10 Minute Scenic Flight with Sunlover Cruises

Starting from: $AU364.00

Tour Overview

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  • Tour: Cruise to Reef Sunlover Cruises / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure locations: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 350
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Moore Reef
  • Tour duration: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 1hr 30min
  • Time exploring the reef: 5 hours
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 3 levels
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea & Buffett Lunch included

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10 Minute Scenic Flight with Sunlover Cruises

Enjoy a full day on the outer reef with Sunlover Cruises pontoon and add an amazing experience into your day, a helicopter scenic flight while on the reef. The view from the helicopter will provide visitors with a totally unique reef experience unlike any other. The chance of seeing some marine life is quite big so have the camera ready to take photos of turtles, whales, stingrays and much.

Sunlover Cruises takes visitors to discover the beauty of the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. The day starts with travellers checking in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, boarding their fast, air-conditioned catamaran and cruising to their large pontoon (floating platform) where visitors spend the day and do the many available activities.

Sunlover Cruises is a great reef tour option for families with small children or non-confident swimmers who may not be able to snorkel. The spacious platform offers to all guests complimentary glass bottom boat coral viewing tours, semi-submersible tours, underwater observatory and fish feeding conducted along with an informative reef talk.

Also included for the day is morning tea, afternoon tea and a tropical buffet lunch with seafood, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruit.

Extra activities include:

  • Introductory diving (for clients who never dived before)
  • Certified diving (qualified divers)
  • Guided snorkel tours (a snorkel tour where an experienced guide stays and assists clients during their snorkelling activity)
  • Sea Walker (diving with a helmet on - the air comes from the surface)

Whether visitors want to get wet or stay dry, there are numerous activities available for everyone to enjoy. Or simply just relax, sit back and marvel at the serenity.

What's included in the main price

  • Return cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on-board an air-conditioned catamaran
  • Spectacular 10 minute helicopter scenic flight over Moore Reef
  • Marine Naturalist Informative presentation
  • Tropical buffet lunch including seafood, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruit
  • Semi-submersible vessel coral viewing
  • Glass bottom boat
  • On-board touch tank
  • All snorkelling equipment and expert instruction
  • Fully enclosed kids pool
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Freshwater showers and change rooms
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Sea Walker
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Coach hotel transfers
  • Wet suit ($10 hire each)and lycra suit hire ($6 each hire)

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
8:30-9:15 Check-in at the Sunlover Cruises desk inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
09:30 Boat departs Marlin Jetty Cairns
Travel time is 1 hour & 45 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran
11:45 Boat arrives at Sunlover Cruises pontoon
Enjoy around 4 hours exploring the outer reef
Enjoy a 10 minute scenic flight over the reef
15:45 Boat departs Sunlover Cruises pontoon
Quick stop at Fitzroy Island to pick up passengers
17:30 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sun screen
  • Camera
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases including optional activities
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Helicopter Passengers: Weight Check: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed as per Australia's Aviation Policy. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
Insurance: The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.
Sea Walker: Min age is 12 years old.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2018 - 2019 Rates Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 Action
10min Scenic Flight $364.00 per adult
$265.00 per child
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019
Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City) $22.00 per adult / $22.00 per child
Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches) $32.00 per adult / $32.00 per child
Introductory Dive $149.00 per adult / $149.00 per child
Certified Dive $99.00 per adult / $99.00 per child
Seawalker Helmet Diving $159.00 per adult / $159.00 per child
Guided Snorkelling Adventure $52.00 per adult / $35.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $10.00 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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