Sunlover Reef Cruises Info


Join Sunlover Cruises for a memorable trip to their Outer Barrier Reef pontoon (floating platform) at Moore Reef, and enjoy the many activities available.

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What makes it Great?

  • Great for families
  • Theme park style waterslide
  • Free Glass bottom boat tour
  • Free Semi-Submersible vessel tour
  • Marine life touch tank
  • Many activities included
  • Enclosed kids pool
  • Chef prepared lunch box by Nu Nu

Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal on 1 Spence Street, Cairns.
Check-in starts from 8.30am and closes at 9.15am for a 9.30am departure and cruise via Fitzroy Island to the pontoon at Moore Reef on the Outer Barrier Reef.
Arrives back in Cairns at 5:30pm.


  • Travel to the reef on-board air-conditioned catamaran
  • Free tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
  • 4 hours at the outer reef
  • Chef prepared lunch box by Nu Nu
  • Marine naturalist presentation
  • All snorkelling equipment and expert instruction
  • Snorkelling enclosure with rest and view station
  • FREE Glass bottom boat tours
  • FREE Semi-Submersible tours
  • Fully enclosed kids pool - The kids can swim in a safe, enclosed environment and still get to experience the Great Barrier Reef, as fish can swim inside the enclosure.
  • Touch tank to experience unique marine life up close
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Afternoon tea
  • Freshwater showers and change rooms
  • Stinger Suit
  • EMC (reef tax)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (Charges Apply):

  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Scenic Heli Flights
  • Transfers from accommodation in Cairns, the Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach and Palm Cove)
  • Prescription Lenses available for $5 hire with $50 deposit
  • Locker hire (wallet size) $6
  • Stinger Suit - Free
  • Wet Suit hire $10
  • Full bar facilities

Guided Snorkel Tour:
Outer Barrier Reef snorkelling experience. A professional marine naturalist will guide you on a 30-minute 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 this amazing corals and marine life you will only ever see on Queensland?s Great Barrier Reef. Maximum 6 guests per snorkel tour.

Introductory Dive:
If you really want to get close to the amazing coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, join an introductory scuba dive. All instructors are PADI qualified and experienced so you can immerse yourself in the reef up close, even without prior dive knowledge. Sunlover Reef Cruises offers a range of unique dive locations, with each dive tailored to suit your level of confidence and expertise. Maximum of four people per instructor.

Sea Walker Helmet Dive:
Seawalker has been designed to introduce people to the excitement of the underwater world, even without any prior dive knowledge or experience. You will be guided on your adventure by a qualified Seawalker diving instructor. Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. Seawalker also allows you to keep your face and hair dry while you experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Maximum of six people per instructor.

Seawalker and Diving restrictions:
* Minimum age 12 years
* Please note that Seawalker or Scuba Diving is subject to a medical checklist. Strictly non-refundable if on-board medical check is failed.
Medical checklist for Seawalker & Scuba Diving.

Helicopter Transfer Options:
Fly/Cruise OR Cruise/Fly:

Sunlover Cruises offers a fantastic option for a shorter day and to experience the best of both worlds: the reef from above and below! A picturesque heli flight from Cairns over tropical rainforest, the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, landing at the Outer Reef pontoon at Moore Reef or choose to depart the pontoon by helicopter flight back to Cairns.
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Multi-lingual staff members: 
Sunlover does have Chinese, Korean, Japanese and other language speaking crew members on-board.

What to Bring:
Simply pack a bag as if you were going to the beach for the day.

  • Hat & sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Sun protective clothing, like a t-shirt or rash vest
  • Swimming costume
  • Beach towel
  • Cash for drinks at the bar (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Credit card for on-board shopping and optional adventures
  • Camera

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