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Moore Reef Pontoon Day Tour From $288pp

Escape on an unforgettable journey to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where the wonders of Moore Reef await.

Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeller or prefer to stay dry, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this epic Pontoon. Dive into the crystal-clear waters equipped with top-quality snorkelling gear, marvelling at the vibrant coral gardens and exotic marine life. For a different perspective, cruise in a semi-submersible, gazing through panoramic windows at the reef’s colourful inhabitants. You can also bask in the sun on the spacious sundeck, indulging in a delicious buffet lunch amidst breathtaking surroundings.

Throughout your three-hour stay at the Outer Reef Activity Platform, delve deeper into the reef’s secrets with guided eco talks in the underwater observatory. Learn about the delicate ecosystem that thrives beneath the surface and gain insights into conservation efforts. With seamless transfers and a wealth of activities included, our Moore Reef day tour promises an unforgettable adventure on the outer fringes of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Tour Itinerary

Moore Reef Pontoon Day Tour Itinerary

Set sail aboard an air-conditioned fast catamaran from Cairns, enjoying morning tea and coffee as you anticipate the adventures ahead. Arriving at the Outer Reef Activity Platform, you’ll have three hours to explore at your leisure. Dive into the turquoise waters for a snorkeling adventure among vibrant coral gardens, embark on a semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour, or simply relax on the sundeck with a sumptuous buffet lunch. Delve deeper into the reef’s mysteries with guided eco talks in the underwater observatory before indulging in afternoon tea and coffee on the return journey.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection
  • Three hours at Outer Reef Activity Platform
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Guided Eco Reef Talk in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform
  • Cheese and biscuits on return journey


  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Certified diving subject to availability
  • Scuba-doo Scooter
  • Scenic helicopter flights

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Moore Reef Ponton

Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Day Tour with Lunch, Snorkelling & Activities


What to bring

  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
  • Money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
  • And a sense of adventure!

Pick Ups & Departures

Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns City, Queensland

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the temperature of the water?

The warm waters of Tropical North Queensland range in temperature from 22-29 Celsius (75-85 Fahrenheit) and make for year round comfort for water activities.

What time does the boat depart Cairns and return?

You’ll depart Cairns at 10:30am and return at roughly 5:30pm. This gives you about 3 hours exploring the incredible outer reef.

Are there any stingers?

At certain times of the year (generally November – April), jellyfish, commonly called marine stinger’s, can affect the seas of Northern Australia. Most jellyfish are harmless to man, however certain varieties may cause a serious reaction. Incidents involving serious marine stings in this area are extremely rare. The crew are conscious of the danger of marine stingers and will take appropriate steps to ensure your protection if they believe conditions are such that there is a possibility of encountering these creatures. Lycra suits are available for hire onboard to reduce the possibility of stings and irritations while also offering protection from the sun.

Will I get seasick?

Hopefully not. The large, stable fast catamarans provide very good sea keeping even in rougher ocean conditions. Where there is motion, whether a car, bus, plane or boat, some people will suffer from motion sickness. Motion sickness tablets are available onboard for purchase. To be effective, motion sickness medications should be taken immediately on boarding. If you are concerned about potential motion sickness, being closer to the coast, Green Island is a shorter 45 minute journey and is more protected than a cruise to the Outer Reef.

Do you supply life jackets?

Life jackets are onboard for emergency use only, however flotation/buoyancy vests are available for use whilst swimming or snorkelling.

Is there any shade on the Outer Reef platform?

The main deck on the Outer Reef platform is mostly shaded. The upper deck however is a sun deck with limited shading provided.

What activities are available for non-swimmers?

There are many included activities available at the Outer Reef for non-swimmers. The semi-submersible coral viewing tour and underwater observatory and eco reef talk are inclusions for non-swimmers. The Scuba-Doo underwater scooter is an option for non-swimmers who would like to see the reef underwater.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Great Adventures Terms & Conditions

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.

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