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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.

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
  • 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 $212.00
Child $129.00 (4-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (Under 4 years)
Family Pass $553.00 (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.

Notes

  • 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.

Available Bookings from April 01 to April 07

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$222.00
  • Child$139.00
  • Infant$0.00
  • Family Pass$583.00

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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Woogyeong from Australia wrote on 15 April 2019

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Great time at the reef

Time at the reef was good but the tides and winds on the ship were so fierce got sea sickness on the way and back. Dont forget take your medicine

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

Hi Woogyeong, Thanks for your review of our Great Barrier Reef trip! We do recommend taking sea sickness tablets, they can assist greatly when the journey to the reef becomes a little rocky. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the reef. Kind regards Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

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

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!

FELICIA from Australia wrote on 27 April 2019

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Explore the reef

It was a great day out and we saw some beautiful fish and some corals. The staff in Sunlover reef cruising were fantastic and very helpful.

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

Hi Felicia, It was great to welcome you on board. Our staff are a really great bunch and we will pass on your thanks. Our Outer Reef locations offer an amazing array of marine life and it is awesome to see you go to see them on the day. Thanks again for joining us! Kind Regards, Sunlover Reef Cruises.

Stephanie from Australia wrote on 21 April 2019

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Great time at the reef

This was a great value for money trip. The staff were really helpful and lunch was good. We enjoyed snorkelling, the glass bottom boat and the touch tank. They provide everything you need including stinger suits but my daughter was stung by a jellyfish on her face and the staff were ready to help with spray vinegar and reassured her it would stop stinging soon. After half an hour she was back in the water thanks to the quick actions of the staff so it didn’t spoil her trip. We hired an underwater camera from Calypso before the trip which I would recommend too. It was quite rough seas getting there but the travel calm tablets work, I bought some beforehand but you can also buy on the boat. If you are looking for a reasonably priced way to get to the reef do this trip. We took our two year old and nine year old and everyone enjoyed the trip to Arlington reef.

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

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for joining us at Arlington Reef. It is a beautiful site with amazing colours and marine life. It is always great to hear that our staff live up to their friendly reputation and were on hand to help your daughter enjoy her day. Kind Regards, Sunlover Reef Cruises

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