Reef & Rainforest The only place in the World where 2 World Heritage sites sit side by side

It all Starts in Cairns with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, and you can experience them both on this 4  day tour package.

Spending 3 days and 2 nights on the Great Barrier Reef  onboard “Reef Encounter” and 1 day discovering the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

This ultimate 3 day Top Deck Scuba Diving Adventure will have you diving on the beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef with Cairns premier Liveaboard Vessel “Reef Encounter!

Reef Encounter’s Top Deck Club really is the ultimate way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef includes your very own Great Barrier Reef guide

3 Day liveaboard Top Deck Club – Spoil yourself with a liveaboard scuba dive holiday of a lifetime, Play, stay and relax on one of the seven natural wonders of the world in luxurious comfort.

Reef Encounter’s VIP “Top Deck”offers a relaxed ambience and provides the ultimate indulgence package on the Great Barrier Reef liveaboard scuba dive tour

Our Modern Top Deck State Rooms are spacious.

Reef Encounter’s 3 Day Top Deck Certified liveaboard scuba dive tour includes 8 day dives & 2 night dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations. A great choice for certified scuba divers.

Accommodation is on Reef Encounter our Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Liveaboard vessel

The duration of this tour is 3 days (2 nights).


  • Top Deck Club Stateroom with Ensuite Bathroom
  • Valet service
  • Champagne on arrival
  • 8 Day Scuba Dives and 2 night Scuba Dives
  • All Scuba Diving Equipment including Wetsuit and Night Torch
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Sunset cocktails
  • On board Chef preparing all meals
  • Coffee, Tea, Water, fresh fruits available at all times
  • Turn down service
  • Bathrobes
  • Romantic dinners under the stars (weather permitting)
  • Personal Great Barrier Reef Dive guide at all times
  • Reef Video presentation on Reef Experience

Optional Extras

  • Underwater cameras
  • Soft drinks, snacks etc
  • Alcohol available on board from the bar– NO BYO


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
5:30 pm Sunset Cocktails
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)
7:30 pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie

Day Two

6:30 am Dive
7:30 am Breakfast in bed
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 or snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 pm Scuba Dive or snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
6:00 pm Dinner under the stars
7:00 pm Night Dive
Relaxation time, star watching,board games, movies

Day Three

6:30 am Scuba Dive or snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
Breakfast in bed
8:30 am Scuba Dive or snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
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 with Great Barrier Reef Guide
sun bake, relax
3:30 pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30 pm Arrive Cairns

How to Get There

Daily transfers aboard Reef Experience.  Boarding at 7.30 am at the Marlin Wharf (A Finger) for Breakfast, after which we depart at 8.00 am for an enjoyable 90 minute cruise to Reef Encounter.

On departure day from Reef Encounter arrival time into Cairns is approximately 4.30 pm

Day 3 – 1 Day Daintree Rainforest

Today you will be heading to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. Magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretching from the sugar town of Mossman to the Bloomfield River and all within 3 hours from Cairns.

Travelling in a small group of 13 from Cairns to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia.

During your day you will pass through one of Cairns most beautiful beach suburbs of Palm Cove.

Continuing your journey north stopping at Rex lookout for views back over towards the mountains of the Great Dividing Range.

Onto the seaside village of Port Douglas, enjoying a tour around town plus flagstaff hill overlooking four mile beach and the historical St Mary’s by the Sea.

On the road again to the southern edge of the Daintree National Park – the magical “Mossman Gorge”. Surrounded by lush rainforest, where the clear mountain river cuts through thick rainforest and tumbles over boulders on its journey to the sea.

Enjoy a morning tea of bush scones then a guided walk in dense tropical rainforest.

Heading further north  towards the Daintree Tea House for a delicious lunch in a setting unlike any other.

After Lunch you will join a small and personalised tour on the Daintree River.

Your Daintree river cruise will take you through the domain of the large estuarine crocodiles. Egrets wade near mangroves in the murky water of the river where the crocodile’s wait patiently for a meal. Look for pythons, tree snakes, butterflies and lots of other wildlife on this cruise.

Crossing the mighty Daintree River on a cable ferry, you are now entering the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree national park.

This is where it all begins to change. You will feel like you have entered a different world with Rainforest towering over narrow winding roads.

Stopping at Alexandra lookout where you will have to opportunity for some stunning photographs on the way to Cape Tribulation.

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • 7.00 – 7.30 am Pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • Tour of Palm Cove
  • Rex lookout: on one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Driving town tour of Port Douglas, including Flagstaff hill lookout overlooking four mile beach
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge: guided walk and swim option (if time or weather permits)
  •  A delicious lunch, tropical fruit tasting
  • Morning Tea
  • Daintree River Cruise: try your luck at Crocodile and wildlife spotting
  •  World Heritage Rainforest/Areas
  • Fully guided walks- Rainforest Boardwalks in a unique environment of rainforest Alexandra lookout–coastal views over Daintree River mouth, Low Isles, Snapper Island and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cape Tribulation beach: “where the rainforest meets the reef”
  • Daintree Ice cream company- optional and popular local stop (own expense)
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • Returns to Cairns approximately 6.30 pm
  • (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforseen issues)

Daintree Rainforest Inclusions

  • Small group, offering unrivalled, friendly and personalised service
  • Air Conditioned comfortable late models vehicles
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Daintree Ferry
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • National Park Fees & Permits
  • Experienced Local Guides
  • Interpretation: friendly, knowledgeable Naturalist/Eco/World Heritage accredited guides

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat,
  • sunscreen,
  • sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for optional purchases
  • Water & Water Bottle
  •  Insect Repellent
  • Rain coat/Umbrella  

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