Find the liveaboard tour that suits you, select the number of nights you wish to spend, then add any activities such as snorkeling, qualified scuba diving, beginner scuba or scuba dive courses!

Scuba divers, snorkelers and those who just wish to stay on a floating hotel on the Great Barrier Reef can travel together with a Cairns liveaboard tour. Encounter the reef at it’s best – day and night!

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Why Choose a Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour?

Why stay near the Great Barrier Reef when you can stay in luxury on the Great Barrier Reef! Whether snorkeling, scuba diving or simply sight seeing, liveaboard trips take you to destinations that day tours just can’t reach. There’s no better way to experience the true majesty of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy greater flexibility with your travel plans. Liveaboard trips from Cairns use smaller, fast transfer vessels to take you to your liveaboard boat – so you can start your Great Barrier Reef tour on the day that suits you – and stay on the reef as long as you like!

Waking up to a sunrise scuba dive or snorkel is an experience most people never forget…

The benefits of sleeping on the Great Barrier Reef mean that you experience the reef’s animals at different times of the day, with sunrise and sunset having the most abundant marine life activity.

Sunrise is the one time of day when the night creatures of the reef – the sharks, lobsters and stingrays – are still winding down from the activity of the night and the exotic, colorful day fish thrive in the bustle to wake up and find their morning feed.

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High Speed transfers

Transfers to Reef Encounter are available by a 90 minute fast catamaran reef Cruise on Reef Experience  from Cairns or a stunning helicopter trip over the Great Barrier Reef – a service that no other vessel can provide!