2. August, 2021.
Truly family friendly and great dive experience Amazing crew who went above and beyond to make the whole day truly family friendly, allowing both parents to dive and snorkel, helping to take the 3yo snorkelling, upbeat and positive. Well equipped boat, lunch and snacks were A+ Really can't rate these guys highly enough, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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26. July, 2021.
Reef experience blast We joined some friends on the day trip out to the reef, loved the enthusiastic crew with just the right amount of humor and professionalism! The crew and our dive instructor with the introduction dive helped patiently and were great in general! Snorkeling was top class and gear fitted and quality. Good value for money. Meals also very satisfying. Only negative is it went by way to quick! Would love to do it again some time!
23. July, 2021.
Top Deck Experience is a MUST if in Cairns! By far the best reef experience on offer, made even more special knowing we were supporting a locally owned and operated business! We paid for the Top Deck Experience, our guide, Raz, was amazing and really looked after us. There was plenty of time for snorkelling and diving at all the spots we stopped at. The crew were all happy, easy going and willing to help all day long. Food was delicious! Bar prices very reasonable, if we ever return this is the tour we'll be doing again and again!!
15. July, 2021.
A brilliant experience! We were guided to Reef Experience by the Tourist Information Centre in Cairns. and it did not disappoint. A young and vibrant crew shared their passion fir the Reef. As a family of 4, we had not dived successfully before and our teenagers had never tried but wanted to. It’s no lie they were nervous but Angus the diver was fantastic, so much patience and a great teacher full of encouragement. The trip starts early and a much needed bacon and egg roll prepared by Chef Damon. Once at the reef their is a safety brief and then a marine biologist presentation about what to expect and the dos snd fonts. Ben was our marine biologist and was informative snd entertaining. Our trip stopped at two locations - the first was the introductory dive. The second was for more snorkelling. Lunch was yummy - a hearty selection of food. We had a photographer on board who dived with passengers to keep the memories of the fantastic day - thanks Anik - amazing!! A great day all round even with a little incident of a coral sting that was quickly dealt with - these things can happen after all it is a living reef! Thanks so much to everyone onboard that made our day so memorable!
11. July, 2021.
First time scuba diver experience The staff are outstanding and very friendly. No question did not get answered. I observed the staff all day and they were very patient with the nervous first time scuba divers and snorkelers. The boat was clean and the food was basic but very yummy. Topped off with a vino and cheese & crackers on the journey home.
9. July, 2021.
Friendly and helpful staff making of a great experience Fantastic day out at the reef snorkelling and diving. The staff were very friendly. They take safety very seriously. They are ver accommodating. The food is possibly the most ordinary part of the experience.
6. July, 2021.
Great day out on the reef Reef expereince felt like a much more intimate reef experience then some of the other tours, with about 40 people on the boat it ment there was plenty of space in the reef to swim without feeling crowded. On the way in they provided a decent breakfast and provided plenty of infomation about the marine life. They offer scuba diving as an option, which would be great for first timers. Overall a great day and a good way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Also provided was a good lunch with a variety of salads and cheese and crackers, fruit and wine for the treck home, these where all included unlike other companies
28. June, 2021.
Awesome Fantastic Day on the GBR, we visited 2 locations, we did an introductory dive at the visit location. I hadn't dived in over 15 yrs so freaked out a little, but quickly found my rhythm. Big shout out to Raz who was leading our group for the day, totally felt like I was in good hands. The crew were all friendly, experienced, and safety-conscious, whilst being relaxed and having some fun. I liked the educational experience with the Marine Biologist too Lunch was plentiful, even catering for Gluten-free, sure it wasn't the most exciting lunch and choices were limited but then again there are other trips that cater for that.
4. September, 2021.
I went out to the reef with three different dive companies, and Reef Experience were the best. The boat is big enough to feel solid, but not so big that you’re lost in a crowd. The crew are authentic, fun and excited to be working in such a wonderful place. Highly recommended, and hope to head out with them again.
27. August, 2021.
A great Great Barrier Reef, and particularly outer reef snorkel, scuba diving for experienced and no experience diving. An onboard marine biologist, Alex, to not only talk about the outer reef, marine life and coral, he takes you on a tour through it! Introductory scuba dive INCLUDED in the price!! No experience needed. Barbecue breakfast, barbecue lunch, wine and cheese, coffee and tea all day.. this outer reef tour is unbelievable value. Staff are amazing and service to their customers was second to none! We will take away a million memories and photos and have found a team to take us on overnight outer reef snorkel and diving for years to come! See you soon reefexperiences.com.au!! Ps great pickup and drop off service even to trinity beach!
