Great Barrier Reef Tours

As the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most visited places in the world. Located off the coast of Queensland in north eastern Australia, this magnificent place can actually be seen from outer space, and is home to a wide array of marine life. The Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander people have used this great reef as part of their survival efforts for thousands of years. Great Barrier Reef Tours can take you on an epic tour of this incredible region; a place you’ll never forget.

The Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef ToursThe Great Barrier Reef is home to a diverse group of marine life including more than 25 species of dolphins and whales and the great humpback whale. The green sea turtle calls the reef home, as do more than 1,500 species of fish. Some of the world’s most endangered species also make their home at the Great Barrier Reef. Cruises to the reef will give you the opportunity to see endangered life such as certain species of sea turtles, dugong’s (more commonly called sea cows) and the magnificent blue whale, the world’s Great Barrier Reef Tourslargest sea mammal.


Sunlover Reef Cruises will quickly take you to the reef so you can spend hours viewing and learning about the creatures that live here. A qualified instructor will teach you, free of charge, how to snorkel. The glass-bottom boat allows you to watch the marine life in their natural habitat, as a guide tells you all about them. There’s also a Great Barrier Reef Tourstouch tank that allows you to get up close and personal with the sea life and gives you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to actually touch some of the unique creatures that live there. A presentation is also given by a qualified marine naturalist who will give insight into the way in which these creatures live and survive.

Great Barrier Reef Tours with Sunlovers departs Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns 9.30 am, and returns Cairns 5.30 pm.


  • The vessels used for the Great Barrier Reef Tours are air-conditioned, allowing you to enjoy the cruise in comfort.
  • Because Sunlover’s Cruises makes haste to the reef you have approximately 4 ½ hours of hands-on time to spend at the reef.
  • All snorkeling equipment is provided free-of-charge to those visitors who want to try their hand at snorkeling.
  • There is a fully-enclosed wading pool where children can have their own unique experience with some of the marine life, all while being completely safe.
  • There is an afternoon tea, and a scrumptious buffet luncheon that is prepared by a chef. It includes fresh seafood and an assortment of hot dishes, salads and fresh tropical fruit.

For bookings and further information go toGreat Barrier Reef Tours.

Other Great Barrier Reef Tour Options

There are additional Great Barrier Reef Tours and activities visitors can choose from, including scuba diving and snorkeling tours, and breathtaking scenic helicopter flights.

These amazing photos of the Great Barrier Reef are courtesy of Tourism Australia.

From Kerry at Aussie Tour.

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