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Sunlover Cruises Day Trip to Moore Reef

FROM: $249

Departure Times

Departs: 9:30am - Daily
Returns: 5:30pm - Daily

Departure Point: Cairns Marlin Marina, Cairns

Pricing Options

$142 AUD / Person - Child (4 - 15 yrs) (Between: 06 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$249 AUD / Person - Adult (16+) (Between: 06 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$640 AUD / Family - Family (2A + 2C) (Between: 06 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0 - 3 yrs) (Between: 06 Jul 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Enjoy a day of ultimate reef adventure and action-packed fun on the Moore Reef pontoon!

  • Spend the day exploring the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel amongst abundant marine life and vibrant corals
  • Enjoy glass-bottom boat tours, the underwater observatory, and a giant waterslide!
  • Perfect for all ages and abilities to experience the reef wonder 

Cruise smoothly from Cairns to the world-renowned Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard the Sunlover catamaran for a day filled with unforgettable reef adventure! Moored adjacent to abundant coral walls, the floating pontoon at Moore Reef offers a range of wondrous activities that all ages and abilities can enjoy. From snorkelling adventures, glass-bottom boat tours, unique underwater observatory views, and a 30-metre waterslide twisting straight into the glassy lagoon, there is something for everyone aboard the Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip!

Aerial image of the Moore Reef pontoon, Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef


  • Depart Cairns for a day jam-packed with reef activities
  • Stable, spacious pontoon with plenty of room for relaxing
  • High-grade snorkelling equipment and lycra suit
  • Semi-submersible and knowledgable glass-bottom boat tours
  • Underwater observatory
  • Touch tank and feeding presentations from qualified marine biologists
  • 30-metre spiralling waterslide
  • Enclosed, calm ocean pool 
  • Easy entry to the water via two snorkel platforms, accessible by stairs
  • Trained onboard lifeguards and dive instructors
  • Fun-filled itinerary for the whole family to enjoy
  • Gourmet five-star tropical-inspired lunch by Palm Cove’s Nu Nu Restaurant
  • Add to your reef tour with a guided-snorkel tour, Seawalker helmet dive, introductory and certified scuba dives, or scenic helicopter flight (additional costs)

Person snorkelling over the Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef, Moore Reef pontoon

Find your zen whilst exploring biodiverse reef systems, enjoy spectacular activities with the whole family, and take your time to relax after enjoying a delicious gourmet lunch in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you wish to dive right into the wonder or experience the bliss from above, the Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip is sure to leave you in Great Barrier Reef awe!

Sample Itinerary

8:00 am Check-in opens at the Cairns Marlin Marina.
9:00 am Check-in closes.
9:30 am Depart Cairns Marlin Marina aboard the Sunlover catamaran.
11:30 am Arrive at the Moore Reef pontoon.
3:30 pm Depart the Moore Reef pontoon.
5:30 pm Arrive back at the Cairns Marlin Marina.


The Moore Reef pontoon is stationed in a natural lagoon laden with sprawling coral walls and gardens, a snorkeller's dream! With two accessible snorkelling platforms and an area that covers 7000 square metres, all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy the wonders below the surface. Glide through glassy turquoise waters that are home to vivid coral species, abundant numbers of marine life, and gleaming resident Maori Wrasses! 

If you have never snorkelled before or aren’t a strong swimmer, rest assured that the Sunlover crew will provide full snorkelling instruction before you enter the water.

Two people snorkelling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Glass-bottom boat tours

Enjoy a unique top-down view of the extensive hard and soft coral species on the Outer Great Barrier Reef aboard an inclusive glass-bottom boat tour! With only 0.5 to 3 metres between the glass and reef, a glass-bottom boat tour is an ideal opportunity to spot giant clams, anemones, and sea turtles all without getting wet!

Glass-bottom boat tours, Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip, Cairns Tours

Underwater observatory

A favourite amongst adults and kids alike, the underwater observatory is a must-experience, especially during the fish feeding presentation when hundreds of locals glide past the large windows. Located at one end of the Moore Reef pontoon, the underwater observatory is a below-deck room with a huge window, granting mesmerising views of the aquatic activity below!

