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Sunlover Cruises - Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Destination: Moore Reef Pontoon
Duration: Day Cruise

Departs: Cairns Daily 9.30am (Check-in 8.30am)
Returns: Cairns 5:30pm

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  • Sunlover Cruises - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Sunlover Cruises - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Sunlover Cruises - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
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The Cruise

Sunlover Cruises daily luxury cruises to Moore Reef offer the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience for people of all ages. You get approximately 4 hours to explore the Outer Barrier Reef from the large, spacious pontoon, so you will have plenty of time to be amazed and inspired by the unsurpassed beauty and splendour of this underwater playground.

You'll travel in luxury aboard a modern air-conditioned catamaran, which departs daily from the Reef Fleet Terminal. You're here to relax, so a special late departure time is offered for greater flexibility with regard to your other holiday activities.

This tour is a good choice for the nervous, first time snorkeller or for families with small children who may not be able to snorkel. There are three ‘external’ reef viewing options for those who don’t want to or can’t get wet! Throughout the day there are glass bottom boat tours, semi-submersible sub-marine tours with full commentary as well as the Underwater Theatre (with glass viewing windows looking out onto the Reef), where a Fish Feed is conducted along with an informative Reef Talk.

There is also an infant’s swimming enclosure on the side of the pontoon, where Mum or Dad can sit as even the smallest family member can safely enjoy a dip in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef!

A delicious buffet lunch is served during the course of the day with a choice of hot and cold dishes and including prawns! Morning and afternoon teas are also included in the fares!

Snorkelling Demonstration

The Sunlover Cruises' team will offer you a range of tips to maximise your reef adventure. Presented on the lower deck this is ideal whether you are a first timer or just need a refresher.

Reef Presentation

A special presentation by reef naturalists while you are enroute to our pontoon will ensure you truly appreciate the wonders of the underwater world you are about to explore.

Semi Submersible & Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Departing every 20 minutes from the back of the pontoon, these tours allow you to experience the reef without getting wet.

Touch Tank

The marine touch tank introduces you to some of the unique creatures of the reef.

Fish Feeding

Before leaving the reef each day, feed the fish from the back of the pontoon. The result is an amazing spectacle that you can view either from the deck or the Underwater Theatre. For environmental reasons, guests are not allowed to feed fish during the day, and this feed is done in accordance with strict Marine Park guidelines.

Snorkelling Equipment

All snorkelling equipment is included in your tour, and we recommend you use a buoyancy vest, snorkel with a partner and remain in the designated area at all times. Guided snorkelling tours also available.

Delicious Buffet Lunch

A delicious buffet lunch including fresh prawns, a selection of hot and cold buffet dishes, fresh salads, fruits and breadrolls!

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Are also available and may be booked in advance of travel and onboard.

Tour Includes
  • Travel on air-conditioned catamaran to Outer Barrier Reef 
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on boarding & while moored at the reef
  • 4 hours reef time on Outer Barrier Reef located pontoon
  • Tropical buffet lunch including fresh local prawns, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruits
  • Full bar facilities
  • Freshwater showers and change rooms onboard pontoon 
  • Free WIFI on board vessel
  • Upper level sun deck with sun chairs
  • Full access to the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef!
  • Snorkelling enclosures with rest stations
  • Ocean enclosed pool for children and infants 
  • Glass bottom boat tours (unlimited rides)
  • Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • Marine naturalist presentations
  • All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction
  • Marine life touch tank
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentations

Rates - Valid 26th of July 2021 to 24th of December 2021 *** Summer Special Rates *** 

Ex Wharf - Based on Self Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal - Cairns Marinas
  • Adult AU$199.00
  • Child (4-15 years of age) AU$109.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 15 years of age) AU$507.00

Infants Aged under 4 years of age travel free of charge
Family Package rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children aged between 4 – 15 years of age
Rates - Valid 25th of December 2021 to 31st of March 2022 Ex Wharf - Based on Self Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal - Cairns Marinas
  • Adult AU$239.00
  • Child (4-15 years of age) AU$142.00 
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 15 years of age) AU$620.00

Ex Cairns - With Return Coach Transfers From Cairns City Accommodation
  • Adult AU$262.00
  • Child (4-15 years of age) AU$165.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 15 years of age) AU$712.00

Ex Northern Beaches - With Return Coach Transfers From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • Adult AU$272.00
  • Child (4-15 years of age) AU$175.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 15 years of age) AU$752.00

Infants Aged under 4 years of age travel free of charge
Family Package rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children aged between 4 – 15 years of age

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please indicate in 'Comments Box' if requiring return coach transfers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation or making own way to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at the Cairns Marinas.

