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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

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Cruise out to a state-of-the-art multi-level activity platform, permanently stationed at Moore Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, and enjoy a day packed full of activities both in and out of the water. Go snorkeling with the clownfish, or stay dry and take a ride in a semi-submersible vessel or glass-bottom boat, and even slide into the sea on the theme park style waterslide. The day also includes a buffet lunch, fish-feeding presentations and use of snorkeling equipment. Plus, you have the option (additional cost) to splash out with an introductory or certified dive, try your hand at Seawalker Helmet Diving, or take a guided snorkel safari.
Highlights
  • Access to moored pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef via high-speed catamaran
  • Included Lycra sunsuit to protect from the strong Australian sun
  • 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the four major things we did in Cairns, this is the one that was the most expensive and the one I wouldn't recommend (remember this is my opinion only).There were a variety of things happening - snorkelling, glass bottom boat tours, semi-submersible tours, an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kaggee53
Sunloverreefcruises, Reservations Tour Specialist at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kaggee53, It is disappointing to read your review as we pride ourselves on having one of the most healthy and vibrant outer reef locations. Often what I find is that guests have viewed coral reef on television or in pictures which are often photographed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to see the reef. The pontoon is anchored so it makes it a great place to launch your reef adventure from. The pontoon had a dive centre and I did the beginner dive (no dive experience or certificate needed) which was amazing....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda B
Sunloverreefcruises, Reservations Tour Specialist at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda, Thanks for your fantastic review. It is always rewarding to hear our guests have had an incredible experience on board both above and below the water. Our crew and team are all about your day on the reef being the best that it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing trip! We did the guided reef snorkle and the Marine biologist Ted was extremely knowledgeable and passionate! Plenty of included activities such as the semi-submersible, glass bottom boat and fish feeding demonstration for no extra cost.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrMarkBaka
Sunloverreefcruises, Reservations Tour Specialist at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback MrMarkBaka, It is fantastic to hear you had a great day out with Sunlover on Moore Reef. The Guided Snorkel Safari is a must do in my opinion and Ted is great at what he does! There is so much to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the tour through trip advisor. The ferry departs from the cairns reef terminal at 930am, you can begin checking in from 830am. It takes about 2 hours to get our there, but our day was quite choppy, maybe on a still day you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 689lahirus
Sunloverreefcruises, Reservations Tour Specialist at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 689lahirus, Thanks for your review. It is always great to hear from our guests and we are pleased you enjoyed your Outer Reef experience with Sunlover at Moore Reef. We do offer fantastic inclusions on our day tour and are lucky to offer the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you only have the time and inclination to do one reef trip, this one would be good to consider. It has an underwater observatory, a semi submersible, a glass bottomed boat and a water slide included in the ticket price alongside the must-do snorkelling...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank corallove
Sunloverreefcruises, Reservations Tour Specialist at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi corallove, Thanks for your amazing feed back. It is awesome to hear what an amazing day you had on board Sunlover at Moore Reef. We are lucky to have such a healthy reef location to share with our visitors and it is great you...More

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Response from ysy21 | Reviewed this property |
Range of sizes available.
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Tom B
29 May 2019|
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Response from 479pattid | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a scuba certificate for the sea walking helmet diving.
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Abrar H
18 May 2019|
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Response from ysy21 | Reviewed this property |
I purchased at the Sunlover desk at the wharf; you can also purchase onboard. Enjoy !
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