Underwater observatory, Sunlover Moore Reef pontoon

Touch tank and feeding presentations

The marine biologists aboard the Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip are passionate about caring for the Great Barrier Reef and sharing their expansive knowledge! Guests will be able to observe and interact with unique marine species during an immersive presentation with Sunlover’s marine naturalist. Later in the day, guests can additionally experience hundreds of colourful fish swarming near the pontoon for feeding time!

Person snorkelling with reef fish, Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip, Cairns Tours


Perfect for the kids, and kids at heart, the 30-metre spiralling waterslide aboard the Moore Reef pontoon is where the fun is at! As the only waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef, guests can zoom eight metres from the sun deck straight into the gleaming tropical lagoon. Available all day and supervised by lifeguards, the waterslide is a hit favourite!

Person on waterslide, Sunlover Moore Reef pontoon

Optional activities (additional cost)

For those looking to add an extra slice of adventure or scenic luxury to their Sunlover experience, why not add on a Seawalker helmet dive or take to the sky for a scenic helicopter flight? Introductory and certified divers can dive deep into the underwater playgrounds below with guided scuba dives, or if you’re needing extra assistance in the water a guided-snorkel tour is an amazing opportunity to explore the reef with a marine expert!

Seawalker helmet dive, Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip, Cairns Tours

Sample Menu

In partnership with Palm Cove’s Nu Nu Restaurant, Sunlover offers a five-star onboard menu that showcases the vibrant tropical flavours of North Queensland. Curated by Master Chef guest judge Nick Holloway, guests can indulge in sticky ginger caramel chicken, fresh Coral Sea prawns, Innisfail banana deserts, and more during their Moore Reef experience.

Gourmet menu, Sunlover Moore Reef Day Trip, Cairns Tours


  • Fresh rolls, salted butter
  • Curated meat and cheese selection - shaved leg ham, pastrami and cheese (GF)
  • Chilled Coral Sea prawns, cocktail sauce (GF)


  • Pulled Tolga beef with baked vegetables (DF)
  • Yellow curry with coconut roast vegetables (V/Veg/GF/DF)
  • Sticky caramel chicken wings (GF/DF)
  • Steamed Jasmine rice (V/Veg/GF/DF)


  • Barley Salad with Green Goddess Sauce (V/Veg/DF)
  • Green leaf salad (V/Veg/GF/DF)
  • Shredded Rusty’s vegetable slaw (V/Veg/GF/DF)


  • Regional fruit platters (V/Veg/GF/DF)
  • Innisfail Banana and Cane Sugar cake (Veg)

More Information

What To Bring

Pack a bag as if you were going to the beach for the day. Suggested items include:

  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+), reef-friendly is recommended
  • Sun-protective clothing such as a t-shirt or rash vest, hat and sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases, snacks and optional activities (we accept AUD$, VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Unionpay, Royalpay) 
  • Camera (you can also hire an underwater digital camera from our photographers Calypso Reef Imagery onboard)

What's Included

  • Return trip to and from the Moore Reef pontoon
  • Snorkelling equipment, instruction and lycra suit
  • Semi-submersible and glass-bottom boat tours
  • Underwater observatory
  • Touch tank and fish feeding presentations
  • Waterslide
  • Enclosed ocean pool
  • Gourmet five-star tropical-inspired lunch
  • Trained lifeguard supervision

What's Extra

  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Seawalker helmet dive
  • Introductory or certified scuba dive
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Other additional snacks and onboard purchases

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • Minimum age requirements for optional activities such as scuba diving. Please click here to read the Diving Medical Questionnaire, to ensure you are fit to dive before the tour day.
  • The water is accessible by stairs fitted with handrails. Guests are required to be able to move freely around the pontoon and catamaran.
  • All ages and abilities are welcome aboard. The pontoon has a specially built ocean-enclosed pool for smaller children. 
  • Infants aged 0-3 travel for free, however, you need to advise if there is an infant travelling when making your booking.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 72 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Cairns-Tours.com. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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