Please also use the Comments Box in the Booking Form to indicate if any optional activities are required on top of standard package, including Certified Diving, Introductory Diving, Seawalker, Guided Snorkel Tours or Scenic Helicopter Flights - specifying number of participants.

Government Reef Tax: Cruise Fares and charges are inclusive of GST, Environmental Management Charges & Port Taxes

Rates for Optional Activities & Extras & Pre Booked Specials Seawalker - With Full Gear Hire & Guide ** If Booked & Paid For Onboard ** 

Seawalker Helmut Diving Seawalker has been designed to introduce people to the excitement of the underwater world, even without any prior dive knowledge or experience. Seawalker Platform Helmet diving is a great way to get up close and personal with different marine species without even getting your hair wet. Enjoy the amazing sensation of the underwater world with a platform walk through an amazing Fan-Coral garden where you will find hundreds of different species of fish and marine life.  

You will be guided on your adventure by one of our qualified Seawalker diving instructors. Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. All the excitement of scuba diving and ideal for non-swimmers.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving AU$159.00
Pre Book Special - Cruise + Seawalker Helmet Diving Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Cruise + Seawalker Helmet Diving - Adult AU$336.00
  • Cruise + Seawalker Helmet Diving - Child  (aged 12 - 15 years of age) AU$255.00

Important Diving Conditions for Certified, Introductory or Seawalker Activities:
By law, the minimum age to dive is 12 years. Anyone under 18 years will need a parent or guardian's signed permission. All Diving (including Introductory Diving & Helmut Diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire as certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure or certain medications) may preclude individuals from safe diving.

Flying after diving - If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted during the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended.
Introductory Diving - Includes Full Gear Hire, Instruction & Guide ** If Booked & Paid For Onboard ** Introductory Scuba Diving If you really want to get close to the amazing coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, join an introductory scuba dive program. All of our instructors are PADI qualified and experienced so you can immerse yourself in the reef up close, even without prior dive knowledge.  Enjoy unique dive locations with each dive guided and supervised from start to finish by instructors and tailored to suit your level of confidence and experience

First class equipment and a maximum of four people per instructor ensures a safe and fun activity for all.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Introductory Scuba Dive with Full Gear Hire & Guide AU$149.00
Pre Book Special - Cruise + 1 Introductory Dive - Includes Full Gear Hire & Guide Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Cruise + 1 Introductory Dive - Adult AU$336.00
  • Cruise + 1 Introductory Dive - Child  (aged 12 - 15 years of age) AU$255.00

Important Diving Conditions for Certified, Introductory or Seawalker Activities:
By law, the minimum age to dive is 12 years. Anyone under 18 years will need a parent or guardian's signed permission. All Diving (including Introductory Diving & Helmut Diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire as certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure or certain medications) may preclude individuals from safe diving.

Flying after diving - If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted during the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended.Certified Diving - Includes Full Gear Hire  ** If Booked & Paid For Onboard ** Certified Scuba Diving  Sunlover Reef Cruises also caters to the needs of certified divers who have previously gained a recognised SCUBA Diving qualification. There are a range of great locations guaranteed to thrill and excite even the most experienced of divers, from City Hall with its swim-through caves and large pelagic fish, through to Scary Point where the currents have encouraged the most diverse array of invertebrates to congregate.

