Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours Top Deck Club Family tour

Luxury Great Barrier Reef tours depart daily from Cairns.   Cairns is the best family reef tour.  Inclusions start with a valet who will organise the whole day for you.

Next, Your day includes two outer barrier reefs, guided snorkelling, guided scuba diving, a glass-bottom boat, and an exclusive vessel area.  This Great Barrier Reef tour includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

VIP Seating and Personal Valet

Journey to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the exclusive Captain’s Wheelhouse Topdeck Lounge.  We pride ourselves on having the best crew on the reef.  Your valet will undoubtedly take care of your family in and out of the water.

As priority passengers, your family will skip the queues.  So, no waiting in line for check-in, meals or collecting equipment.  Meanwhile, your crew member will bring everything to you in the comfort of your seating area.

In-water Guide

You will visit two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef locations.  So, your family is sure to get the most out of this Great Barrier Reef experience.  Enjoy private snorkel and scuba dive tours.  The in-water guide will point out all the best spots and marine life.

Snorkelling is an easy activity for the whole family to enjoy.  Float in the warm waters of the reef.  Discover coral gardens bursting with colourful tropical fish and turtles.

Kids over 12 and adults can try scuba diving.  Our highly qualified instructors will take you diving in a shallow, safe environment.  Drift weightlessly around the Reef and get up close to beautiful marine life.

Dine-in Style

Then sit back and relax in the Top Deck Club area.  Next, enjoy An a la carte breakfast I bacon, a fresh tropical fruit platter, freshly brewed tea, and coffee.

Our onboard chef will prepare a delicious lunch for your family.  All are made with local produce and served directly to your table.

Family Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours cater to all dietary requirements.

Reef Experience visits two outer Great Barrier Reef sites every day.

The captain will decide which Great Barrier Reef location is best for guest comfort on the day.

Learn about our Great Barrier Reef locations

Breaking Patches

Hastings Reef

Michaelmas Cay

Norman Reef

Saxon Reef


On the journey back to Cairns, enjoy a glass of Australian sparkling wine and a delicious cheese and fruit platter.

Discover more Hot Getaways


All Your Needs are taken Care of

  • A personal valet/guide both onboard and in the water. They will look after your whole family.  Your personal crew member ensures your trip flows the way you want it to.
  • Private guided snorkel tours as well as scuba dive tours for that extra care and attention.
  • Reserved VIP Seating. You will have your very own table and seats in the Captain’s wheelhouse.
  • Skip the queues. So you won’t wait in line for check-in. As well as meals or collecting equipment.
  • Dine-in style. You will be served to your table with fresh, Chef-prepared meals. Meanwhile, enjoy a special lunch menu. In addition to plunger tea and coffee. A cheese & fruit platter & complimentary sparkling wine on the return journey. Importantly, all dietary requirements catered for – please advise upon booking.
  • Up to 6 hours at two pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations.
  • Unlimited Snorkelling.
  • FREE scuba dive* (no experience necessary). Medical Conditions apply – click here for more information (Certified Dive qualified OR Resort Dive at the first reef location for everyone over age 12 and medically fit scuba dive).
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Combined with other passengers (weather permitting).
  • Pick up and Return to Cairns City Accommodation.
  • Marine Biologist Presentation. Combined with other passengers.
  • Large Sun Deck with padded loungers. Combined with other passengers.


The Ultimate Day on the Great Barrier Reef

  • 7:30 am – Board Reef Experience boat at the Cairns Marina ‘A-Finger’ for check-in.
  • 8:00 am – Approximate departure and Safety Talk with snorkel briefing.
  • 8:30 am – Family Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours Marine Biology presentation. After that, a detailed scuba dive briefing for those participating.
  • 9:30 am – Arrive at our first spectacular Reef site. After that, snorkel and dive with thousands of vivid tropical fish, giant clams, and more.
  • 10:30 am – Glass Bottom Boat Tour (approximately 20-minute tour).
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Cruise to our second location. Meanwhile, explore gardens of coral, large sea fans & black coral trees in its shallow lagoons.
  • 3:00 pm – Family Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours depart the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 3:30 pm – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese and biscuits.
  • 4:30 pm – In conclusion, arrive back in Cairns.


  • A personal valet
  • a la carte breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine on the journey back to Cairns.
  • Access the exclusive Captains Wheelhouse Top Deck Club lounge.
  • Return bus transfers from your Cairns accommodation
  • Wetsuit
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Introductory or Certified scuba dive



Optional Extras

  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire.
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.
  • Family Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours souvenirs – T-shirts, hats etc.
  • Bus transfers from accommodation outside of the Cairns Business Area.
  • Second Scuba Dive at our beautiful afternoon reef location.

What to bring

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

How to get there

Family Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours departs from
Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in. Directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience.

Arrive back at Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm.

Where Can I Park?

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

Important Information

Safety comes first

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Therefore, please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but certainly the safest scuba diving record.

The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and we comply with all rules, including medical as is the law.

Consequently, to avoid disappointment on your Family Luxury Great Barrier Reef Tours, we therefore strongly recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire. Reef Experience Medical Questionnaire

Some medical conditions, age in addition to medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

Above all, it is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

In conclusion, we are 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

For a single no-decompression scuba dive. So you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.

If you complete multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.
For example, if Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive.
In addition, we recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

BookRead policies

Tour Features

, , , , , ,


VIP Great Barrier Reef Experience

Reef Experience Top Deck Club

VIP Reef Cruise

Looking for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with that “Celebrity Feel”? Then our Great Barrier Reef “Top Deck Club” VIP Day is just the thing for you.



There are no reviews yet

Add a review