Overnight Liveaboard Special Liveaboards

This Great Barrier Reef package includes a two-day and one-night stay in a stateroom with private shower and en-suite, great meals, and snorkeling.
Our special is great for anyone who wants to experience something different, spend a night on the outer Great Barrier Reef.


  • Double or twin bed Staterooms
  • Spacious, fully air-conditioned cabins – with ocean views
  • Private ensuite toilet and shower
  • Towels and toiletries provided (soap, shampoo and conditioner)
  • Australian power outlets

Liveaboard Facilities

  • Catamaran designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea.
  • Large dining saloon
  • Fully licenced bar
  • TV and lounge area
  • Outdoor, freshwater hot-tub
  • Spacious sundeck with sun loungers
  • Large, easy-access dive and snorkel platforms
  • Helicopter pad on the roof for low-flying scenic helicopter tours over the coral Reef as your transfer to/from ‘Reef Encounter’ (optional extra).


First Day

7.30 am
Board Reef Experience’ at Cairns Marlin Marina for check-in and breakfast.

8.00 am
Welcome, safety talk and snorkel briefing. A Marine Biology Presentation during your journey.

9.30 am
Water Session

10.30 am
Glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting)

Lunch Buffet

Cruise to a second Reef location for our next snorkelling session.

Water Session: snorkel session.

Transfer to Reef Encounter

Water Session: snorkel session. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request


18:00 Dinner


19:15 Dinner

Dessert served in the dining saloon

Second Day

6.00 am
A wake-up call for the early morning snorkel session

6:30 am
Water Session: Sunrise snorkel session.

7:30 am

8:00 am
Check out, of the Stateroom and into a transfer cabin, where you may store your luggage and use the bathroom facilities etc

8:30 am
Water Session: Snorkel session

10:30 am
Water Session: Snorkel session


Water Session: Snorkel session

Transfer to Reef Experience’ for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits will be served on the return journey

Approximate arrival at the Cairns Marlin Marina


Great Barrier Reef Deal is based on the first part of your tour on our sister day vessel ‘Reef Experience‘, with check-in time into your Stateroom at approximately 3:30 pm.

This Great Barrier Reef deal package is for snorkelers only.
There are options to try introductory scuba diving during your stay.

If you prefer an earlier check-in time or longer trip duration see our other liveaboard options:
Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard
Luxury Liveaboard


Waking up on the Great Barrier Reef


Included in our Great Barrier Reef deal

  • A day on Reef Experience
  • Reef View Stateroom
  • Delicious chef-prepared meals
  • Fresh fruit, tea and coffee
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • The best crew on the reef
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Free luggage storage in Cairns City

Optional Extras

  • Barista Coffee
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits
  • Snacks

What to bring

  • Sunglasses and hat
  • light jacket
  • socks
  • Camera
  • Travel Voucher
  • Cash or credit card for onboard extras

Reef Encounter is a barefoot experience.


How to get there

How to Get to Reef Encounter

Your transfer vessel, Reef Experience, departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in on Reef Experience.’

Arrive back to 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

Important Information for Scuba Divers

This information is for all guests participating in scuba diving activities.

Australia has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest diving record.

Therefore you must understand Queensland’s scuba diving laws.

We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all rules, including the requirements for a dive medical, where applicable, as required by law.

Please complete our dive medical questionnaire as some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Our mission is always to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef tour.

If you have any questions, we will be delighted to assist you.

Please contact our office on +61 7 4037 2700 or email our friendly team today.

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Queensland Dive Medical using the Australian QLD Standard Form AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

You should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.

You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive after multiple scuba 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 after scuba diving.

Check-In: 4:00 pm

Check-Out: 8:00 am

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Overnight Liveaboard Special Liveaboards


2 Reviews for “Overnight Liveaboard Special”

  1. Safia & Sebastian

    The accommodation was way more comfortable than expected. Food was much higher quality than I thought- amazing lamb. Staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our chats and dives with Nathan, Thank you all for a great trip!

  2. Winter

    Great (also vegetarian) food! The crew were very friendly and happy to help all the time, there was always someone there. Thank you so much for 2 great days!


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