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Overview
Choose your own adventure on this multi-activity Great Barrier Reef cruise from Cairns. Start with a scenic catamaran cruise out to the moored pontoon boat, equipped with a touch pool, snorkeling equipment, a glass-bottom boat, and semi-submersible, as well as several other experiences available as upgrades. Snacks, lunch, and use of freshwater showers make for a comfortable day trip.
Highlights
  • Access to moored pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef via high-speed catamaran
  • Make a splash on the Sunlover Sunslide
  • Go snorkeling or stay dry on a glass-bottom boat and semi-submersible tour
  • Morning and afternoon snacks and buffet lunch provided
What to Expect
Step aboard a high-speed catamaran departing the Cairns shoreline, bound for the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way to the pontoon, listen to your naturalist guide talk about the sea creatures and plants of the Great Barrier Reef. On the pontoon, pick the activities you like best. Beginners on up can embark on a snorkeling adventure as equipment and instruction are included. Lycra sunsuits are provided, and wetsuits can be rented at additional cost. If you wish to stay dry, take a glass-bottom boat or a semi-submersible ride, and get hands-on with the onboard touch tank. Upgrades include Seawalker helmet diving, introductory scuba diving, or certified scuba diving. Included on the pontoon are morning and afternoon tea, lunch, use of freshwater showers, an onboard cash bar, and use of Wi-Fi to upload your photos to social media immediately. The tour ends at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef fleet terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tropical buffet lunch with fresh local prawns
  • Snorkeling equipment including a buoyancy vest
  • Glass-bottom boat tours (unlimited)
  • Seawalker helmet dive (if option selected)
  • Introductory dive (if option selected)
  • Two certified dives (if option selected)
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • While the boat is stationary
  • Great Barrier Reef presentation by our marine experts
  • Underwater observatory
  • Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the reef
  • Upper level sun deck with sun loungers and bean bags
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Marine life touch tank presentation
  • Ocean enclosed pool for the kids
  • Fresh water showers and change rooms
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wetsuit, lycra suit and prescription snorkel mask (additional cost)
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Optional scenic helicopter tours
  • Optional Seawalker Helmet dive
  • Optional Intro or Certified SCUBA dives
  • Optional Guided Snorkel Safari
  • Underwater photographs taken by professionals
  • Hire of underwater camera
  • Secure lockers (additional cost)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years for SCUBA diving and Seawalker Helmet dive
  • SCUBA diving and Seawalker participants must pass a medical checklist, please note no refunds are given for failed medicals so passengers are required to ensure they are medically fit for diving prior to booking.(contract us for more details)
  • Please ensure you bring your dive certification for Certified SCUBA dives
  • All certified dives are subject to an on board medical checklist, please note no refunds are given for failed medicals so passengers are required to ensure they are medically fit for diving prior to booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 340 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amanda wrote a review 7 Feb
2 contributions
I highly recommend going out for the day on this reef trip if you’re in cairns! Moore Reef is absolutely beautiful with so many different things to do on the sun lover's pontoon your day will fly! My kids loved snorkeling, going out on the glass bottom boat, listening to the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Katco wrote a review 7 Feb
1,520 contribution172 helpful votes
We were badly let down the day before we were due to go out to the Reef and scrambled to get a replacement cruise. Having originally looked at this cruise we decided it was too big for us but as no other alternative seem right we booked it at the eleventh hour. This is a big
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from SunloverandHides, Reservations Manager at Outer Great Barrier Reef Full Day Snorkel Colourful Coral & Magical Marine Life
Responded 2 days ago
Good evening Katco, we appreciate you taking the time to review our Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour and happy that you had a good day. Thanks, The Team at Sunlover Reef Cruises
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272joanne wrote a review 4 Feb
7 contributions4 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience it has been 4 years since my last visit to Moore Reef and I have been so excited about going back out so this visit I made it a family day with 4 generations of us going out for the day , my mother , myself , my daughter and my 2 grandchildren who are
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from SunloverandHides, Reservations Manager at Outer Great Barrier Reef Full Day Snorkel Colourful Coral & Magical Marine Life
Responded 2 days ago
Good evening 272joan, Thank you for providing such amazing and comprehensive feedback. We take great pleasure in making sure that everyone who travels with us to our Moore Reef pontoon has a wonderful and memorable day, no matter what age. We hope to see you and your family again. Thanks, the Sunlover Team.
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Rafael B wrote a review 3 Feb
5 contributions
I traveled to Cairn with my parents (on their 50s) from Spain to visit the Barrier Reef and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Even though February is wet season in Cairns, we were very lucky with the weather and our group wasn't too big. The staff in Sunlover Reef
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Date of experience: February 2020
emmaoshinuk wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions
This was an awesome day trip and a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. The price included, food, snorkel, stinger suit and life jackets. There were plenty of activities for young children to enjoy. Glass bottom boat tour, Under water observatory, Touch tank, Fish
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator
By: Sunlover Reef Cruises
Jaymiee-leigh
Gold Coast, Australia
30
Breathtaking and unforgettable experience
Me and my partner did 3 different pontoons while staying in cairns, sunlover reef cruises were by far the best
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Amanda
Clontarf, Australia
20
Amazing Day!
I highly recommend going out for the day on this reef trip if you’re in cairns! Moore Reef is absolutely
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Katco
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
281172
Okay replacement cruise
We were badly let down the day before we were due to go out to the Reef and scrambled to get a replacement cruise.
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272joanne
Cairns, Australia
54
Brilliant and truly an amazing experience
What a fantastic experience it has been 4 years since my last visit to Moore Reef and I have been so excited about
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Rafael B
20
Great and unforgettable experience
I traveled to Cairn with my parents (on their 50s) from Spain to visit the Barrier Reef and I couldn't be happier
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travelmiamor
Wisconsin
19951
Moore Reef
So much fun! We saw some sea turtles, squid, jelly fish and lots of fish! We also did the helicopter ride which
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emmaoshinuk
50
Moore Reef from Fitzroy Island.
This was an awesome day trip and a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. The price included, food,
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David K
Schofields, Australia
92
Great family reef experience
We decided to pay extra for an outer reef experience and the kids were keen on this one due to the waterslide. It
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Louise D
10
Must Do!!
Thank you Sunlover Reef Cruises. We had an awesome day, the whole experience is a must do for all considering the
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Neil_A1974
Valentine, Australia
202
Amazing experience, excellent set up
We took a trip out to Moore Reef and had a wonderful time with the family. 9 of us, we used sunk over for the
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Key Details
  • Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy Island
  • Duration: 8h
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