Sunlover by Starlight

Sunlover by Starlight
Sunlover by Starlight
Sunlover by Starlight
Coral - Moore Reef
Sewalker Helmet Dive
Guided Snorkel Safari
Marine Life Touch Tank
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Sunlover by Starlight

For a lucky few, a couple of times a week, Sunlover Reef Cruises offer a once in a lifetime experience on their Sunlover by Starlight cruise. Pack your swimmers and a towel and head out to Moore Reef for a 2 Day and 1 Night adventure. Picture this - you have spent the day exploring the Great Barrier Reef and you welcome the evening with an intimate group of maximum 18 on the now deserted Moore Reef pontoon. The waters are gently lapping against the pontoon and drift off to sleep under a blanket of stars. What an incredible opportunity to star gaze and revel in uninterrupted views of the Milky Way and Southern Sky.

This unique experience combines Sunlover Reef Cruises popular Outer Reef day tour and an overnight stay at the pontoon. Before you turn in for the night, enjoy the sunset over the Great Barrier Reef whilst indulging in a fresh fruit and cheese platter and a sumptuous BBQ dinner. The overnight crew will take great care of you and help you set up your deluxe Aussie Swag for your overnight accommodation.

The Moore Reef Pontoon is just 26 nautical miles off the coast of Cairns and offers visitors a range of activities to enhance their Great Barrier Reef experience. With so many brightly coloured corals and marine life species to discover, guests can choose to see the reef by snorkelling, diving (additional costs), take a glass bottom boat tour or board a semi-submersible vessel. All snorkelling equipment is provided as well as basic snorkelling instructions and a safe snorkelling enclosure. The expert marine naturalist will also provide some interesting facts about the marine life on the reef.

So don’t delay, book now and secure your space on this unforgettable and ultimate sleep over experience.

Please note this tour is currently unavailable until further notice.


Day 1
Travel by fast air-conditioned catamaran to Outer Reef Pontoon. Once you are out on the pontoon enjoy snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours, touch tank presentation, all diving options and fish feeding and a delicious buffet lunch. Around mid-afternoon the day guests depart the pontoon and your hosts introduce you to other guests, pontoon orientation and provide a swag demonstration. Late afternoon Sunlover by Starlight guests will be among the few in the world to witness a Great Barrier Reef sunset while a BBQ dinner is served. Early evening star gazing with your hosts and view uninterrupted southern night sky, spot the Southern Cross and Milky Way.

Day 2
Wake to a sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef before enjoying a cooked buffet breakfast. After breakfast, morning activities commence where guests can experience an exclusive guided snorkel safari with your host and marine specialists or glass bottom boat tour. Morning tea is provided before the day guests arrive late morning. Enjoy all the day inclusions of the Moore Reef Day Cruise for the remainder of the day. Late afternoon depart the Outer Reef Pontoon and head back to Cairns.

Itinerary Options

Certified Scuba Diving
Introductory Scuba Diving
Seawalker Helmet


  • Sleeping under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Small group of maximum 18 guests
  • Expert reef guides
  • 2 days of reef experience


  • 2 Days and 1 Night on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Return Boat Transfers
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Private snorkel tour
  • Private Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Reef Expert & Fish Feeding Presentations
  • Marine Touch Life Tank
  • Overnight bedding in a Swag under the stars
  • Southern night sky presentation
  • Personalised Reef Host
  • Reef Tax


Operates: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns: Check in 8.30-9.15am. Departs: 9.30am and returns 5.20pm the following day

Times are subject to change

Additional Info

Children: 12+ years are welcome on this cruise when accompanied by an adult
What to pack: Towel, change of clothes, swim wear, sunscreen, hat and protective clothing, jacket or jumper, money/credit card for optional purchases, camera for capturing those unforgetable moments.
Note: All guests must complete a medical disclosure form prior to departure. Incomplete forms may result in the cancellation of the overnight portion of the tour. Tour operation and activity schedule is subject to change based on weather and sea conditions.
Operated By: Sunlover Reef Cruises