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Moore Reef with Sunlover

Sunlover Reef Cruises
Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
2 Reviews

All Day





Your Experience

Join Sunlover reef cruises to discover and explore the wonders of the Great barrier reef. Our comfortable fast, air-conditioned catamaran travels to a large pontoon floating platform located at pristine Moore reef on the outer edge of the Great barrier reef, 40kilometres from Cairns. Complete with complimentary snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat, semi-submersible coral viewing vessel, an underwater observatory, marine life touch tank, and optional extras including scuba diving, guided snorkelling safari and Seawalker helmet diving. Sunlover reef cruises offer value for money to enhance people's experience, regardless of age and ability, to discover the beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Even if you cannot swim you will still enjoy a complete experience with Sunlover reef cruises.

Tour Highlights

Moore Reef Marine Base features:


Fully powered -WIFI and cellphone coverage (dependent on conditions and provider) -Air-conditioned 60 tiered-seat underwater observatory that can also be used for presentations -Built in SCUBA dive station, with all equipment & diving platform -Two snorkel platforms -Plentiful tables and seating -Marine-life touch tank -Glass bottom boat -Semi-submersible vessel -Change-rooms -Fresh water outdoor showers -Ocean enclosed children’s pool -Sunlover Sunslide - only waterslide on the reef -Two levels - shaded lower level and upper level sundeck -SeaWalker Helmet Dive platform -Scenic helicopter pad

What's Included

Travel to the reef onboard our air-conditioned catamaran Tea and coffee on boarding the vessel, Delicious chef-prepared buffet luncheon featuring fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and sumptuous tropical fruits Informative presentation hosted by our marine naturalist Snorkelling gear, life jackets Underwater Observatory, glass-bottom boat, fish-feeding, touch-tank Theme park waterslide



8:30am - Check in starts 

9:15am - Check in closes

9:30am - Depart Cairns

10:15am - Arrive Fitzroy Island 

10:30am - Depart Fitzroy Island 

11:30am - Arrive Moore Reef Marine Base 


12 to 1.30pm- Tropical buffet lunch with prawns available

3:30pm - Depart Moore Reef Marine Base 

4:20pm - Arrive Fitzroy Island 

5:30pm - Arrive at Cairns


Special Notes

Conditions: Children aged 4-15 years pay child rates. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer. Seawalker or scuba diving is subject to a medical checklist. The credit card used to complete the online booking will be required with valid proof of it at check-in. Optional extras to be paided on the day of travel.

Any bookings cancelled by the customer within 24 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for independent passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for groups cancelling within 72 hours of departure. No cancellation charges will apply for passengers failing to travel due to:

a) Ill health (medical certificate may berequired); b) Minor changes to group numbers; c) Group or independent passengers re-scheduling


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2 Reviews
Perth, Australia

I travelled to the outer Great Barrier Reef with Sunlovers yesterday, along with my parents, while over from Perth. I'm glad I didn't read the reviews here before leaving as most of them don't represent what an absolutely amazing trip this is! 

We had perfect conditions and the reef was fantastic with a huge variety of coral. The number and colours of the fish blew me away. I lost count but think I easily saw 50 different species of fish, with 5 different types of colourful parrotfish alone! With your ears underwater you could hear (as well as see) them pecking away at the coral, truly like something from a David Attenborough documentary. The fish are literally all around you. There are giant clams and also the enormous sex-changing humphead wrasse Walla to take pictures with. To top it off we even got lucky at the end of the snorkel and saw a reef shark!

A special mention to Pablo who does the educational side of trip. His enthusiasm for the reef is brilliant and you can tell he loves sharing it with everyone. We did the private 40min snorkel tour with him and would highly recommend it. You get to go outside the designated passenger snorkel zone. My mum isn't a strong swimmer but you can choose to go with a safety ring that Pablo tows behind him so you don't even have to worry.

The boat and toilets were clean. There were even freshwater showers and changerooms on the pontoon which was a pleasant surprise. The buffet was perfectly adequate. But really you don't go on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef for anything other than the reef itself, which was superb.

Just a note that this isn't a small tour group so if that is what you want then book elsewhere. Having said that, I never felt crowded in the water and I would estimate that about 1/3 of the 230 predominantly Asian passengers didn't even snorkel. People are in and out of the water doing different activities, so at a rough guess I don't think there were more than about 50 people in the water at any one time.

My only regret is that I didn't hire an underwater camera which you can do for $55. I still go away with memories for life though!

via Tripadvisor

We managed to go to the Moore Reef on the very last day of our holiday (delayed due to cyclone Trevor). The boat was very busy and the journey was quite choppy (no fault of the staff!).
We arrived at the reef, got straight into our Lycra suits and into the water - we spent approx an hour and a half in the water, saw many different types of fish and a turtle. We then went for lunch. We were suitably impressed with the buffet which consisted of a meat curry, veg curry and rice. There was also a cold meat platter and a couple of salads and plenty of fresh fruit - we weren’t expecting much having read previous reviews, but the food was so much better than we had hoped.
The staff were great, very professional (but with a sense of humour), and all safety measures were explained to us - along with how to actually snorkel (!)
All in all, a very good day which I would highly recommend.

via Tripadvisor


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