All Certified dives are supervised by a qualified PADI Dive Instructor.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Certified Scuba Dive AU$99.00
Pre Book Special - Cruise + Certified Diving - Includes Full Gear HireRates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Cruise + 2 Certified Dives with Full Gear Hire - Adult AU$378.00
  • Cruise + 2 Certified Dives with Full Gear Hire- Child (aged 12 - 15 years of age) AU$292.00

Important Diving Conditions for Certified, Introductory or Seawalker Activities:
By law, the minimum age to dive is 12 years. Anyone under 18 years will need a parent or guardian's signed permission. All Diving (including Introductory Diving & Helmut Diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire as certain medical conditions (i.e. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure or certain medications) may preclude individuals from safe diving.

Certified Divers must produce their certification card or diver's log book. Please check when booking or email us with any questions or concerns.

Flying after diving - If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted during the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended.
Guided Snorkelling Tours - With Full Gear Hire & Guide Guided Snorkelling Adventure Our professional marine naturalist will guide you on a 30 minute in water tour, showcasing the reef and its unique marine life.

You can see and learn about the world’s largest Bi-Valve the Giant Clam, Clown Fish with their host Anemone Coral and Giant Blue Starfish. You’ll also learn a myriad of other facts about the amazing corals and marine life which you will only ever see on Queensland’s World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Guided Snorkeling Adventure - Adult AU$55.00
  • Guided Snorkeling Adventure - Child AU$37.00 
Helicopter Scenic Flights ** If Booked & Paid For Onboard ** For a different and spectacular perspective of the jewel like Outer Barrier Reef, scenic helicopter flights are available from the pontoon moored out at Moore Reef

Introductory Scenic Helicopter Flights   

A 10 minute scenic flight is available pre booked or organised from the pontoon (departs & returns from pontoon)

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Introductory Scenic Helicopter Flight (10 minutes) AU$199.00
Pre-Booked Sunlover Outer Barrier Reef Tour + 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter FlightOur current special allows for passengers to Pre-Book their 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight inc conjunction with their Outer Barrier Reef Tour and receive a discounted rate for the two activities combined!

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
  • Cruise + Pre-booked Sunlover Outer Barrier Reef Tour + 10 Minute Scenic Flight - Adult AU$382.00
  • Cruise + Pre-booked Sunlover Outer Barrier Reef Tour + 10 Minute Scenic Flight - Child AU$297.00

Optional Helicopter Tours to Outer Barrier Reef Fly from Cairns out to the Moore Reef Pontoon via stunning Helicopter transfer! This is the perfect way to shorten the cruise travelling time and enjoy seeing the amazingly spectacular Great Barrier Reef from the air. Options include one way scenic helicopter transfer with luxury fast catamaran transfer (Fly & Cruise or Cruise & Fly options) or eliminate boat transfer altogether and fly both ways, out and back (Fly & Fly option)!

All Helicopter Tours to Outer Barrier Reef include return coach transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

Fly & Cruise - Helicopter flight (one way - approximately 25 minutes flying time ) from Cairns to join up with Sunlover Cruises on Outer Barrier Reef and return to Cairns via high speed catamaran
  • Fly & Cruise AU$513.00

Cruise & Fly - Cruise with Sunlover Cruises to Outer Barrier via high speed catamaran and fly back to Cairns via scenic helicopter flight (one way - approximately 25 minutes flying time)
  • Cruise & Fly  AU$513.00

Fly & Fly - Fly out to Sunlover Cruises pontoon on Moore Reef via helicopter (approximately 25 minutes flying time) & return from Outer Barrier Reef via helicopter (fly back via a different route t- approximately 25 minutes flying time
  • Fly & Fly AU$912.00


Important Booking Notes: Helicopter scenic flights and helicopter reef tour rates are subject to change without notice. One (1) infant under the age of 3 may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. Maximum one infant per helicopter as per CASA regulations. Children aged 3 years and above pay full fare. 

Passenger’s individual weight MUST be advised at time of booking. If a weight variance of more than 10% is determined upon check-in and the helicopter is over its maximum weight prior to flying, the helicopter operator reserves the right to refuse carriage and charge a 100% cancellation fee. 
Photos & Video DVD
  • Digital Photo From AU$20.00
  • Great Barrier Reef DVD From AU$39.00

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