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Reef Experience

#8 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4037 2700
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Awesome locally owned business

My mom and I recently did their tour and we had a blast! It was my mom's favorite part of her... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Finding Nemo

We booked this reef trip through flashpackers in Palm Cove. Attentive and relaxed crew we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4037 2700

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mom and I recently did their tour and we had a blast! It was my mom's favorite part of her entire trip to Australia. The crew is super accommodating and they have plenty of staff so you're never looking around for someone, they're just...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked this reef trip through flashpackers in Palm Cove. Attentive and relaxed crew we enjoyed the top deck experience - personal service and a diving guide just for us. Our guide Mali perfect to make even the most anxious comfortable for a holiday diving...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The short version is this: this crew is incredible, friendly, supportive, and fun. The long version: I am a planner. I have backup plans for my backup plans. When I booked this tour, my husband and I had been looking forward to getting to snorkel...More

1  Thank Amy K
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you would like to try scuba diving recommend you use Reef Experience, best price around especially for beginners and also for second dive. Staff very friendly, great photos also available to remember your experience.

1  Thank tennantas
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a fabulous time SCUBA diving on Norman Reef with Reef Experience. The entire crew is very upbeat, friendly and attentive. I've never had a better SCUBA experience. You just show up and they do everything else to ensure you have an easy and fun...More

1  Thank Barry P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing day out on the Reef. Didn't know what to expect but everyone was so friendly and made us feel less nervous and the day was well really well run and organised. Couldn't have asked for a better team of people to be looking...More

1  Thank sophhhhhaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend booked last minute with Reef Experience after having trouble with other companies. The price was competetive and even a bit lower than similar tours. We received complementary pick-up from our hotel, and were taken right to the boat. We received free...More

1  Thank JacobJacobJacobJacob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All staff are super accomodating, professional, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! Breakie and Lunch provided, (amazing food by the way). Scuba diving was absolutely excellent and snorkelling was fantastic. Very much about safety but also making sure everyone is having a great time. We'll be coming...More

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 2 families with young children and had booked Reef Experience for our Great Barrier Reef tour...the welcome and hospitality was superb...I was celebrating my birthday and most of the staff members wished me personally...they were were friendly and took good care of us...the...More

1  Thank Amitlapasia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff of reef experience was very polite and helpful in all occasions. I did two dives both with lance. He was very friendly and professional. I lost my camera on the water bed and he found it for me.

1  Thank Jojimon K
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I have been planning to see the famous Great Barrier Reef for quite a while. A friend of mine just came back from Australia in March, 2017. He went to Port Douglas and joined a local tour to see the Reef. He said he was very VERY disappointed because the Reef was essentially dead. Instead of seeing the beautiful, multi-colored reef, he found that the reef was grey, white, "bleached" and not worth seeing. Did he exaggerate? I fully understand that the Great Barrier Reef is "seriously ill" because of global warming. My question is: As a Canadian living in Ontario, I find the long distance and the long flight prohibitive and painful. If the Reef is so sick and essentially dead, should I bother to take the trip to Cairns or Port Douglas to see it?
25 April 2017|
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Response from j2b2m2 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the other answer. Reef Experience took us to fabulous diving/snorkelling locations and the colours and the fish,sea turtles, small sharks etc were awesome. Go and see the UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef... More
We have our own snorkel and mask...is it preferable to bring our own, or use yours?
12 April 2017|
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Response from Lonnie S | Reviewed this property |
All equipment was provided including snorkels masks fins and stinger suits they really covered everything! You just need your swimsuit!
How many people do you typically take out on the boat on a tour?
24 March 2017|
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Response from JIMFAL | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they take more than 50