Great Barrier Reef Tour Cairns,  the Best way to see the Reef

Join us on board our high speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef tour locations and discover the breath-taking wonder of this World Heritage environment.

Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL inclusive Great Barrier Reef 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 Snorkeller? 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? Our friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs help to ensure that you are comfortable with your equipment and introduce you to some of our friendly fish!   We are passionate about our guests having fun and experiencing the magic of our Great Barrier Reef Tour. 

A day on the Great Barrier Reef Tour will be one of the most memorable days in your life.

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:30 – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in View map to Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 08:00 – Approximate departure & Safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel & dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams plus more
  • 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 & black coral trees in it’s shallow lagoons
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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
  • 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) Medical Conditions do apply – click here for more information
  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • FREE Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation
  • FREE Marine Biology Presentation
  • Breakfast consisting of barbecue bacon & egg 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
  • No hidden costs!

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, Sun Cream
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

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 to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30pm

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion to show 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 in the world  but also the safest scuba diving record.   We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules 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 prior to 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 very happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please Contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]

Or alternatively, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a 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 24 hours whenever possible

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Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 11 October 2017: Awesome day
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  • 10 October 2017: It was a Blast! Loved it!
  • 6 October 2017: Great day out on the reef
  • 4 October 2017: Ripoff with rude staff who failed to provide all inclusions
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120 Reviews for “Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience”

  1. Reef Day Tour review by Liz Neely
    5

    Great day...shared good food and fun with new friends. Appreciated helpful instruction from staff. A highlight of my Australian vacation.

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  2. Reef Day Tour review by Geoffrey C
    5

    Excellent and engaging crew! The dive masters are experienced, careful, and calm. It made the experience great. Wonderful experience will recommend to friends and family!! Thank you!!

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  3. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Kaycee
    5

    We booked Reef Experience to snorkel the reef and it was amazing! the crew were very friendly and entertaining. They definitely have this day down to a science. Seeing the marine life at the reef it was definitely the best part of the day. We absolutely loved it! very nicely organised.

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  4. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Rachel
    5

    This trip is the best value! Crew were amazing! couldn't have asked for more help with being a nervous swimmer. Thanks to Nicole, Pablo + Brittany. Snorkeling was the best! thank you so much for your help and a fabulous day!

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  5. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Emma
    5

    This tour is the best value for price!!! The crew were fantastic! Our favourite though was swimming with a turtle and the intro dive course. Food was really good, loved every minute of the tour!

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  6. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Giulia A.
    5

    We really wanted to see the Reef and it was fantatic. We loved the coral, the fish, snorkeling and scuba diving! The crew were perfect, friendly people and helped everyone with every little problem. Perfect tour! amazing experience.

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  7. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Tina
    5

    Great for value, very friendly, well informed and enthusiastic. Niki was amazing, helping me through my nerves about diving. The best part of it all was scuba diving. I was nervous at first but the crew encouraged me and I loved it. It was a great day. I couldn't have asked for anything more :) Thank you!

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  8. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Aaron
    5

    Our friends recommended this trip. Great value for money! Super helpful crew, friendly and amazing with non-swimmers. We loved all of it. This has been so far the best part of our trip!

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  9. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Veronica T.
    5

    This tour has the best price for the facilities given. Crew were super, handy, helped non- swimmers get comfortable in the water. The whole journey was just our favourite part of it. I would suggest to change nothing! the best and coolest experience ever. Thanks to a young and skilled crew. THANK YOU <3

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  10. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Bryan
    5

    One of my friends recommended Reef Experience to tick the Great Barrier Reef off my bucket list, and it was great. Crew on board were awesome, I got to swim with sea turtles and the snorkeling was great! The experience of once in a lifetime, thank you! cheers.

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  11. Reef Day Tour review by Jürgen
    5

    Amazing crew doing their very best to make this a great day and succeeding in every way. Plenty of time to engage in the different activities thanks to a professional and organized approach. Not only was the lunch really good but this very succesful day was nicely rounded off with a glass of wine on the trip back.

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  12. Reef Day Tour review by Kati
    5

    This was absolutely one of the best days on our vacation. Everything ran super smoothly, the staff was amazing and the food really great as well. Highlight was the scuba dive. I've been diving before but never with such a calm, relaxed and just all in all lovely instructor as Kaz. My friends have not dived before and one was not able to do the dive because she had issues with her ears, however Kaz made them feel absolutely comfortable and safe and let myself and my other friend explore the reef to the fullest. She was totally amazing! We wish we could have dived all day long!! Thank you for the great day!!

