Breaking PatchesReef Experience is a luxurious, all inclusive catamaran providing excellent value day trips to The Great Barrier Reef.

M.V. Reef Experience visits two, pristine Outer Barrier Reef locations daily with plenty of time to relax, snorkel and scuba dive. Being one of the fastest boats in the Cairns Marina, Reef Experience takes you to some of the furthest and therefore premium snorkelling destinations, and boasts up to 6 hours at the reef!

An all inclusive trip! Remember with Reef Experience there are no hidden charges.

Experienced swimmer or snorkeler?

Our crew will show you to the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home. Want to find Nemo? No problem! Want to see for yourself that Giant Clams really exist and learn how these amazing creatures feed and breathe? Ask us how!

Never snorkelled before?

Need some assistance in the water? Our friendly and professional team are always ready to jump in and assist everybody to have fun and enjoy the magic that the reef has to offer, ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment and introduce you to some of our friendly fish!

learn to scuba dive

What’s included?

Your Great Barrier Reef day starts with a cooked barbeque breakfast and fruit platter, fresh hot and cold buffet lunch prepared by your own onboard chef and a complimentary wine and cheese platter on the journey back to Cairns. All snorkelling equipment hire and national park fees are inclusive in the trip cost. If you need assistance in the water or have never snorkelled before, guided snorkel tours from experienced staff run throughout the day.

Glass bottom boat tours and Marine Biologist interactive presentations are included activities all may participate in, and passengers can choose between spacious fully-air conditioned saloon areas or a large luxurious sundeck fully equipped with cushioned sun loungers.

Our company is  passionate about getting everyone in the water to experience the Great Barrier Reef , if you are not a good swimmer, if you are frightened for any reason – one of our wonderful crew members will assist you in the water

Introductory Scuba Diving Included in your Reef Experience snorkelling day trip is the option to try scuba diving for free! Whether you’ve never tried diving before or you are a certified diver, a morning scuba dive is a great start to the day for all who love an adventure. Diving is easy, fun and exciting!
Read more about diving


Join us for a snorkel
You’ll be amazed at what you find!


Reef Experience
All inclusive day tours


Compass Cruises
Budget Reef snorkel day tours

Compass Cruises is one of Cairns most famous snorkel day trips, and has been assisting passengers see the Great Barrier Reef for over 20 years. A popular budget snorkel trip, Compass is a favourite for those who wish to see premium outer reef locations – without the price tag of the more up-market vessels. Guided snorkel tours for non-swimmers are included in the trip cost and free snorkeling assistance is available for all. Compass visits two Outer Reef locations daily and includes snorkel equipment, unlimited snorkeling, buffet lunch and reef taxes and Boomnetting is also a highlight