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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer 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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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
From US$167.46
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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
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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.

Reviews (155)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
A relaxing day, unfortunate about upsell

A great day, the staff were friendly and helpful throughout. The biologist was really informative on information about the reef, the glass bottom boat and semisub were interesting additions. But the constant upsell of everything was an irritating factor, from the basics of stinger suits...More

Thank DSceberras
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great fun!!

I really enjoyed this trip, the boat was very comfortable with lots of space. I took this trip as I wanted to experience scuba diving. Thank you to mark for the great introductory dive, I felt extremely safe and was a fun first time experience...More

Thank kezzylou13
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi kezzylou13, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! Sounds like a wonderful day! Mark and Pablo! What a team (all the crew are pretty special, we're just excited for you)! Sometimes it's nice to do a dive or two and a snorkel,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Our experience was not as good as the other reviewers

We booked the excursion through the cruise ship. The ride over to the platform was fine but most of the announcements were about buying or renting gear- very little on what to expect, how to plan the afternoon etc. When we arrived at the platform...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank georwc
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi georwc, Thank you for your feedback on Sunlover Reef Cruises. Our announcements are all encompassing. We have a Captains greeting which has some details on the weather and warm welcome and what to expect that day, some information on purchasing photos and general photography...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Must do tour with a great company. Worth the money.

FYI: You can rent a GoPro for $50 on board! We were so glad we booked Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns. Everything was great. We boarded the Catamaran in Cairns and headed out to the outer Reef. The set up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank madebysade
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi madebysade, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! We definitely love a good Disney comparison. Who doesn't love Disney!? It's something pretty spectacular going from the submarine at Disneyland and moving to see the real thing (albeit short of Mermaids)! We love...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile
Reef trip to outer barrier reef with family.

The reef was magical and would highly recommend doing a snorkel trip. Downside was that it was clearly advertised on their brochure and website that stinger suits were complimentary but when asked for one was rudely told to go and pay for one at counter...More

2  Thank kathleenk359
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi kathleen359, Thank you for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises. Firstly, this sounds like a pretty average experience! We apologise for the confusion and will investigate this further. We spend a lot of time and effort into ensuring we give our guests...More

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bellaa680
19 November 2018|
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Response from tigerjoyy | Reviewed this property |
about a 15 minute drive
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Vacation41287120898
11 November 2018|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Don,t know, check with sunlover
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liztampa2017
23 August 2018|
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Response from GrahamE190 | Reviewed this property |
Just get an uber. Too expensive for the company to pick you up.
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