Our hostie program allows people to make the most of your money & extend your trip to the Great Barrier Reef  by staying on as a Hostie onboard the Award Winning Reef Encounter.

There is also a hostie Tshirt which you will need the cost is $15.00 which you get to keep

We need the help of enthusiastic, helpful people  for light duties as Hosts/Hostesses on our luxury overnight dive boat in exchange for free accommodation, free meals & free use of the Great Barrier Reef!

You must go on a fully paid trip as a guest first and then providing you have a good work ethic you can stay on as a Hostie

Questions and Answers

Our Hostie program is a great way of spending extra time on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef one of the 7 natural wonders of the World without blowing your budget

 How long can I stay?

 After your paid trip, you will start as a hostie approximately 1:00 pm on the second day of their trip. We can guarantee you will be able to stay on for another 2 days, if you have booked an overnight trip, or another 3 days if they book a longer trip.

If you have a good work ethic and show effort in working well with our crew and new oncoming guests, you may be asked to stay longer. This could possibly be anything from 3 days to 3 weeks or longer. If you do wish to return to shore at any stage you will need to speak to the purser onboard. The purser looks after the returning hostie roster.

If the guest pays for 2D/1N trip – we will guarantee that they can stay on as a hostie for at least 2 additional nights.  Alternatively, if the guests pay for 3D/2N we will guarantee 3 additional nights.

 What is included?

It is not a paid position. If you are wanting to stay after your paid trip you will receive free chef prepared meals, free accommodation (in crew quarters) and opportunities to go either diving or snorkelling. Hosties can receive up to 2 dives per day, providing all duties allocated to them have been completed.

*If you book for snorkelling you may snorkel as a hostie, diving will not be included.

* Certified divers may continue to dive or snorkel

* NSS – intro dives, hosties may continue to go on introductory dives provided spaces are available as we only allow 4 new guests to an instructor.

What is expected of  you?

Reef Encounter crew understand that you are on holidays and how easy it is to go into relax mode, however, as a hostie you will be expected to work. Some of the duties will include:

  • Kitchen duties ie kitchen hand, waiting and setting of tables.
  • Housekeeping duties ie. Stripping and making beds, cleaning bathrooms.
  • Laundry duties ie loading washing and drying machines
  • Baggage handling ie taking the oncoming guest luggage to and from the transfer tender & to the guest allocated room on arrival.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Work hard ~ Play hard. (The Great Barrier Reef is your backyard!!!)




Will I get free time?

Absolutely, again providing duties that have been assigned to you for that day have been completed.

There will be some aspects of your day that will be busier and will require you to work a little harder than other times.

Where can I book?

Right here on our website if you have any questions you can chat with one of our friendly team right now if your in a different time zone and we are asleep you can leave a message and we will get back to you when we wake up

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