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George C
George C
4. February, 2021.
Fantastic This was our second time with Reef Experience and we were not disappointed. We again booked the Top Deck and the staff and crew were sensational. Our personal guide Pearce was a lovely young man with a vast knowledge of the reef and its marine life. If you don’t do anything else in Cairns whilst there, do this.
Jarrad B
Jarrad B
2. February, 2021.
Highly recommend! This was my second time on this tour. I took my brother this time and we had a great day! All staff are great and really friendly. Tour is great value with the intro dive, breakfast, lunch and free wine. I recommend buying the photos at the end of the day as they are great quality! Pick these guys for your day on the reef!
mark k
mark k
16. January, 2021.
Great Barrier Reef The weather was not great so visibility was a bit down. However, the boat we went out there on had everything- including gopro hire. We went with a small group on Reef Daytripper. Very reasonable costs and everything supplied to either dive or snorkel. The crew were fantastic and we were so pleased we went with an owner operator. Go and see Paul, Michaela and Julian. The reef is a magic place - one of our party saw a big sea turtle.
306Jenny306
306Jenny306
3. January, 2021.
Top Deck We booked on Top Deck, an option on Reef Experience. As an unconfident snorkeller this was ideal for me. The boat wasn’t at full capacity as there were no overseas tourists, but anyway we had a space away from the main area. Yes, the boat is not new, it isn’t luxurious, but it is perfect for a day on the Reef. The staff were incredibly helpful on the Top Deck and we had one member of staff for the two of us. This meant I had my own private snorkelling guide! We enjoyed the day so much that we went again on Christmas Day. You get to go quite a long way out onto the reef where the water was amazingly clear and beautiful. People who did the diving seemed pleased with their experience. Thank you Patsy and Gus!
K higgins
K higgins
2. January, 2021.
Best experience of my life This was the best experience I could of wished for the hole day was great Was a bit nervous about the dive but ended up doing two dives it was all down to the staff we had Natalie she was so patient and a great instructor We will definitely be back to cairns todo this again The food was also amazing
Leon M
Leon M
20. December, 2020.
Epic What a day. We had an amazing day out with these guys. Way more than expected. First and foremost, the staff. I’ve worked on quite a few boats over the years and when it comes to tourism, I’ve never seen a crew work as hard or as well together as any. From the dive instructors, pursers, Beck on the photography, even down to the office workers booking the day, and, even a marine biologist onboard. Everything was taken care of and ran smoothly throughout the day. The food was great, simple, but great and very tasty. It’s a very long day so be prepared. Maybe take a couple of towels and a water bottle. One more time. This is a great day out, will not be regretted. Please readers be patient and considerate during these Covid times. Thank you Reef Experience
jonhJ4146SQ
jonhJ4146SQ
24. October, 2020.
Fantastic again This was a return visit, but our first in Covid times. All precautions taken, and was equally as good as the first time around. Crew were excellent, but highlight was the reef - northern fingers and shark mountain, fantastic conditions, lots of fish. Only thing to note is that they now only provide wetsuits not stinger suits, so might need to bring your own - probably not needed for stingers out that far but good for sun protection. Good lunch, one of the best reef trips!!
Claudio Jiménez
Claudio Jiménez
21. August, 2020.
Increíble experiencia! Totalmente recomendable Lo reservamos con un operador junto a la visita al Daintree Rainforest, nos recogieron en el albergue y durante el trayecto nos dieron mucha información. Hicimos el buceo introductorio y después el recorrido haciendo snorkeling con un biólogo marino. Todo muy recomendable! Vimos peces payaso, una tortuga y varios tiburones. La comida estaba buena, tanto la opción vegetariana como la carne y toda la tripulación fueron muy amables, había una persona que hablaba español.
David Liu
David Liu
15. February, 2021.
Party of 2, February 2021. Excellent service by the whole crew, especially the dive instructor Carlos. You rock man!
George Csifo
George Csifo
26. January, 2021.
We have been on this experience three times and have never been disappointed. The crew are sensational and friendly. We enjoyed the Top Deck and the hospitality of our guide Pearce. He was so attentive to our needs and just a cracking young man. Well done team, you made our trip a very memorable one.
Bewarsi Kudka
Bewarsi Kudka
7. January, 2021.
Bit long - might help the first timers : Awesome Experience overall ! had booked Top Deck VIP valet with Reef Experience since I and my partner were non swimmers* and getting down under water for the very first time. Day started with a quality breakfast, marine briefing, snorkeling, scuba dive and followed by a big lunch and second dive with a personal valet to lookout all day. Weather was bit rough for snorkeling, but our crew member *Jayde* who made sure we experienced the best in water and took us down for a dive, i would say we were little hesitant at the beginning as water was little patchy - Jayde is very skilled, had lot of patience, and made us comfortable, and finally we got down to water (you are definitely in safe hands and can blindly trust the crew members). This made us to go again for a second dive - i would recon all the first timers to do this as you would have gained some confidence from 1st dive and you will feel like a pro for the second and actually enjoy observing all marine life without any fear ! Thanks to all the crew members, chef & the captain, special thanks to Jayde who made this as a memorable experience for us ❤️. Definetly recommend Reef Experience if you are after best adventurous activity and for all the first timers - pls do check for Top Deck Valet options with them.! Thank you guys🙌.
Sara Chuang
Sara Chuang
4. January, 2021.
This is our second time diving at the reef, our first was sans children, so this time we decided to splurge and go for the top deck experience. We hadn't dived in almost 10 years, but Nathan (our private attendant) put us at ease and was fantastic. Both Nathan and Jade attended to all our needs both in and out of water. We had a terrific time, a shame the weather was a little choppy so the kids were a little scared of the snorkelling. Will definitely try again when the kids are a little older and weather is better.
Raymond Raymond
Raymond Raymond
2. January, 2021.
Good experience when we were in Cairns
Neil de Bruyn
Neil de Bruyn
29. December, 2020.
I have been out two times now with Reef Experience. Both times were great, even though one was in bad weather, the other was just about perfect weather. The beginner dove staff is great, supportive, and helpful. Shout-out to Harry and Josh, who saw me fail once and succeed the next time. Great spots on the reef to see turtles, sharks, all sorts of fish, and vibrant coral. If I'm ever lucky enough to be back in Cairns for a 3rd time I will absolutely book through Reef Experience.
Vidya Leggett
Vidya Leggett
24. December, 2020.
Incredible experience! The staff were all incredibly informative, helpful and patient. Highly recommend for first time diving or snorkeling
Kirtiraj Tiwari
Kirtiraj Tiwari
4. November, 2020.
Crew members are 😎👍 Champions.
Dan McConnell
Dan McConnell
2. November, 2020.
Went on Reef Experience with my partner in October 2020. We've both done a lot of diving around the world and were impressed with this tour from start to finish. The day started with a delicious bacon and egg roll as we went through the safety and dive briefings, and we also had access to complimentary tea and coffee. The dives were on two excellent dive sites which we did both guided and unguided. The guide was a good value add-on and helped us to identify certain fish species which we weren't sure of. The boat was clean, modern and air conditioned inside with a huge sundeck. The crew were good fun but also professional and we felt in capable hands all day. Excellent value trip all round and would definitely travel with Reef Experience again.
Lindsey O.
Lindsey O.
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!!
Vijay S.
Vijay S.
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.
Pamela V.
Pamela V.
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.

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