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  13. Reef Day Tour review by Mguel M
    5

    The crew are so friendly and funny! I loved my first time scuba diving. Please keep up the good work. We had an unforgettable experience and totally recommend it!

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  14. Reef Day Tour review by Emma H
    5

    We first booked Reef Experience because of the good value of it! The crew were simply 10 out of 10! We saw a shark! it was unbelievable. Our favourite part was that and also the free wine on the way back. Thank you for a great day! Won't forget it! :)

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  15. Reef Day Tour review by Meg
    5

    I came onboard Reef Experience to celebrate my birthday and it was FANTASTIC! Knowledgeable and kind crew, very fun to be around. I have an inmense fear of the ocean and I conquered it on the trip, my favourite part was seeing a shark! Brittany guided me out to my first snorkel. it was life changing! Thank you

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  16. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Prateek G
    5

    Good value for money! The staff was very courteous and helpful. Trip was made beautiful by the crew! Loved the experience, good food as well! Well rounded, excellent!

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  17. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Nancy L
    5

    This was a bucket list trip! I had an excellent trip! I would highly recommend it as the crew was spectacular.

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  18. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Ida
    5

    Wonderful! Very service minded and helpful. They had everything under control. We don't have a single bad thing to say. The destination, food and crew were all great! We would recommend to everyone :)

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  19. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Patricia
    5

    Very Friendly! The crew has good know-how! Was a perfect tour!

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  20. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Arnold
    5

    Shinee was just phenomenal. Went above and beyond her duties to make our experience. Just superb, will definitely return! The best part was snorkelling/scuba diving... then wine! The crew were lovely, they made the experience pleasurable and memorable.

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  21. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Swone
    5

    I'm impressed by the hospitality, smile, and competency. From leaving the port to arriving back everything was perfect. All the best and compliments to entire crew!

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  22. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Kaylinn
    5

    The crew were very nice and approachable. Seeing the oyster and sea turtle while scuba diving were the best part of the day. I has a wonderful time and was so happy to spend the day with Reef Experience.

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  23. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Qin
    5

    The crew were awesome! They were super helpful & friendly! We had a great day! My biggest concern was safety as my family has inexperienced swimmers. Sam made sure we were taken care of and we had so much fun! Thank you so much for this great experience. GBR is amazing and you guys made sure our day delightful. Especially thanks for encouraging my family to participate and take care of them. Really appreciate it.

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  24. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Alex
    5

    So great! Amazing food and wine too! Wonderful! The crew were great! So helpful & friendly. Oscar, Will, and Nathan were particularly great! The best part was diving & snorkelling.

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  25. Reef Day Tour review by Christine W.
    5

    We booked reef experience last minute as we wanted to come right out to the reef. The crew were very helpful and polite. All worked well together all knew their role. Our favourite part of the day was snorkeling and the food was amazing! I felt it was very good value for money, very well organised, it all ran smoothly. I liked the way everyone was able to have an experience what ever level of swimming etc. I would recommend this trip to anyone, my friends first on the list! Thank you

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  26. Reef Day Tour review by Heather S.
    5

    What first caught our eye was the Top Deck Experience and the inclusions. The staff were helpful at all times, friendly, patient and relaxed! Our favourite part of the day though was the Introductory dive. Sheeny was so patient with me. The one on one attention from Top Deck Experience gave me the ability to experience a dive that I haven't accomplished before on other tours. I just loved the whole day. I felt very special and spoiled. Top Deck Experience is awesome if you want to feel special and have that personalized attention. Loved the food as well. :) Thank you!!!

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  27. Reef Day Tour review by Cassi
    5

    I booked Reef Experience because I read lots of great reviews. The crew was amazing, helpful and kind! The best part of my day was seeing a sea turtle. Guys, keep being wonderful!

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  28. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Wendy, Chris and Charlotte B.
    5

    This trip was a surprise gift from my daughter. The crew were fantastic, great fun and professional. The best part of my day was the scuba diving and the food! I love love Loved my day! Would not hesitate to recommend.

