Experience Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest Surfing Tour tour is suited to people who have some adventurous spirit – after all it does include swinging through the jungle and swimming on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Discover luscious green mountains in the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet, Australia’s Daintree Wetlands – it’s a piece of paradise!

PLUS visit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!

It is home 1,500 species of fish, 6 species of sea turtles, 215 species of birds, 30 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises

Our Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest package ticks 2 World Heritage sites off and have fun

So make sure this package is on your bucket list!

Great Barrier Reef Stay

Imagine waking up surrounded by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!  Reef Encounter is an exceptional way to see the reef and in this package you decide how long you would like to stay

Great Barrier Reef Stay

Reef Encounter is a 35 metre catamaran designed for comfort at sea, fully air-conditioned

Our dream location of being on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is just part of what makes Reef Encounter an outstanding adventure.

We have packages to suit everyone because we find that people want different options so on Reef Encounter you can choose one of snorkel, introductory scuba dive, certified dive or learn to dive packages.  If you are travelling with someone who wants to do a different option than you then that is no problem – Reef Encounter can cater for both of you or all of you if you are in a group.  Just start with your dates and then you can add the packages for all those you are travelling with

Room Details

Soak in the tranquility of staying on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  This is a great choice for guests who love water activities

Reef Encounter has 21 Staterooms all are fully air-conditioned, with views of the Great Barrier Reef

All staterooms have ensuite bathrooms

Beach and bath towels are included

Great Barrier Reef Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner and soap)

Room Size 12.5 square metres

Bed Options 2 Twin or 1 Double

Extra beds  1 rollaway bed is available for children under 12 years on request (please add to booking if required)

Baby cot on request (please add to booking if required)

Power all Reef Encounter staterooms have Australian power outlets

Activities Available

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Relax on a deck chair
  • Enjoy the heated spa

Getting to Reef Encounter

Fly into Cairns International or Domestic Airport

Fast catamaran transfers from Cairns daily to Reef Encounter on Reef Experience

Spectacular scenic helicopter transfer *Extra cost, 2 people required to operate

Reef Experience transfers board at 7:30am every day returning on your final day between 4 and 4:30pm


Reef Encounter packages for snorkeling, resort scuba diving, certified scuba diving and learn to scuba dive

Stinger suits are included in the price during stinger season

Onboard hot tub is a great place to relax after your water activities and take in the 360 degree views of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Relax on a deck chair, work on your sun tan during the day and be gobsmacked by how many stars are in the sky after the sun goes down.


Reef Encounter is famous for onboard delicious cuisine, North Queensland beautiful fresh tropical produce. Our chefs can cater for all dietary requirements

Whats Included

  • Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter
  • All meals prepared fresh daily, by our onboard Chef. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert. Fruit available throughout the day along with tea & coffee. All dietary requirements will be catered for – please advise us of these when booking
  • The best crew on the reef! The Reef Encounter team is the best in the business, winning personal and professional awards for outstanding customer service in the tourism industry year after year
  • The latest snorkelling and scuba diving equipment (wetsuits are a small additional charge)
  • Glass bottom boat tour upon request
  • On the voyage to Reef Encounter, you will have the option to listen to an informative Marine Biology presentation about the coral reef and marine animals
  • Free luggage storage facility available at our offices in the Cairns City

Reef Encounter Itinerary


Day One
7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
10:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
12:00 pm Lunch
Scuba Dive Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30 pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie
Day Two
6:30 am Dive
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Night Scuba Dive
Relaxation time, star watching, board games, movies
Day Three
6:30 am  Scuba Dive or snorkel
7.30am Breakfast
8:00 am Check out of Cabin- Store luggage in Transfer room – Share Showers
8:30 am Scuba dive or snorkel
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving,
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Transfer To Reef Experience
Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
1:45 pm Snorkel, Sun bake, Relax
3:30 pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30 pm Arrive Cairns

Daintree Jungle Surfing

Jungle Surfing through the oldest rainforest on the planet!

Travel to Cape Tribulation and experience this exciting activity, all in one day!

Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing is a unique and exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the  world-renowned Daintree Rainforest – a fun, educational, fully-guided,  all-weather activity where your feet don’t touch the ground. Fly through the  trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at five platforms with bird’s eye views  over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great   Barrier Reef.

A highly trained team of  scientists, tour guides and abseiling specialists will be with you every step  of the way to lead you safely through the canopy and into a treetop world,  offering interpretation and insight into our World Heritage Listed rainforest environment from every platform. The flight choice is yours – slow, fast or  upside down.

Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing is ideal for the young and the young at heart!

Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing Day Includes

  • One of the most  scenic coastal drives in Australia  along the Captain Cook Highway  to Port Douglas.
  • The Wildlife  Habitat – See the endangered  cassowary and other wildlife, with the opportunity to have your photo taken  holding a koala, snake or crocodile (extra cost). Breakfast or snacks available  for purchase.
  • Daintree River Cable  Ferry – Cross and enter Daintree National Park  into Cape Tribulation.
  • Picnic Lunch  at a picturesque setting.
  • Cape Tribulation Jungle  Surfing – Fly through the trees on  ziplines, with a bird’s eye view into the canopy and out to the reef.
  • Return transfers.

Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing Daily Itinerary

07:30 – Bus transfers commence from Cairns City accommodation

0900 – Arrive at The Wildlife Habitat (Port Douglas)

1100 – Daintree River Cruise

1200 – Alexandra Lookout

1230 – Picnic Lunch

1345 – Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour

1630 – Depart Cape Tribulation

1930 – Arrive back to Cairns

* Please note times are approximately  only

Departs Daily  (except New Years Day and Christmas Day).

What to Bring Daintree Rainforest Day

  • Closed walking  shoes
  • Long shorts and  trousers (no skirts)
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Water resistant  15+ sunscreen
  • Money for drinks, snacks & souvenirs.

Daintree Jungle Surfing Additional Information

  • Weight Restrictions – Maximum Weight 120kg/260lbs (19 Stone)
  • Not recommended  for pregnant women.
  • No prior  experience or specific fitness required.
  • If you have  restricted mobility or are concerned about a specific medical condition, please  contact us prior to the tour and we will be happy to discuss your requirements  and make our best efforts to accommodate you.


  • All of our  packages can be done in the order that suits you best


from $725
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