Cairns Combo | 2 Day Sunlover Pontoon & Fitzroy Island Families Save $52

Tour Code: 448

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Family Deal Save $52
  • Enjoy a day on the Sunlover state-of-the-art, multi-level Outer Great Barrier Reef floating activity pontoon with super-sized sundeck and one-of-a-kind spaghetti waterslide that even the adults enjoy that departs from Cairns.
  • On our Cairns Great Barrier Reef tour you will meet some of Moore Reef’s resident characters, including Wally the giant, intricately marked Maori Wrasse fish and Dora the friendly sea turtle
  • This 2 day combo package tour deal from Cairns offers 2 amazing snorkelling locations – snorkel the fringing reef from the beach on Fitzroy Island, explore the coral gardens and marine life at Moore Reef on the outer Barrier Reef.
  • Great fun, great value 2 day Great Barrier Reef tour to visit Fitzroy Island and an outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon from Cairns. 

Included In Price

  • Moore Reef Pontoon : Snorkelling & equipment, Lycra suit, Semi-submersible tour, Glass bottom boat tour, Underwater observatory, Fish feeding presentations, Waterslide, Enclosed ocean pool, Gourmet tropical inspired lunch
  • Fitzroy Island: Return ferry from Cairns to Fitzroy Island Snorkel equipment hire including fins, mask, lycra suit & glass bottom boat tour

Amazing value, Cairns 2 Day Great Barrier Reef tour and Fitzroy Island tour combo deal. Snorkel the Outer Barrier Reef from Sunlover pontoon, explore Fitzroy Island, and much more. Save with this great value combo tour deal.

What to Expect

Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef with our 2-Day Combo Package Tour departing from Cairns. Spend one day exploring the Outer Barrier Reef from the Sunlover Interactive Pontoon, and another day discovering the beauty of Fitzroy Island. This Cairns combo package 2 day reef tour offers a variety of activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, scenic helicopter flights, and rainforest walks, catering to all ages, families and activity levels even non-swimmers. This is the best combo package deal on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Save with this incredible value combo deal!

Features and Highlights

Day One – Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour to Pontoon

  • Departure: Depart from Cairns Marlin Marina at 8:00 AM aboard a high-speed catamaran. Enjoy fresh coffee and tea during the 90-minute journey to Moore Reef pontoon.
  • State-of-the-Art Pontoon: The Sunlover Moore Reef pontoon is a two-storey floating platform with a spacious sundeck, enclosed children's pool, and a unique spaghetti waterslide.
  • Activities: Snorkelling among vibrant coral reef formations, enjoy glass bottom boat tours, semi-submersible submarine rides, and visit the underwater observatory.
  • Lunch: A hot and cold buffet lunch is included on the pontoon.
  • Optional Extras: Guided snorkelling tours, scenic helicopter rides, introductory and certified scuba diving, and Seawalker helmet diving.

Day Two – Fitzroy Island Day Tours

  • Departure: Depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 8:45 AM for a 45-minute catamaran ride to Fitzroy Island.
  • Island Activities: Spend over five hours exploring Fitzroy Island’s pristine beaches and untouched forests. Enjoy snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, and more. Please note the some beaches are made up of coral so reef shoes are recommened.
  • Hiking Trails: Choose from five scenic walking treks, including paths to the Secret Garden, lighthouse, and summit for breathtaking views. Please note these are island trails so wear appropriate shoes.
  • Dining: Visit Foxy's Bar and Cafe for delicious casual food and beverages or grab snacks from the General Store.

2 Day Combo Package Tour Itinerary

Day One: Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour

  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM: Check-in
  • 9:45 AM: Boarding closes
  • 10:00 AM: Depart Cairns Marina
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM: Arrive at Moore Reef Pontoon
  • 4:00 PM: Depart Moore Reef Pontoon
  • 5:30 PM: Arrive back at Cairns Marina

Day Two: Fitzroy Island Tour

  • 8:15 AM: Check-in
  • 8:45 AM: Boat departs Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 9:45 AM: Arrive at Fitzroy Island, 5+ hours of island time
  • 3:30 PM: Reboarding commences
  • 4:00 PM: Depart Fitzroy Island
  • 5:00 PM: Arrive back at Cairns Marlin Marina

Optional Activities

Day One: Moore Reef Pontoon

  • Interactive Snorkelling Adventure: Join a marine naturalist for a guided snorkelling tour of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Introductory Scuba Diving: Experience your first scuba dive with an experienced instructor.
  • Certified Scuba Diving: Dive with a buddy and explore the Great Barrier Reef’s spectacular sites.
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving: Walk on the sea floor with a helmet that allows you to breathe normally.
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight: Enjoy a breathtaking view of the reef from above in the seat of a helicopter ride.

