Trip Report


Trip Report

Great Barrier Reef - Volunteering ONBoard!

Having the time of your life. It will inspire you to take care of the Ocean and the marine mammals. Surrounded by water and amazing Food!

by iskawonkaAtlasGuru Contributor

Australia61 days / July - August 2016

Highs & Lows

Great Barrier Reef, Diving, Food, OnBoard living

Nothing for People with Seasickness!

Itinerary Overview

Diving and Living on a Boat! Australia Great Barrier Reef, the best Time of my life!

Everything started out as a 2 day one night trip with my friend. We were going on a big boat from the Harbor from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef. The trip to the Reef was brilliant. The Staff was amazing and really friendly. They all shared their knowledge of the reef and marine life with everyone who was interested. 

After 30min boat ride we were transferred to the live aboard boat...

The ship was really well organised and the Stuff could not do enough to make our stay very comfortable. They were always trying to make our experience as enjoyable as possible.  While on the reef we saw reef sharks, turtles, stingrays, clown fish, moray eels, big jellyfish, endless amounts of lovely colourful fish. 

My Friend was never diving before, it was her first time, the crew was really helpful and calm, as she were afraid of being under the water. She tried scuba diving for the first time, but for her its was much more enjoyable to just go snorkeling. The Crew was always prepared to do anything necessary to ensure everyone was having as good time as possible. I was impressed with all stuff on the boat as their attitude was a great example of how Australian tour operators can leave a great impression on overseas tourists. There would be no one leaving of these boats with an negative word about the "Reef-Encounter"

  • 1 Night: The Sebel Cairns Harbour Lights
    !Next day boarding Reef Encounter!
  • 60 Nights: Great Barrier Reef
    Volunteering, Diving, Food, Ocean, Marine Mammals

Q & A

  • How was the food?


  • What tips would you give a friend?

    I highly recommend bringing something against Motion Sickness if you are sensitive!

  • Packing tips?


  • Any surprises?

    Sharks, Turtles, Stingrays, Parrotfish, Jellyfish,

  • Booking details?

    Reef Encounter LIveaboard