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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer 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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Sunlover Reef Cruises Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
From US$169.93
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including Seawalker Helmet Dive
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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.

Reviews (148)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Never Will Forget

8 of us all jumped on board the boat to begin our day out at the reef! 7 of us were snorkeling. We had one experienced member, the other 6 had been practicing in our pool at our holiday home. As we looked down into...More

Thank Robyn_256
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Robyn_256, Thank you for reviewing Sunlover Reef Cruises. What a lovely day for you all! Good on you for having a practice first-it can be intimidating having a go at snorkelling for the first time in the ocean. Sounds like everyone nailed it! Your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic Day

We had a wonderful day with the crew from Sunlover Reef Cruises. There were many other tour operators but we chose this one and were very happy we did. The catamaran was smooth, spacious and fast. We enjoyed the talks on coral and on snorkeling....More

Thank JoeandKay
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi JoeandKay, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! Sounds like you had a wonderful day out! We love that you enjoyed our spacious catamaran and especially love that we can let our team know that you appreciated them on the day. It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyed

This cruise to the Great Barrier Reef was very enjoyable. The staff gave me extra care since I am handicapped and I appreciated their assistance in making my GBR experience come true.

Thank Mobile312745
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Ticked off from bucket list

I bought this day trip prior to leaving the UK, this was for my husband our two friends and myself. From the moment we arrived at the jetty we knew it was going to be good! The staff were friendly and enthusiastic and the ferry...More

Thank Navigate452565
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Navigate452565, Thank you so much for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! We really appreciate the level of detail that you have described in your review. After all, the more information the better for future guests! It sounds like such beautiful conditions and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour operator

I booked with Sunlover Reef as they have a pontoon. So in case I had low energy then I could rest on the pontoon and enjoy the other free activities. There were plenty of staff to help the guests & safety was a high priority....More

Thank drjoe27
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi drjoe27, Thank you for reviewing Sunlover Reef Cruises! This is great advice for our future guests! The snorkel tour is definitely worth it. We love snorkelling but the added information about the reef really maximises the experience. Pablo is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about...More

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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Don,t know, check with sunlover
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Response from Graham E | Reviewed this property |
Just get an uber. Too expensive for the company to pick you up.
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