Tour ID: 10054119

This tour is the best combination for a day on the Great Barrier Reef. We take you to our pontoon at Moore Reef where there are so many activities available for free. You can take a trip in a glass bottom boat, in a semi submersible or stay dry in the underwater observatory. Our expert team is alwas there to help you. The bonus of the day is your 10 minute helicopter flight over the reef, it is amazing to see the reef from the air. 

  • Great Barrier Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • 4 hours on the reef
  • 10 minute helicopter scenic flight
  • Snorkelling & equipment
  • Visit the underwater observatory
  • Travel in a semi-submersible & glass bottom boat with marine expert
  • Fish feeding & touch-tank presentation
  • Afternoon tea & lunch

Enjoy a full Outer Reef experience in conjunction with a breathtaking 10 minute scenic flight to view the reef from above!

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef as you join Sunlover Reef Cruises fast, air-conditioned catamaran to our large pontoon (floating platform) located at Moore Reef, on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.

See and learn about the world's largest Bi-Valve (the Giant Clam), Clown Fish and their host Anemone, Giant Blue Starfish along with a myriad of other facts about the amazing corals and marine life you will only ever see on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

Sunlover's fast, air-conditioned vessels offer the highest quality experience in discovering the beauty and environmental magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef.

Sunlover Reef Cruises give less travel time and 4 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Take advantage of our great inclusions,

• Delicious chef-prepared buffet luncheon featuring fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and fresh tropical fruit
• Guided coral viewing from the semi-submersible craft , glass bottom boat and underwater observatory.
• Touch some of the reef’s unique marine creatures in the marine touch tank
• Great Barrier Reef pesentation hosted by our Marine Naturalist
• Children can enjoy the safety of the fully enclosed children’s wading pool
• All snorkelling equipment and instruction provided
• Freshwater showers and change rooms
• Full Cash Bar facilities
• Afternoon tea
• On-board Wi-Fi access (free)

Enjoy a full Outer Reef experience in conjunction with a breathtaking 10 minute scenic flight to view the reef from above!

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Full Outer Reef experience, 10 minute scenic flight, Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood, afternoon tea, on-board Wi-Fi access, free introductory snorkelling demonstration provided by a qualified instructor, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible coral viewing tours, touch some of the reef’s unique marine creatures in the marine touch tank, onboard reef ecology presentation by marine naturalist, children can enjoy the safety of the fully enclosed children’s wading pool, all snorkelling equipment provided.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Guided Snorkel Tours
    Digital photos & DVD's
    Snacks and soft drinks or alcoholic beverages,

    Wet Suits (AUD$10), Prescription Masks (AUD$45 +$50 deposit) and onboard lockers ($6) may be hired once you are onboard the vessel.

  • Duration:

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

  • Departure:

    9:30 AM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

  • Return:

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

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Lake Placid, Kewarra Beach and Holloways Beach

  • 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.
    Reef Fleet Terminal is located in central Cairns within walking distance to accommodation located in the city.
    Return transfers from Cairns City and Northern Beaches suburbs (including Palm Cove) can be arranged as option extra at the time of booking. (extra charge)

  • 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:


  • Child policies:

    Our child rate for this package applies from 4 to 15 years. The minimum child age is 3 years, and a standalone helicopter price will apply to all 3 year olds. Price for this on application.

  • 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.

    Please note that passengers wishing to scuba dive in addition to the heli flight are asked to discuss/purchase dive options onboard the vessel as flights must be coordinated to allow you to dive AFTER the heli flight.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef, Outer Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

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