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Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise

Destination: Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night with Additional Night Updrade Option

Departs: Cairns from 7.30am
Returns: Cairns from 4.30pm

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Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard - Deluxe Top Deck Dive & Snorkel Cruise
The TourTravel out to the Great Barrier Reef and stay overnight to maximize your stau! This Deluxe Outer Barrier Reef ‘Liveaboard’ Cruise offers you the option to 'upgrade' from the more basic inclusion styled vessels, offering participants a more personalised, deluxe cruise with lots of extra inclusions and additional finishing touches!

The Deluxe Top Deck Club option includes upper level located Deluxe Top Deck Staterooms on the vessel's top deck! Deluxe Top Deck Staterooms are not only located on the vessel’s uppermost deck, they are of a larger size and configuration than regular cabins with extra large viewing windows facing outward toward the reef and private ensuite bathrooms! The views from your Deluxe Top Deck Stateroom are simply sublime. Here you will wake up to Sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef and lay back and relax with only the stars for comfort in a wide open sky at night!

As a Deluxe Top Deck Club passenger you will have your own Personal Crew Member assigned to you for the duration of your cruise. Your Personal Crew Member is also your personal in water Snorkel and Dive Guide. They will bring you your equipment, ensuring that all is well fitting and comfortable, give expert tips and instruction and get in the water and take you snorkelling and / or diving. Ensuring that you are witness to the best sites and secrets of the Great Barrier Reef. Your Personal Crew Member offers a wealth of local knowledge!

Meals onboard are simply divine! A La Carte Meals are prepared onboard in a well apointed galley by the vessel's qualified chef. A La Carte Breakfasts are delivered to your deluxe Top Deck Club Stateroom in the morning as each day dawns. Enjoy breakfast in bed before heading out to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef for the rest of the morning!

Enjoy a fabulous lunch at midday as being out in the sun, saltwater and fresh air can make one hungrier than expected! After a satisfying and delicious lunch, enjoy more time in the water or on our Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Laze on the vessel’s sundeck or retire to your Deluxe Top Deck Stateroom for a siesta before your evening meal!

Enjoy evening meals served on the Top Deck under the stars in a private setting! Menus utilize the best of Tropical North Queensland’s freshest local produce and of course, as a Deluxe Top Deck Club the chef is happy to cater to any special dietary requests that you might have! Meals are served with a selection of complimentary Australian Wines!

As a Deluxe Top Deck Club participant you will also be invited to have cocktails on the on the vessel's Top Deck at Sunset with the vessels Captain! What better way to end the day? Your Captain will be happy to learn of your day’s adventures, as hearing of your enjoyment is testament to a job well done by all! The vessel's crew are excellent and we have recieved consistant good feedback from customers that have travelled on this liveaboard tour! . 

Deluxe Top Deck  Staterooms come replete with silk doonas and premium cotton linen, featherdown pillows and oversized queen sized beds! Soft fluffy bathrobes, plush bath sheets and a selection of Australian beauty products are replenished on a daily basis. There's even and evening turn down service included! All Deluxe Top Deck Club Stateroom have large ensuite bathrooms.

From start to finish your Deluxe Top Deck Club adventure will allow you to stay out on the Great Barrier Reef enjoying all the creature comforts of a fine boutique hotel, with excellent service and attention to detail.

A vacation explroring the Great Barrier Reef and being lavished with the finer things in life, along with great people, fantastic food and splendid accommodations! There is no better way to see and explore the Great Barrier Reef in style!
Tour Includes
  • Transfers from Cairns Marina to Liveaboard vessel by fast catamaran with Top Deck access
  • Deluxe Top Deck Stateroom (available as Twin or Double or Sole Use Cabin) with ensuite bathroom 
  • Premium linen, towels & plush bathrobes in Sateroom with Australian toiletries replenished on a daily basis
  • Personal Crew Member assigned to you for duration of cruise (one Personal Crew Member per party)
  • All Snorkelling Equipment for Snorkellers with Private Guided Snorkelling Tours
  • All Dive Equipment for Divers with Private Guided Diving Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours (weather permitting)
  • All Chef prepared A La Carte meals and snacks utilizing fresh, local produce served with Australian wines
  • A la Carte Breakfast served to Top Deck Deluxe Stateroom on daily basis
  • Dinners served on Private Deck under the stars
  • Sunset Cocktails on Top Deck with vessel's Captain
  • Evening Turn Down service
RatesTop Deck Club - Deluxe Option - Snorkelling Adventures
The vessel is always moored within easy distance of spectacular snorkelling coral lagoons and has a purpose built snorkelling platform 'on level' with the ocean via easy access stairs into the water.

All snorkelling equipment and tuition is included in your trip as are Guided Snorkel tours with your Personal Crew Member / Guide throughout the day! Whether you are a non-swimmer or you’re just interested in learning about the colourful marine life and corals beneath the waves, all of your snorkelling needs will be accommodated with personalised attention.

