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MOORE REEF FULL DAY GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE | From $ 229

Special Expires 31 Mar 2019

EVERYTHING YOU DREAMED OF & MORE
Departing daily from Cairns Marina, Sunlover Reef Cruises is honoured to share the wonder of The Great Barrier Reef with you from the new deluxe activity pontoon at stunning Moore Reef. You won't find a better v... More
EVERYTHING YOU DREAMED OF & MORE
Departing daily from Cairns Marina, Sunlover Reef Cruises is honoured to share the wonder of The Great Barrier Reef with you from the new deluxe activity pontoon at stunning Moore Reef. You won't find a better value Outer Reef adventure with this many activities and inclusions packed into one day.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Explore this vibrant underwater world from our Deluxe Pontoon 40km from Cairns. Designed for all ages and abilities to experience the magic of the reef in comfort - this pontoon is second to none.


YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
Travel to Moore Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
Great Barrier Reef Presentation by Marine Biologist
‍4 hours to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
Theme-park style Waterslide
Upper-level Sun-Deck
Underwater Observatory
Semi-Submersible Tour with Marine Expert
Glass-bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert
Fish-Feeding Presentation with Marine Expert
Touch-Tank Presentation with Marine Expert
Enclosed Kids Pool for the little ones
Tropical Buffet Lunch
Tea & Coffee (while docked)
Enjoy Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling with complimentary snorkelling Gear + Life Jackets + Stinger suits
OPTIONAL EXTRAS include Certified Scuba Diving and Intro Scuba Diving, Guided Snorkel Tours with Marine Experts, SeaWalker Helmet Dive, Scenic Helicopter Tours, Underwater Photography, Starlight overnight experience and Wetsuits

ITINERARY
Departs Daily from Cairns Marina
8:30am - Check in starts
9:15am - Check in closes
9:30am - Depart Cairns Marina
10:15am - Arrive Fitzroy Island
10:30am - Depart Fitzroy Island
11:30am - Arrive Moore Reef pontoon
Enjoy 4 hours of reef time. So much to see and do!
3:30pm - Depart Moore Reef pontoon
4:20pm - Arrive Fitzroy Island
5:20pm - Arrive back at Cairns Marina
*Times are approximate

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50% OFF Arlington Reef November Special! | $ 99 | Save $99

Special Expires 20 Nov 2018

50% (or $99.50) off an outer Great Barrier Reef experience on Arlington Reef during November only!

Dates available are 1, 6, 8, 9 or 20 November.

For just $99.50* ($49.50 for children ages 4-15 years) your day includes:

3.5 hours reef t... More
50% (or $99.50) off an outer Great Barrier Reef experience on Arlington Reef during November only!

Dates available are 1, 6, 8, 9 or 20 November.

For just $99.50* ($49.50 for children ages 4-15 years) your day includes:

3.5 hours reef time
Buffet Lunch
Glass Bottom Boat
Snorkelling Gear
Marine Life Touch Tank
Underwater Observatory
Fish Feeding Presentation

Plus massage, music and much more.

ITINERARY
Departs on Special Dates from Cairns Marina
Sample itinerary (check departure date for correct times)
9:00am - Check in starts
9:45am - Check in closes
10:00am - Depart Cairns Marina
11:30am - Arrive Arlington Reef pontoon
Enjoy 3.5 hours of reef time. So much to see and do!
3:00pm - Depart Arlington Reef pontoon
4:30pm - Arrive back at Cairns Marina

*Times are approximate and subject to weather conditions.
* subject to change, cancellation and availability. May not be used with any other offers.

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About Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises

Outer Reef Pontoon Cruise

Outer Reef Pontoon Cruise

Discover the real reef as you join Sunlover Reef Cruises luxury 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.

We give you approximately four to five hours to explore the outer reef from our Moore Reef pontoon, so you will have plenty of time to be amazed and inspired by the unsurpassed beauty and splendour of this underwater playground.

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip Includes:

Great Barrier Reef Day Trip Includes:
  • Luxury travel to the reef on-board our air-conditioned catamaran;  
  • Informative presentation hosted by our marine naturalist;
  • Delicious chef-prepared buffet luncheon featuring fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and sumptuous tropical fruits;
  • Guided coral viewing from our semi-submersible and glass bottom boat vessels;
  • On-board touch tank to experience unique marine life up close;
  • All snorkelling equipment;
  • Afternoon tea
  • FREE WI-FI available on board (login details will be provided once on the vessel)

Extra Activities Upgrade

Extra Activities Upgrade
Optional activities to personalise your day on the water including Certified and Introductory Diving, Seawalker® Platform Helmet Diving and Guided Snorkel Tours; Scenic Helicopter Flights are also available and may be booked onboard.

Optional Extras (Charges Apply):

Optional Extras (Charges Apply):
  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Scenic Heli Flights
  • Transfers from accommodation in Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas are available.
  • Family Rates are available for families with 2 adults and 2 children aged between 4 - 14 years inclusive.

GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

Departure Times

Departure Times

Sunlover Reef Cruises departs Cairns Marina at 9.30am and returns approximately back to Cairns at 5.30 pm.

