This luxury Great Barrier Reef tour departs from Cairns daily.

Get the VIP treatment while experiencing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the UNESCO listed natural wonders of the world, in style!

Our all-inclusive luxury Great Barrier Reef tour includes snorkelling, scuba diving, and a glass-bottom boat, all for one price.

Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tour

On Reef Experience gives you all of this, plus a personal valet in and out of the water.  Your day also includes VIP seating and exclusive access to the Captain’s Top Deck lounge.

Departing from Cairns Marlin Marina daily.  This luxury Great Barrier Reef tour takes approximately 90 minutes to reach the Outer Barrier Reef.

This Great Barrier Reef tour includes a reef-safe sunscreen free for all guests.

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Great Barrier Reef Highlights

  • A personal valet/guide both onboard and in the water.
  • Private guided snorkel tours and scuba dive tours for that extra in-water care and attention.
  • Reserved VIP Seating in the Captain’s wheelhouse.
  • During your Top Deck Club experience, your valet will organise everything for you
  • Dine-in style!   Enjoy your fresh, chef-prepared meals delivered to your table.
  • Plunger coffee and tea
  • 6 hours at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Unlimited Snorkelling
  • Next, enjoy scuba diving for both certified and introductory divers.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour – combined with other passengers (weather permitting)
  • Including round trip, bus transfers  Cairns City Accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation – combined with other passengers
  • Large Sun Deck with sunbeds
  • Cheese and fruit platter
  • Sparkling wine on the return journey.


Reef Experience Top Deck Club Itinerary

  • 07:30 – First board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 08:00 –Departure and safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel and scuba dive
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns


  • Round Trip bus transfers from Cairns accommodation
  •  Personal valet assigned to you for the day
  • A la carte Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Plunger coffee and tea
  • Australian sparkling wine on return from the reef
  • Access to the Captain’s wheelhouse Top Deck Club Lounge.

*minimum of 2 people per booking.

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips and alcohol etc.
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive

What to bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat and Sunglasses,
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

How to get there

Reef Experience Top Deck Club departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Start boarding at 7:30 am for check-in directly on the Reef Experience vessel.

Arrive back at Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm

Where Can I Park?

Several parking stations throughout Cairns are within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Important Information

Reef Experience Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef is in the water, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record. We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

We recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire.  Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving. Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

If diving on the day is very important to you, please bring a Letter from your Doctor stating you are Fit To Scuba Dive to avoid any disappointments. Please note, our crew are trained professionals, and it is up to their sole discretion who they take diving and/or snorkelling. No refunds would apply should you be refused to scuba dive due to a medical condition.

Our office will be delighted to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us. 

Flying after Scuba Diving

Do not fly for 18 hours after a scuba dive for a single no decompression scuba dive.

Do not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.

If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.

We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.



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1 Review for “Reef Experience Top Deck Club”

  1. Brad & Carrie (USA)

    Snokeling w/ Mackensea and the food/drink were amazing. Fantastic experience, thanks so much!


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