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Outer Reef Pontoon Cruises Experience from Cairns provided by Sunlover Reef Cruises

Outer Reef Pontoon Cruises Experience from Cairns

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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Sunlover reservations desk is inside the Reef Fleet Terminal on the ground floor. All guests must check in and collect their boarding pass between 8:30 am and 9:15 am. The boat departs from the A finger right beside the terminal.
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  • Pass by
    Fitzroy Island
  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    The Sunlover reservations desk is inside the Reef Fleet Terminal on the ground floor. All guests must check in and collect their boarding pass between 8:30 am and 9:15 am. The boat departs from the A finger right beside the terminal.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Access to moored pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef via high-speed catamaran
  • Make a splash on the Sunlover Sunslide
  • Go snorkeling or stay dry on a glass-bottom boat and semi-submersible tour
  • Morning and afternoon snacks and buffet lunch provided
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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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Glass bottom boat and Semi-Submersible tours (unlimited)
  • Sunlover waterslide and spacious sun deck
  • Great Barrier Reef and fish feeding presentations by our marine experts
  • Underwater observatory and ocean enclosed pool
  • Individual Packed Lunch Boxes - please advise of any dietary requirements
  • While the vessel is stationary
  • WiFi on board
  • Fresh water showers and change rooms
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Seawalker helmet dive, Introductory Scuba Dive, Guided Snorkel Tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Exclusions
  • Additional cost: Wetsuit and prescription snorkel mask
  • Additional cost: food & drink from the bar
  • Additional cost: Guided Snorkel Tour, Intro or Certified Diving, Seawalker Helmet Dive, Heli Filghts
  • Additional cost: professional photos or camera hire
  • Additional cost: Secure lockers
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age is 12 years for SCUBA diving and Seawalker Helmet dive
  • Please ensure you bring your dive certification for Certified SCUBA dives
  • All dives are subject to an on board medical checklist, please contact us for more information.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 340 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jetsetteraussie wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia57 contributions20 helpful votes
To be honest we went with low expectations... Having gone to Agincourt reef with Quiksilver a few years ago and hated it, I wasn't expecting this to be much better. I was totally wrong! Staff were friendly, it was well organised, and the use of a pontoon on the reef made all the
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Maree T wrote a review Aug 2020
Ipswich, Australia16 contributions
My husband and I took this trip yesterday, the highlight was the snorkelling tour lead by Ted, was a great tour guide, so knowledgeable and was so giving with his time, the photos taken were worth the money from the skilled photographer, smooth sailing our to the reef , the
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Response from Sandra P, Front Office Manager at Outer Reef Pontoon Cruises Experience from Cairns
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Hi! Thank you for such a glowing review. We will pass on your great comments to Ted and the photography team. Thanks for the suggestion of USB charger point on the boat. We are always looking for ways to improve customer experiences.
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Webs4fun wrote a review Aug 2020
67 contributions9 helpful votes
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What an absolutely fantastic day at Moore Reef. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. The colours of the coral and fish were just beautiful. Topped off by seeing some turtles as well. What more can you ask for. What a great idea having an underwater viewing area, a glass
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Response from Sandra P, Front Office Manager at Outer Reef Pontoon Cruises Experience from Cairns
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Hi! Great to hear that you enjoyed your Moore Reef Day Tour so much. We always love seeing all of our underwater friends and they like meeting new people too.
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Pania wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia137 contributions8 helpful votes
Very large catamaran. Comfortable seating. A nice Boxed Lunch, coffee & tea provided. The snorkeling was amazing. Glad I hired a go pro from calypso to video it all. There's a Very large Maori wrasse there. It follows the photographer around and and he takes good photos of you
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kyle S wrote a review Aug 2020
Toowoomba, Australia81 contributions3 helpful votes
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Visiting the pontoon at moores reef. Scuba diving exploring all the great animals of the great barrier reef. The great and knowledgeable staff.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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About the operator

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By: Sunlover Reef Cruises
570lyndens
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Love our Reef
We had an awesome day out at Moores Reef. We chose this one as we preferred to snorkel from a pontoon. Thankfully
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darcyh657
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Not good
We asked the staff a number or questions and they weren’t able to answer, they were rude. They talk to much on the
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MichaelV7
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Great day out on Moore reef
Suggestions: * if it’s windy, take some sea sickness tablets 30mins before departure. They also sell tablets onboar
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Leo D
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Escape Winter
The perfect holiday dream (bucket list) is done and I couldn’t have been more perfect without a trip to the Great B
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Travelling0987
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Exceptional snorkelling plus lots of learning about marine biology
Snorkelling by the pontoon far exceeded my expectations. Even though tourists go to this spot often, the reef looks
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Jaymieeleigh_
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Breathtaking and unforgettable experience
Me and my partner did 3 different pontoons while staying in cairns, sunlover reef cruises were by far the best expe
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Alexa C
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Moore Reef
So much fun! We saw some sea turtles, squid, jelly fish and lots of fish! We also did the helicopter ride which was
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Neil_A1974
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Amazing experience, excellent set up
We took a trip out to Moore Reef and had a wonderful time with the family. 9 of us, we used sunk over for the value
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Connie525
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Bucket list item checked off list
Amazing day on the barrier reef. It was a little hectic upon arrival with everyone crowding to get their gear and
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Adriana S
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Good Transfer, reliable, price accordingly
It was a smooth transfer. The ferry has plenty of seats for everyone, they also sell drinks and some snacks. We wer
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Keryn S
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Set for a great trip but dissapointment!
We rang to check on weather before leaving home and the tourist reservation clerk at Hides in Cairns told me they h
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GrandTour588508
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Great Barrier Reef
Had a great time snorkeling, saw a turtle and lots of different fish. Went on both the semi submersible and the gla
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c g
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Moore Reef Pontoon on the Sunlover Cruise
Within moments of entering the water, our guide said "Sea turtle, over there". And there it was, cruising right by
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654kevink
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great snorkeling
We came into Cairns on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship, they had contracted with Sunlover to provide this tour.
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James T
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Mr
Ridiculously overcrowded and about a hundred schoolkids screaming all day, could not wait to get off!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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