Cairns Sleep On The Reef - Great Barrier Reef Pontoon 2 Day - 1 Night

Tour Code: 332

Prices From

au$499

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

Child: au$499.00
Family: au$1,996.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Cairns Sleep On The Reef, the Greatest Pontoon Experience Ever! 2 Days and 1 Glorious night on the pontoon sleeping in a posh swag with only 17 other privileged adventure seekers

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Highlights

  • When all the reef day visitors go back on the boat to Cairns and you then have the pontoon all to yourselves   
  • Feeling a bit special with all the personalised private tours on the reef
  • Watching the sun go down whilst sitting in the middle of Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a floating pontoon
  • Sleeping in a posh swag under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef  

Perfect Selfie

  • Definitley a selfie in my glamping gear on the pontoon deck
  • With Wally the famous Humphead Maori Wrasse

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Sleep On the Great Barrier Reef - The Greatest Pontoon Experience Ever

This is first of its kind Great Barrier Reef tour for Cairns  – now you can take a morning cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef and enjoy your first day with your choice of private snorkelling tour, scuba diving, private glass bottom boat tour, and then the next day flying around in helicopters and trying out the Seawalker options.

(Please note all diving, helicopters and Seawalker are optional extras).

Take the day trip snorkel and dive tour to the Great Barrier Reef pontoon and spend the day getting to know your home for the next 2 days. Enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving and get to know your 17 other fellow reef sleep mates.

As the afternoon draws closer all of the day tour guests re-board the boat and head back to Cairns city at 3.30pm, leaving you and 17 other privileged adventure lovers to to stay on the floating pontoon platform overnight for a night of glamping under the stars of Tropical North Queensland Australia with your tour hosts you had met during the day!

All guests will be bedding down in individual deluxe sleeping swags that allow you to see the stars as you lie in your little crib on deck whilst the ocean laps the side of the pontoon and lulls you off to sleep after a night of eating and drinking and star spotting with your new found glamping partners.

If this 2 day 1 night liveaboard Great Barrier reef adventure sounds like it’s for you then read and call us to book straight away as we only have a few departures each week and it can be seasonal and limited to only 18 early bookers.

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Included In Price

  • Private semi-submersible submarine tours
  • Private snorkelling tours and snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat tours
  • Day and night time underwater observatory
  • Southern night sky presentation
  • 1 x breakfast, 2 x buffet lunch, 1 x 3 course BBQ dinner, 4 x morning & afternoon tea
  • Guided snorkel safari with marine biologist
  • Touch tank demonstration
  • Fish feeding demonstration
  • Sunset gourmet platters
  • Deluxe swags
  • Free WiFi Onboard
  • Maximum 18 guests
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Check-in time: from 8:30am
  • Check-in closes: 9:15am
  • Departs at 9:30am
  • Return to Cairns Marina at 5:30pm the following day
Departure Instructions

If you are making your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal, please note check in starts at 08:30 am and closes at 9:15am sharp. The boat departs Cairns Marina at 9.30am.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Book Transfers at time of reef booking
Destinations

Moore Reef Sunlover Platform

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Wednesday, Saturday

Duration

2 days - 1 night

What to Bring

Please note due to limited space on the vessel and the pontoon you should not bring more than a small overnight bag for the duration of your stay. Items you will need over night items, towel, change of clothes, swim wear, sunscreen, hat and protective clothing, warm clothing for the night, money/credit card for optional purchases, your camera, power bank.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Seawalker Helmet diving
  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Certified scuba diving
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Return Transfer from Cairns or the Northern Beaches
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy

Minimum age 12. Children age 12 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer.

Cancellation Policy

Any bookings cancelled within 72 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for FIT passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure.