Check-in commences at the Reef Fleet Terminal from 8:30am.

 

 

Great For all Ages!

Great For all Ages!

The ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience for people of all ages with a variety of different activities including introductory and certified scuba diving, the world famous Seawalker® Platform Helmet Diving*, guided snorkel tours and deluxe helicopter scenic flights are optional activties available at the pontoon. Whether you want to get wet or stay dry, there are numerous activities available for you to enjoy. Or simply just relax, sit back and marvel at the serenity.

Before leaving the reef fish feeding will be conducted for your enjoyment from the back of the pontoon and can also be viewed from the underwater observatory.

Safe For Families

Safe For Families

Sunlover Reef Cruises snorkeling area is fully enclosed for your safety, with rest and view stations. Small children can also enjoy the safety of an enclosed pool area. 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.

Don't Swim? No Problem!

Don't Swim? No Problem!

If you prefer a reef experience without getting wet, Sunlover Reef Cruises offers both the semi-submersible and glass bottom boat tours, a marine touch tank and an underwater observatory theatre to view the fish feeding. This is included in the cost of the day.


News By Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises

Our new Moore Reef pontoon has arrived, and yes, it has a waterslide!

Sunlover Reef Pontoon

By Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises

28 Apr 2017


Yesterday, after 18 months of planning, our old pontoon was switched out and replaced with our brand new, multi-level version with sundeck and theme park style water slide, and is now up and running! ⚓️☀️

A special thanks goes to our dedicated Ops and Engineering crew who have worked tirelessly to make this transition happen...it's almost time to crack open those celebratory beers!

No Barrier to Reef Treat

No Barrier to Reef Treat

By Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises

08 May 2015

Having arrived in Australia from Switzerland in 1988 as a professional aircraft spray painter, Beat Bracher affectionately known amongst friends and colleagues as “Splash”, could never have dreamed that he would one day be showing visitors from all over the world the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
For the past 19 years, Beat has worked for leading reef operator, Sunlover Reef Cruises having started with the company in 1996. Since then he has provided many thousands of people with what is often for them a once in a life time experience.
He was working in the Kimberly Region of WA when he met a friend who was a paraplegic. Beat taught him how to snorkel in the local swimming pool. After this experience, Beat decided to train to become an instructor for people with a disability. He ended up taking his friend for his very first scuba dive.
Over the years, Beat has been handed many challenges as one of the companies lead dive instructors. Once he was asked if he would guide a visitor from Japan on an introductory dive. Beat recalls saying “no problem”, and asking what the details of the person’s condition were. The reply together with a photo of the Japanese man indicated that this guest had no limbs.
As Beat recalls, “When the guest did his swim test, he still seemed to be able to propel himself through the water using a whole body motion that needed to be seen to be believed. I still get goose bumps and emotional when I think about his determination to experience the reef as every fully able bodied person has the opportunity to experience. Having no limbs was not going to stop him”
Beat has also learned sign language and has taken many deaf people snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
Beat says, “I simply want to provide 110% effort and service to people of all ages and abilities so they too can experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef”
“Over the years, Cairns has become much more friendly to people with a disability and this extends to reef operators such as Sunlover who have vessels and pontoons with the room to accommodate wheelchairs, and staff who are experienced in providing assistance to people with a disability and require in many cases just a little assistance to enable them to enjoy their day on the reef as everyone should.
Sunlover Reef Cruises prides itself on being able to provide a variety of experiences from a permanent, stable pontoon for all ages and abilities. Having team members such as Beat who have gone further to become qualified as specialist dive instructors who can assess each person, and tailor an experience of either snorkelling or diving to ensure that person can get as much out of visiting the reef as possible.
Julie Duncan, Group General Manager says” At Sunlover we are providing wide gangways for access to the vessel, ramps to get over small bulkheads and we have a designated seating area that can accommodate a wheelchair”.
Julie added that “We have an extremely able and willing crew who take great pride in showing guests from all over the world the Great Barrier Reef. If we need to lift a guest up and down stairs, then that’s what we do. If we can get someone to the water’s edge to try snorkelling, that’s what we will do!”
In 2014, the company was approached by a blind man who wanted to dive on the Great Barrier Reef. Beat was able to gear him up, and guide him on his first ever dive.
For both men this was a very emotional moment as well as being a fantastic achievement.

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Moore Reef Day Tour | Sunlover Reef Cruises Reviews

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0 Aaron O'Donoghue

What a great family day out! My 8yo was so excited to see a green turtle and also have a photo with Wally. Our 6yo had a little snorkel but preferred the semi sub, glass bottom boat and waterside. So many options for non swimmers makes it the perfect trip for anyone. Staff were all friendly and professional.

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0 Tim Allott

Very different to the inner reef, (Green Island, also worth doing). Don't have much to compare to. Really enjoyed the trip. Submersible and glass bottom boat had limited fish but they are included, just may have been the day. Did guided tour with Ted. Very knowledgeable, happy to answer questions during the snorkeling and later as well. A must do. Remaining area for snorkeling is also good with reefs and drop offs in the large roped off area. Never felt crowded in the water.

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