Day Two: Fitzroy Island Tour

  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre: Learn about turtle conservation efforts. Leave a donation.
  • Kayak Tour: Paddle around the island’s scenic waters.
  • Nature Talk: Discover the island’s unique flora and fauna on a guided walk.
  • Rainforest Walk: Explore the lush rainforest on a guided tour to the Secret Garden.
  • Snorkelling & Glass Bottom Boat tour are included: Snorkel equipment will be provided on the journey to Fitzroy Island.

Additional Information

  • What to Bring: Swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, reef shoes, camera, and cash for additional purchases.
  • Family-Friendly: The tour is suitable for all ages, with activities available for non-swimmers and young children.

Book this 2-day combo package tour from Cairns for an unforgettable adventure on the Great Barrier Reef and Fitzroy Island and enjoy the best of both worlds over two days.

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Day 1: Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour

Cruise to a floating pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef

  • Departing from Cairns city hop aboard your high-speed catamaran, grab a fresh coffee and ltake in the views of East Trinity and Yarrabah as you’re entertained by a Great Barrier Reef presentation and get some snorkelling tips from a knowledgeable marine guide.

The state-of-the-art Moore Reef floating pontoon is your activity centre for the day. 

  • Explore the spacious two-storey pontoon and relax on the super-sized sundeck
  • The kids will love the fully enclosed children’s pool
  • Whiz down the one-of-a-kind waterslide into the reef
  • Visit the underwater observatory
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch with seafood and tropical fruits

From the moment you arrive, feel free to pop on your snorkel and dive into the sparkling water, home to stunning coral gardens and a multitude of reef fish and marine life. 

Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

  • Snorkelling amongst stunning coral formations and tropical rainbow-coloured fish is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. 
  •  And don’t be surprised if a sea turtle suddenly appears; an appearance that will captivate snorkellers of all ages! 
  • This is the location you will also get to meet Wally the famous Maori Wrasse who just loves seeing himself in selfies.

Glass bottom boat tour

  • The glass bottom boat tour is custom-made for those who prefer not to get wet, aren’t strong swimmers, or are simply feeling a little waterlogged after snorkelling. 
  • No less detailed or impressive than a diving birds-eye view, you’ll view the stunning underwater world through the glass perspex on the bottom of the boat.
  • View cabbage-shaped coral flowers; watch as sparkling yellow and blue parrotfish peer through the boat windows; and be on the lookout for rays or even a ribbon of eels peeping out from a coral crevice. There will likely be more marine life than you can count, and you'll find out fascinating information from an onboard marine biologist about each species you spot.

Semi-submersible submarine tour

  • Located one metre under the water's surface, the specially designed semi-submarine will propel you in dry comfort to get an up close perspective of Moore Reef. Enjoy thirty minutes of up-close Reef viewing in air-conditioned comfort.
  • As part of the onboard package, you'll also enjoy an interactive marine presentation, which you can listen to as you gaze through the windows at some of the Reef's rare marine species.

There is also a range of exciting optonal activities to choose from:

Interactive snorkel adventure (optional extra activity)

  • Experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this interactive snorkel tour. A marine naturalist will lead the tour and provide you with some fascinating facts about the diverse marine life you spot along the way, such as sea cucumbers, brilliant starfish and perhaps a sleepy ray hiding in the sand. 

Introductory scuba diving (optional extra activity)

  • Moore Reef and its world heritage environment are all about discovery. And after snorkelling in this marine park, you might feel you are ready to expand your experience and to try your first ever dive. 

We highly recommend pre-booking to avoid missing out.

  • An experienced instructor will teach you every skill needed for this endeavour. With an introductory dive, you are given a taste of the thrill of the world beneath the surface, diving first as a group and then separating to explore a little more independently.  

Certified scuba diving (optional extra activity)

  • You haven’t scuba dived until you have scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef! You'll be paired up with a dive buddy of equal experience for this unforgettable underwater journey. Moore Reef offers some spectacular dive sites where you'll witness an ever-present array of unique reef fish and stunning coral canyons, spot clownfish (Nemo) colonies, sea turtles, and ‘Wally’ the giant Maori Wrasse - the friendliest fish on the Reef!

Seawalker platform helmet diving (optional extra activity)

  • Seawalker helmet diving is an exciting way to experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet. No prior dive knowledge or experience is required and you will be guided on your adventure by a qualified instructor.

You will need to pre-fill out a Medical Questionairre for all underwater experiences.

  • Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker helmet diving enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. 
  • Seawalker offers all the excitement of scuba diving without getting wet and is ideal for non-swimmers.

Scenic helicopter flight (optional extra activity) - Infant age 3 must pay for a seat

  • View the vastness and beauty of the Reef from above on a scenic helicopter flight. This exciting and breathtaking experience gives you the chance to see the brilliant coral formations, groups of turtles, sharks and rays as you cruise approximately 500ft over the Great Barrier Reef and pass the coastline of Cairns.


