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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.
HIRAL P
HIRAL P
8. August, 2020.
Best The best part of the trip was the Crew specially Karlos he Stayed with me into the reef and kept holding me throughout diving as I hve asked him to do...and food was amazing..was truly a memorable trip...
BlendyB
BlendyB
6. August, 2020.
Amazing experience What a memorable trip! from the moment we arrived at the boat we were greeted by Damian (very entertaining) until the time we said good bye to our amazing host Jayde, everything in between was nothing short of an exciting adventure. We decided to book the Top Deck (VIP experience) best decision we made! The day began with a lovely hot breakfast and a side plate of fruit, as we embarked on our journey to the reef after about an hour into our journey we had a very descriptive and entertaining presentation from the marine biologist on board. We learnt about the reef. When we arrived at the reef, our top deck host Jayde (who is also a diving instructor) guided us through our free scuba diving lesson we had a non swimmer and an average swimmer through the scuba diving and Jayde was excellent in her tutorials. Because of this we were able to have an amazing experience and get some awesome pictures. There was no requirement to scuba dive if you didn’t feel comfortable. Snorkeling around the boat was really something special because of the abundance of fish that we seen quite large ones too. We stopped at two snorkeling sights and in between had a lovely bbq lunch. We were very happy with the top deck vip experience because we also got to sit with the captain( Captain Bronson ) who had broad knowledge of boating and the reef. Over all this was one of the best experiences we’ve had. A huge special thanks to Jayde who really looked after us, Damian who really entertained us, Captain Bronson and to the whole team of REEF EXPERIENCE. Thank you for making our trip unforgettable! X P.s Don’t worry if people in your group cant swim or aren’t strong swimmers Jayde’s got you covered 😉 See photos below 😎
Tanyachurchill
Tanyachurchill
6. August, 2020.
Anniversary My husband and I took this trip for our anniversary,we booked the vip top deck and wow we were treated like vip’s for the day,we had jade as our valet she was fantastic ,her attention to our well fare was impeccable,the food was great also,can’t wait to bring my family with us next time 😃😃
lucadupa
lucadupa
3. August, 2020.
Excellent diving snorkeling experience A great day out. Friendly informative team on board. Great snorkeling and diving in two location. Good food - breakfast lunch and afternoon tea.
Charmaine M
Charmaine M
31. July, 2020.
Awesome An awesome day out! A couple of great dives, and the day also included a fantastic lunch and snacks throughout. The crew onboard really made the day terrific. They cater for everyone from certified divers to inexperienced snorkelers too. Saw some turtles, reef sharks and cuttlefish.
Thomas S
Thomas S
24. July, 2020.
Reef day tour Everything was amazing. Thanks guys for this unbelievable day. We won't forget the sea, shark and turtles 😊
Paul Grinter
Paul Grinter
24. November, 2020.
recommends
The Best thing I have Done! Ever!
Sharon Gai Hunt
Sharon Gai Hunt
18. November, 2020.
recommends
Everything!! The crew, the service, the reef. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had . So grateful to everyone. The food was great too. Would highly recommend the trip!! 🙏🙏 Nathan was amazing he looked after us so well today, he goes above and beyond! The whole crew are so friendly.
Harley 'Blackbird Durrant
Harley 'Blackbird Durrant
12. November, 2020.
recommends
Had the best trip ever, the diving was amazing and caters to all abilities - Nathan was more than happy to help properly fill out my partners dive log too, highly recommended everyone to trust these guys to give you a cracking experience
Suzy Riach
Suzy Riach
10. November, 2020.
recommends
Great experience, friendly and accomodating staff . They really care about the reef . The reef was amazing and staff so knowledgeable. Food was good , thanks to chef Damo, such a hard worker. The snorkelling was amazing and exhausting. My feedback includes that more rings tethered together over the drop off would be safer .
