World’s largest living structure
  • Wake Up on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Interact with thousands of brightly coloured fish and coral
  • Delicious meals
  • VIP service

Top Deck Club Liveaboard Packages Include

  • Top Deck Club accommodation including ensuite (guaranteed cabin located on Top Deck – please note we only have 2 x cabins with a double bed with front windows, and these will be allocated on a first-in-best-dressed basis)
  • Delicious chef-prepared meals
  • Personal valet
  • Private guided in-water tours (please note diving is an upgrade, but your guide will already be included)
  • Dinner under the stars
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Sunset cocktails
  • Late checkout
  • Evening turndown service
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Scuba diving equipment (if scuba diving)
  • Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter
  • A variety of spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef locations during your stay
  • Glass bottom boat tour (weather-permitting)
  • Marine Biology presentation
  • A free luggage storage facility in Cairns City
  • Daily transfers via Reef Experience to Reef Encounter
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Scuba lessons
  • Professional photographs
  • Barista coffee
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Merchandise
  • Helicopter transfers
  • City/Beaches bus return 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 our transfer vessel Reef Experience, which departs Cairns daily at 8 am.

Reef Experience departs from the Cairns Marina, Marlin Jetty, Finger A.

Guests check in directly onboard the vessel.

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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