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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$880 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

  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Windsurfing equipment not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Taxes not included
  • Snorkelling excursions included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Gratuities 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
  • Alcoholic beverages not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar 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.) (7.4 km / 4.6 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. There is no after-hours reception at this property. 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 or credit 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.

Fees

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.