Additional Information
  • This tour can also be booked to depart from Fitzroy Island if you are staying on the island.
  • Bringing alcohol on the vessel is prohibited at all times. All bags and luggage may be subject to a search. Alcohol may be purchased from the bar prior to the vessel's departure. Purchase of alcohol is limited to 4 standard drinks per overnight guest.
  • Minimum 24 hour notice required when booking.
  • Chinese, Korean Japanese and other language staff do frequent the boat on a non regular basis.
  • CANCALLATION POLICY:
  • Any bookings cancelled within 72 hours will be subject t a cancellation fee.
  • Cancel within 24 hours of tour date - 100% cancellation fee - No refund.
  • Please Note: Should you wish to leave the pontoon after the daily scheduled ferry service has returned to Cairns the only mode of transport is by helicopter at your own expense

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Bradley S

Reviewed on October 06, 2018

Great trip overnight staff Nicole and Mal were wonderful and made the whole experience more enjoyable

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for your review, we value your feedback as do other travelers! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed sleeping on The Great Barrier Reef and that Nicole and Mal made your experience one to remember :)

Wolfgang R

Reviewed on August 30, 2018

A lot of money, but: Great experience, very nice and dedicated tour guides, good organisation. Keep the total contrast to the "amusement park atmosphere" with hundreds of people during the day: Less is more!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef experience! We will pass on your lovely comments about the crew, who are very passionate about the special and amazing Great Barrier Reef.

Julie E

Reviewed on September 05, 2017

What an awesome 2 days. How amazing to sleep out on the Great Barrier Reef, under the millions of stars, in a swag. Lai Yee, Rob & Afu were great hosts. Food was plentiful and yummy. We felt so special, as though we were on an private island. Everyone got on so well - only 11 guests, like a family! Sunset & sunrise were magical. Snorkelling was beautiful, with turtles and fish, including Wally to greet you in the warm water. An experience to remember, and one to tick of the bucket list. Thank you Sunlover Reef Cruises for such a memorable and enjoyable time. :-)

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Julie. The Sleep on The Reef Experience really is one of a kind and we are pleased to hear your stay on the Great Barrier Reef was enjoyable. The Tour Specialists look forward to welcoming you back to Moore Reef and again to Cairns soon.

Cairns Sleep On The Reef, the Greatest Pontoon Experience Ever! 2 Days and 1 Glorious night on the pontoon sleeping in a posh swag with only 17 other privileged adventure seekers

Read More

Highlights

  • When all the reef day visitors go back on the boat to Cairns and you then have the pontoon all to yourselves   
  • Feeling a bit special with all the personalised private tours on the reef
  • Watching the sun go down whilst sitting in the middle of Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a floating pontoon
  • Sleeping in a posh swag under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef  

Perfect Selfie

  • Definitley a selfie in my glamping gear on the pontoon deck
  • With Wally the famous Humphead Maori Wrasse

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Sleep On the Great Barrier Reef - The Greatest Pontoon Experience Ever

This is first of its kind Great Barrier Reef tour for Cairns  – now you can take a morning cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef and enjoy your first day with your choice of private snorkelling tour, scuba diving, private glass bottom boat tour, and then the next day flying around in helicopters and trying out the Seawalker options.

(Please note all diving, helicopters and Seawalker are optional extras).

Take the day trip snorkel and dive tour to the Great Barrier Reef pontoon and spend the day getting to know your home for the next 2 days. Enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving and get to know your 17 other fellow reef sleep mates.

As the afternoon draws closer all of the day tour guests re-board the boat and head back to Cairns city at 3.30pm, leaving you and 17 other privileged adventure lovers to to stay on the floating pontoon platform overnight for a night of glamping under the stars of Tropical North Queensland Australia with your tour hosts you had met during the day!

All guests will be bedding down in individual deluxe sleeping swags that allow you to see the stars as you lie in your little crib on deck whilst the ocean laps the side of the pontoon and lulls you off to sleep after a night of eating and drinking and star spotting with your new found glamping partners.