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  29. Reef Day Tour review by Ayush
    5

    I booked because my friend was impressed with Experience. This was an amazing day - one of the best day of my life! Very good welcoming crew. Shinee being the best. Best part of the day was scooba.

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  30. Reef Day Tour review by Anush
    5

    I booked because my friend was impressed with Reef Experience. It was an amazing day - one of the best day of my life. Very good welcoming crew Shinee being the best. The best part of the day was trying scooba.

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  31. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Abbey R.
    5

    We booked Reef Experience because it seemed good value for money. The crew on board were amazing, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Our favourite part of the trip was the first snorkel dive sight we visited. Absolutely astonishing! The food was amazing, really enjoyable day. I would 100% recommend to friends and family. The staff were so good! Thank you!

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  32. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Caplan (UK)
    5

    Awesome. Shinee and the rest of the crew were always helpful and encouraging. I loved learning to scuba dive and snorkel. Top Deck experience is absolutely brilliant.

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  33. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Katja (South Africa)
    5

    Amazing! The crew were so kind and answered all questions. The best part was exploring the Great Barrier Reef and identifying the different wildlife. This trip was absolutely amazing! I would do it over and over again :)

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  34. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Dan (UK)
    5

    The crew are great, helpful & wonderful! The best part of the day was seeing sea turtles!! Great day, amazing trip, really good food!

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  35. Reef Day Tour review by Tony P.
    5

    The value for money of this tour is what first caught our eye, and it was excellent! the staff were very friendly, safety conscious and professional. Our favorite part of the day though was snorkeling the Reef. It was wonderful! The crew were awesome. They took the time to make sure everyone was catered for. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you very much!

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  36. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Roisin (Ireland)
    5

    The crew were excellent. The best part of my day was my scuba dive with Meg. She was a great guide and excellent help throughout the day. We didn't want for anything, highlight of our honeymoon.

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  37. Reef Day Tour review by Paul M
    0

    Reef Experience has the best crew ever! They were friendly and very caring! We loved snorkeling on the second reef an going on the glass bottom boat. There was great food on board and plenty of it. It's the best cruise boat we have been on. Beats Hawaii.

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  38. Victoria R
    5

    The crew was great! Fantastic personalities, very friendly, informative, and cute! 11/10 would totally recommend. We loved the whole day -- even the informative talks. Keen to go again next time we are in Cairns. Would love to do this again!

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  39. Reef Day Tour review by Denise Martin
    5

    We had a great time on Reef Experience. The crew is competent, helpful, friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The reef at both sites was spectacular. We've done a lot of snorkeling in many places and this is as good as it gets. Highly recommend this locally owned boat and crew. This boat only takes about 100 passengers so you never feel crowded on the boat or in the water.

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  40. Reef Day Tour review by Rachel
    5

    The staff was fantastic! Super friendly, really helpful, and a lot of fun to spend the day with. The food was delicious and there was plenty to eat for both the breakfast and lunch. The introductory scuba was a great first experience and our instructor was really patient and made sure we we're completely comfortable the whole time.

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  41. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Marlaina W
    5

    This tour provided snorkeling, diving, food, transportation and it was reasonably priced! The crew were fantastic! They explained every aspect of the day very clearly and made us feel very welcomed. Our favorite part of the day was Scuba diving. I had never done it before and our instructor was a dream! and we were able to see several awesome animals during the dive. Thank you guys for a truly memorable day!

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  42. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Alex K.
    5

    The crew were 5 star, awesome, amazing, couldn't be any better. Our favorite part of the day was everything about it. Our Top Deck package was fantastic and made our experience so special. Thank you!!

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  43. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Linda M
    5

    The crew were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! Our favourite part of the day was to snorkel and dive at the Great Barrier Reef. It was definitely a brilliant experience, thoroughly, enjoyed every second of it. We will definitely do it again!

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  44. Reef Day Tour review by Christine (UK)
    5

    The crew were fantastic! Incredibly friendly, helpful, and all very positive & knowledgeable. Far exceeded our expectations.

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  45. Reef Day Tour review by Janet N
    5

    We came to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The crew were friendly, happy, attentive and brilliant! It was a remarkable day.

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  46. Reef Day Tour review by Lisa T
    5

    We’ve been to the Reef a few times and tours, etc. This is by far the best organized and friendliest tour of any kind we have been on! EXCEPTIONAL.