All snorkelling locations are selected for optimal conditions depending on the prevailing weather conditions and time of year. Depending on the length of your stay onboard, you will be introduced to a number of different Outer Barrier Reefs and snorkeling locations, as the vessel moves locations throughout the day. The Great Barrier Reef is home to a more fish, coral and marine creatures than anywhere else on our incredible planet! Swim alongside turtles, find Nemo and his family and maybe even encounter some graceful rays.and large fish including the stunning Maori Wrasse!

The vessel boats other creture comforts, a large indoor dining area and saloon, library and lounge areas with games and reference materials which are a perfect enhancement to your time onboard, as well as Glass Bottom Boat Tours (weather permitting), spa bath and large sunlounge area on the upper deck. 

All snorkelling equipment including wetsuits and stinger suits & prescription lens masks (if required), glass bottom boat tours, a la carte meals and Deluxe Top Deck Club Stateroom accommodation with all linen including towels are included in the rates. 

Rates - Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Tour - Snorkelling Packages Twin / Double Share Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 2 Days / 1 Night – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$805.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$1120.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$1635.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$415.00 per person per additional day  
Sole Occupancy Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 2 Days / 1 Night – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation  AU$1265.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$1910.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$2555.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation AU$830.00 per additional day  

The Christmas Holiday Period surcharge is as follows:

Applicable from the 23rd December 2021 to and including the 31st December 2021;

- The surcharge is $100.00 per person per booking
- Whether passengers are staying 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights during this period it is a standard flat $100.00 per person surcharge
- For further clarification, please send us an email and we will be happy to assist

Important Booking Notes: On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or SSI Open Water Dive Course Participant.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).

Top Deck Club - Deluxe Option - Certified Diving Packages For those that hold an Open Water Dive Certification, Certified Diving is available. We visit a selection of reef locations during the course of your liveaboard, chosen for e optimal conditions depending on prevailing weather and seasonal conditions. Dive locations will offer excellent coral formations and abundant marine life in warm tropical waters. Don’t miss the night dives and dawn dives! They are arguably the most magical times to be diving on the Great Barrier Reef as they are the ‘busiest’ times of day in this incredible ecosystem. 

Your Personal Crew Member ‘in-water guide’ will tailor your scuba dives to your experience level, ensuring comfortable and fun dives in prime Outer Barrier Reef locations. As a Top Deck Club scuba diver, a professional crew member will exclusively lead you on private underwater tours. This guarantees you prime diving experiences throughout your trip. With thorough knowledge of each reef destination, our resident expert will show you the most pristine areas at each dive location. Depending on the length of your stay your trip will include a number scuba dives across different dive locations.Reef Encounter is equipped with a large, purpose built, dive platform for easy access into and out of the water.

There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills, and all scuba equipment including wetsuits and dive torches are included in the rates as well as prescription lens masks if required, A la Carte meals and Deluxe Top Deck Club Stateroom accommodation are also included in your trip.

Rates - Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Tour - Certified Diving PackagesTwin / Double Share Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 2 Days / 1 Night Scuba Diving– Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 5 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers): AU$895.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers): AU$1380.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights Scuba Diving – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 11 Day Dives & 3 Night Dives for Certified Divers): AU$1865.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes up to 3 Dives + 1 Night Dive): AU$485.00 per person per additional day 
Sole Occupancy Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 2 Days / 1 Night Scuba Diving – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 5 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers): AU$1355.00 + $35.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers): AU$2070.00  + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights Scuba Diving – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 11 Day Dives & 3 Night Dives for Certified Divers): AU$2785.00  + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes up to 3 Dives + 1 Night Dive): AU$715.00 per additional day 

The Christmas Holiday surcharge for Reef Encounter is as follows:

Applicable from the 23rd December 2021 to and including the 31st December 2021;

- The surcharge is $100.00 per person per booking
- Whether passengers are staying 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights during this period it is a standard flat $100.00 surcharge
- For further clarification, please send us an email and we will be happy to assist

Important Booking Notes: On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or SSI Open Water Dive Course Participant.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).

Top Deck Club - Deluxe Option - Introductory Scuba Diving Packages Our No School Scuba Introductory Diving package offers fantastic ‘no experience necessary’ Introductoory Scuba Diving to guests who do not hold a current scuba diving certification. Introductory Diving is for those who do not hold a scuba diving licence but who wish to participate in scuba diving activities during your holiday on the Great Barrier Reef. 

As a Deluxe Top Deck Club participant all Introductory Diving is conducted in a private setting under the supervision of your Personal Crew Member who is a fully qualified Scuba Diving Instructor. Scuba diving is a fun and safe sport that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities (* Minimum age for trying a Introductory Dive is 12 years). Your experienced and professional Scuba Diving Instructor will guide you on underwater tours around pristine coral lagoons and ensure you see the best of the Great Barrier Reef beneath the waves, in safety and comfort. 

There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills, and all scuba equipment including wetsuits and dive torches are included in the rates as well as prescription lens masks if required, A la Carte meals and Deluxe Top Deck Club Stateroom accommodation are also included in the rates.

