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Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

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
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Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
US$173 per adult
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
US$172,57 per adult
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including Seawalker Helmet Dive
US$247,93 per adult
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including one introductory dive
US$247,93 per adult
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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.

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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1 - 5 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great experience for disabled travellers

We had a fantastic day yesterday aboard the Sunlovers boat and pontoon with Captain Chris and his team. The team were so accommodating for one of our party using a powered wheelchair - they really went over and beyond our expectations. A great day was...More

Thank Carly W
Reviewed 4 days ago
A brilliant experience!

From what I have gathered, there are just four of these Reef cruises that moor up on a Pontoon in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Sunlover Reef Cruises is one of them. Despite what I've heard before, this cruise is perfectly OK, great...More

Thank Berkshire-Boys
Reviewed 4 days ago
Sorry kids - the reef is mostly dead. DON'T DO THIS TOUR

I've rated this as 'poor' - but not because Sunlovers didn't do their very best. I thought the staff were excellent. They were friendly, well coordinated, knowledgeable and worked very hard. We had a good trip out to the pontoon. A number of people were...More

Thank Rachel C
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Rachel C, Thank you for your review of your experience with Sunlover Reef Cruises! The crew will be so happy to hear about your feedback on their service, so thank you! It is very sad that you feel this way about our beautiful reef!...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Big Day

We had a very rough ride out to Moore reef and many many, many people on the boat were sick. This was a little awkward for our family as we had all taken tablets 30 minutes prior to departing and did not have any issues...More

Thank vanessa55518
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The best Great Barrier Reef Experience

Sunlovers Great Barrier Reef cruise was a great way to experience the reef - looking at the surface from the cruise, on a semi submersible from the pontoon, a glass bottomed boat trip and also snorkel for free for upto 3 hours or dive at...More

Thank rastha2001
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