Nautilus Aviation, Sunlover Reef Cruises
Tour Operator
Ballooning & Scenic Flights, Great Barrier Reef
1 Day

Discover one of the great natural wonders of the world with a helicopter scenic flight and Sunlover Reef Cruises! Approximately 40km from Cairns, enjoy a day on board a new multi-level pontoon at Moore Reef, complete with sundeck and the only theme-park style water slide on the reef.

This tour allows you to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef from the sky, and to explore the beautiful marine life once you arrive at the Pontoon by snorkelling, going on the semi-submarine. You can also laze out on the pontoon while eating tropical buffet lunch.

From the helicopter: Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon and if flying with us in the winter months, there is even a chance of spotting whales.

Treat yourself to an amazing day at the Great Barrier Reef.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.

TOUR OPERATORSunlover Reef Cruises & Nautilus Aviation
DEPARTURE TIMEFly – Cruise : 11:00
Cruise – Fly : 08:30
Scenic Helicopter to the Moore Reef
Travel to/from Moore Reef on air-conditioned catamaran
Great Barrier Reef Presentation by Marine Biologist
4 hours to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
Theme-park style Waterslide
Upper-level Sun-Deck
Underwater Observatory
Semi-Submersible Tour with Marine Expert
Glass-bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert
Fish-Feeding Presentation with Marine Expert
Touch-Tank Presentation with Marine Expert
Enclosed Kids Pool for the little ones
Tropical Buffet Lunch
Tea & Coffee (while docked)
Snorkelling Equipment
  • Guided Snorkel Safari $55 (AD) $37 (CH)
  • Seawalker $159
  • Intro Dive $149
  • Certified Dive $99
  • Cairns Return Transfers $30 (AD) $20 (CH)
  • Northern Beaches Transfers $38 (A) $21 (CH)

On Site Extras

  • Prescription Mask $5 ($50 deposit required)
  • Lockers $7
  • Wetsuits $10
  • Lycra Suits $5
  • Minimum age is 3 yrs. Infants under 3 years free of charge.
  • Passenger’s individual weight MUST be advised at time of booking. If a weight variance of more than 10% is determined upon check-in, Nautilus Aviation reserve the right to charge a 100% cancellation fee
  • Tour Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swimming wear
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 48 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.

Fly – Cruise


10:30- : Pick up at Accommodation (Optional Extra)

Pick up time may vary depending on the accommodation.

11:00 : Check-In at Nautilus Hangar

Safety Briefing

11:35 : Depart Cairns

Enjoy a spectacular 20 minute scenic flight to Moore Reef.

12:00 : Arrive at the Moore Reef Pontoon

Enjoy 4 hours of reef time!

13:00-14:00 : Buffet lunch


15:30 : Fish feeding presentation


16:00 : Depart the pontoon


17:30 : Arrive back in Cairns

Cruise – Fly


08:30 : Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal


09:00 : Boarding starts


09:30 : Depart Cairns


11:20 : Arrive at the Moore Reef Pontoon

Enjoy 4 hours of reef time!

15:10 : Depart Moore Reef on Helicopter

Enjoy a 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.

15:30 : Return to Cairns

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

Moore Reef

Guided Snorkel Safari Tour

Our marine experts guide you on a personal 35 minute guided tour of Moore exploring areas of the reef not accessible by others, highlighting brilliant corals and fascinating marine life.

You will be educated on the marine ecosystem and it’s beautiful inhabitants. Our marine naturalist has a large rubber ring that you can hold on to, making it great for non-swimmers and those who aren’t confident to snorkel alone, as well as those who want an indepth experience of the outer reef. A maximum of 6 guests per tour.

  • Adult $55
  • Child $37 


Experience the reef underwater without getting your hair wet! Walk among the spectacular reef fish on our spacious underwater platform. This fully escorted 20 minute experience takes you to 3.5 metres below sea-level with a photographer ready to capture your out of this world experience.

Seawalker Helmet Diving is a fantastic option for both those who can’t swim and those who are looking for a unique Great Barrier Reef experience.

Minimum age is 12 years.

  • $159 per person

Introductory Diving

If you have ever wanted to try SCUBA diving, this is your opportunity to experience it on the Great Barrier Reef!  You will be fully briefed and escorted safely by our qualified instructors.

Learn how to use our professional dive equipment, then enjoy a dive of up to 12 metres for up to 40 minutes. Get up close and personal with our colourful coral gardens and marine life and fully indulge in one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Our purpose-built dive platform provides a safe environment to learn how to use all diving equipment and descend gradually using our down lines. Maximum group sizes of 4 divers per guide ensures our Great Barrier Reef Intro SCUBA diving is safe and fun!

Minimum age is 12 years.

  • $149 per person

Note: All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on-board. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit Seawalker Helmet diving. If medical is failed on-board no refund will be given. Guests are advised tor review medical checklists/requirements with their booking agent prior to booking.

Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef

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