Outer Great Barrier Reef Full Day Snorkel Colourful Coral & Magical Marine Life

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Outer Great Barrier Reef Full Day Snorkel Colourful Coral & Magical Marine Life
from AUD $257.40
Travel by air-conditioned catamaran from Cairns Marina to our Moore Reef Marine Base on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, which is perfectly positioned and equipped for you to explore this reef that is teeming with colourful coral and fascinating fish.
The 50 metre long Marine Base features a sundeck to relax in the sun & look out over the turquoise waters & is also where the Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the reef, starts on its 30 metre spiral descent into the tropical waters.
Spend 4 hours exploring the reef by taking advantage of the free inclusions such as unlimited glass bottom boat & semi-submersible tours, an ocean kid's enclosed pool, tropical buffet lunch with prawns, all snorkelling equipment, underwater observatory, marine life touch tank & fish feeding.
For a more in-depth experience optional extras include Introductory or Certified SCUBA, Seawalker Helmet dive, Guided Snorkel Safari, scenic heli flight or stay overnight with Sunlover by Starlight.
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In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Sunlover's Marine Base at Moore Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef is teeming with colourful coral and abundant marine life in every colour of the rainbow.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Fitzroy Island, Fitzroy Island, Queensland

On our Moore Reef Daily experience we make a brief stop enroute and on the way back from the reef to pick up and drop off passengers.

Fitzroy Island is favourite trip for Cairns' locals with 99% of its landscape covered in lush tropical rainforest as well as granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves and coral beaches.

Learn more about the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef with a visit to Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre or the Reef Restoration coral nursery, take a bushwalk to the Summit or Lighthouse, snorkel straight off the beach or simply relax on the sandy shores of the famous Nudey Beach - voted the best beach in Australia.

Inquire about our Fitzroy Island Transfers, which give you 6 hours to explore this paradise. Or, for the ultimate tropical island and reef experience combine it with a Moore Reef Daily cruise and save.


  • Lunch - Tropical buffet lunch with fresh local prawns
  • Snorkeling equipment including a buoyancy vest
  • Glass-bottom boat tours (unlimited)
  • Seawalker helmet dive (if option selected)
  • Introductory dive (if option selected)
  • Two certified dives (if option selected)
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
  • Coffee and/or Tea - While the boat is stationary
  • Great Barrier Reef presentation by our marine experts
  • Underwater observatory
  • Sunlover Sunslide - the only theme park waterslide on the reef
  • Upper level sun deck with sun loungers and bean bags
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Semi-submersible tours (unlimited rides)
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Marine life touch tank presentation
  • Ocean enclosed pool for the kids
  • Fresh water showers and change rooms
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wetsuit, lycra suit and prescription snorkel mask (additional cost)
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Optional scenic helicopter tours
  • Optional Seawalker Helmet dive
  • Optional Intro or Certified SCUBA dives
  • Optional Guided Snorkel Safari
  • Underwater photographs taken by professionals
  • Hire of underwater camera
  • Secure lockers (additional cost)

