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Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns provided by Sunlover Reef Cruises

Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns
Lunch is now offered as individual lunch packs.
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Updated 01/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Sunlover reservations desk is inside the Reef Fleet Terminal on the ground floor. All guests must check in and collect their boarding pass between 8:30 am and 9:15 am. The boat departs from the A finger right beside the terminal.
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  • Pass by
    Fitzroy Island
  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Sunlover reservations desk is inside the Reef Fleet Terminal on the ground floor. All guests must check in and collect their boarding pass between 8:30 am and 9:15 am. The boat departs from the A finger right beside the terminal.
    See address & details
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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 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
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat and Semi-Submersible tours (unlimited)
  • Sunlover waterslide and spacious sun deck
  • Great Barrier Reef and fish feeding presentations by our marine experts
  • Underwater observatory and ocean enclosed pool
  • Individual Packed Lunch Boxes. Please advise of any dietary requirements (excl Infants, lunch can be added $10each direct with Sunlover))
  • While the vessel is stationary
  • WiFi on board
  • Fresh water showers and change rooms
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Additional cost: Wetsuit and prescription snorkel mask
  • Additional cost: food & drink from the bar
  • Additional cost: Guided Snorkel Tour, Intro or Certified Diving, Seawalker Helmet Dive, Heli Filghts
  • Additional cost: professional photos or camera hire
  • Additional cost: Secure lockers
  • Additional Cost: Lunch for Infants (0-3yrs) can be added for $10 direct with Sunlover
  • Additional Cost: Hotel Transfers can be added directly with Sunlover
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age is 12 years for SCUBA diving and Seawalker Helmet dive
  • Please ensure you bring your dive certification for Certified SCUBA dives
  • All dives are subject to an on board medical checklist, please contact us for more information.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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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Emma C wrote a review 23 Jan
Gold Coast, Australia1 contribution
Great trip! Good visibility and great staff! No stingers in the water which was even better 😊 we all saw turtles and my kids loved it!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Juhi P wrote a review 21 Jan
2 contributions
The whole experience was amazing. Staff were great and Pablo from master reef cruises was very helpful.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Leanne D wrote a review 19 Jan
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very disappointed customer. booked through sunlover reef tours. I booked a reef tour directly, was not informed upon booking that if I wanted to scuba dive & had any kind of medical conditions that I would need a medical certificate clearance. As if I were informed upon booking
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from SunloverandHides, Guest Relations Manager at Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
We are sorry to hear of your disappointment. We do have a section on the confirmation email that notes medical requirements and considerations for those wishing to participate in diving activities. We can continue to discuss this directly, if you would like to make contact with us. We are always looking for ways to improve so your feedback has been taken on board and will be examined for future improvements, to enhance our communication with our passengers. Kind regards Amy
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Annie Y wrote a review 17 Jan
3 contributions
We joined the tour on the 9th of January 2021. We got picked up from Fitzroy Island by Sunlover. The sea was calm and we thoroughly enjoyed the day out at the Reef, especially the guided snorkelling tour with Pablo. Pablo is super enthusiastic with marine life. We appreciated
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Isabel S wrote a review 12 Jan
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Reef appeared healthy, my family loved the slide and the people running the glass bottom boat seemed as interested as we were
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Date of experience: January 2021
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Sunlover Reef Cruises
Lisa122019
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Wonderful day!
We throughly enjoyed our entire day. The staff were very friendly and happy to answer questions. Lunch was lovely a
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R4429EYmarianap
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Overpriced transfer and slow
Other companies run transfers in much smaller boats, more personal, at the same price (or just $2 more). A "45 min
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570lyndens
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Love our Reef
We had an awesome day out at Moores Reef. We chose this one as we preferred to snorkel from a pontoon. Thankfully
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darcyh657
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Not good
We asked the staff a number or questions and they weren’t able to answer, they were rude. They talk to much on the
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MichaelV7
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Great day out on Moore reef
Suggestions: * if it’s windy, take some sea sickness tablets 30mins before departure. They also sell tablets onboar
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Leo D
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Escape Winter
The perfect holiday dream (bucket list) is done and I couldn’t have been more perfect without a trip to the Great B
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Travelling0987
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Exceptional snorkelling plus lots of learning about marine biology
Snorkelling by the pontoon far exceeded my expectations. Even though tourists go to this spot often, the reef looks
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Jaymieeleigh_
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Breathtaking and unforgettable experience
Me and my partner did 3 different pontoons while staying in cairns, sunlover reef cruises were by far the best expe
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Alexa C
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Moore Reef
So much fun! We saw some sea turtles, squid, jelly fish and lots of fish! We also did the helicopter ride which was
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Neil_A1974
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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 value
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Connie525
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Bucket list item checked off list
Amazing day on the barrier reef. It was a little hectic upon arrival with everyone crowding to get their gear and
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Adriana S
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Good Transfer, reliable, price accordingly
It was a smooth transfer. The ferry has plenty of seats for everyone, they also sell drinks and some snacks. We wer
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Keryn S
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Set for a great trip but dissapointment!
We rang to check on weather before leaving home and the tourist reservation clerk at Hides in Cairns told me they h
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GrandTour588508
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Great Barrier Reef
Had a great time snorkeling, saw a turtle and lots of different fish. Went on both the semi submersible and the gla
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c g
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Moore Reef Pontoon on the Sunlover Cruise
Within moments of entering the water, our guide said "Sea turtle, over there". And there it was, cruising right by
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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