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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 USD 167.87
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including Seawalker Helmet Dive
From USD 241.18
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including one introductory 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 (151)
1 - 5 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Reef trip to outer barrier reef with family.

The reef was magical and would highly recommend doing a snorkel trip. Downside was that it was clearly advertised on their brochure and website that stinger suits were complimentary but when asked for one was rudely told to go and pay for one at counter...More

1  Thank kathleenk359
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi kathleen359, Thank you for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises. Firstly, this sounds like a pretty average experience! We apologise for the confusion and will investigate this further. We spend a lot of time and effort into ensuring we give our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
definitely worth going to the outer reef

a slow but comfortable trip out to the outer reef where they have a large pontoon set up with lots of equipment. main ticket includes snorkelling gear and lunch and glass bottomed boat trips. you can pay extra for helicopter trips or scuba diving.More

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

Hi MatConnolly, Thank you for letting us know about your trip out with Sunlover Reef Cruises! We hope you had a wonderful day on the reef and we appreciate you writing about your day! Hopefully you have a wonderful holidays and get to join us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Worth it.. great day trip..seen what we needed and more

This was what we chose to see the Great barrier reef. My husband doesn't swim but enjoyed himself the as we did. We docked against their raft secured by the reef. It gave more room to move around. Almost 100 people but was not crammed...More

Thank louloutraveller2015
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi louloutraveller2015, Thank you so much for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! We love this review because it is a great example of not wanting to swim and still having the best day! There are so many activities and you're right, there's so much...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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bellaa680
19 November 2018|
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Response from tigerjoyy | Reviewed this property |
about a 15 minute drive
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11 November 2018|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Don,t know, check with sunlover
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liztampa2017
24 August 2018|
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Response from GrahamE190 | Reviewed this property |
Just get an uber. Too expensive for the company to pick you up.
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