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Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Cruises from Cairns

Your day includes adventures for all ages and levels of experience - snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat, semi-submersible coral viewing vessel, an underwater observatory, a marine life touch tank,. Optional extras include scuba diving, scenic helicopter rides, Guided Snorkelling Safari and Seawalker Helmet Diving. Sunlover Reef Cruises will enhance your experience, regardless of age and ability, to discover the beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you cannot swim, you will still enjoy a complete experience with Sunlover Reef Cruises

Cruise to the Reef and Fly Return
Depart Cairns 10.00 am Return 3.30pm
Upgrade your cruise to or from the reef to a scenic helicopter flight providing reduced travel time and a unique aerial perspective that showcases the vibrant hues and sheer expanse of the reefs thriving coral gardens – an opportunity not to be missed! The 25-minute scenic flight between Cairns and Moore Reef delivers stunning panoramic views extending from the tropical rainforest-clad coastline, across the azure waters of the Coral Sea and into the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul to Sep).

Adult $285|Child 4-15 yrs $165|Family $735
Departs Daily 10.00am - 5.30pm
Join Sunlover Reef Cruises to discover and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on their comfortable, fast, air-conditioned catamaran which travels to a large pontoon located at pristine Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The recently refurbished pontoon caters to both swimmers and non swimmers, and now features an upper-level sun deck and the Sunlover Sunslide, a fun filled 30-metre spiral descent into the tropical waters.

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Sunlover Cruises is an all-inclusive, fun day out to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to Moore Reef Marine Base Pontoon which is anchored 54kms from Cairns, the pontoon has been custom-built for all ages. Here you can explore and enjoy the wonders of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Recently refurbished it now features an upper-level sun deck where you can experience the Sunlover Sun-slide, a 30 metre spiral descent into the tropical waters. A perfect day for families with hours of fun for everyone.

On the lower level, there is plentiful seating in the shade. The boat docks alongside the base and gangplanks provide seamless access between the base and the air-conditioned boat. Other features are a semi-submersible, Air-conditioned 60 tiered-seat underwater observatory, two snorkel platforms, marine-life touch tank, Glass bottom boat, change rooms, freshwater outdoor showers, Ocean enclosed children’s pool.


Travel to the reef on-board our air-conditioned catamaran
Free tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
Informative presentation hosted by our marine naturalist
Delicious chef-prepared buffet luncheon featuring fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and sumptuous tropical fruits
Guided coral viewing from our semi-submersible and glass-bottom boat
Underwater observatory
Fish feeding presentation
Touch tank to experience unique marine life up close
All snorkelling equipment
Snorkelling enclosure with rest and view stations
Fully enclosed kids' pool
Theme Park Waterslide -The only one on the Great Barrier Reef
Afternoon tea
Freshwater showers and change rooms (on the pontoon)
Toilets (on the boat only)
Full bar facilities
FREE Wi-Fi
Cruise to the Reef and Fly Return 
Depart Cairns 10.00 am Return 3.30pm

Upgrade your cruise to or from the reef to a scenic helicopter flight providing reduced travel time and a unique aerial perspective that showcases the vibrant hues and sheer expanse of the reefs thriving coral gardens – an opportunity not to be missed!

The 25-minute scenic flight between Cairns and Moore Reef delivers stunning panoramic views extending from the tropical rainforest-clad coastline, across the azure waters of the Coral Sea and into the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul to Sep).


Certified diving
Introductory diving
Seawalker
Guided snorkel tour
Swimmers
Towel
Hat
Sunglasses
Reefsmart sunscreen
Water bottle (you are able to refill on board)
Change of clothes
Extra cash or credit card for onboard purchases

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