Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Stay

Our Snorkel Stay is a wonderful way to discover Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and with daily transfers from Cairns its sure to fit in with your plans

You get to choose which day to start your stay and how long you would like to stay.

Once onboard our snorkeling stay you can snorkel as many times a day as you like, relax on our sundeck have an afternoon nap or swap what you saw stories with your other guests.

Our onboard chefs whip up delicious meals and can cater to all dietary requirements.


Snorkeling on Reef Encounter, liveaboard on The Great Barrier Reef Australia


The MV Reef Encounter has twenty-one luxury staterooms, each one very well appointed and with an ocean view. Having a double or two twin bed configurations the MV Reef Encounter can comfortably host forty-two guests.


Enjoy Cairns’ #1 Snorkeling Stay

The large saloon can easily seat all of these guest at one time, so there is never a wait for a table.

The food is always fresh as the MV Reef Encounter is resupplied frequently.
The on-board chef prepares three delicious meals a day with both a morning and afternoon tea.

After the last evening water session there is a desert. As it gets dark, the stars start to shine and you will be amazed at the heavens.

You will find that the starlight and any moon light allows splendid views of the reef at night as well. The hot tub by the bow is the perfect place to take this all in.

We mention previously some of the activities available to the non-divers. The day breaks on the reef and opens an exciting array of activities, the first of which is a sunrise water session.

The sunrise is one of the most magical times of the day on the reef. Both the day and night creatures can be seen and the low angles of the sun rays highlights the three dimensional qualities of the reef. The mid day sun often appears to flatten the view.

The only way to experience this time on the reef is to be there, and no land base resort or daily snorkeling excursion will be.

After the sunrise water session is breakfast followed by a morning water session. This is followed by morning tea and another water session. Lunch and yep an afternoon water session followed by afternoon tea and another water session before dinner.


Enjoy the hot tube on board
Enjoy the hot tube on board


All together the snorkeler has five opportunities to explore the reef while snorkeling each day.

Five session at a single site would get a little boring even with the vast number of fish and the wonderful coral reefs. That is why the MV Reef Encounter visited two or three different reefs each day.

The captain will use a meal break or snack break to relocate to a new location.

On the sun deck of the MV Reef Encounter you can look over the rail and see a range of tropical fish that most aquariums can only dream about. If you want to cool off in the water, well the Great Barrier Reef awaits you.

Meals are included and well done on the MV Reef Encounter with ample seating. At the resort is seems someone is always in a rush and wrapped up in their own cocoon

On the MV Reef Encounter,The ambiance is of relaxed elegance, and with so few guest it is easy to meet new friends.

Compare the benefits of a snorkeling stay yourself compared  the resort you are thinking about going to, or think about how your last resort vacation was. You should clearly see the benefits of a snorkeling stay on the MV Reef Encounter.

Great Barrier Reef Stay