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Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

From USD 176.20
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 semisubmersible tour
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Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
From USD 176.20
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise
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Full-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise including Seawalker Helmet 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 semisubmersible, 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 semisubmersible 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Cruise

I joined the Double Reef cruise last Thursday. This consisted of a short stay at Fitzroy Island, along with the day trip to Moore Reef. Check in was very smooth. The staff at checked clearly explained where I need to catch the ferry to Fitzroy...More

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

Hi ng_ryan, Thank you so much for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! What a lovely day it sounds like you had! The Double Reef Cruise is such a great way to experience our beautiful waterscape in a day; island AND reef! Your feedback is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reef experience with certified diving.

Amazing day out on the reef with Sunlover. I was staying in Fitzroy Island where I was picked up from, Upon entering the boat, a lot of ppl were already feeling seasick since the ride from Cairns was a bit rough. I have been to...More

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

Hi Marcela J, Wow, thank you for your wonderful review of Sunlover Reef Cruises! a very real ocean experience, you're absolutely right-we can be exposed to the real ocean conditions and it is always a great idea to have a Travacalm prior to travel. In...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing day out on the Reef!!

I went out with Sunlover with two friends for a day off on the reef... such a great experience!! The sea was a bit choppy on the way out that day but the staff was great to assist everybody constantly, and also on the pontoon...More

Thank Gio612
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gio612, Thank you for reviewing Sunlover Reef Cruises! This is such a heart warming review-especially as Vance is coming up to his kazillionth birthday being an employee at Sunlover! Would you believe he was here when we were just a twinkle in the reefs...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Mrs

Had a fantastic day lots of information about the reef by Natalia she was a wealth if information very friendly and was easy to talk to would highly recommend her.More

Thank f1nlay07
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi f1nlay07, Thank you for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises, Yes, Nathalia is an absolute champion we absolutely agree! This will make her day! Thank you for letting us know she put a smile on your dial. Hopefully we see you on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Worst service ever ... tell u what u want to hear

This place is all about getting the tourist $$$ local qld on our wedding anniversary were told it would be a smooth ride on the boat as it was in protected waters , it most definitely was not Im subject to motion sickness & had...More

Thank Newey05
Sunloverreefcruises, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Newey05, Thank you for taking the time to review Sunlover Reef Cruises, We are disappointed to hear about your story. It is absolutely not our intention to be in any way dishonourable! Especially with special circumstances such as yours. We take a lot of...More

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