Rates - Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Tour - Introductory Diving Packages Twin / Double Share Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 2 Days / 1 Night – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 5 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$1035.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 8 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$1615.00 + $45.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 11 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$2195.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 3 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$580.00 per person per additional day 
Sole Occupancy Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 2 Days / 1 Night – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 5 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$1435.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 8 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$2215.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 11 Dives - No testing, No license): AU$2215.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 3 Dives- No testing, No license): AU$810.00 per additional day 

The Christmas Holiday surcharge for Reef Encounter is as follows:

Applicable from the 23rd December 2020 to and including the 31st December 2020;

- The surcharge is $100.00 per person per booking
- Whether passengers are staying 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights during this period it is a standard flat $100.00 surcharge
- For further clarification, please send us an email and we will be happy to assist

Important Booking Notes: On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or SSI Open Water Dive Course Participant.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).

Rates - Top Deck Club Option - SSI Personalised Learn to Dive - Open Water Scuba Dive CourseLearn to Dive out of the Great Barrier Reef and become a Certified Open Water Diver. An SSI dive qualification is internationally recognised and can be used anywhere around the world. All classroom facilities are onboard the vessel, making it the ideal choice for learning to scuba dive while enjoying every minute of your Great Barrier Reef holiday. We believe there is no better place to learn to scuba dive than on the Great Barrier Reef, and no better way than with the Top Deck Club Personal Open Water Dive Course! 

All locations visited offer clear, confined, calm and shallow lagoon areas that are perfect for scuba dive training. We believe that completing your entire scuba diving course in the ocean, as opposed to the first half in a swimming pool, produces more confident and experienced divers by the end of our training program. Your experienced Instructor guarantees you receive the very best dive education. All training is done from the vessel, cutting out the need to travel to classroom and pool facilities.

A Deluxe Top Deck Open Water Learn to Dive Course has loads of wonderful benefits on top of a standard Open Water Course!
Firstly, you are guaranteed private tuition. If you book a Top Deck Club Open Water Course then the crew member assigned as your personal valet will also be your Scuba Instructor, so their whole job onboard the boat is to look after you! This means they do not need to schedule your classes around other passenger’s needs, you are their one and only priority! So whether you’re travelling on your own, as a couple or as a family, there will be a personal Scuba Instructor for every step of your training, looking after all your onboard and in-water needs.

Learn at your own pace and enjoy your reef. Your Course offers five water sessions a day and one night dive. Working together with your personal Scuba Instructor you can choose which times of day you want to schedule your dives and when you want to relax and just enjoy being at the Great Barrier Reef! Fancy a sleep in? No problem! Want to complete a night dive just for fun instead of having to attend a theory class? You can!

Additional Certified Dives After you have completed the required number of training dives for certification, any additional dives that you do will be fun dives as a certified diver. This is a great opportunity to practice your new skills, gain experience and just have some great fun! We are passionate about scuba diving and we guarantee that upon completion of your course, you will be too. Depending on when you choose to complete your eight training dives, this may leave you as many as four certified dives at the end of your trip (3 daytime dives & 1 night dive).

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an Open Water Diver license; which is a lifelong, internationally recognized scuba diving rating and can be used anywhere around the globe!

There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills and all scuba equipment including wetsuits and dive torches are included in the rates as well as prescription lens masks if required, classroom training and all materials, A la Carte meals and Deluxe Top Deck Club Stateroom accommodation are included in your trip.

Rates - Great Barrier Reef Deluxe Tour - SSI Learn to Dive Packages Twin / Double Share Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 8 Pleasure Dives with SSI Dive Certification Card): AU$1674.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 12 Pleasure Dives with SSI Dive Certification Card): AU$2109.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 4 additional Certified Dives each day): AU$485.00 per person per additonal day 
Sole Occupancy Rates – Per PersonValid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights – Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 8 Pleasure Dives with SSI Dive Certification Card):  AU$2134.00 + $30.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 12 Pleasure Dives with SSI Dive Certification Card):  AU$3029.00 + $45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights – Sole Use of Twin or Double Stateroom Accommodation (includes 4 additional Certified Dives each day):  AU$715.00 per additional day 

The Christmas Holiday surcharge for Reef Encounter is as follows:

Applicable from the 23rd December 2021 to and including the 31st December 2021;

- The surcharge is $100.00 per person per booking
- Whether passengers are staying 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights during this period it is a standard flat $100.00 surcharge
- For further clarification, please send us an email and we will be happy to assist

Important Booking Notes: On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or SSI Open Water Dive Course Participant.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Optional Hotel & Accommodation Coach Transfers & Extras Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Cairns City Based Accommodation Transfers AU$12.00 per person return
  • Cairns City Based Accommodation Transfers AU$25.00 per person return
  • Port Douglas Based Accommodation Transfers AU$35.00 per person one way / $70.00 per person return - Min 2 Pesons
  • One Way Helicopter transfer to or from Reef Encounter - From AU$710.00 per person  ** Helicopter rates subject to change without notice 
  • Return Helicopter transfer to and from Reef Encounter - From AU$1420.00 per person ** Helicopter rates subject to change without notice 
Fuel Levies and Reef Taxes
  • A $15.00 per person per day levy is payable - this levy is a combination of a Reef Tax, Port Charge, Fuel Levy and Management Levy (Charged at a maximum of 3 Days)  

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