Join our Top Deck Club Liveaboard and discover why this is the best way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

From the very beginning of your trip to the moment you step off the boat.

Our Top Deck Club Liveaboard packages are the best way to discover Australia’s Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Top Deck Club is ideal for couples looking for a luxury getaway vacation, groups who enjoy a bit of the VIP treatment or anyone who desires personalised in-water care.

The VIP Top Deck Club guarantees a relaxing reef holiday, styled your way!

What is the Top Deck Club Liveaboard experience?

Fantastic service!  A VIP Top Deck Liveaboard holiday designed for people who wish to experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef in style!  Much like ‘first class’ with an airline, this trip is tailored to your personal needs so everybody’s Top Deck experience will be specialised.

The Top Deck package provides an unbeatable level of customer care, with many additional luxuries including (but not limited to) a dedicated personal valet, late check-out times, deluxe three-course evening meals.

A crew member just for you!  Whether it’s a professional in-water guide for private scuba/snorkel tours, breakfast in bed, a fountain of marine-life knowledge or all of the above, your valet ensures your holiday flows the way YOU want.

From the moment you board until you wave goodbye, you can relax in the knowledge that all of your needs catered for.

Luxurious Accommodation

  • The best rooms on the boat
  • Spacious en-suite cabins with uninterrupted ocean views, crisp Australian bed linen, plush bathrobes, towels and toiletries
  • Champagne and a fruit platter await you upon arrival*
  • An evening turndown service for your cabin
  • Replenishment of towels and toiletries
  • *If you’re getting in the water, complimentary champagne will be served with your evening meal instead

Gourmet Meal

  • A deluxe three course evening meal, freshly prepared by our onboard Chef each night of your stay.
  • All dietary requirements will be met. Please advise our friendly team of any special requests upon booking.
  • Choose to dine privately under the stars or join the rest of the guests in the spacious dining saloon Breakfast served to your suite
  • Enjoy an Australian continental, or cooked breakfast served to you just the way you like it, or join the rest of the guests for a buffet style breakfast served in the dining saloon*
  • Complimentary sunset cocktail
  • Appreciate ocean views from the sundeck or outdoor hot-tub as you sip a chilled Australian cocktail while watching the sunset over the sparkling Coral Sea …the perfect setting for photography lovers!

Superior Comfort

  • Late check-out times! On your day of departure, Top Deck guests keep their cabin right up until the transfer vessel departs to take you back to Cairns
  • On the voyage to Reef Encounter, you will have the option to listen to a marine biology presentation about the coral reef and marine animals
  • Top Deck guests can also enjoy a selection of local press coffee, tea and juices
  • On the journey back into the Cairns Marina enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a cheese and fruit platter

Sample 2 Day Itinerary

Day One

7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty “A” Finger, Cairns. Meet your Top Deck Attendant.

8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty Marine Biologist Presentation Scuba Dive and Snorkel briefing

9:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter

10:30 am Snorkel Session – Sunbake and relax

12 Noon Lunch

1:30 pm Scuba Dive and Snorkel Session – Relaxation time

3:00 pm Cruise to our next Outer Great Barrier Reef Location

3:30 pm Scuba Dive and Snorkel Session – Relaxation Time

5:30 pm Sunset Cocktails

6:30 pm Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)

7:30 pm Night scuba dive, Relaxation time, Stargazing, board games or movie

Day Two

6:30 am Early Morning Scuba Dive or Snorkel Session

7:30 am Breakfast served in your Cabin

8:00 am Cruise to next Outer Great Barrier Reef Site

8:30 am Scuba Dive or Snorkel session

10:30 am Scuba Dive or Snorkel session

12 Noon Lunch

1:30 pm Snorkel Session, Glass Bottom Boat Tour – Sunbake – Relax

3:00 pm Transfer from Reef Encounter to Reef Experience Wine, Cheese and Tropical Fruit Platters on return Journey

4:30 pm Arrive at Marlin Marina Cairns Itineraries can change slightly due to different Seasons

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion for showing 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.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, 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 before 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.

Medical Questionnaire

We are 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 you may like to consult your 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 of 24 hours whenever possible

Click ‘Book’ to select your arrival and departure dates – and then choose your desired activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, or enrol on a dive course.

Spoil yourself and book your Top Deck Scuba Diving adventure today!

Check-In: 10:00 am

Check-Out: 2:00 pm

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Top Deck Club Liveaboard Accommodations

Double Bed

1 x Double bed, en-suite cabin. Requires 2 guests or sole occupancy. Including luxurious touches such as crisp Australian bed linen, silk doona, cotton sheets, feather down pillow adorns our oversized double beds, soft fluffy robes and plush bath sheets.


Twin Share

2 x Single beds, en-suite cabin. Share with another guest. Including luxurious touches such as crisp Australian bed linen, silk doona, cotton sheets, feather down pillow adorns our oversized double beds, soft fluffy robes and plush bath sheets.


3 Reviews for “Top Deck Club Liveaboard”

  1. Diane

    We booked Reef Encounter because of the number of dives/snorkels in a day including the day of arrival + departure. Meg was amazing!!! She took such great care of us and gave us tips and info on what to do and what we had coming up. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Our dinners were the best (Top Deck). What a treat for us. The buffets + plated meals were tasty and a good variety. Our room had plenty of space and fresh towels helped. We will recommend this to our friends! Thank you for a wonderful holiday! - Diane

  2. Michael

    Unbelievable 10/10. Our Top Deck guide Val was unreal. Really deserves recognition/praise from management for her hard work. A credit to the company. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Once again, management please formally recognise Val for all her efforts. Everyone on the crew was amazing. Especially Pablo.

  3. Michelle + Ian

    Everyone was amazing. We had Mackensea as our personal assistant & can't thank her enough - ensured we had everything we needed & wanted. :) Loved the Top Deck experience & dinner under the stars. Mackensea makes great cocktails; Louis took great photos. Was the best place to get engaged - can't wait to come back soon!


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