Sunlover Reef Cruises: Arlington Reef Half Day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

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Sunlover Reef Cruises is now offering the only half day cruise from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Join them on their large air conditioned catamaran as they cruise a quick one hour and 10 minutes transfer time to their stunning outer reef pontoon.

Visitors will be among the first to re-discover this little known location from their newly renovated pontoon. As a matter of fact, tours to Arlington Reef have not been running for over 20 years!

The soft corals surrounding our pontoon are home to an array of stunning marine life, including turtles, giant clams and the little legend that is the clown fish.

Enjoy included activities such as snorkelling, underwater observatory, fish feeding, kids pool and marine touch tank.

Submerge yourself in the local marine life with their unique Sea Walking Experience. Or, if you really want to get up close and personal with the reef, try an introduction or certified dive, or book onto a guided snorkel tour (additional costs apply).

Non-swimmers don't have to miss out! See the beauty of this natural wonder with their glass bottom boat tour (additional costs apply).

Departs at 8am, returns at 1.30pm. Includes a light barbecue lunch.

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Activities

  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

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Sunlover Reef Cruises

Sunlover Reef Cruises is now offering the only half day cruise from Cairns to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Join them on their large air conditioned catamaran as they cruise a quick one hour and 10 minutes transfer time to their stunning outer reef pontoon.

Visitors will be among the first to re-discover this little known location from their newly renovated pontoon. As a matter of fact, tours to Arlington Reef have not been running for over 20 years!

The soft corals surrounding their pontoon are home to an array of stunning marine life, including turtles, giant clams and the little legend that is the clown fish.

Enjoy included activities such as snorkelling, underwater observatory, fish feeding, kids pool and marine touch tank.

Submerge yourself in their local marine life with their unique Sea Walking Experience. Or, if you really want to get up close and personal with the reef, try an introduction or certified dive (additional costs apply).

Non-swimmers don't have to miss out! See the beauty of this natural wonder with their glass bottom boat tour (additional costs apply).

Departs at 8am, returns at 1.30pm. Includes a light barbecue lunch.

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$150 $199

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