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Itinerary

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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Sunlover Reef Cruises
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.

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
  • Morning and afternoon snacks and buffet lunch provided
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Excellent Day Out

We had a great day out, weather conditions were excellent and when we got to the pontoon the tide was getting low so we saw lots of fish close up and clams. It has a great slide which was a bit of fun. Well organised...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A must do, see and touch!

Our day here on the Sunlovers Cruise was magnificent. I went on the scuba drive for $50 instead of paying $149. This was because I had visited a local visitor centre in cairns and booked through there. When booking, go to the reef information centre...More

Thank Chloe S
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Chloe S, Thank you so much for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! Yes, there are a range of special deals available at the moment so always worth investigating. Our local agents are incredibly knowledgeable and provide exceptional advice about deals and the region....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fish, Turtles, Coral, Food Sunlover Has It All

Amelia at Sunlovers arranged the tour, she was wonderful. Highlight was snorkelling with marine expert Pablo, seeing green sea turtles grazing and having my encounter with Wally, king of the reef fish. Take marine friendly sunscreen only ie. no harsh chemicals. Respect the marine life....More

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

Hi Nyree B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises! What a wonderful review! We are always so happy to hear that our team were able to provide a magical once in a lifetime experience. It's guests like yourself...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome

A really great day out. Got picked up at the hotel on time by a very nice driver. Check in was fast, boat was large and comfortable for the 1.5 hour ride to the pontoon. The pontoon itself was very large with a large reef...More

Thank 1kiwi1976
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 1kiwi1976, Thank you so much for letting us know about your day with Sunlover Reef Cruises! We love offering the best we can for your day, start to finish. It's so nice to hear that you had a wonderful experience and we cannot wait...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great introduction to the reef!

Ideal if you are traveling with children and it’s your first time on the reef. Check in at the counter inside the Reef Fleet terminal building and grab a couple of the free ginger tablets at the counter. They sell stronger anti-emetics onboard. At about...More

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

Hi PiewackitBlue, Thank you for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises! We really appreciate the recollection of your day with us in detail. Our future guests love to know about the day and how it works start to finish! It's important to us...More

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