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Reef fleet terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years for SCUBA diving and Seawalker Helmet dive
  • SCUBA diving and Seawalker participants must pass a medical checklist, please note no refunds are given for failed medicals so passengers are required to ensure they are medically fit for diving prior to booking.(contract us for more details)
  • Please ensure you bring your dive certification for Certified SCUBA dives
  • All certified dives are subject to an on board medical checklist, please note no refunds are given for failed medicals so passengers are required to ensure they are medically fit for diving prior to booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 340 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Absolutely loved this tour of Great Barrier Reef, boat ride out to the reef was steady, got to the pontoon and was given various choices of how you want to see the reef. We chosen the glass bottom boat which is brilliant and would recommend those who are none or not strong swimmers to use this as you wouldn't miss anything out. Great food on the boat and plenty to drink so you wouldn't get dehydrated. Great staff and very friendly. I would recommend and use them again.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
This is a terrific tour. The embarkation process is simple and the crew on board were great. Seasickness pills are a great suggestion, as there were a lot of people suffering. Once we got out to the pontoon, there were a number of activities you could choose. Also, the meal provided was excellent.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
A truly magical experience. There was a comprehensive, understandable and humorously presented safety briefing on the way out to the reef. You wear a life-jacket so even if you are not confident in the water it's not a problem. Even a non-swimmer would be fine as long as they are not scarred of water. No matter how much you've seen on TV nothing is as good as seeing it for yourself. Simply float with your head in the water and let the fish come to you, they're pretty curious. Plenty of time to swim around and see everything. There's trips on a glass bottom boat and semi-submersible too. Lunch was good and all the crew really nice. Highly recommended and I hope to do it again some time.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018
Had a great tour. Options of glass bottom boat, submersible submarine and scuba diving was just amazing. But the crowningglory was the helicopter flight over the reef! The view was awesome. Am so glad that we took the flight. All our family and grandchildren enjoyed it thoroughly. Also seeing the marine life and the reef up so close was a very thrilling experience for all of us. Complimentary tea and coffee on the catamaran was a great idea. Though the food at lunch seemed to be running out...was a bit tough to grabsomething before it finished
• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
Loved this tour and going to the Reef, it was the highlight of my trip. The staff were really great with setting us up with our gear and really enjoyed when one of them snorkeled with us and showed us Nemo and the Sea Turtle and gave us information on the area and fish that were there and about saving the ocean. We lucked out on the weather as it had rained for the previous 3 days.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Going to the Great Barrier Reef was a highlight of out Australian trip. The boat that took us to the reef was conveniently located from the peer where out cruise ship as docked, about a fifteen minute walk. The staff was very helpful, and my wife really enjoyed being abler to snorkel with no time constraint. I gag so made use of the glass bottom boat and semi-sub to view the wonderment and beauty of the reef. The lunch was excellent as well.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Une super journée ! une équipe accueillante et très professionnelle pour toutes les activités. Le buffet du midi est très bon. Pas le temps de s'ennuyer
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
An experience that we will never forget. It was well worth our time and money. We enjoyed it very much. There was so much beauty to be seen.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
Loved it
• Submitted 09 Aug 2017
Amazing Experience
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
This crew did their best to make sure it was a good experience no matter your swimming abilities for everyone. My husband and I did some snorkelling and an introductory scuba dive. We ended up being the only two divers with our instructor Vance who gave us an incredible experience. We got some amazing pictures. We also did a glass bottom boat tour of the reef. I don't know how much more you could pack in one day. I tend to have motion sickness and was advised by a local pharmascist to take non-drowsy travel calm. This proved to be a very smart move as there were a lot of people on board who were sick on the way out to the reef. The staff were amazing in helping these individuals. Highly recommend travel calm half hour before going out and before coming back.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Wonderful day.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
Amazing! I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2017
very good
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
• Submitted 10 Sep 2016
• Submitted 10 Sep 2016
Fabulous attentive staff! More than I could ever expect! Excellent trip!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2016
Great tour great to dive on the reef recommend
• Submitted 24 Jun 2016
Excellent trip. Weather was good to us. Information and personnel top notch. The Reef is amazing.
• Submitted 07 May 2016
Truly an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. Everything was smooth and on time. We only snorkeled and did a snorkeling tour that was so worth the price. The tour guide was nice and extremely knowledgable. We actually went to Hanauma Bay after the reef because a friend said it was some of the best snorkeling on Hawaii and it didn't even come close to The Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, where we launched from, is a nice little touristy town with a couple things to do to keep you busy if you still have the energy when you get back from swimming. I read that a number of people had complaints about how crowded the boat was, but in April he boat was maybe, MAYBE, half booked. That left a lot of open water for us to explore. If I was going to give anyone tips about preparing, the two I would give are 1. If you have ANY motion sickness issues, get something for it or buy the 3 tabs they offer as soon as you get on board. A number of people were extremely ill because the waters near the shore were so choppy. One poor guy went through 6 vomit bags on the way back in. 2. Find out what people who snorkel you can find out online probably do to keep their masks from fogging up. Having to keep stopping to defog your mask will take away from your experience.
• Submitted 07 May 2016
I loved everything about this trip !! The staff were absolutely fabulous and made sure every passenger was safe and happy, Lunch was yummy. Only thing wrong was that there were no showers on the pontoon but other than that, would definitely recommend this day out !! 9 out of 10 stars !!!
• Submitted 30 Jan 2016
A diversity of the crew in nationality and languages spoken was impressive. Picture souvenirs were a bit pricey! Reasonable cost for lycra/wet suit rental! A variety of food selection of different nationality tourists was excellent!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2016
Everyone was very professional and the events were well organized. Had a good experience!
• Submitted 30 Dec 2015
• Submitted 26 Oct 2015

In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
8 hours

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