This tour offers the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience for people of all ages and swimming abilities. You will get approximately four hours to explore the outer reef from a comfortable purpose built pontoon. You can enjoy an array of activities, all included in your price which are glass bottom boat rides, semi submarine coral viewing tours, under water observatory, marine life touch tank presentation, waterslide, snorkelling and lunch. This trip provides a fantastic family friendly reef day!
Glass Bottom Boat
Enjoy a spectacular top-down view of coral and marine life without getting wet. With the reef only 0.5 to 3 metres under the glass, the glass bottom boat tour offers a clear and close-up view of hard and soft corals, giant clams, anemones, fish and more, explained by one of our marine experts. You might even spot a sea turtle! Tours departs regularly throughout the day.
Semi Submersible Boat
When you sit in the hull of our semi-submersible boat, your window is below sea level giving a ‘fish eye’ perspective of the Great Barrier Reef. From the comfort of your seat, experience the wonder of the reef as you cruise over stunning coral gardens, past staggering drop offs, and spot amazing marine animals. Tours depart regularly throughout the day.
This pontoon is home to the only waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Swirling eight metres down from our sun deck on a 30-metre spiral into the tropical ocean, see if you can beat 110 slides in one day – that’s the record! Available all day and supervised by lifeguards, the waterslide is a hit with big kids and little kids alike.
Located at one end of the pontoon, the underwater observatory is a room below sea level with a huge window allowing you to look out on the fish and coral of the reef, while staying dry! It’s open all day, so simply descend the stairs to enjoy the view whenever you like. A great viewing time is during the fish feeding presentation when hundreds of fish swarm near the window.
OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES
Choose to add on an Introductory Dive, Seawalker Helmet Dive, Certified Scuba Diving or even a scenic Helicopter Flight!
- Tea and coffee
- Fully enclosed kids ocean pool
- Marine life touch tank presentation
- 4 hours at the reef pontoon
- Marine naturalist presentation
- All snorkelling equipment
- Underwater observatory
- Tropical buffet lunch including seafood, hot dishes, salads and fruits
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Semi submersible coral viewing tour
Fly / Cruise & Cruise / Fly Options
Package includes standard inclusions as above PLUS a 25 minute helicopter scenic flight transfer one way (to or from the reef).
- Cruise/Fly: Boat Departs 9.30am / Heli flight Return 3.30pm
- Fly/Cruise: Heli Flight Departs 11.30am / Boat Return 5.30pm
- Departs Cairns: 9.30am (check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am)
- Return Cairns: 5.30pm
Departing Cairns, you will enjoy the scenic cruise to the Great Barier Reef via Fitzroy Island. We make a quick stop here on our to drop off and pick up Island passengers (you will stay onboard), before we make our way to Moore Reef.
You will have up to 4 hours on our custom-built Reef Activity Pontoon to relax, explore and experience!
With a range of included activities included, all ages and abilities can explore and enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. With clear water, colourful coral, abundant fish life and friendly resident turtles and Maori wrasse, Moore Reef is the ultimate destination to experience all that the outer reef has to offer.
Swimmers of all abilities can snorkel in the natural lagoon or stay dry with our semi-submersible and glass bottom boat tours that operate multiple times throughout the day.
You can also visit our underwater observatory to discover the world’s most impressive natural fish tank and get up close and personal with marine life in our touch tank presentations.
Young kids can have fun in our enclosed ocean ‘pool’ or swirl down Sunlover’s 30-metre spiralling waterslide into the tropical ocean. A trained lifeguard is always on watch from an elevated lifeguard station, and there’s easy entry to the water from two snorkel platforms, both of which are accessible by stairs.
For those who want even more adventure, you can add to your reef tour with a guided-snorkel tour, Seawalker helmet dive, introductory and certified SCUBA dives or take to the sky for a scenic helicopter flight.
We will stop again briefly again at Fitzroy Island on our homeward bound journey, arriving back in Cairns at 5.30pm.