1 Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure $219

Operates: Daily

Departs: 9:15am

Returns: Approximately 5:30pm

Adults: $219

Children: $119 (4 – 15 years old)

Date changes are permitted up to 48 hours prior to departure (dependent on availability). Please check our full cancellation policy here.

Important information: Any passengers wanting to upgrade to scuba diving or the Seawalker Helmet Dive will need to complete a form to be cleared for these activities. Please view the form by clicking here and discuss with us anything that may apply to you and prevent you from diving before you book these upgrades. Pre-booked upgrades will not be refunded where the passenger has not been cleared to dive onboard on the day.

  • Travelling on an air-conditioned catamaran to Moore Reef
  • 4 hours to explore the reef
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Tea and coffee all day (while stationary)
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Theme-park style waterslide
  • Fully enclosed kids pool
  • Great Barrier Reef presentation
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Touch tank presentation

Please meet the tour at the Marlin Marina, 1 Spence Street Cairns for check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal from 8:30am.

Hotel pickups can be arranged from most accommodation providers in Cairns at an additional cost to be paid when booking the tour. If you require a hotel pickup, please select your accommodation location from the drop-down menu when you book. If you cannot find your accommodation in the list, please contact us and we can advise you of the closest location.

Cairns pickup: $22 per person (pay when booking)

Northern Beaches pickup: $32 per person (pay when booking)

 

Location Address Time
Make your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence Street, Cairns 8:30am
201 Lake Street Apartments 201 Lake Street, Cairns 8:55am
Adobe Motel 191 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
Balaclava Hotel 423 Mulgrave Road, Earlville 8:25am
Bay Village Tropical Resort Corner Lake Street and Gatton Street, Cairns 8:55am
Bohemia Resort 231 McLeod Street, Cairns 8:50am
Cairns Beach Resort 129-135 Oleander Street, Holloways Beach 8:25am
Cairns City Backpackers 274 Draper Street, Cairns 8:45am
Cairns Colonial Club Resort 18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns 8:35am
Cairns Gateway Resort 1-21 Anderson Road, Cairns 8:20am
Cairns Holiday Park 12-30 Little Street, Manunda 8:35am
Cairns Plaza Hotel 145 The Esplanade, Cairns 8:55am
Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartment 267 Lake Street, Cairns 8:45am
Cairns Reef Apartments 670-678 Bruce Highway, Cairns 8:20am
Cairns Sheridan Hotel 295 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park 49 Little Pease Street, Cairns 8:30am
Cairns Villa and Leisure Park 28 Pease Street, Manoora 8:30am
Calypso Inn Backpackers 5-9 Digger Street, Cairns 8:55am
Cannon Park Motel 574 Bruce Highway, Cairns 8:25am
Cascade Gardens 175 Lake Street, Cairns 8:55am
Castaway Backpackers 207 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
City Terraces Cairns 63-65 McLeod Street, Cairns 8:50am
Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments 17A Upward Street, Cairns 8:50am
Clifton Palms 35 Upolu Esplanade, Clifton Beach 8:25am
Clifton Sands Apartments 81-87 Guide Street, Clifton Beach 8:25am
Comfort Inn Cairns City 183-185 Lake Street, Cairns 8:55am
Cool Waters Holiday Park 2-14 Shale Street, Cairns 8:20am
Coral Reef Apartments 192196 Mann Street, Cairns 8:40am
Coral Sea Beach Front 131-133 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 8:15am
Coral Tree Towers Holiday Suites 255  The Esplanade, Cairns 8:55am
Coral Tree Inn 166-172 Grafton Street, Cairns 8:55am
Crystal Garden Resort 18 James Street, Cairns 8:45am
DoubleTree by Hilton 121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns 8:55am
Dreamtime Travellers Rest 189 Bunda Street, Paramatta Park 8:45am
Gilligans Backpackers 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns 9:00am
Grand Chancellor Palm Cove Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove 8:15am
Half Moon Bay Resort 101-103 Wattle Street, Smithfield 8:35am
Holiday Inn Harbourside 209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns 8:45am
II Centro Apartment Suites 30 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:45am
II Palazzo Boutique Hotel 62 Abbott Street, Cairns 9:00am
Imagine Drift Veivers Road and Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 8:15am
Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa 80 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach 8:15am
Mad Monkey Backpackers 100 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
Mango Lagoon Resort 81-85 Cedar Road, Palm Cove 8:15am
Mantra Amphora 49-63 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 8:15am
Mantra Trilogy 101/105 The Esplanade, Cairns 8:55am
Melaleuca Resort 85-93 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 8:15am
Motel Nomad 314 Mulgrave Road, Cairns 8:30am
New Chalon Hotel 702 Bruce Highway, Cairns 8:20am
Nomads Cairns (Serpent) 341 Lake Street, Cairns 8:40am
North Cove Waterfront 275-277 The Esplanade, Cairns 8:45am
Novotel Cairns Oasis 122 Lake Street, Cairns 9:00am
Oasis Inn Holiday Apartments 276 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:55am
Oasis Palm Cove McDonald Close, Palm Cove 8:15am
Palm Cove Tropic Apartment 6 Triton Street, Palm Cove 8:15am
Palm Royale Cairns 7-11 Chester Court, Manunda 8:30am
Park Regis City Quays 6-8 Lake Street, Cairns 9:05am
Pullman Sea Temple Palm Cove 5 Triton Street, Palm Cove 8:15am
Queens Court 167-173 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
Rainforest Grove Holiday Resort 40-42 Moody Street, Manoora 8:30am
Sanctuary Palm Cove 6 Cedar Road, Palm Cove 8:15am
Sebel Palm Cove Coral Coastal Road, Palm Cove 8:15am
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments 3-11 Water Street, Cairns 8:45am
Sunshine Tower 136-140 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
The Abbott Boutique Hotel 69-73 Abbott Street, Cairns 9:00am
The Lake Cairns Resort and Spa 2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns 8:50am
The Villas Palm Cove 24 Warren Street, Palm Cove 8:15am
Trinity Beach (bus stop) Corner Trinity Beach and Moore Street, Trinity Beach 8:25am
Tropic Days Backpackers 28 Bunting Street, Cairns 8:45am
Tropic Sunrise Holiday Units 338 Sheridan Street, Cairns 8:50am
Villa Marine 8 Rutherford Street, Yorkeys Knob 8:35am
Villa Shanri-La 288 Sheridan Street, Cairns North 8:55am
Villa Vaucluse Apartments 141 Grafton Street, Cairns 9:00am
White Rock Leisure Park 2 Skull Road, White Rock 8:20am
YHA Cairns Central 20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns 8:45am
Yorkeys Knob Post Office Shop 12/453 Varley Street, Yorkeys Knob 8:35am

