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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    Overview
    • Excellent89%
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    “night dive” (138 reviews)
    “top deck” (120 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 28 October 2016

    We took the family out on the boat for two days one night. Booking staff were fantastic accommodating our needs with two children, grandfather, and sister in law. Cabins were very roomy for a boat and very clean. Staff on the Reef Encounter were also...More

    Thank sullivangang
    Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

    Wonderful time. All the staff were helpful. We had a wonderful time with Jai, who was our guide but also worked hard to make the experience good. Boat and room and food all very good. Would return again if we go to Cairns again!

    Thank Letha M
    Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

    The true indicator of how good a cruise is can be gauged by the comments of your fellow passengers. Without exception all comments were glowing and positive. We took the 2 night live aboard experience so that we could get a chance to snorkel at...More

    2  Thank sheusz
    Reviewed 25 October 2016

    It was the best dive trip I have had to date , the staff are friendly and helpful making my experience memorable , great accomidation and the food is better than any restraints in Alice springs ( including hannamans - 5 star Hilton resort retarunt...More

    2  Thank Mark S
    Reviewed 24 October 2016

    The fact that our travel agent booked us as "Top Deck" was great. If we had been offered a more economic choice we would have probably taken it and not have enjoyed the trip as much. Our guide, Vanessa, was fantastic. She made our trip...More

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    • US$450 - US$711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 52
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    • Also Known As
    • Reef Encounter Hotel Great Barrier Reef
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    Chuck P
    2 June 2017|
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    Response from 26Cath | Reviewed this property |
    We booked top deck direct through the reef encounter website - for two people though, all inclusive. They had prices for single travelers as well. I would definitely compare prices
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    Christy G
    9 May 2017|
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    Response from LisaLouWigan | Reviewed this property |
    I did this excursion in March and my biggest regret is only booking one night. If you can go for two nights do it. It was the absolute highlight of our holiday! They pick up from 7-7.30 from the Marlin Jetty, you have to be... More
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    17 March 2017|
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    Response from Kelli J | Reviewed this property |
    Yes - there were a bunch of jellyfish on the way up! Have fun.
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    "All rooms have a window so all are good. Top Deck gives you extra pampering but we honestly felt very special..."
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    "Go Top Deck for some extra care and pampering."
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    "It's a boat - any room will be good :)"
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    "Regular package is just as nice as top deck (same food, etc.). Top deck is also the most turbulent; not..."
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