Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise with Helicopter Scenic Flight from Cairns
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise with Helicopter Scenic Flight from Cairns
4.1 (425)  
Cairns City, QLD 4870
  • Highlights
    • Take your full day Great Barrier Reef visit to the next level with this spectacular 25-minute helicopter flight from Cairns.
    • Experience a rare aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef as you travel to the pontoon. 
    • Spend your day snorkelling and swimming before cruising back to Cairns. 

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  • Overview

    Our marine biologists, dive instructors, qualified lifeguards and cruise attendants have only one goal: to share their passion for the Great Barrier Reef and ensure you make memories that will last a lifetime.

    With a range of included activities and exclusive use of our custom-designed floating pontoon, all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. With clear water, colourful coral, abundant fish life and friendly resident turtles and Maori wrasse, Moore Reef is the ultimate destination to experience all that the outer reef has to offer.

  • What's included?
    • Moore Reef + One Way Heli from Cairns
    • Travel on air-conditioned catamaran
    • Complimentary tea & coffee on boarding & while moored at the reef
    • 3.5 hours reef time
    • Lunch is included
    • Full bar facilities
    • Freshwater showers and change rooms
    • Free WIFI on board vessel
    • Upper level sun deck
    • Full access to the Sunlover waterslide
    • Snorkelling rest stations
    • Ocean enclosed pool for children
    • Glass bottom boat tours
    • Semi-submersible Tours operation
    • Marine naturalist presentations
    • All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction, including Lycra Suit & Buoyancy Vest
    • Marine life touch tank
    • Underwater observatory
    • Fish feeding presentations

    SAMPLE ITINERARY (Fly out/ cruise back)

    • 11:00 Check in at Nautilus office, 1 Pier Point road, Cairns.
    • 11:30 Depart Cairns on helicopter
    • 12:00 Arrive at the Sunlover Pontoon
    • 15:30 Vessel departs Moore Reef
    • 16:15 Brief stop at Fitzroy Island to pick up / drop off passengers
    • 17:30 Arrival Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Location

    If you are travelling to the Reef by boat

    The reservations team are inside the Reef Fleet Terminal
    The catamarans are moored at the adjacent Cairns Marlin Marina
    CHECK-IN:  Opens 8:00 / Closes 09:00

  • Customer Reviews for Sunlover Reef Cruises

    4.1

    425 reviews
    Melanie Trenfield
    Melanie Trenfield
    5 months ago

    Such a great day on Fitzroy Island. Spent most of the day in the water snorkelling. Conditions were perfect, calm and clear. Saw green sea turtles, stingrays, so many different fish and corals. Was such a beautiful experience for our family. So glad my kids (5 & 11yrs) got to see these things up close in the wild.

    Emma Nguyen
    Emma Nguyen
    5 months ago

    It was a great experience with lots of activities water, but theday i went the underwater observatory was closed, a bit sad. Snokerling was fun, spend around 4 hours for my water activity. They took me a lot of pictures, I love them but the more pics you like the more money you spend. It was $30/pic. Lunch buffet was good, lots of choices, love tropical fruits 🥰❤️.

    Daniel
    Daniel
    7 months ago

    Ferry was pretty good. Friendly staff and the boat is well looked after. Even had a free coffee there for you before departure, and motion sickness pills available for sale if you need them. Don't hire the snorkeling gear though. It's absolutely junk. Go spend the extra couple of dollars and buy your own. Even the cheap gear will be higher quality. If we hadn't hired the snorkeling gear I'd have given them 5 stars in a heartbeat.

    Deepak Nanda
    Deepak Nanda
    2 months ago

    We had Reef and Fitzroy island cruise with Sunlover.The staff was amazing except Jack,who was rude and condescending when I asked him at the pontoon that I needed to buy a towel from the ship and if he can assist me.He told me that he was needed at the pontoon and wished me luck in finding assistance for that in a most lurid way.The buffet on the ship was all cold meat and under average Sri Lankan chicken coconut curry,If you happen to be a vegan or vegetarian,you are on your own. my daughter felt sick after eating the food and had stomach cramps for two days.The staff was very diligent and knew what they were doing.They were very patient with us on the guided snorkelling tours and offered every sort of assistance asked of them.

    Vaibhav Ranadive
    Vaibhav Ranadive
    9 months ago

    What an experience! The tour was incredibly well-organized. Hats off and big hugs to all the crew members. They knew exactly what they had to do and proactively helped each member onboard. While we were reaching the pontoon, a few of us had sea sickness, but the crew managed it very well. I would strongly recommend taking a tablet 30 minutes before you board. There was a lot to do upon arrival at the pontoon. We had a helmet sea walk, which was very well managed, and the instructions were crisp and clear. The water slide was the only one, but it was so much fun that we did it again and again. My 7-and-a-half-year-old daughter really enjoyed it. The guided snorkeling was a must-do, especially for those who don't know how to swim. Ted, our guide, was an amazing guy. He helped us and took great care of us throughout the activity. Buffet lunch was decent, with a few options for vegetarians and vegans. The vessel and bathroom were clean and tidy. The photographer on board made the trip even more memorable. He had excellent skills, and on our way back, we were amazed to see our photos. These memories will last a lifetime. Thank you so much to entire crew for giving us such a wonderful experience. It will be etched in our memories forever.

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Duration: 6 Hour(s)
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes

    This product is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.

    • To participate in Scuba Diving or Seawalker Helmet Diving, the minimum age is 12 years.
    • For participants of the Guided Snorkel Tour, the minimum age to participate is 4 years old. 
    • This is a COVIDSafe operation. Our enhanced sanitisation, hygiene and safety processes are not only aligned to all required government legislation, we think our robust cleaning protocols are a few steps ahead of the game!
  • 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.
  • Your voucher(s) and booking information will be included in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after purchasing the experience on Amazed.com.

    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

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