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Hotel Description

This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Cairns for at least part of your stay. Highlights at this cruise ship include free buffet breakfast, a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

 

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$800 per night

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

All-inclusive Details

  • Taxes not included
  • Snorkelling excursions included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorised water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Windsurfing equipment not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Alcoholic beverages not included
  • Snorkelling included

Property Features

Some rates at Reef Encounter are all-inclusive. These rates include on-site meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages and other amenities. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Reef Encounter also features a hot tub, coffee/tea in common area, and a television in common area.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Television in lobby

Transport

  • Airport: Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Cairns Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Reef Encounter offers 21 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 8 AM.

On-site venue – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 7:30 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 8 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 50.00 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: AUD 15 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 50.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.