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Moore Reef Day Cruise

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Please contact us prior to your departure if you require coach transfers from your accomodation. Coach transfers are not included in the price and is an additional cost to the cruise price, and must be selected in the first step of the booking process.

Please note that the pensioner rate is only applicable for Australian Senior Card and Australian Student card holders and these need to be shown on the day.



All Scuba and Helmet Dive participants must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on board. A history of asthma, high/low blood pressure, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit Scuba or Helmet Diving. If medical is failed on-board no refund will be given for dive options.

Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements in the example document at this link.


Included in price:

Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood

Afternoon tea

On-board Wi-Fi access

Glass bottom boat

Semi-submersible coral viewing tours

Underwater observatory

Theme Park style waterslide

Touch some of the reef’s unique marine creatures in the marine touch tank

On-board reef ecology presentation by marine naturalist

Children can enjoy the safety of the fully enclosed children’s wading pool

Snorkelling equipment provided.

In Early 2017 there was a new pontoon installed on Moore Reef, this one includes a waterslide.

The video is the day from a 9 year olds perspective - it was a great day!

Able to be purchased/hired:
Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving. Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving. Guided Snorkel Tours. Scenic Helicopter Flights. Digital photos & DVD's. Stinger Suits (AUD$5), Wet Suits (AUD$10) and Prescription Masks (AUD$5 +$50 deposit) may be hired once you are onboard the vessel.
What to bring:
Hat, sun protective clothing, towel, swimming costume, sunscreen SPF 30+, cash and credit card (safety deposit box on board).
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:

Children aged from 4 to 15 years pay the child price for the Reef Cruise.

Children aged 0 to 3 years are classified as infants and travel fee.

Child prices for diving are valid for the ages of 12-15 years only.

Children under 12 are not permitted to dive.

This is an excellent tour to take with children, read our review here.

Departure points:
Cairns, Queensland
Palm Cove, Queensland
Cairns Beaches, Queensland
Trinity Beach, Queensland
Yorkeys Knob, Queensland
Lake Placid, Queensland
Clifton Beach, Queensland
Kewarra Beach, Queensland
Holloways Beach, Queensland
Departure time:
9:30 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:
If you are making your own way to our departure point at the Reef Fleet Terminal, please check opens at 08.30 am and closes at 9:15 sharp. The boat departs Cairns Marina at 9.30 am and returns to Cairns approximately at 5.30 pm. Passengers joining the cruise at Fitzroy Island should meet at the Fitzroy Island wharf at 10am for a 10.15am departure. Reef Fleet Terminal is located in central Cairns within walking distance to accommodation located in the city. Return transfers from Cairns City and North Beach suburbs (including Palm Cove) can be arranged as option extra at the time of booking. (extra charge)
Duration:
8hrs (from Cairns) or 6.5 hrs from Fitzroy Island.
Approximate Return Time:
5:30pm to Cairns or 4.30pm to Fitzroy Island,
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Tour Details

Operator
Sunlover Reef Cruises
Destinations
Great Barrier Reef, Outer Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon
Departs From
Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Lake Placid, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach and Holloways Beach

Tour Description


From Catamaran to Moore Reef pontoon, enjoy an amazing day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Viewing coral and marine life from our glass bottomed boat or semi-submersible and delighting in a delicious buffet lunch. The underwater observatory and marine touch tank will bring you up close to the colourful sea life, while a marine naturalist will educate you on their ecology. You can even experience the wonder of a seabed walk, with the option of helmet diving, or the new Theme Park Style waterslide!




  • Explore Moore Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, where you can swim and snorkel in temperate seas, with exotic marine life including Giant Clams, Clown Fish, Starfish and Sea Turtles.


  • Enjoy zooming over the crystal clear waters from Cairns Marina to Moore Reef on board our sleek catamaran, where you can enjoy the marine touch tank and the underwater observatory.


  • Delight in a chef prepared fresh buffet luncheon of local produce, as well as afternoon tea.


  • Engage in a fascinating and informative talk on reef ecology with our Marine Naturalist.



Begin your full day of reef cruising from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Marina, departing at approximately 9:30am, or Fitzroy Island Wharf at around 10am. Boarding the super-fast, air-conditioned catamaran, you will wind your way through the crystal clear waters of the outer fringes of the Great Barrier Reef to our large floating pontoon at Moore Reef.



Engage in a variety of activities from the semi-submersible craft and the glass-bottomed boat, including guided coral viewing and snorkelling (equipment and instruction provided). See and touch unique marine creatures in the marine touch tank and marvel at the exotic sea life in the underwater observatory. Enjoy the on board reef ecology presentation with our Marine Naturalist and learn of the exceptional characteristics unique to Clown Fish, Giant Clams, Giant Blue Starfish and a myriad of other sea creatures whose home is the Great Barrier Reef.



Enjoy a buffet luncheon prepared by our talented chef, of hot dishes, fresh seafood, salads and refreshing tropical fruit and afternoon tea as you relax and enjoy the peaceful tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef.



With on board freshwater showers and change rooms, a fully enclosed wading pool for children, free on board Wi Fi and full Cash Bar facilities, this wonderful cruise has everything you could want and more.



Return to Cairns at approximately 5:30pm after a wonderful day of fun in the Barrier Reef sun!


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Moore Reef Day Cruise

Rates

  Adult Child Family Pensioner
Pay Now $212.00 $106.00 $530.00 $190.80

Optional Extras

Return Hotel Tranfers - from Cairns City area
Cairns City
Adults: $22.00 | Children: $22.00 | Family: $88.00 | Pensioners: $22.00

Return Hotel Transfers - from Cairns Northern Beaches
Palm Cove,Trinity Beach, Machans Beach, Kewarra Beach
Adults: $32.00 | Children: $32.00 | Family: $128.00 | Pensioners: $32.00

Guided Snorkel Tour
Get up close and personal with the reef with our professional Marine Naturalist on a 30 minute guided snorkel tour.
Adults: $49.00 | Children: $35.00 | Family: $168.00 | Pensioners: $49.00

Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving
All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration onboard. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.
Adults: $155.00 | Children: $155.00 | Family: – | Pensioners: –

Introductory Scuba Dive
All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration onboard. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.
Adults: $145.00 | Children: $145.00 | Family: – | Pensioners: –

Certified Scuba Dive
All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration onboard. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.
Adults: $95.00 | Children: $95.00 | Family: – | Pensioners: –

Please Note: Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.