Julieth Cañon Lara
Julieth Cañon Lara
12. October, 2020.
recommends
Best crew! Everyone of them was happy, super friendly and helpful. delicious food. Amazing experience ♥️
Michael Hole
Michael Hole
27. August, 2018.
recommends
We had a fantastic day. You can't beat the location but it was the whole crew that made the day so good. To go to the Reef and get to scuba dive and snorkel with lunch, breakfast, wine and nibblees all thrown in for such a great price is awesome. Highly recommended.
Sarah Nellis
Sarah Nellis
17. August, 2018.
recommends
16/7/18 - Had the absolute time of my life! Staff were all incredibly friendly and easy to get along with. Their was boating issues, and was swiftly sorted with a change in boat, sticking to time schedule. 100% recommend Harry’s Marine Biology Tour, I found it fascinating and fun! We managed to see a turtle and a shark! Disappointed I didn’t get to meet Frank though � Would do it a million times over.
Jodie Summers
Jodie Summers
3. August, 2018.
recommends
Best day out, so well organised and the crew were amazing.
Caitlin Deuchars
Caitlin Deuchars
19. July, 2018.
recommends
Went out to the reef for a once in an lifetime experience and these guys definitely didn't disappoint! All the staff were super friendly, the presentations at the start were really informative and the crew made the whole day so much fun. It's a great value for money day with getting to an introduction to scuba dive as well as your snorkelling! I was really anxious about doing this and the instructors were super kind and helpful talking me through it all. In the end it wasn't for me, but my brother had the best time going on the dive and said it was the best part of his whole day! Would highly recommend these guys for a really great trip to the reef.
Jessi Zed
Jessi Zed
12. July, 2018.
recommends
Highly recommend the top deck tour, fantastic value, worth every penny! Not only do you have your own cabin upstairs and get served beautiful meals, you have a personal snorkeling guide in the water which really enhances the experience. Michael our guide was fantastic, he looked out for us the whole trip and provided us with lots of information about the reef and anything else we needed!
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.
Ben Grigg
Ben Grigg
6. October, 2020.
First timers. Great experience. $205. Full day of snorkelling. Can’t go wrong. Would definitely return
Kate N
Kate N
19. August, 2020.
We have been out on Reef Experience (REX) at least 4 times and also on her sister boat Compass as well numerous times. Every time we visit Cairns our trip wouldn't be complete without a trip out onto the GBR onboard one of these amazing day trips, with such a great team of friendly staff - who always go above and beyond to look out for the guests onboard, the crew members are so knowledgeable of the Reef and marine life, as well as all aspects of Diving and snorkelling. A great lunch as well as cheese and wine are provided and they cater for vegetarians as well. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone who is looking for a great day out on the GBR at a really fantastic price all inclusive of diving/snorkelling gear, lunch etc if you chose that package.
ross wilson
ross wilson
17. August, 2020.
Fantastic day out on the Great barrier reef. Quality breakfast and lunch included; hours of reef snorkling at two reefs; wonderful array of reef fish, , a white tipped reef shark and giant clams. The staff on board were friendly, helpful and very professional. Smooth ride out and back. Highly recommended.
Maria Deyoung
Maria Deyoung
15. August, 2020.
Amazing experience. Have done a day trip before but this one exceeded expectations. The staff are all absolutely lovely and attentive and the dive sites are amazing. Food wasn’t special, but if your after a great snorkel/dive experience would recommend wholeheartedly. Special shout out to Kohler for guiding the dive and being super helpful after the dive. 🤿 🤙
Nadia Bader
Nadia Bader
21. July, 2020.
We (2 adults and 2 kids, age 8 and 10) had an incredible experience. We did 3 cruises/snorkels on the Great Barrier Reef Reef and this experience was by far our favourite. We had plenty of time on the water, in great locations. The staff were friendly and helpful. I even had my very first scuba experience. Cameron was so patient and supportive. A great tour, at a great value. Highly recommend!

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