Reef Encounter – The Boutique Floating Hotel

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

The Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is situated on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns and offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate reef experience as briefly or for as long as they want.

Reef Encounter is for anyone who wishes to experience the Great Barrier Reef – whether it be to enjoy the sunset, sleep on the reef, or snorkelling with time to really enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the quality reef and marine life.

The vessel is a 35-metre luxury catamaran that is designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. Air-conditioned throughout, Reef Encounter features spacious decks as well as roomy dining and recreation areas to dine and relax in. Reef Encounters also features comfortable staterooms and deluxe Top Deck Clubrooms, all with double or twin beds and private bathrooms.

The friendly onboard staff and experienced dive crew are there to help make Reef Encounter the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure. They even have an onboard spa, glass-bottom boat tours, dive courses for beginners and advanced, boom netting and a sun deck!

Transfers to Reef Encounter are available daily via a 90-minute fast catamaran boat ride from Cairns, providing unbelievable flexibility for travellers. For something, little luxurious guests can take a stunning helicopter trip over the Great Barrier Reef.

Services

From $490 to $5000

The Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is situated on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns and offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate reef experience as briefly or for as long as they want.

Reef Encounter is for anyone who wishes to experience the Great Barrier Reef – whether it be to enjoy the sunset, sleep on the reef, snorkelling with time to really enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the quality reef and marine life.

The vessel is a 35-metre luxury catamaran that is designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea. Air-conditioned throughout, Reef Encounter features spacious decks as well as roomy dining and recreation areas to dine and relax in. Reef Encounters also features comfortable staterooms and deluxe Top Deck Clubrooms, all with double or twin beds and private bathrooms.

The friendly onboard staff and experienced dive crew are there to help make Reef Encounter the ultimate Great Barrier Reef adventure. They even have an onboard spa, glass-bottom boat tours, dive courses for beginners and advanced, boom netting and a sun deck!

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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