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Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Trip With Pontoon Platform - Cairns

The ultimate Great Barrier Reef day tour! Relax – Play – Explore! Join us as we dock next to our pontoon at the Reef location.


  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef!
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert included
  • Large pontoon for comfort and activities
  • Underwater observatory included
  • Enclosed ocean pool for the kids
  • Snorkelling gear hire included
  • Fish feeding and touch tank presentations included
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Join us for an unforgettable Reef Adventure!

This breathtaking reef is one of the largest reef systems in the World-heritage Marine Park, boasting breathtaking coral beauty, abundant marine life, and a thriving marine eco-system.

Our floating activity pontoon is the only way to view this amazing destination, giving you the opportunity of a lifetime to get up close and personal to this magnificent marine haven.

We’ll make our way to the reef on our air-conditioned catamaran. Once we have reached the pontoon you’ll have 3 ½ hours to explore as you please!

There’s a multitude of activities that the whole family will enjoy, including; Fish feeding, Touch Tank, Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Snorkeling (incl free gear hire), Enclosed kids ocean pool, underwater observatory, and more!

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef with a fascinating presentation by a Marine Biologist, and enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet lunch.

An amazing opportunity to experience, relax, and play in one of Australia’s most renowned marine destinations!


Optional extras on board:

  • Seawalker Helmet Diving
  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Snorkel Tour to an exclusive area

Want to book Seawalker Helmet or Intro Scuba Diving?

Helmet Diving (Child ages 12-15 years)

Experience all the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet!

Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker helmet diving enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water.

Experience panoramic views of the spectacular reef, see fish including Giant Trevally and Maori Wrasse on our spacious underwater platform.

Ideal for non-swimmers, this fully guided experience takes guests to 5 metres below sea-level for up to 20 minutes.

Introduction to Scuba Diving (Child ages 12-15 years)

For people who want to learn to dive, an introductory diving course is available.

This is the perfect chance to scuba dive at one of the world’s most exquisite diving sites!

Allow our friendly PADI qualified instructors teach you how to use our professional dive equipment and then enjoy a dive of up to 10 metres for up to an hour experience.

Check in Location:

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns

Allow 7 hours for this tour

*** Check-in starts at 9:00am and closes at 9:45am, we depart the marina at 10:00am, returning 4:30pm ***

Adult $222.00
Child $139.00 (4-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (Under 4 years)
Family Pass $583.00 (Family Pass Rate is based on 2 Adults + 2 Children)
Adult $320.00
Child $247.00

What's included

  • Travel to the Great Barrier Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
  • 3 ½ hours to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkelling Gear + Life Jackets + Stinger suits
  • Underwater Observatory, Glass-bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert, Fish-Feeding Presentation, Touch-Tank Presentation with Marine Expert
  • Enclosed Kids Pool for the little ones
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch + Tea & Coffee (while docked)
  • All Inclusive price - Reef Tax is included in the price
  • Child Friendly
  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Family pass is for 2 Adults + 2 children. Diving conditions: All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on-board. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit scuba diving. If medical is failed onboard no refund will be given for Seawalker or dive options. Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements with their booking agent prior to booking. Child age range for Helmet and Intro diving options is 12-15 years.
  • Child pricing applicable for ages 4-15 years Children under 4 years go free.

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Emma from United Kingdom wrote on 18 November 2019

Fab day out

Great staff and organisation. Lots to do for both swimmers and non-swimmers. Lovely coloured fish and star fish.

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Teresa from Australia wrote on 27 October 2019

GBR - Moore Reef Experience

Everything about this day trip was fantastic! Highly recommend. What they advertise is what they deliver.

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Aditi Kumar from Australia wrote on 17 October 2019

Family fun


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Gemma Watkins from Australia wrote on 10 October 2019

Fantastic Day

Staff so friendly and helpful

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From Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Trip With Pontoon Platform - Cairns

Hi Gemma, Thanks for joining Sunlover Reef Cruises! We are pleased you enjoyed your day on the Reef and will pass on your thanks to our crew. Kind Regards, Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sander Wagenaar from Netherlands wrote on 09 October 2019

Great day on the reef

Was a good trip to the reef, we enjoyed it! If i come back again i would do it again!

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From Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Trip With Pontoon Platform - Cairns

Hi Sander, Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back out at the Reef soon. Jane Harris Sales Manager


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