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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

Want to book Seawalker Helmet or Intro Scuba Diving? Click here: Diving products Link

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 $212.00
Child $129.00
Infant $0.00

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.

Available Bookings from May 20 to May 26

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in AUD ($)

9AM
Mon 20 May
Tue 21 May
Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May
Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$159.00
  • Child$96.75
  • Infant$0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$127.20
  • Child$96.75
  • Infant$0.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$148.40
  • Child$129.00
  • Infant$0.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$159.00
  • Child$103.20
  • Infant$0.00

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

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

Fiona from Australia wrote on 21 January 2019

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Reef Trip

Great trip - kids loved it

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

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

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

Wendy from Australia wrote on 15 April 2019

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Amazing Day on the Reef

We had such an amazing day, and can’t wait to do it all again with the kids next time. Fabulous experience, staff were so helpful & lovely. Nice boat & very comfortable, lunch well catered. So much to do! Thank you.

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Gday Wendy! We are stoked you had such a great time out at the Reef! 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 with the kids! Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

Penny from Canada wrote on 09 April 2019

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Weather made it disappointing

Unfortunately it was a windy and rainy day which made the sea very wavy and many people became sea sick. Hard to enjoy with many vomiting around you. The company did make a change to a different reef where the winds were less of a problem but rough water and cloudy skies made it so that not many fish were around. If I we're to do it all over again I would wait until the same day and purchase a ticket a and pay full price. That way I wouldn't be stuck going in bad weather.

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Good morning Penny, Thanks for taking time to leave a review. Unfortunately there are some rare occasions where the weather causes a very bumpy ride and causes people to feel unwell. We do offer sea sickness tablets to combat these symptoms, available at our bar on board. We hope you will come back and experience another day on the reef, there is so much to see at the Great Barrier Reef and we will hope for a sunny day! Amy Davis Sales Manager Sunlover Reef Cruises

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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