24. July, 2021.
2nd snorkel tour I’ve done on my trip and absolutely my favourite. What is included for the price seems pretty amazing - great food, excellent guides (the marine biologist on our trip was hilarious and very entertaining) and the sites we visited were brilliant. My bf did two dives and raved about both, and I very much enjoyed the marine biology tour.
11. July, 2021.
Th day I experienced with Reef Experience was one of th best I've ever had! Th staff was excellent with an amazing level of expertise and professionalism shown throughout th entire experience. Particularly from both Amy and Ben who despite my disability (secondary progressive multiple sclerosis) went above and beyond to give me a smooth and safe tour of th great barrier reef and and the food was much better than I had expected. Thank you Reef Experience for helping this chronic disease sufferer to tick off a bucket list box he never thought he would! 👍 🙂
2. July, 2021.
The reef experience was fantastic and the crew/staff were all very accommodating and extremely helpful my partner love scuba-diving with Angus and as an asthmatic is went for the snorkelling and had a fantastic time in the water and when got sea sick the crew were very accommodating towards that aswell!! Amy was fantastic and i couldn’t recommend enough
29. June, 2021.
Had a great first time experience on their day tour. The staff were very knowledgeable and polite. I would like to recommend Pierre who took me on a first time awesome assisted dive trip around the reef bottom, showing the amazing coral and the colourful fish even though the sea was a bit choppy. The food was good and we will be back again. Dont forget to get your underwater pictures from Tito who has an amazing camera. We recommend anyone to take their day tour, it will make your trip to Cairns memorable
26. June, 2021.
I can only write good things about our time onboard. The captain and staff are very friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable. We got a VIP upgrade and it was definitely worth it. Piers, our personal valet, made our day very enjoyable. Whether you have dived before or not, I can highly recommend these guys for a day out on the reef. We will be back.
19. November, 2019.
What a (Reef) experience!!! Oh God it's like a female dad joke. Anyways I had an incredible time with Reef experience. You start in the morning presented with different options - beginner dives, certified diver dives, tour guide led dives etc. They provide a nice breakfast for you on the way so don't eat before! (I did so guess who had second breakfast). It took about 90 minutes to get to stop one where we first had time to snorkel and then did our dives. The snorkel was absolutely incredible and I will say - you aren't totally missing out if you choose to just snorkel and not dive, BUT the dive was definitely the coolest. You'll still have amazing views and see tons of fish snorkeling (I saw a stingray snorkeling) but the dive is amazing cause you get so much closer and deeper and see cool stuff like massive clams. We saw a shark!! So cool. My guide Kohler was awesome and made me feel so comfortable diving as I had not been in 15 years and was kind of terrified, but it was so easy and I remembered everything when I got in. After dive 1 they have lunch. I was shocked a diving boat would have good food but honestly it was delicious. Great steak and sausage and like 4 different salads that were all great. LOVED the Cole slaw. After lunch we had time for another dive or snorkel, and in between everything + on the way back we were able to sunbathe on the deck. Another major prop was Olly the photographer. The shots he took of me were absolutely amazing and the highest quality!!
18. April, 2019.
I was looking for a tour company and finally decided to go with reef experience after somebody else recommended it. They are small and family owned but accommodate large tour group size. Staff were friendly and helpful. Check in was bit slow but once we get settled in, breakfast was provided. You can purchase sea sickness tablets for 3$ which I highly recommend. The water was quite rough when we went and was the same while snorkeling at the first spot as well. The first spot is mainly for scuba diving and some snorkeling. I couldn't do scuba diving even though it was included as I was flying within 24 hours. After the first spot, lunch was provided which was pretty good. We then proceeded to go to the second snorkeling spot which was much better with different coral reefs and for people to do additional scuba diving if they wanted at additional cost. After about an hour, we were headed back to the shore. On our way back, we were given wine and cheese to snack on. The water was bit rough on the way back as well. There was sunscreen on the boat itself which is reef proof and protective. Overall good experience, it was unfortunate that the water was rough and I couldn't scuba dive but everything else made up for it.
12. March, 2019.
First time here and forst time on the barrier reef. The tour leaves around 8am and returns around 4.30pm. Food is provided: breakfast, lunch and wine, cheese and biscuits after a fun day snorkelling or diving. The crew works really hard to make it a fun day and they all work as a team. They look after you whilst in the water and make sure you are safe. A day I will never forget. Came home with some amazing pictures too.