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  •  Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Fly/Cruise Moore Reef Full Day Tour by Sunlover Cruises

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Fly/Cruise Moore Reef Full Day Tour by Sunlover Cruises

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Pick-up from selected Cairns City hotels (Not included from 1 April 2021. Please make your own way to helicopter departure point)
  • 2. Helicopter fly to Moore Reef Marine base
  • 3. Travel on air-conditioned catamaran back to Cairns
  • 4. Complimentary tea & coffee on boarding & while moored at the reef
  • 5. Around 3.5 hours reef time
  • 6. Lunch
  • 7. Freshwater showers and change rooms
  • 8. Free WIFI on board vessel
  • 9. Upper level sun deck
  • 10. Full access to the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef!
  • 11. Snorkelling enclosures with rest stations
  • 12. Ocean enclosed pool for children
  • 13. Glass bottom boat tours (unlimited rides)
  • 14. Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • 15. Marine naturalist presentations
  • 16. All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction
  • 17. Marine life touch tank
  • 18. Underwater observatory
  • 19. Fish feeding presentations
From AUD
$513.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Pick-up from selected Cairns City hotels (Not included from 1 April 2021. Please make your own way to helicopter departure point)
  • 2. Helicopter fly to Moore Reef Marine base
  • 3. Travel on air-conditioned catamaran back to Cairns
  • 4. Complimentary tea & coffee on boarding & while moored at the reef
  • 5. Around 3.5 hours reef time
  • 6. Lunch
  • 7. Freshwater showers and change rooms
  • 8. Free WIFI on board vessel
  • 9. Upper level sun deck
  • 10. Full access to the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef!
  • 11. Snorkelling enclosures with rest stations
  • 12. Ocean enclosed pool for children
  • 13. Glass bottom boat tours (unlimited rides)
  • 14. Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • 15. Marine naturalist presentations
  • 16. All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction
  • 17. Marine life touch tank
  • 18. Underwater observatory
  • 19. Fish feeding presentations

Not included

  • 1. Drop-off back 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 / Certified Diving/ Introductory Diving / Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving / Guided Snorkel Tours / rides / shows / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Great Barrier Reef
Depature point 【Covid timetable】
● Departs*: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
* Until Further Notice
● Departure Point: Cairns General Aviation (Address: Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, Aeroglen)
● Helicopter Departure Time^: 11:30
^ Complimentary pickup from selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Cruise arrives back at Cairns Marlin Marina at approximately 17:30


【Normal timetable (After Covid) 】
● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Cairns General Aviation (Address: Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, Aeroglen)
● Helicopter Departure Time^: 11:30
^ Complimentary pickup from selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Cruise arrives back at Cairns Marlin Marina at approximately 17:30
Address Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
How to get there Complimentary pickup from selected hotels included before departure time. Please indicate your choice at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation. No hotel drop-offs after the tour. Please make your own way back to hotel.
Operating hours
Daily (All Year) 11:30 - 17:30
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Change of clothes
● 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 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Semi-submersible Tours operation is subject to covid19 restrictions.
- Lunch will be served as Lunch Box
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Child Policy:
● Children under 3 years travel free, without lunch.
● Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer.

Helicopter Flight:
● In the interests of safety, recommend no flying within 24 hours of last dive.
● 110kg Helicopter flight weight restrictions apply.
● Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking.

General:
● Family fare is valid for two adults and two children (3-15 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

Traveling from the Nautilus Aviation hangar at Cairns Airport, enjoy a spectacular 20 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the Moore Reef Marine Base. Cruise back to Cairns on the Sunlover air conditioned catamaran. Or, do it in reverse with the Cruise Out/Fly Return option.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Fly/Cruise Moore Reef Full Day Tour by Sunlover Cruises

 

Fly/Cruise Moore Reef Full Day Tour

Discover one of the great natural wonders of the world with a helicopter scenic flight and Sunlover Reef Cruises! Approximately 40km from Cairns, enjoy a day onboard a new multi-level pontoon at Moore Reef, complete with sundeck and the only theme-park style water slide on the reef. During 3.5 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.

Departing daily from Cairns, 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.

 

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Traveling from the Nautilus Aviation hangar at Cairns Airport, enjoy a spectacular 20 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the Moore Reef Marine Base. Cruise back to Cairns on the Sunlover air conditioned catamaran.

 

Moore Reef Marine Base

The double-storey Moore Reef Marine Base is anchored at Moore Reef, 54km off Cairns. The base has been custom designed so all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

The base is 50 metres long with a capacity of up to 400 people, and was recently refurbished and enhanced to now feature a large upper-level sundeck, which is the perfect spot to relax in the tropical sunshine, and prime position to look out over the turquoise waters and mosiac of the reef. The sundeck is also where the Sunlover Sunslide starts on its 30 metre spiral descent into the tropical waters.

On the lower level, there is plentiful seating in the shade. The boat docks alongside the base and gangplanks provide seamless access between base and air-conditioned boat.

 

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.   

Time Itinerary
09:30-11:00 Pick-up from Cairns CBD Hotels
11:00 Check in at Nautilus Aviation hangar + safety brifeing
11:30 Depart on helicopter (approximately 20 minutes)
11:50 Arrive Moore Reef Marine Base - Enjoy 3.5 hours of reef time. So much to explore and experience!
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
15:30 Depart Moore Reef Marine Base on boat
16:20 Arrive Fitzroy Island
17:30 Cruise arrives back at Cairns Marina

 

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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