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Address: 100 Abbott St | Cairns, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4037 2700
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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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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BRILLIANT!

I can not recommend Reef Experience cruises more. The staff were super friendly, the skipper professional, and the Top Deck experience was worth every cent!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Michelle F
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I can not recommend Reef Experience cruises more. The staff were super friendly, the skipper professional, and the Top Deck experience was worth every cent!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to have perfect weather for exploring the reef, but the ride there and back was entertaining while the actual experience on the reef was incredible! The staff is super friendly and are happy to answer any questions. The introductory scuba dive is a must-do because they do a great job teaching you how to scuba in... More 

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Pool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had one of the best experiences of our 8 week trip to Australia aboard a Reef Experience boat. We opted for the Top Deck option and it was the best thing we did and such good value for money. Rob Welton our host and instructor was a Brit and was so good at dealing with a nervous beginner... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We (4 people) booked the 2 night live aboard diving package. Booking with Reef Experience was straight forward and hassle free. I received confirmation quickly after, along with additional details which helped us plan our visit. The morning we arrived at the Cairns marina we were welcomed aboard and settled in for the trip out to the live aboard boat.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friend went there and I would recommend this boat ride to anyone, great staff and food! Had a lovely day. We got to snorkle and the staff was really helpful If we we're wondering about something.

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Thank Mari Ø
Management response:

Hi Mari, We appreciate it you took the time to leave Reef Experience a great review. We love showing of our backyard and are happy that you had a great time! Enjoy the rest of your time in Cairns and we hope to see you on board again in the future. All the best, More 

Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A big THANKS to Ryan who made our day very enjoyable and memorable. He had a quiet unassuming and helpful manner and really looked after us. Unfortunately I will have to deduct one star as the food department was not up to scratch. At the time of our booking I advised the receptionist that I have certain dietary requirements which... More 

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Management response:

Hi PollyWolly2, We appreciate it you took time to leave Reef Experience a review. And despite your points we are happy to read that you had an enjoyable and memorable time on board. We have many special dietary request on board Reef Experience and the food is very often rated as excellent. We were very surprised to be reading your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't have the time or stomach to take the 3 hour ride out the outside reef then this is the place for you to see the magic

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Thank Michael S
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Hi Michael, We appreciate it you took the time to leave Reef Experience a great review. Reef Experience is a very fortunate not to be restricted to visiting the same reef everyday. We have a selection of 5 spectacular OUTER reef locations.   Each day, the Captain assesses the weather and other conditions and selects the two optimal diving and... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a great time on the reef experience. The crew was great and took good care of everyone. The diving was beautiful and they made it easy for us first timers. Because we had a flight in less than 24hrs from our dive, we couldn't do the second dive in the afternoon, so instead we did... More 

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Thank Kaisha D
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Hi Kaisha, We appreciate you took the time to leave Reef Experience a great review. Looks like you are hooked on diving now, perfect that you took the guided tour as an alternative to your second dive. Something different and when you will be diving next you have that extra bit of knowledge about marine life. We hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome service from the crew from food to attention to detail in teaching everyone how and where to snorkel and scuba dive!! Best day ever

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time with Reef Experience!! The full day tour is very well organized, well equipped and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. It does take around an hour of sailing to get to the first dive site - so please be prepared for motion sickness if you have any. Breakfast, lunch and light snacks are... More 

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