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Reef Encounter, Cairns

4 stars4 stars
Cairns Marlin Marina - Marlin Jetty ABoat: Reef Experience, CairnsQLD4870Australia, 800-491-6126

Cairns cruise with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free buffet breakfast
Superb4.6 / 5
  • Great service. Price on hotels.com was for snorkeling option only. Time of our lives.…Dec 31, 2016
  • We did this to stay overnight on the reef. If you book through Hotels.com, you will still…Nov 17, 2016
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Reef Encounter, Cairns

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $604
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 21 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 7:30 AM-7:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 4:30 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. The property is a ship at sea. Guests must take the Reef Experience catamaran from Cairns Marlin Marina, A Finger, to reach it. The catamaran begins boarding at 7:30 AM, with check-in and breakfast on board. It departs for the ship at 8 AM. You will check-out of your room at 9 AM, and arrive in Cairns is at 4:30 PM upon departure. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Other information

  • All-inclusive rates available
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Snorkeling on site
Services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
Facilities
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Reef Encounter are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions

Not included
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes

Dining

Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Reef Encounter, Cairns’s small print

Also known as

  • Reef Encounter Boat
  • Reef Encounter Boat Cairns
  • Reef Encounter Cairns
  • Reef Encounter Hotel Great Barrier Reef

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Transfers via boat or helicopter are required and must be arranged at least no hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: AUD 30.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 4 years of age.

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 50.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Reef Encounter, Cairns

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