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  47. Reef Day Tour review by Jessica R
    5

    Amazing! Crew member Karly was just incredible. Can’t thank her enough. I loved swimming with a turtle! Amazing day.

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  48. Reef Day Tour review by Marija P
    5

    Very friendly and helpful crew! Good vibes. We loved getting to go scuba diving!

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  49. Reef Day Tour review by Deborah Lowe
    5

    We all had a fantastic day, wonderful crew, fantastic food, and plenty of time to explore both Norman and Saxon reefs we enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend exploring the Reef Experience, thank you for a fantastic day.

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  50. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Nicole M
    5

    The service was wonderful, the weather amazing, the crew outstanding. We loved scuba diving and the glass bottom boat! A great family outing and great service from from the inital booking.

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  51. Reef Day Tour review by David & Julie
    5

    Such a great day out on the reef. Husband had his first dive and went out a second time as he loved it while I enjoyed snorkelling. Staff were so receptive, friendly and really helpful. Such an amazing day

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  52. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Diana S
    5

    Excellent tour, good food, great crew...GREAT!!! The best part was Shinee showing us and guiding us to the best places.

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  53. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Wendy (Australia)
    5

    Amazingly friendly and very accommodating when one member of our party needed help snorkeling. Keep up the good work! We will bring more of our overseas friends on your tour! Thank you team.

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  54. Reef Day Tour review by Ayesha
    5

    I was highly recommended to book on Reef Experience. The crew was excellent, Ryan is a great guide, very patient. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful. Definitely diving and snorkeling were the best part of the day. My first time experiencing it. Seeing the reef up close. Was beautiful as well as spotting the whale :) Really enjoyed my day. Would definitely recommend Reef Experience.

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  55. Reef Day Tour review by Rebecca
    5

    It was a birthday present - holiday. The crew was wonderful!!! So friendly and attentive. The highlight of the day was seeing and swimming with a turtle. Shinee was the best! Amazing experience and Shinee was so helpful and friendly.

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  56. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Danielle
    5

    Amazing! Vey helpful and very informative. The best part of the day was scuba diving. Staff couldn't have done a better job. I was so nervous about diving and they made me feel so at ease! Amazing experience.

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  57. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Wayne
    5

    Very attentive and safety conscious. The dives were wonderful. Food was good and plentiful. Wine and cheese a nice touch. From the 7:00 am shuttle bus to the end of the day, service was excellent. Overall it was a great experience and great value. They even sent out a dingy to retrieve a patron's hat overboard.

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  58. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Dan
    5

    Brilliant. Very helpful on first dive. Food was delicious and staff extremely nice, would totally recommend Reed Experience to everybody

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  59. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Paula
    5

    The best part of my day was the glass bottom boat tour where we spotted a turtle, and the marine biologist talk. It was a great experience, thank you for recommending travel sickness pills - we all enjoyed the easy hospitality of the whole day. Food was very well done. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the reef, along with our 5 year old!

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  60. Reef Day Tour review by Ashley V
    5

    The crew on this boat are AMAZING!! The best part of the day was my first scuba dive, and the guided snorkel was very cool too! Thank you for making my last day in Aussie one to remember! Cheers!

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  61. Reef Day Tour review by Mark and Ruth Rankin
    0

    Reef Experience was an awesome experience for us, first time visitors to the Great Barrier Reef, crew were really great, food delicious and our snorkelling time was spot on and amazing array of fish. We were really delighted to spot whales as well. So thank you for an all round great day

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  62. Reef Day Tour review by Brigi
    5

    Great day out with Reef Experience. Crew could not have been more helpful or obliging with first time scuba diver and accompanying elderly parent. Highly recommend their deal. Real value for money.

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  63. Reef Day Tour review by Karen
    5

    Snorkeling the reef was a lovely experience. Water was warm and reef was spectacular. The crew are fantastic, friendly, helpful. I'd recommend this company for a great day. Food was amazing & plenty of it.

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  64. Reef Day Tour review by Tabitha
    5

    Thank you! Because of the instructors patience and understanding I was able to dive. It meant so much to me and I had a great experience because of it!

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  65. Reef Day Tour review by Stephanie
    5

    Keep it up! Thank you for the unforgettable experience! Michelle was amazing!! The crew made new experiences fun, easy & smooth!

