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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
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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 (141)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed today
Great tour operator

I booked with Sunlover Reef as they have a pontoon. So in case I had low energy then I could rest on the pontoon and enjoy the other free activities. There were plenty of staff to help the guests & safety was a high priority....More

Thank drjoe27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing Experience

We did the introductory diving with my wife and 14 years old daughter with the coaching and supervisions of diver Fabio from Chile, super professional and easy going guy. Everything went on perfectly, even with the appearance of this big fish called Wally in our...More

Thank Fernando R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a good trip out to see the reef on Sunlover. It was a full load of 350 people most activities were crowded. Lunch was a rush and there were people who sat for a long time and food seem to be barely sufficient....More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 5 days ago
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 4 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 4 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

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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.