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This day cruise will make sure you see it all in a day. You travel through the Whitsundays in a wonderful catamaran admiring all the beautiful scenery before arriving at Moore reef Pontoon. There is something here for everyone. Swimmimng and snorkeling will get you up close to the coral and colourful fish. You will be amazed at what you see. There are other options such as our glass bottom boat, semi submersible and you can even experience a seabed walk with the option of helmet diving! This day will remain with you for a lifetime.

  • Cruise through the waters of the Whitsundays in a fast catamaran
  • Enjoy lots of activities at the Moore Reef Pontoon
  • Learn all about nature from our Marine Naturalist
  • A wonderful buffet lunch with fresh produce

From Catamaran to Moore Reef pontoon, enjoy an amazing day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Viewing coral and marine life from our glass bottomed boat or semi-submersible and delighting in a delicious buffet lunch. The underwater observatory and marine touch tank will bring you up close to the colourful sea life, while a marine naturalist will educate you on their ecology. You can even experience the wonder of a seabed walk, with the option of helmet diving!

• Explore Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, where you can swim and snorkel in temperate seas, with exotic marine life including Giant Clams, Clown Fish, Starfish and Sea Turtles.
• Enjoy zooming over the crystal clear waters from Cairns Marina to Moore Reef on board our sleek catamaran, where you can enjoy the marine touch tank and the underwater observatory.
• Delight in a chef prepared fresh buffet luncheon of local produce, as well as afternoon tea.
• Engage in a fascinating and informative talk on reef ecology with our Marine Naturalist.

Begin your full day of reef cruising from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Marina, departing at approximately 9:30am, or Fitzroy Island Wharf at around 10am. Boarding the super-fast, air-conditioned catamaran, you will wind your way through the crystal clear waters of the outer fringes of the Great Barrier Reef to our large floating pontoon at Moore Reef.

Engage in a variety of activities from the semi-submersible craft and the glass-bottomed boat, including guided coral viewing and snorkelling (equipment and instruction provided). See and touch unique marine creatures in the marine touch tank and marvel at the exotic sea life in the underwater observatory. Enjoy the on board reef ecology presentation with our Marine Naturalist and learn of the exceptional characteristics unique to Clown Fish, Giant Clams, Giant Blue Starfish and a myriad of other sea creatures whose home is the Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy a buffet luncheon prepared by our talented chef, of hot dishes, fresh seafood, salads and refreshing tropical fruit and afternoon tea as you relax and enjoy the peaceful tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

With on board freshwater showers and change rooms, a fully enclosed wading pool for children, free on board Wi Fi and full Cash Bar facilities, this wonderful cruise has everything you could want and more.

Return to Cairns at approximately 5:30pm after a wonderful day of fun in the Barrier Reef sun!

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood
    Afternoon tea
    On-board Wi-Fi access
    Glass bottom boat
    Semi-submersible coral viewing tours
    Underwater observatory
    Touch some of the reef’s unique marine creatures in the marine touch tank
    On-board reef ecology presentation by marine naturalist
    Children can enjoy the safety of the fully enclosed children’s wading pool
    Snorkelling equipment provided.

     

     

     

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving.
    Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving.
    Guided Snorkel Tours.
    Scenic Helicopter Flights.
    Digital photos & DVD's.

    Stinger Suits (AUD$5), Wet Suits (AUD$10) and Prescription Masks (AUD$5 +$50 deposit) may be hired once you are onboard the vessel.

  • Duration:

    8hrs (from Cairns) or 6.5 hrs from Fitzroy Island.

  • Departure:

    9:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    5:30pm to Cairns or 4.30pm to Fitzroy Island,

  • Departure points:

    Cairns and Cairns Beaches

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    If you are making your own way to our departure point at the Reef Fleet Terminal, please check in as of 08.30 am. Check-in closes at 9:15 sharp.
    The boat departs Cairns Marina at 9.30 am and returns to Cairns approximately at 5.30 pm.
    Passengers joining the cruise at Fitzroy Island should meet at the Fitzroy Island wharf at 10am for a 10.15am departure.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sun protective clothing, towel, swimming costume, sunscreen SPF 30+, cash and credit card (safety deposit box on board).

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Children aged from 4 to 15 years pay the child price for the Reef Cruise.

    Children aged 0 to 3 years are classified as infants and travel fee.

    Child prices for diving are valid for the ages of 12-15 years only.

    Children under 12 are not permitted to dive.

  • Additional Information:

    Please contact us prior to your departure if you require coach transfers from your accomodation. Coach transfers are not included in the price and is an additional cost to the cruise price, and must be selected in the first step of the booking process.
    Please note that the pensioner rate is only applicable for Australian Senior Card and Australian Student card holders and these need to be shown on the day.

    All Scuba and Helmet Dive participants must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on board. A history of asthma, high/low blood pressure, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit Scuba or Helmet Diving. If medical is failed on-board no refund will be given for dive options.
    Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements in the example document at this link.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

Optional Extras

  • Return Hotel Tranfers - from Cairns City area

    Cairns City

    Adults: $20.00 | Children: $20.00 | Family: $80.00 | Pensioners: $20.00

  • Return Hotel Transfers - from Cairns Northern Beaches

    Palm Cove,Trinity Beach, Machans Beach, Kewarra Beach

    Adults: $32.00 | Children: $32.00 | Family: $128.00 | Pensioners: $32.00

  • Guided Snorkel Tour

    Get up close and personal with the reef with our professional Marine Naturalist on a 30 minute guided snorkel tour.

    Adults: $45.00 | Children: $30.00 | Family: $150.00 | Pensioners: $45.00

  • Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving

    All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration onboard. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.

    Adults: $145.00 | Children: $145.00

  • Introductory Scuba Dive

    All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration onboard. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.

    Adults: $139.00 | Children: $139.00

  • Certified Scuba Dive

    All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration onboard. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.

    Adults: $89.00 | Children: $89.00

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