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  66. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Dora G
    5

    AMAZING!!! The best part was being able to jump in with scuba gear into the arms of a stranger, yet highly professional instructor. I can hardly swim and still felt so comfortable and safe!! Thank you Jackson so much!!!!

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  67. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Aidan B
    5

    Getting into the water and snorkeling is the best part of the day. The crew are awesome, always checking on us. Thanks heaps to the team - really made the day great.

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  68. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Emma R
    5

    The crew were great - very helpful and friendly. We did 2 guided certified dives with Ethan. Initially nervous, but great way to get back into it. Food was excellent - I expected it to be basic, but it was lovely, especially the salads.

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  69. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Jacqueline L
    5

    This tour was really good fun! The best part was SCUBA diving for the first time. The crew were really great as well, made me feel calm and comfortable.

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  70. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Jonathan S
    5

    Great day, enjoyed by the whole family. The crew were excellent. The best part of the reef was trying the dive and snorkeling on the reef.

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  71. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Trevor
    5

    Love of the ocean and sea life made me book Reef Experience. Friendly crew, relaxed and not over behaving, have a casual but fun experience. I swam with a TURTLE!!! Both swim points were unique and different. Highly recommend, a must do day. Food fabulous. Great value for money.

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  72. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Sally S
    5

    All the crew were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed the experience and the way the crew cared for everyone. My daughter (12) hadn't dived before and they were extremely gentle with her. Thank you.

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  73. Reef Day Tour review by Elaine
    5

    Best reviews and marine biologist and dive. The crew was excellent, very efficient, friendly, enthusiastic, respectful of the reef. Could not ask for more! The highlight of the day was seeing the reef and white fin shark, turtle and multi-coloured fish. Thank you - was very impressed with the tour, what was included - talk from marine biologist, dive, food, refreshments. Staff were exceptional.

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  74. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Srijana
    5

    Reef Experience looked like a good deal! Crew was very helpful and excellent. The best part of the day was the overall experience. I enjoyed every bit of the day. Great crew, good food, helpful. 5 star experience.

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  75. Reef Day Tour review by Matthwe
    5

    Reef Experience was recommended to me, and it was the best! Crew is excellent, professional, smoothly fun operation, looking after us well. Excellent customer service. Snorkeling was great! Feed was great! Atmosphere great! 10 out of 10 well done to all!!

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  76. Reef Day Tour review by Jill
    5

    I booked Reef Experience because of the good reviews and best value, quality tour, good for non swimmers and weak swimmers. Crew was patient, attentive, friendly, safe. The best part of my trip was learning to snorkel, trying diving for the first time, seeing reef. Thank you so much for an amazing, once in a lifetime expeience. Keep providing quality, friendly tours!

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  77. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Lona
    5

    Awesome experience swimming with fish! Great food, great crew. Had a great time!

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  78. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Viv
    5

    Friendly, helpful, informative - made us all feel safe and able to have fun!! Learning how to snorkel was amazing! Memories for life! Excellent, well organised day. Thank you to all the crew!

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  79. Reef Day Tour review by Jayne
    5

    I booked Reef Experience through recommendations. Crew was very friendly, helpful and attentive. I am a poor, nervous swimmer, so having me to help was brilliant when snorkeling. Fantastic. The best part of the day was snorkeling on the reef. I would recommend this. The boat was very nice.

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  80. Reef Day Tour review by Shikha
    5

    I chose Reef Experience because I wanted to experience the reef. All crew members were excelent and helpful. I saw the acture reef first time and natural beauty inside the water. I had a personal instructor Shinee, she was really helpful and caring. If she would not be helpful we would not be able to see the reef experience.

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  81. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Chris
    5

    The crew were supportive, informative, professional and fun. Couldn't pick a "best part of the day" - all was good; it was an excellent experience!

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  82. Reef Day Tour review by Sue McGee
    0

    Fantastic crew, great vessel, really good gear, all round wonderful experience and would highly recommend !!

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  83. Reef Day Tour review by Courtney
    5

    Everyone was very friendly. Shinee looked after out every need. She was knowledgeable and patient. Food was amazing.I would recommend this to my friends.

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  84. Reef Day Tour review by Larry
    5

    Michael was amazing. Great guy, made me feel welcome and safe. Shinee was nice & helpful. The Barramundi, fabulous - good chef. Top deck experience really made us feel special. Memorable experience!

