Top Deck Club is Cairns’ Best VIP Reef Day Experience

Discover why our Top Deck Club Reef Cruise is the ultimate way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Next, get that “Celebrity Feel” with our Great Barrier Reef “Top Deck Club” VIP Day.

Then enjoy a more personalised, private, and relaxed day and journey in style in the exclusive Captain’s Wheelhouse Topdeck Lounge.

During the cruise to the outer barrier reef, learn about the reef with our marine biologist presentation it is entertaining and informative.

This Cairns Top Deck Club Reef Day Cruise includes a valet to look after you in and out of the water.

Discover the Great Barrier Reef’s natural wonders with a personalised snorkel tour and scuba diving.

While in the water, your valet will act as a Great Barrier Reef guide and point out exciting and beautiful marine life.

This tour also includes a glass-bottom boat tour.

Reef Experience visits two spectacular reef locations every day.  These reefs are teeming with brightly coloured fish and coral.

This tour is also suitable for people who are not confident or can not swim as the crew will assist you to swim.

A minimum of 2 passengers must book this Top Deck Club Great Barrier Reef VIP Tour onboard Reef Experience.

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Great Barrier Reef Highlights

  • A personal valet/guide both onboard and in the water.
  • Private guided snorkel tours and scuba dive tours for that extra in-water care and attention.
  • Reserved VIP Seating in the Captain’s wheelhouse.
  • During your Top Deck Club experience, your valet will organise everything for you
  • Dine-in style!   Enjoy your fresh, chef-prepared meals delivered to your table.
  • Plunger coffee and tea
  • 6 hours at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Unlimited Snorkelling
  • Next, enjoy scuba diving for both certified and introductory divers.
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour – combined with other passengers (weather permitting)
  • Including round trip, bus transfers  Cairns City Accommodation
  • Marine Biology Presentation – combined with other passengers
  • Large Sun Deck with sunbeds
  • Cheese and fruit platter
  • Sparkling wine on the return journey.


Reef Experience Top Deck Club Itinerary

  • 07:30 – First board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in
  • 08:00 –Departure and safety Talk with snorkel briefing
  • 08:30 – Marine Biology presentation, followed by detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating
  • 09:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site, snorkel and scuba dive
  • 10:30 – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20-minute tour)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location
  • 15:00 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits
  • 16:30 – Arrive back in Cairns


  • Round Trip bus transfers from Cairns accommodation
  •  Personal valet assigned to you for the day
  • A la carte Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Plunger coffee and tea
  • Australian sparkling wine on return from the reef
  • Access to the Captain’s wheelhouse Top Deck Club Lounge.

*minimum of 2 people per booking.

Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips and alcohol etc.
  • Great Barrier Reef souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area
  • Second Scuba Dive

What to bring

  • Cash and/or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming Clothes, Towel, Hat and Sunglasses,
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver

How to get there

Reef Experience Top Deck Club departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Start boarding at 7:30 am for check-in directly on the Reef Experience vessel.

Arrive back at Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm

Where Can I Park?

Several parking stations throughout Cairns are within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Important Information

Reef Experience Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef is in the water, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia, has the strictest scuba diving rules globally and the safest scuba diving record. We are regulated by the Queensland Government Code of Practice and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

We recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire.  Some medical conditions, age, and medications may prevent you from scuba diving. Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

If diving on the day is very important to you, please bring a Letter from your Doctor stating you are Fit To Scuba Dive to avoid any disappointments. Please note, our crew are trained professionals, and it is up to their sole discretion who they take diving and/or snorkelling. No refunds would apply should you be refused to scuba dive due to a medical condition.

Our office will be delighted to help you with any questions you may have. Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us. 

Flying after Scuba Diving

Do not fly for 18 hours after a scuba dive for a single no decompression scuba dive.

Do not fly for 24 hours after your last dive for multiple dives.

If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after your dive.

We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.


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7 Reviews for “Reef Experience Top Deck Club”

  1. Joanne and David Andrews

    We highly recommend the TOP DECK cruise, we felt so special and spoiled all day. It was our anniversary and there would not have been a better way to spend it.

  2. Kamrul

    I had a wonderful time at top deck with the family ..excellent service..the crews are awesome ..will come again !!

  3. Ashley

    We are very happy that we chose to do the Top Deck experience. Mike was awesome! I can't say enough great things about our time with him. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful. The food was beyond my expectations! Honestly, it was terrific for every meal. The room was just like the photos. :)

  4. Tamao

    The best part was trying out diving for the first time and seeing turtles from the glass bottom boat and seeing the amazing reefs. Thank you for the trip! I had a lot of fun and would love to do it again if I'm back in Cairns.

  5. Ramon

    The crew are friendly, funny, anfd helpful. The second dive with Benat (awesome guy, thank you) was the best part. Finally finding nemo was definitely a bucket list thing as well. Thank you for the amazing memory and experience.

  6. Sean (USA)

    12/10, [The crew] were absolutely incredible. Mackensea was super helpful and an awesome guide in the water. Just keep doing what you guys are doing. Thanks for an awesome trip!

  7. Jennifer

    This was our third trip! Awesome and will not be our last :) Crew were fab and excellent! Was another perfect trip.


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