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Reef Experience

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Great Barrier Reef Floating Hotel, liveaboard and all inclusive Great Barrier Reef day tour visit our websites reefexperience.com.au and reefencounter.com.au to find out why our trips are the best way to see Australia's Great Barrier Reef and find...more
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100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a great day. The only thing I didn't like was some of the diving gear was broken and worn. The best bit was that the boat wasn't too full. The crew were fun and entertaining. There was lots of food. Great value for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikehole68
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time doing the VIP top deck experience with Reef experience and had our very own crew member to answer all our questions and swim with us. The equipment was great and the food and accommodations upstairs were great as well, would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jalane V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a day trip out to the reef and had a fantastic day. A beginners dive was offered (included in the tour price). All equipment was offered and also help for those who were not confident in the water. The lunch was excellent,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 555tanaw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband, who is very comfortable in and on water was booked for a two dive tour with Reef Experience. The night before there was a tropical storm and the seas continued to be rough the morning of his dive. When he went to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharonr291
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful experience. A complimentary dive was included in the package which was welcome and I availed of it. The lunch was good and after diving/ snorkeling we had wine and cheese.My wife was a little unsure about snorkeling after an unpleasant experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anil-Gujral
Karen-HotGetaways, Public Relations Manager at Reef Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Anil-Gujral, You don't know how happy this review makes us! Snorkeling and diving can for sure be sometimes challenging activities and intimidating! We are quite aware of it and always make the best of efforts to make people feel comfortable and enjoy this one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this trip on our last day in Cairns, booked via sightseeing Australia online. So glad they put us on this tour as it was amazing. Clean, big boat with great food, friendly and helpful staff who were very knowledgeable and the two...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elana C
Karen-HotGetaways, Public Relations Manager at Reef Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Elana, We are so pleased to read your review. We work really hard to make of this one in a life time experience UNIQUE for our guests. It is rewarding to hear you enjoyed your trip. We are looking forward to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we went to the inner reef.saw a lot of dead bleach corals some colored fish and big ones, not as we expected.you should go further to the outer area to see more snorkeling or scuba.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zippi_11
Karen-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Zippi_11, It is probable that you went out to the reef with another operator, as all the reef locations we visit are outer reef locations. The reef locations we visit are filled with beautiful, colorful coral gardens and abundant marine life. Kind regards, Reservations

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been traveling through Australia for a few weeks and this trip has been far and away the best experience so far (so much so that I’m writing my first company review). The GBR was beautiful and the food was incredible, but what truly made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Happiness48451784190
Karen-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Happiness48451784190, Thank you for the lovely review for our sister vessel, Reef Encounter :) It certainly sounds like you had the trip of a lifetime! We never get tired of hearing great comments about our amazing crew. They work very hard, every day to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning and a great day out with not enough time in the day to enjoy the outer reef. Fantastic experience and a Must.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FoziaK22
Karen-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi FoziaK22, Thank you for leaving Reef Experience a great review :) We trust you were able to see lots of beautiful coral gardens and marine life that call the GBR their home. We hope you enjoyed your remaining time in our beautiful region and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had originally booked a compass cruise to the barrier reef but got moved to it’s sister boat the reef experience - we were not disappointed, we had an amazing day! The guides are all very helpful and knowledgeable, the Reef is beautiful and full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beth25252015
Karen-HotGetaways, Guest Relations Manager at Reef Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi beth25252015. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review :) We think our crew are pretty awesome as well and love to hear the nice comments about them. It sounds like you were able to see lots of...More

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djamconway
27 November 2018|
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Response from Julia C | Reviewed this property |
We went with Reef Experience in September this year, which is the day tour. Reef Encounter is their live aboard experience. We booked directly with them. We booked the Top Deck experience and had our own guide for the day... More
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shreeyala u
13 October 2018|
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Response from Karen-HotGetaways | Property representative |
Hi Shreeyala, Fitzroy Island is a lovely island, however it's located on the inner reef where the coral is not as vibrant. Reef Experience visits stunning outer reef locations where you will really get the best... More
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MumbaiPankaj
19 March 2018|
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Response from Karen-HotGetaways | Property representative |
Hello :) Thank you for getting in touch. Reef Experience is a medium sized vessel and can hold up to 100 passengers. Kind regards, Reservations
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