  • 08:30 – 09:30 - Check-in
  • 09:45 - Boarding Closes
  • 10.00 - Depart Cairns Marina
  • 11:15 – 11:30 - Arrive Moore Reef Pontoon
  • 4.00 - Depart Moore Reef pontoon 
  • 5:30 - Arrive Cairns Marina

Day 2: Fitzroy Island Tour

After checking in at 8.30am you'll depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 9.30am to begin your cruise.

  • Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee served onboard the spacious, high-speed catamaran, then sit back and relax for the quick 45-minute cruise to Fitzroy Island. 
  • You'll have over five hours to explore beautiful Fitzroy Island's pristine beaches and untouched forests, and enjoy a host of water and land-based activities.
  • You may want to begin the day with an ice-cream from the Pacific Islands Trading Store, or perhaps get right into snorkelling among the fringing coral that surrounds this tropical island paradise.
  • You can also choose from five scenic walking treks around the island, and for beachcombers and lovers of the sun, deserted coves and pristine beaches await.  
  • Snacks can be purchased on the island, and for those who’ve built up a real appetite, Foxy’s Bar and Café can tempt you with a deli-style lunch. The afternoon is yours to choose to do as much or as little as you'd like.

Hike Fitzroy Island Trails

  • Fitzroy Island is 99 per cent national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and is famed for its range of exhilarating, scenic hiking trails.
  • Some lead to deserted beaches and others to compelling lookouts over the island. There are short walks to the mythical Secret Garden, which is a mere 45-minute round trip.
  • Another option for the keen flora and fauna explorer is a long walk to the historic lighthouse and magnificent summit where you have 360 degree views all over the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.
  • Keep an eye out for birds of paradise, red flying fox, glimmering blue Ulysses butterflies and giant monitors lazing on the boulders.

Snorkelling on Fitzroy Island (Included)

  • Head to the Beach Hut to pick up your snorkelling equipment for the day then snorkel straight off the beach to explore the stunning fringing reef which forms part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Glass Bottom Boat Tour on Fitzroy Island (Included)

For those excited to discover underwater marvels, the package features a Glass Bottom Boat tour, offering a captivating view of the vibrant marine ecosystem without the need to get into the water.

Additional optional island activities

There are limited spaces available for optional activies, we recommend you pre book prior to travel: 

  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Turtle Talk Presentation
  • Guided Nature Walk
  • Guided Kayak Tour
  • Guided Rainforest Tour


8.15am: Check In + boarding at the boat
8.40am: Boarding closes
8.45am: Boat departs Cairns Marlin Marina
9.45am: Arrival at Fitzroy Island, 5+hrs Island Time
3.30pm: Re-boarding of the boat commences
3.50pm: Boarding closes
4.00pm: Departure from Fitzroy Island
5.00pm: Arrival at Cairns Malin Marina, disembark

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Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Moore Reef Day : Check in 8.30am to 9.30am - Boarding closes 9.45am - Departs Cairns Marina 10.00am - Returns Cairns Marina 5.30pm
  • Fitzroy Island Day: Check in 8.15am - Departs Cairns Marina 8.45am - Arrives Cairns Marina 5.00pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Transfers are additional cost - Not included.
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Moore Reef - Outer Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


This tour operates on Christmas Day
Tours can be reversed - visit Fitzroy Island on Day 1 and Moore Reef on Day 2 depending on availability


Moore Reef Day: Outer Great Barrier Reef - 4 hours approx.
Fitzroy day: time on Fitzroy Island - 6 hours approx.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Guided snorkelling tours (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Introductory and certified scuba diving (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Seawalker helmet dive (Moore Reef pontoon)
  • Transfers to and from accommodation in Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Palm Cove for a small extra fee, please pre-book with us
  • 10 minute helicopter scenic flight (Moore Reef pontoon) - Infants age 3 will be charged the child price for any helicopter component booked, this charge will be added to your booking total
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Medium fitness is required for snorkel safari tour.

Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from helmet diving and scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF30+ water resistant)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash ($AUD) or Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard) for any on board purchases, drinks and snacks.

  • Infants age 3 will be charged the child price for any helicopter component booked, this charge will be added to your booking total
  • Parents can take prams, strollers and capsules on boat

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

No refund if booking is cancelled or amended within 24 hours of travel.

Infants age 3 will be charged the child price for any helicopter component booked, this charge will be added to your booking total.

Cairns Combo | 2 Day Sunlover Pontoon & Fitzroy Island Families Save $52

Tour Code: 448

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Family Deal Save $52



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$237.00
Family: au$1,035.00

Tour Code: 448



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