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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

  • 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
Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
From US$166,10
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including Seawalker Helmet Dive
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including one introductory dive

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.

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.

Reviews (138)
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Reviewed today
A great day snorkelling

We started the day at Cairns marina boarding our boat ready to the trip out to Moore Reef. The boat was 3/4 full with a mix of overseas and local tourists. the staff were very friendly and willing to talk about the boat the reef...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Over promised and under delivered

The boat left later than most other cruises. After heavily promoting the snorkel tour while traveling out, our booking was shifted from pre-lunch toover lunch. Despite the buffet being offered from 12-1.30pm, on our return at 1.15 there were very sad pickings indeed. As the...More

2  Thank Joy T
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joy T, Thank you for reviewing Sunlover Reef Cruises. Any feedback is good feedback as we like to say. It is disappointing that you felt like you didn't get the best out of the day. It sounds like the change of times was a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Day Out

We had a great day out, weather conditions were excellent and when we got to the pontoon the tide was getting low so we saw lots of fish close up and clams. It has a great slide which was a bit of fun. Well organised...More

Thank Annette M
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Annette M, Thank you for your review of your day aboard Sunlover Reef Cruises! We love that you enjoyed your day! Pablo is exceptionally passionate about the reef and more so about extending his knowledge to anyone that wishes to learn about it! We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A must do, see and touch!

Our day here on the Sunlovers Cruise was magnificent. I went on the scuba drive for $50 instead of paying $149. This was because I had visited a local visitor centre in cairns and booked through there. When booking, go to the reef information centre...More

Thank Chloe S
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chloe S, Thank you so much for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! Yes, there are a range of special deals available at the moment so always worth investigating. Our local agents are incredibly knowledgeable and provide exceptional advice about deals and the region....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Fish, Turtles, Coral, Food Sunlover Has It All

Amelia at Sunlovers arranged the tour, she was wonderful. Highlight was snorkelling with marine expert Pablo, seeing green sea turtles grazing and having my encounter with Wally, king of the reef fish. Take marine friendly sunscreen only ie. no harsh chemicals. Respect the marine life....More

Thank Nyree B
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Nyree B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises! What a wonderful review! We are always so happy to hear that our team were able to provide a magical once in a lifetime experience. It's guests like yourself...More

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23 August 2018|
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Response from Graham E | Reviewed this property |
Just get an uber. Too expensive for the company to pick you up.