Upgrade 1: Seawalker Helmet Dive: $159 per person

Upgrade 2: Introductory Scuba Dive (no experience necessary): $149 per person

Upgrade 3: Certified Scuba Dive: $99 per person

Upgrade 4: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour: Adult $55 & Child $37

 

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure Tour Itinerary

The new deluxe pontoon at Moore Reef has a little something for everyone. Located 40km into the Great Barrier Reef off the shores of Cairns, it is a haven of water-based activities that are fun for all the family.

This one-day adventure takes you out to the pontoon where you are free to explore the reef on your own terms so you can really make this day all about you. Discovering the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most breath-taking natural wonders, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and this tour is the perfect way to dip your toes into this incredible area (both literally and figuratively).

We set out from Cairns on a comfortable, air-conditioned catamaran and make our way through the beautiful scenery of the Great Barrier Reef to the Moore Reef Pontoon. This floating activity centre is full of fun adventures which you can pick and choose throughout the day.

You might decide to hit the waterslides and splash about in the crystal clear waters of the reef, or you might prefer to grab a sun lounger on the deck and soak up a few rays. Alternatively, there’s an underwater observatory where you can glean a deeper understanding of the diverse marine life that characterises this part of the ocean, as well as the opportunity to go on a Glass Bottom Boat tour or a semi-submersible tour – both of which are led by expert marine biologists.

For younger members of the family, there is a fish feeding tour and an enclosed pool overlooking the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After a tropical buffet lunch, it’s time to check out the underwater world with a snorkelling adventure before we make our way back to Cairns. This day-trip offers an incredible way to get to know the Great Barrier Reef, whether you’re looking to snorkel, swim, or soak up the sun.

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