If this 2 day 1 night liveaboard Great Barrier reef adventure sounds like it’s for you then read and call us to book straight away as we only have a few departures each week and it can be seasonal and limited to only 18 early bookers.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Private semi-submersible submarine tours
  • Private snorkelling tours and snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat tours
  • Day and night time underwater observatory
  • Southern night sky presentation
  • 1 x breakfast, 2 x buffet lunch, 1 x 3 course BBQ dinner, 4 x morning & afternoon tea
  • Guided snorkel safari with marine biologist
  • Touch tank demonstration
  • Fish feeding demonstration
  • Sunset gourmet platters
  • Deluxe swags
  • Free WiFi Onboard
  • Maximum 18 guests
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Check-in time: from 8:30am
  • Check-in closes: 9:15am
  • Departs at 9:30am
  • Return to Cairns Marina at 5:30pm the following day
Departure Instructions

If you are making your own way to the Reef Fleet Terminal, please note check in starts at 08:30 am and closes at 9:15am sharp. The boat departs Cairns Marina at 9.30am.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Book Transfers at time of reef booking
Destinations

Moore Reef Sunlover Platform

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Wednesday, Saturday

Duration

2 days - 1 night

What to Bring

Please note due to limited space on the vessel and the pontoon you should not bring more than a small overnight bag for the duration of your stay. Items you will need over night items, towel, change of clothes, swim wear, sunscreen, hat and protective clothing, warm clothing for the night, money/credit card for optional purchases, your camera, power bank.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Seawalker Helmet diving
  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Certified scuba diving
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Return Transfer from Cairns or the Northern Beaches
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy

Minimum age 12. Children age 12 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult carer.

Cancellation Policy

Any bookings cancelled within 72 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for FIT passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure.

Additional Information
  • This tour can also be booked to depart from Fitzroy Island if you are staying on the island.
  • Bringing alcohol on the vessel is prohibited at all times. All bags and luggage may be subject to a search. Alcohol may be purchased from the bar prior to the vessel's departure. Purchase of alcohol is limited to 4 standard drinks per overnight guest.
  • Minimum 24 hour notice required when booking.
  • Chinese, Korean Japanese and other language staff do frequent the boat on a non regular basis.
  • CANCALLATION POLICY:
  • Any bookings cancelled within 72 hours will be subject t a cancellation fee.
  • Cancel within 24 hours of tour date - 100% cancellation fee - No refund.
  • Please Note: Should you wish to leave the pontoon after the daily scheduled ferry service has returned to Cairns the only mode of transport is by helicopter at your own expense

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Bradley S

Reviewed on October 06, 2018

Great trip overnight staff Nicole and Mal were wonderful and made the whole experience more enjoyable

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for your review, we value your feedback as do other travelers! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed sleeping on The Great Barrier Reef and that Nicole and Mal made your experience one to remember :)

Wolfgang R

Reviewed on August 30, 2018

A lot of money, but: Great experience, very nice and dedicated tour guides, good organisation. Keep the total contrast to the "amusement park atmosphere" with hundreds of people during the day: Less is more!

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef experience! We will pass on your lovely comments about the crew, who are very passionate about the special and amazing Great Barrier Reef.

Julie E

Reviewed on September 05, 2017

What an awesome 2 days. How amazing to sleep out on the Great Barrier Reef, under the millions of stars, in a swag. Lai Yee, Rob & Afu were great hosts. Food was plentiful and yummy. We felt so special, as though we were on an private island. Everyone got on so well - only 11 guests, like a family! Sunset & sunrise were magical. Snorkelling was beautiful, with turtles and fish, including Wally to greet you in the warm water. An experience to remember, and one to tick of the bucket list. Thank you Sunlover Reef Cruises for such a memorable and enjoyable time. :-)

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Julie. The Sleep on The Reef Experience really is one of a kind and we are pleased to hear your stay on the Great Barrier Reef was enjoyable. The Tour Specialists look forward to welcoming you back to Moore Reef and again to Cairns soon.

Tour Code: 332

Prices From

au$499

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

Child: au$499.00
Family: au$1,996.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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