Sunlover Reef Cruise and Fitzroy Island – 2-day package

Sunlover Reef Cruise and Fitzroy Island are both Cairns’s favourite things to do.

Discover two kinds of Reef by travelling to Fitzroy Island and Moore Reef. Explore the idyllic Fitzroy Island and snorkel the coral gardens straight off the beach. The following day, embark on a full-day trip out to the Outer Barrier Reef and visit Moore Reef Pontoon. Snorkel over coral reefs and witness the marvellous marine life.

Your day on Fitzroy Island

A visit to this tropical island is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. The lush rainforest meets sandy beaches before giving way to the marine life and coral of the Great Barrier Reef. A package is a great way to tick all the boxes Fitzroy Island offers.

When visiting Cairns, a trip to view the coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef is a must-do. Fitzroy Island is ideal for those wishing to visit the various tropics’ ecosystems. This package includes return transfers, snorkelling equipment, and free time to explore Fitzroy Island’s National Park walking trails.

The Fitzroy Island day package is the perfect way to explore the Reef while visiting the island. Snorkel straight from the beach to view the coral and various fish below; snorkelers also report swimming alongside the beautiful Green Sea Turtle. In addition to the water-based activities, your day includes time to explore the dense rainforest, which covers 99% of the island.

This package also includes transfers to Fitzroy Island in an air-conditioned catamaran, taking around 45 minutes. The full-day trip provides approximately 6 hours to explore, including your snorkelling.

Sunlover Reef Cruise

Journey to the Outer Barrier Reef on the comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned catamaran. Positioned at Moore Reef is the activity platform with many ways in which you can see the Reef.

Snorkel in the naturally coral-fringed lagoon while trained lifeguards keep watch. Two snorkel platforms on the pontoon with water access via stairs, providing easy entry to explore Moore Reef. An enclosed ocean pool is excellent for young kids to swim in the saltwater at wading height, while a slide down the 30-metre spiral waterslide is a great way to enter the tropical ocean.

If you prefer to stay dry, there are still plenty of options to explore. A semi-submersible tour is a great way to tour the Reef without jumping in the water, while a glass-bottom boat tour provides views from above. Onboard the pontoon, visit the underwater observatory to view the impressive natural fish tank with views of the outer reef coral and marine life. A visit to the touch tank gets you up close to marine life while learning about this unique ecosystem.

There is no better way to see multiple types of Reef on your visit to the Great Barrier Reef!

more ways to visit Fitzroy island

Don’t have time to spend two days on the Reef? You can pack this same adventure into one day with the Fitzroy Island and Outer Reef Trip.

Just want one or the other? You can visit Fitzroy Island and explore on your own or visit the Moore Reef Pontoon.

Fitzroy Island

Moore Reef Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

Fitzroy Island Day Tour

8:30am Check-in opens
9:30am Depart Cairns Marina
10:15am Arrive at Fitzroy Island
4:20pm Depart Fitzroy Island
5:30pm Arrive at Cairns Marina

Moore Reef Pontoon Day Tour

8:30 am Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal
8:45 am Boarding
9:30 am Depart Cairns Marina
11:30 am Arrive at Moore Reef
1:30 pm Depart Moore Reef
5:30 pm Arrive at Cairns Marina

Fitzroy Island Day Tour

  • Return transfers in an air-conditioned catamaran
  • 6 hours on Fitzroy Island
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction

Moore Reef Pontoon Day Tour

  • Return transfer in an air-conditioned catamaran
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • 30-metre spiral water slide into the ocean
  • Glass bottom boat tour and semi-submersible tour
  • Lunch along with tea and coffee while stationary
  • Marine life touch tank
  • Kids ocean pool enclosure
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentations
  • Marine naturalist presentations
  • Lycra suit and buoyancy vest

 

  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Seawalker helmet dive
  • Introductory scuba dive
  • Certified scuba dive
  • Towel, hat, sunscreen as well as swimwear and sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card for snacks, drinks and souvenirs
  • In addition, you can bring along a picnic lunch, however, no alcohol is permitted due to the Resort liquor licensing.

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street,  between 8.30 and 9.15 am.

The vessel is located on the Cairns Marina

Your Safety Is Our First Priority

Some medical conditions, age and/or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you complete our Scuba Diving Questionnaire prior to booking. After all, we want you to be able to enjoy every aspect of your adventure.

On the other hand, you may like to consult your own Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours.  If you are joining multiple dives, however, you will need to wait 24 hours after your last dive. Additionally, this also includes Skydiving and Hot Air Ballooning. However, we recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible

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