Sunlover Reef Cruises – Arlington Reef

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Sunlover Reef Cruises’ award winning tours takes guests to explore two pristine outer reef locations, Moore and Arlington Reefs, and has long been committed to providing quality and enjoyable Great Barrier Reef experiences with the utmost respect for our environment.

Their refurbished Marine Bases provide instant access to incredible marine life and corals, and are equipped with activities and facilities designed to create the ultimate reef experience for people of all ages and abilities – even non-swimmers.

Arlington Reef is one of the largest and healthiest reef systems in the Great Barrier Reef and has had no commercial activity for over 20 years, leaving it as stunning example of a coral reef system untouched by mass tourism. The Arlington Special provides an express service straight to the reef for a full day experience during peak periods for visitors and on demand for groups.

The soft corals surrounding our Marine Base are home to an array of stunning marine life, including turtles, giant clams and the little legend that is the clown fish.


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Arlington Reef is one of the largest and healthiest reef systems in the Great Barrier Reef having been untouched for 20 years. The Arlington Reef Special is a full-service outer-reef day trip that only operates during peak periods and by request from groups and charters.

A direct 90 minute cruise from Cairns takes you to our refurbished Arlington Reef Marine Base. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and activities, it is the ideal way to view its bright, vibrant varieties of soft and hard corals and fascinating underwater community unique to Arlington Reef.

Arlington Reef is a very shallow reef that remains submerged even at low tide, which aids strong coral growth and also means that the reef is bathed in light at both high and low tide. This, combined with the clarity of the azure waters means that even those who don’t wish to get wet can still enjoy stunning views of the coral and marine life.

Snorkeling, glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory, touch tank presentation, Aussie Barbecue buffet lunch and massage are all included! Also available for group bookings and sole charter.

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