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  85. Reef Day Tour review by Linda
    5

    Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to experience the reef. The crew are very approachable, helpful, happy and knowledgeable.

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  86. Reef Day Tour review by Daisy
    5

    Equipment was very good. Everything was very well organised. Had a great day, thank you :)

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  87. Reef Day Tour review by Chelcy
    5

    Will be recommending this company/tour to my family coming in the summer! Thank you all for the amazing experience.

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  88. Reef Day Tour review by Diane Baines
    5

    Had an amazing day on the reef with reef experience. The crew were amazing and were able to cater for everyone’s ability from non swimmer to qualifelied diver, with patience, care and humour! The team provided great food and were on hand all day to help or answer any queries we had. A fantastic experience and I would happily book with them again and have no hesitation in highly recommending them.

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  89. Reef Day Tour review by Natasha
    5

    I relied heavily on internet reviews when deciding what tour company to go with for a day out on the barrier reef. Reef Experience did not disappoint. It's quite a large boat, but takes a lot of passengers so expect to sit with strangers throughout the day. They served plenty of food; bacon and egg rolls for breakfast, sausages/chicken/steak and salads for lunch and tea and coffee whenever the boat was stopped. The staff are very safety focused and that really makes you feel comfortable on board and out in the reef. I Scuba Dived for the first time ever, and I was very nervous but with the patience from Scuba Instructor Benat, I felt very at ease and had a wonderful experience. The glass bottom boat was a great way to get a different view of the reef and I would definitely recommend. Everyone really seemed to love their job and it was really lovely to be a part of that for a day. There's plenty of extras you can opt for; hire an underwater camera, buy professional underwater photos, marine biology tour, extra scuba diving so expect to spend a little more money if you want some of those extras. Photos were a little pricey, but no different to any other tourist attraction you would go to. I purchased $45 worth of photos but it was so worth it, to have fantastic images of a wonderful experience.

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  90. Reef Day Tour review by Martin
    5

    I booked Reef Experience because I read lots of positive comments. The Crew was Epic. The best part of the trip was second dive. Thanks to all the crew, you guys are cool! Good experience, I will recommend you for sure.

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  91. Reef Day Tour review by Nicky
    5

    I booked Reef Experience as I wanted to experience the Great Barrier Reef with my friends. Crew were cheerful, super helpful and informative. Completely approachable and had good sense of humor. The highlight of the trip was seeing two sharks and a turtle on our marine life tour with Michelle. Michelle was amazing. She was full of knowledge and facts and did her best to make our time happy and enjoyable.

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  92. Reef Day Tour review by Amanda
    5

    I booked Reef Experience because we heard amazing reviews!!! The crew was unreal. Everyone was great energy and are very helpful and happy. Tylah was awesome with scuba diving. The highlight of the tour was my second scuba dive and seeing shark, turtle and nemo!!! Food was great, service was great, banker was great. Such a good day !!!

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  93. Reef Day Tour review by Alice
    5

    The best part of the tour was snorkeling. Crew was very pleasant. I had fantastic time, the crew were enjoyable and attentive to all the passengers. full of positive energy - professional !!!

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  94. Reef Day Tour review by Lauren
    5

    Very friendly, approachable, supportive and skilled crew. Diving and marine biology tour was very interesting and informative.

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  95. Reef Day Tour review by Patrick
    5

    Amazing experience with very professional staff

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  96. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Leah
    5

    "The crew were great! The best part of the day was snorkeling. The staff were helpful, great, friendly and we will be back"

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  97. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Michael
    5

    "The crew were excellent. Friendly and obliging. The best part of the day was snorkeling. We had a fantastic day!"

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  98. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Colt & Rachel
    5

    "The crew were very good; both friendly and helpful! The best part of the day was the intro scuba dive. The staff made things easy and fun! The lunch was also very good, we would definitely recommend this tour to others."

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  99. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Chelsea & Brittney
    5

    "The crew were amazing & friendly. The best part of the day was scuba diving!"

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  100. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Juan
    5

    "The crew were attentive, approachable, and knowledgeable. The best part of the day was the marine bio tour and the length of time you have to snorkel!"

