Liveaboard Snorkel on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Liveaboard Snorkel tours are a wonderful way to experience the Great Barrier Reef even if you have never snorkeled before.

Cairns liveaboard Reef Encounter offers outstanding budget snorkeling tours on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Encounter offers all the luxury facilities of a reef resort while floating on the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef – making it one of the most unique holiday escapes in Australia.

The vessel is a 35 metre luxury catamaran designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. Air-conditioned throughout, Reef Encounter features spacious decks as well as roomy dining and recreation areas to dine and relax in.


Reef Encounter has a large easy access water platform that allows hassle free snorkeling, directly off the side of the boat in perhaps one of the most spectacular aquatic environments in the world.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system and, accordingly, one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

It is a vast labyrinth of smaller reefs, coral cays, lagoons, rocky inshore islands, deep channels and underwater caves.

In these warm, shallow waters nature has well and truly ran riot and created an immense, chaotic profusion of marine life – all waiting to be explored!

Our snorkel packages include unlimited snorkeling during the day, delicious chef prepared meals and accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef

Our budget liveaboard snorkel tour accommodation is in multishare cabins maximum of 3 people in a cabin, all cabins have private bathrooms and port holes


Our crew are passionate about making sure your trip is amazing!

We often have people onboard who are nervous swimmers and sometimes people who can not swim and if you fit into that group then Reef Encounter is an awesome option for you we have some great swimming aids and the best crew on the reef who will actually get in the water and assist you to swim and give you some great snorkeling tips that will have you snorkeling and really enjoying your time on the reef.

There is so many beautiful things to see on the Great Barrier Reef and we really want you to see just how wonderful the reef is.