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Address: 100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4037 2700
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One Great Day at One Great price includes : city bus transfers, 2...

One Great Day at One Great price includes : city bus transfers, 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations, breakfast, wetsuit hire, 6 hours at the Reef, Marine Biologist Reef presentation, lunch, glass bottom boat, reef levies, afternoon tea your choice of an introductory dive or a certified dive. For people who can’t swim or aren’t confident in the water our friendly crew will take them on a guided snorkelProudly locally family owned and operated.

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Great day, but disappointing photos.

We enjoyed the scuba, reef experience, the food and staff. However, our photos are pretty useless after being recommended to buy a red lens for $25. Which made every photo red... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
LaurenAsha19
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the scuba, reef experience, the food and staff. However, our photos are pretty useless after being recommended to buy a red lens for $25. Which made every photo red 😞 DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our day with Reef Experience. It's one of our most memorable days on our honeymoon. This was an outstanding trip to two spots on the Great Barrier Reef. The boat was comfortable and clean. The staff was very attentive, friendly, and fun. We were very glad we signed up for the VIP experience. It was well worth... More 

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Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reef Experience was highly recommend by the tour operator in my hotel lobby, and my girlfriend and I were very glad that we went with them. My girlfriend and I had a fantastic day out with Reef Experience. All of the staff were friendly, enthusiastic, extremely helpful and most were quite comedic. The safety and informational briefings were all well... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an outstanding trip. We did the 3-day dive and Daintree tour package. We stayed on the Reef Experience. Our dive experience was excellent, and the crew were very attentive and left us wanting for nothing. The rooms were wonderful, the food surprising exceeded or expectations, and the facilties were great, especially the hot tub! The reef was wonderful,... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic boat, clean and we'll kept with plenty of stock and amenities that were constantly clean. The staff were FANTASTIC we were constantly ASKED if we were happy or if they could do anything for us. The weather even though thats out of anyone's control was luckily perfect and the locations the captain took us too were pristine and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had an amazing day! From the get go the staff were welcoming & happy. The info session was informative and not too long and boring. Breakfast of bacon and egg roll was a great way to start the day. Stinger suits provided as well as wet-suits if preferred. My 11 year old, who is a confident swimmer, was eager as... More 

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Hi Chris, We appreciate you took the time to leave Reef Experience a great review. And are happy that you and your family had a wonderful time on board. No matter what age or what level of experience a customer has, it is our aim to provide the support they need. At least you have tried to scuba dive and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at Cairn in a November afternoon without a plan. We come across their office by chance. The desk person is helpful answering our questions and presenting the different options offered. Then we walk along the Esplanade to the pier just in time to see cruises returning from the day. Reef Experience is one of the smaller vessels. Their... More 

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Hi Henry, We appreciate you took the time to leave Reef Experience a review. Excited that you had your first day out on the reef with us. We have over 5 Outer Reef locations to choose from per day and the captain decides where to go (picking 2 locations), making sure the customer gets to see the reef with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great day out. The snorkelling was amazing seeing large fish in their natural habitats. The colours of the fish were beautiful. You can go diving, there is introductory diving for first timers along with the opportunity to go further down for the more experienced. They provide wetsuits and lycra stinger suits for stinger season ( we didn't... More 

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Thank Megan S
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Hi Megan We appreciate you took the time to leave Reef Experience a great review. Being Cairns only All-Inclusive reef cruise we want to make sure all customers get the best out of their experience. We are happy that you had the best time. We hope to see you back on board with us in the future. All the best. More 

Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A good day out on the reef. Caters for confident divers through to cautious paddlers. Good standard of equipment, including stinger suits which are so important this time of year Lunch was tasty and a good variety. Free wine in the way home. Of course it is all about the Great Barrier Reef, and that is truly magical. A fabulous... More 

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Hi Abaddo, We appreciate you took the time to leave Reef Experience a review. Our new stingers suits have just arrived, it is important for us the provide good equipment and of course to protect everyone from stingers. We love taking people into our backyard and share our passion about The Great Barrier Reef and are happy you enjoyed your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an absolutely fantastic experience. I wish I'd done more than one night. The night dive was one of the most surreal experiences I've ever been through. The guides were knowledgeable and made the whole thing even more memorable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Thank Gama M
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Hi Gama, We appreciate you took the time to leave us a great review. Happy to read you had such a great time and that the guides shared their knowledge with you. We love taking people into our backyard and share our passion about The Great Barrier Reef. We look forward to see you back on board soon! All the... More 

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