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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 Arlington Reef.

Highlights

  • 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
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch

Join us for an unforgettable Arlington 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 3.5 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
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Snorkel Tour to an exclusive area

Check in Location:

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns

Allow 6.5 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 $199.00
Child $99.00

What's included

  • Travel to Arlington Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
  • 3.5 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.

Notes

  • Child pricing applicable for ages 4-15 years Children under 4 years go free - please note how many children under 4 years will be joining your group at checkout

Available Bookings from March 21 to March 27

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.30
  • Child$69.30

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.25
  • Child$69.30

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.30
  • Child$49.50

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

4.6

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Daniella from France wrote on 03 March 2019

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Amazing !

I had such a fun day ! The whole staff was very kind and professional. My booking was about to get cancelled because of lack of people, but Sunlover for in touch with me and offered to upgrade me on another one of their cruises, to the Moore reef... And I am so grateful!! I was bewildered by Moore reef. It's the 6th I have done, and it's the one that has the most colors on corals. Plenty of fishes. Also, included in the ticket, there was the submarine observatory, the glass bottom boat and the semi submarine. They also had activities onboard, such as touching and learning about how important sea cucumbers are, but also fish feeding. The food was also better than on most ships, they also offered a little shop where you could buy ice cream, chips, sea sickness tablets... And they had lockers to store your belongings ! Very practical for solo travelers ! I felt very safe throughout the day, all the lifeguards were very attentive. Would recommend it 10/10!

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

Hi Daniella, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We operate to Arlington and Moore Reefs and both locations are absolutely stunning- we hope next time you visit we can show you Arlington Reef, as I'm sure you will be just as amazed by that location! Our crew work hard to make sure that the experience is a positive and safe one for all of our visitors, and I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

Katja Charters from Australia wrote on 17 February 2019

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A great day out on the reef

Friendly staff, beautiful snorkeling location, nice buffet, everything was well organised. A great day out!

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We are stoked you had such a great time out on Arlington Reef Katja! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 Star review. We appreciate the positive things you have to say and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff - they are a terrific bunch of people who are so passionate about what we do! We hope to welcome you back to the Great Barrier Reef again soon. Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

Kit from Australia wrote on 02 February 2019

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Memorable day trip

Sunlover cruise to Arlington reef is wonderful, crews are friendly, education on board is informative, we were lucky to have some sunshine while we were snorkeling, the sea creatures are plentiful nearby the pontoon, BBQ lunch was yummy & plentiful, we definitely come back next wet season

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Kit! We agree - Arlington Reef is a stunning location! We appreciate the positive things you have to say and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to our crew. Look forward to seeing you next wet season! Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

Fiona from Australia wrote on 21 January 2019

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Reef Trip

Great trip - kids loved it

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Thanks for your review Fiona! We hope to see you and the kids back out on the Great Barrier Reef soon!

Jennifer from Canada wrote on 20 March 2019

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The best day of our lives!!

The crew were amazing and professional, and really made my 10 year old feel special. There was inclement weather so sunlovers booked us with no issue to moore reef. Travelling with my 21 year old daughter and 10 year old son is sometimes difficult due to age appropriate activities; this was perfect!! The reef speaks for itself and was of course amazing. I really can't say enough, the trip, crew, and company were great!!!

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Gday Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking time to give us this amazing review! We are over the moon that you and your family had such a wonderful day on the Great Barrier Reef, I hope our range of different activities was able to offer something for everyone to enjoy. We appreciate the great things you have to say and we will be sure to pass on this feedback to our hard working crew. Safe travels, we hope to welcome you back to the reef again soon! Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

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