If you have a travel bucket list, I can bet my bottom dollar that The Great Barrier Reef makes an appearance! And why wouldn't it? This largest living organism in the world is an intricate maze of colourful corals, unique marine life and bright white coral cays. But did you know that you could count the stars of the Southern Night sky afloat the Great Barrier Reef or space walk with turtles underwater?
Get your notepad at the ready, these Great Barrier Reef Experiences will literally make your heart leap out of your chest Looney Toons style.
If you live by the mantra 'start your day on the right foot', why not start your day with your feet on one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Wake up to the gentle glow of the sunrise reflecting over the coral sea afloat our Moore Reef Marine Base. Dive into this natural wonder and swim with turtles Maori wrasse and fish, all before breakfast!
Sunlover By Starlight takes the Great Barrier Reef overnight experience to the next level! Spend two days and one night on our Moore Reef Marine Base and wake up on one of the most unique ecosystems in the world!
Manta rays are known as 'the angels of the sea ' for a reason! Snorkel or dive with these gentle giants underwater and watch them peacefully glide before your very eyes! With an average wingspan of 25ft, it's no surprise that manta rays are a must-see for rookie snorkellers and experienced divers alike.
Watch these megafauna fly underwater and get ready for your jaw to drop! Just make sure you keep your snorkel in. These beauties have been spotted recently at both our Moore Reef and Arlington Reef Marine Bases.
You've not seen the Great Barrier Reef until you've seen it from above! Whilst an underwater experience allows you to experience the stunning detail of the reef, a birdseye view reminds you just how small you are in comparison to it!
Paradise: ̶a̶n̶ ̶i̶d̶e̶a̶l̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶i̶d̶y̶l̶l̶i̶c̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶t̶e̶. Nudey Beach.
Sensitive souls, before you hit the exit button I'll let you in on a little secret: Nudey Beach isn't actually a nudist beach. As a matter of fact, it was recently voted the best beach in Australia.
Head out with Sunlover for a Fitzroy Island day trip and take a short stroll to this island gem.
Get ready for turquoise oceans, white coral sand and tumbling boulders, all without a bare bum in sight!
It doesn't get much better than chilling with a turtle underwater! These curious creatures may be shy at first, but if you manage to keep your cool when you see one, they may stick around for a while!
We have plenty of green sea turtles swimming around our Moore Reef and Arlington Reef Marine Basess. Our resident Moore Reef green turtle Linda (photographed above) loves posing for photographs with our snorkellers.
The phrases 'star' and 'reef' may immediately make you think of starfish, however there's a whole different type of star to admire on The Great Barrier Reef! Gaze at the stunning Southern Night sky free from light pollution directly from the ocean.
Float over Reef, look up and see if you can spot the Southern Cross. Then fall asleep to the lullaby of lapping water under the twinkling stars in your deluxe swag. Only on our Sunlover by Starlight experience.
Contrary to what Hollywood makes you believe, giant clams don't find humans particularly tasty. However, they are kind of awesome to see underwater! Try a Great Barrier Reef scuba dive from our Arlington Reef Marine Base and get ready to see an abundance of these babies!
Nothing says 'wow' like a whale breaching out of the ocean! These magnificent mammals can be spotted on the Cairns Great Barrier Reef between July and September, which is the migratory season.
Humpback whales are often spotted out at Moore Reef and surrounding areas and lucky tourists have been blessed to see humpback whales directly off our Marine Base!
Neil Armstrong: Eat your heart out! Put your dreams of going into space out of your head and instead don a space helmet and head into the big blue!
Seawalker Helmet Diving feels like walking on the moon, but underwater! Walk along our designated Seawalker platform and be surrounded by marine life including yellowtail fusiliers, trevally and our friendly resident Maori Wrasse Wally.
If you find yourself nostalgic for your time at school, join a bigger and even better kind of school. Puns aside, there's nothing quite like swimming alongside a school of large fish on The Great Barrier Reef.
Humphead parrotfish, as photographed on our Moore Reef day trip above, are the largest species of parrot fish and can grow up to 1.3m in length.
Ready for your Great Barrier Reef Adventure? See our range of incredible Cairns Great Barrier Reef tours.