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  101. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Hayley
    5

    “The crew were very helpful and friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The best part of the day was Scuba diving for the first time”

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  102. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Sheridan
    5

    The crew were Amazing! So friendly. Had a blast! Scuba diving was the best part of my day. Loved this experience! Thank you!"

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  103. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Andreas
    5

    "Crew were excellent, best people, helpful, excellent job, what else?? :) Dive for first time and snorkelling. It's so fantastic! So CONTINUE best crew :D "

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  104. Reef Day Tour review by Jing-Yu Huang
    5

    Scuba!!!! I can't believe that I finished it! It was so fantastic! I really appreciate the crew. This is the most beautiful memories!"

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  105. Reef Day Tour review by Chelsea
    5

    Excellent crew. Harry and Michelle were very knowledgeable and very attentive to their customers on the biology tour/snorkel. There was a crew member with a dark beard who outdid them all though--he was so calm and kind. Amazing work! The first snorkel was the best (cuz it was new--the whole thing was amazing!) The customer service and extremely attentive staff were out of this world. I had two small panic moments and both were immediately noticed and addressed before I could say anything. I felt so safe THANK YOU!

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  106. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Jolanta
    5

    "Amazing crew especially Kera for helping me so much in the water. Snorkelling was awesome"

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  107. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Patrick
    5

    "Awesome and great, Fan Dabby Dosy. Learning to dive for the first time was the best part of the day"

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  108. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Kelly
    5

    "fantastic crew! everyone was calm and low key reassuring and encouraging. They made everything great. I snorkelled in the reef being surrounded by fish. I only see in aquariums".

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  109. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Haley
    5

    "very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and professional crew. I was able to Scuba dive for the first time"

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  110. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Joshua
    5

    "Crew were very pleasant! professional. Scuba diving was the best thing. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience"

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  111. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Milly Keid
    5

    "Really friendly crew, always helpful and informative. The snorkelling and glass bottom boat tour were the best part of the day. Thank you for an enjoyable trip"

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  112. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Mariah Goecker
    5

    "Friendly crew. Snorkelling the reef! I was the last one out of the water. This is one of the best experiences of my life"

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  113. Reef Day Tour review by Rajiv
    5

    The crew were very helpful, hospitable. Glass bottom boat to reef was the best. All the crew were very caring and considerate, Kera was particularly very caring.

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  114. Reef Day Tour review by Sam
    5

    The crew was excellent. The Introductory dive was the best. Instructor was very patient with everyone. Keep up the great work

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  115. Reef Day Tour review by Lesley & Troy Jennings
    5

    The crew were great and helpful and funny. The scuba diving with Kaz was the best. This was value for money - we wanted something that included scuba diving at no additional charge.

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  116. Reef Day Tour review by Carol Atkins
    0

    Had the best day on the reef. Amazing staff, so friendly and helpful.

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  117. Reef Day Tour review by peter jan ekroth
    0

    Awesome staff and a great trip. Couldny have a better day out on the sea. Great wiews and a wonderful day. Thanks to all of you who made my day unbelievable

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  118. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Lucy Davies
    0

    I chose Reef Experience because of value – one all inclusive price whilst the other companies visiting the Great Barrier Reef start with a trip price and then add reef levies, bus transfers, diving, wetsuit, glass bottom boat etc and people end up paying a lot more for less. Reef Experience exceeded all my expectations! Everything is provided – even the sunscreen. Reef Experience’s crews’ passion for the reef is by far their best asset. My partner can’t swim well and the crew got in the water and assisted him see the Great Barrier Reef. The marine biologist was knowledgeable and my highlight was giving scuba diving a try! I would recommend this tour! Lucy, England.

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  119. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Kelly Harris
    5

    Best reef cruise in Cairns!!! Lovely staff, great food, and no hidden costs. I wasn't sure about a scuba dive but after all the information given by the staff they got me so excited. As it is all inclusive I was able to give it a shot and I loved it!!

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  120. Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience review by Fleycheryl
    5

    Staff were very attentive to the need for medication given the ride out to the reef was predicted to be rough. I took advice to take meds the night before and in the morning and was blissfully able to enjoy. Those who were ill were so well looked after that they were able to recover and enjoy the dives. The lunch was great - and nice to have us vegetarians catered for - they kept it separate so food wasn't stolen by those hungry meat eaters. I was very appreciated by all of this. Best reef experience ever!!

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