Daily Departures by our fast catamaran Reef Experience or by a spectacular scenic helicopter flight

Reef Encounter, liveaboard scuba diving and snorkel tours, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

All Reef Encounter tours include daily transfers to and from Reef Encounter by our high speed catamaran, Reef Experience, from the Cairns Marlin Jetty, ‘A Finger’.

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7:30am – Boarding Time.  Check-In and Breakfast.

8:00am – Departure

4:30pm – Approx Arrival Time back into Cairns on day of departure from Reef Encounter VIA Reef Experience

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Bus transfers from your accommodation to the Cairns Marlin Marina are at an additional cost (see below).


Helicopter Transfers to Reef Encounter also available, see below





Reef Encounter Overnight Trip

City Return (Bus)

$12 per person

Outer City / Northern Beaches (Bus)

$22 per person

Port Douglas One Way (Bus)

$35 per person

Port Douglas Return (Bus)

$70 per person

Helicopter One Way

$560 per person

Helicopter Return

$1120 per person

Ultimate Heli & Reef Day Trip

$1540 per person


Please note that  a minimum of 2 people are required for helicopter transfers and Ultimate Heli & Reef Day Tour


Luggage restrictions and weights do apply for helicopter transfers our friendly office team will be happy to assist you with further information

Helicopter transfers come with complimentary Cairns accommodation pick up or drop off

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