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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns provided by Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Reef Pontoon Experience from Cairns

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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.
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You'll start at
Reef fleet terminal
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe 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
Reef fleet terminal
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaThe 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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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
  • 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
  • Buffet with freshly cooked prawns
  • While the vessel is stationary
  • WiFi on board
  • Fresh water showers and change rooms
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Seawalker helmet dive, Introductory Scuba Dive, Guided Snorkel Tour (if option selected)
  • 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
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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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David K wrote a review Jan 2020
Schofields, Australia30 contributions2 helpful votes
We decided to pay extra for an outer reef experience and the kids were keen on this one due to the waterslide. It helped that we also got a good deal through our resort. We have 3 kids 13, 11 and 6 who are good swimmers. They all loved it and so did we as we did not have to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Louise D wrote a review Jan 2020
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Thank you Sunlover Reef Cruises. We had an awesome day, the whole experience is a must do for all considering the tour! The staff were so friendly, informative and helpful, special shout out in particular to Vance, Mick and Ursula. There’s so much to do in 4 hours on the pontoon
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Samantha S wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions4 helpful votes
This was an unbelievable experience. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The equipment was free and in great condition! The boat and pontoon were large and comfortable. There was a lot of room for snorkelling on the reef and so much to see. The only down side was the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ken B wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada130 contributions82 helpful votes
All day tour to Great Barrier Reef. Left in morning for 1:45 trip to platform on reef. Rough ride once in open ocean with nearly half the boat being seasick. Once at platform there were activities such as snorkeling, diving boat tours. We did semi sub tour which was ok with
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Kelley C wrote a review Jan 2020
Culburra Beach, Australia5 contributions
One ticked off the bucket list. Wonderful family day. Recommend that you do the snorkel tour well worth the extra $55. Taken by a marine biologist with experts knowledge and so much more to see.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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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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654kevink
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great snorkeling
We came into Cairns on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship, they had contracted with Sunlover to provide this tour.
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James T
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Mr
Ridiculously overcrowded and about a hundred schoolkids screaming all day, could not wait to get off!
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JordanC969
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Worth the rough ride to GBR
The cruise itself is nothing special. Lots of people on the boat were seasick and I don’t have to go into details o
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Anchier
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Camping by Outer Great Barrier Reef (Moore)
What an unforgettable 2 day 1 night stay on the Sunlover Moore Reef Pontoon. Special thanks to our friendly, enthus
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Dougrucal
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Overnight stay in the pontoon
This has got to be one of the most amazing excursions we have ever done. They take you out to the GBR in a large ca
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Florence C
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Overnight on the pontoon!
Great overnight trip, highly recommend it! The staff was very hospitable as well as very knowledgeable. Tran was
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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