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Address: 1 Spence Street | Reef Fleet Terminal Tenancy 3, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Discover the Glory of Great Barrier Reef with Sunlover Reef Cruises. Enjoy...

Discover the Glory of Great Barrier Reef with Sunlover Reef Cruises. Enjoy a memorable day trip to the stunning Fitzroy Island or the awe inspiring Moore Reef pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef. Our fast, modern, air-conditioned catamarans depart Cairns daily and take you to our spacious outer reef activity platforms. Enjoy over 4 hours at the reef and an impressive array of complimentary inclusions including glass bottom boat and semi-submersible reef viewing tours.

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USD 151.95*
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Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns
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Sunlover By Starlight: Overnight on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

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We were well looked after on board the Sunlover Cruise ship as well as when we reached the pontoon. Sunlover have so many different experiences on offer for when it comes to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were well looked after on board the Sunlover Cruise ship as well as when we reached the pontoon. Sunlover have so many different experiences on offer for when it comes to enjoying The Great Barrier Reef. We took advantage of snorkelling the Reef, glass bottom boat & the semi-submersible coral viewing vessel. They also had a helicopter scenic flight... More 

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Naracoorte, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose sunlover to see and snorkel the outer reef at their pontoon. Considering the numbers of tourists that do this at any one time, the company running this tour and crew were excellant in just about all areas, well organized, with information given to people on way out to reef so when you get there you knew where and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

TLDR;Really excellent cruise company. We did both Great Adventure (Green Island) and Sun Lover, and what a difference! Skip Green Island and go for SunLover! SunLover is a longer ferry ride (~2h) out to their pontoon on the outer reef (not far from the “marine world” pontoon), and they stop at Fitzroy Island each direction. But, the staff uses the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a fair bit of research we narrowed down on the Sunlover cruise to visit the Great Barrier Reef and were really excited about it. But it ended up being a bit of a let down. For one, the amount of time spent at the pontoon is very less. It does not give enough time to explore all the free... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Daanish78, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises. We are glad you enjoyed your Guided Snorkel Safari with our on board Marine Biologist, exploring the brilliantly coloured coral gardens, on the fringes of our designated snorkelling area, as well as our tropical buffet lunch, and you were able to fulfil your desire to see the Great Barrier... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two very different Reef tour experiences. Day 1 was with a smaller company. The reefs we visited there were colorful and alive and we had a vast open area to explore. Day 2 was with Sunlovers. sunlovers was full of a large number of nervous tour groups with little desire to explore the open water. The good thing... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Dear kristine f, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tropical buffet lunch, helicopter scenic flight, and thought the number and functionality of our bathrooms made your day more comfortable. As a leading Reef operator in Cairns, we provide premier facilities for our guests, who come from various countries around... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour to Moore reef, where their pontoon is located. The reef coral there are amazing, and there are many beautiful fish. I went to snorkel, and unfortunately, the snorkeling gear was sub-par. In fact, you couldn't buy a worse, cheaper, less comfortable snorkel if you tried. I rented a Lycra "stinger" suit (not supplied for free?!?) that... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Dear MogulManX, Thank you for your review of Sunlover Reef Cruises. We are pleased you thought the coral around our Moore Reef pontoon was amazing, with plentiful fish and marine species, and many activities to enjoy whilst out at our reef site. We apologise you felt our snorkelling gear was not up to scratch. All snorkelling gear, including snorkel, masks... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of my latest trip to Australia was the visit to the Great Barrier Reef. The travel agent booked us in with Sunlover Reef Cruises, and I have to say, they provide quite a memorable experience to take away. The staff on board were very knowledgeable and spared no effort in making sure everyone on board received... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Hi unicon95, We are very glad to hear that traveling with us was one of the highlights of your trip to Australia. Thank you for your comments in regards to our knowledgeable, friendly and customer service orientated crew. Sunlover Reef Cruises has been operating for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on our high standards, smooth business operations, the large... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are extremely rude---especially the receptionist named Troy! Arrangement is also terrible! Do not want to see their 'Sunlover' logo ever again

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Dear 310898727, Thank you for your review. As a leading premier and award winning Great Barrier Reef tour company, operating for over 20 years, we pride ourselves on the high quality standard of our services we provide to our passengers and by the approach of our friendly and customer service orientated staff. It is highly unusual to receive feedback such... More 

Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My NZ friend was keen to go to the reef, on her bucket list for years. I'm Cairns local and have been before. The trip met her expectations, she did an intro dive with one on one attention and during the dive saw a several varieties of fish, a turtle and coloured coral; she also snorkelled. I snorkelled and was... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Margaret B, Thank you for your feedback of your day on Sunlover Reef Cruises at our Moore Reef pontoon in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. We are glad to hear your New Zealand friend had a wonderful time, and was able to tick this experience off their bucket list. We are also pleased you found our staff and crew... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an absolutely fantastic day out on the Reef with Sunlover reef Cruises. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. On the trip out to the reef the instructions and briefings for snorkelling and for the SeaWalker - Helmet Dive was very clear and informative. The talk given by the Marine Biologist was very interesting and helped us... More 

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OceanGroup, Manager at Sunlover Reef Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Neale M, Thank you for your review, we are glad you found Sunlover's Moore Reef Day trip to be a great way to celebrate your 24th wedding anniversary, and had an amazing experience. Kind Regards, Operations Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises More 

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