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  •  Cairns, Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Moore Reef and Fitzroy Island One Day Tour by Fitzroy Ferry, Depart From Reef Fleet Terminal

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Moore Reef and Fitzroy Island One Day Tour by Fitzroy Ferry, Depart From Reef Fleet Terminal

  • Cairns, Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
  • English, Mandarin
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transfer to Fitzroy Island via Fitzroy Island ferry
  • 2. One (1) hour on Fitzroy Island
  • 3. Travel to Moore Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
  • 4. Complimentary tea & coffee on boarding & while moored at the reef
  • 5. Four (4) hours reef time
  • 6. Tropical buffet lunch including fresh local prawns, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruits
  • 7. Free WIFI on board vessel
  • 8. Full access to the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef!
  • 9. Glass bottom boat tours (unlimited rides)
  • 10. Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • 11. Marine naturalist presentations
  • 12. All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction
  • 13. Marine life touch tank
  • 14. Underwater observatory
  • 15. Fish feeding presentations
From AUD
$265.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transfer to Fitzroy Island via Fitzroy Island ferry
  • 2. One (1) hour on Fitzroy Island
  • 3. Travel to Moore Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
  • 4. Complimentary tea & coffee on boarding & while moored at the reef
  • 5. Four (4) hours reef time
  • 6. Tropical buffet lunch including fresh local prawns, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruits
  • 7. Free WIFI on board vessel
  • 8. Full access to the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef!
  • 9. Glass bottom boat tours (unlimited rides)
  • 10. Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • 11. Marine naturalist presentations
  • 12. All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction
  • 13. Marine life touch tank
  • 14. Underwater observatory
  • 15. Fish feeding presentations

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to optional activities / Scenic Flight / Certified and Introductory Diving / Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving / Guided Snorkel Tours / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Cairns, Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Reef Fleet Terminal (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Departure Time^: 08:00
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrives back at Cairns at approximately 17:30
Address Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
How to get there ● By Car
- Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal, approximately 2 minutes walk.
- All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf, approximately 6 minutes walk.
- Parking fees apply.

● By Public Transport
- Please check the Transport QLD timetables (https://translink.com.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Daily (All Year)* 08:00 - 17:30 Check in time: 07:00 - 07:30
*Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 60 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info Child Policy:
● Children under 4 years travel free.
● Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer.

General:
● Family fare is valid for two adults and two children (4-15 years inclusive).

● Accepts no responsibility or liability for any director indirect loss or damage of any kind. This disclaimer of liability applies irrespective of the cause, including whether or not such damage or loss is due to negligence on the part of Sunlover Reef Cruises or the withdrawal,cancellation or failure to provide a service, delay or any variation in services provided or the provision of substitute services.

● On occasion the tropical weather conditions can cause cancellations and or changes to schedules and activities. Service Provider reserves the right to vary prices, schedules, vessels and any activities without notification. Any tickets issued are non-refundable.

● Acts as a private carrier and reserves the right to refuse passage to any person and/or baggage.
- Bringing alcohol on the vessel is prohibited at all times.
- All bags and luggage may be subject to a search.

● By accepting these "Conditions of Passage" and travelling with Service Provider, the purchaser accepts and acknowledges that embarking on this cruise vessel is at his or her own risk, and that visitors accept these terms and conditions.

● On occasion the tropical weather conditions can cause cancellations or changes to schedules and activities.

● Departure times, length of stay on the Outer Reef and prices may vary during peak seasonal periods, including Christmas and Chinese New Year.

2 Overview

With cruises departing daily from Cairns. Enjoy an one hour stop off at stunning Fitzroy Island before heading to the Outer Barrier Reef for an action-packed Moore Reef full day experience with all standard inclusions. The state-of-the art Moore Reef Marine Base is perfectly positioned and fully equipped so that any age or ability can fully experience the magic of the reef with its abundance of colourful coral, fascinating fish, turtles & more. During 4 hours at the pontoon, enjoy a number of free inclusions: snorkelling equipment, guided glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours, fish feeding, fully enclosed children's pool, an underwater observatory and touch tank presentation to get up close with marine life.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Moore Reef and Fitzroy Island One Day Tour, Depart From Reef Fleet Terminal

 

Fitzroy Island Experience

Travel on the Fitzroy Island Ferry where you have ah an hour to explore Fitzroy Island's lush tropical rainforest and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves and coral beaches, it's no wonder Fitzroy island is 99% National Park. Walk to the lighthouse, relax at the famous Nudey Beach - voted the best beach in Australia, or visit the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre; a voluntary non-profit organisation that rehabilitates sick and injured turtles back to health.

 

Moore Reef Experience

This eco-certified tours take you to the state-of-the art Moore Reef Marine Base, which is perfectly positioned and fully equipped so that any age or ability can fully experience the magic of the reef with its abundance of colourful coral, fascinating fish, turtles and more..

With 4 Hours REEF TIME to explore this underwater wonderland, there’s plenty of time to take advantage of all of our free inclusions. The kids (or big kids!) will love the Sunlover Sunslide – the only theme park water slide on the reef. Also included is snorkelling, semi-submersible tours, glass bottom boat tours, fish feeding, underwater observatory and touch tank presentations with our marine experts.

The friendly crew will provide the expertise, activities and service to ensure you disembark with lifelong memories of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

 

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

 

Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.   

 

07:30    Check in starts

08.00    Depart Cairns (via Fitzroy Ferry) 

08:45    Arrive Fitzroy Island

1 HOUR ON THE ISLAND

10:20    Depart Fitzroy Island to Moore Reef Marine Base

4 HOURS ON MOORE REEF

17:30    Arrive in Cairns

 

3 Optional Extras

Introductory Scuba Dive

If you really want to get close to the amazing coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, join an introductory scuba dive program. All of our instructors are PADI qualified and experienced so you can immerse yourself in the reef up close, even without prior dive knowledge.

Prices
Adult$145.00
Child (12+ yrs)$145.00
Adult$149.00
Child (12+ yrs)$149.00

Seawalker Helmet Dive

Seawalker Platform Helmet diving is a great way to get up close and personal with different marine species without even getting your hair wet. Enjoy the amazing sensation of the underwater world with a platform walk through an amazing Fan-Coral garden where you will find hundreds of different species of fish, you may even get a chance to have your photo taken with Dolla the Turtle or Wally the Maori Wrasse. Seawalker has been designed to introduce people to the excitement of the underwater world, even without any prior dive knowledge or experience. You will be guided on your adventure by one of our qualified Seawalker diving instructors. Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. Seawalker also allows you to keep your face and hair dry while you experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.  All the excitement of scuba diving and ideal for non-swimmers.

Prices
Adult$155.00
Child (12+ yrs)$155.00
Adult$159.00
Child (12+ yrs)$159.00

5 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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