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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
From US$173.40
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great first time snorkeling experience on the outer reef

My 11 year old son and I went on this cruise to get some snorkel time on the outer reef. We left Cairns, went to Green Island (you can't get off the boat there) and then about an hour more to a floating pontoon with...More

Thank Cath K
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Cath K, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! We are so happy you enjoyed your day! We spend a lot of time ensuring we provide the best facilities for everyone so that you get the absolute most out of your experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic staff

I cannot recommend this enough but it was the staff that made this day extra special, we booked to dot the snorkelling tour " with TED" well worth the money, when we got on the boat we were taken straight to Ted and he advised...More

Thank myownview05
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi myownview05, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! We agree. There's nothing better than a magic team of people dedicated to making your day exceptional! The crew is so special and they spend a lot of time making sure they're doing the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience on the Reef

We did this trip while we stayed at Fitzroy Island Resort recently. It's about an hour from the Fitzroy Island jetty to the Moore Reef Pontoon. We thoroughly enjoyed the day out, snorkeling on the reef was amazing so much marine life, turtles, colourful fish...More

Thank GISpro
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GISpro, Thank you for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises! Fitzroy Island is so gorgeous, what a lovely way to spend a couple of days! We are always happy to hear that our guests get to see the special appearance of Wally...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Excellent Cruise

I joined the Double Reef cruise last Thursday. This consisted of a short stay at Fitzroy Island, along with the day trip to Moore Reef. Check in was very smooth. The staff at checked clearly explained where I need to catch the ferry to Fitzroy...More

1  Thank ng_ryan
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi ng_ryan, Thank you so much for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! What a lovely day it sounds like you had! The Double Reef Cruise is such a great way to experience our beautiful waterscape in a day; island AND reef! Your feedback is...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Reef experience with certified diving.

Amazing day out on the reef with Sunlover. I was staying in Fitzroy Island where I was picked up from, Upon entering the boat, a lot of ppl were already feeling seasick since the ride from Cairns was a bit rough. I have been to...More

Thank Marcela J
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Marcela J, Wow, thank you for your wonderful review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! a very real ocean experience, you're absolutely right-we can be exposed to the real ocean conditions and it is always a great idea to have a Travacalm prior to travel. In...More

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