Let’s face it, travelling with kids definitely has its challenges. The tantrums. The extra luggage. The numerous toilet stops! It’s not exactly what most of us would describe as a leisurely experience. With that in mind, it’s important (for everyone’s sake) to opt for tours and activities that cater to the specific needs of families.
So, while the thought of travelling to the Outer Great Barrier Reef with children may initially seem impossible,the good news is that Sunlover Reef Cruises Moore Reef Daily experience offers a range of activities designed to appeal to both the little kids and the big kids!
What’s more, it ticks the three main boxes most parents are looking for when it comes to travel - it’s fun,safe and educational. On another note, it would be remiss of us not to mention that it also includes a an all you can eat tropical buffet lunch with fresh local prawns, which is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters!
Included in your trip to Moore Reef is a full range of fun activities to enjoy. With a full four hours at our Moore Reef Marine Base on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, there’s plenty of time to experience all the family friendly experiences on offer, including snorkelling, unlimited rides on the glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours, an underwater observatory, and of course the Sunlover Sunslide– the only waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef. Adults and children over the age of 12 also have the option to experience an Introductory or Certified SCUBA dive or Seawalker Helmet dive for a really in depth Great Barrier Reef experience. So really, the biggest problem you’ll have on the day is deciding where to start!
Taking young children to the outer Great Barrier Reef may seem a little daunting for parents, so it’s important to point out that Sunlover goes above and beyond all the legal safety standards on our vessels, pontoon,equipment and activities. Their crew are fully trained in both first aid and emergency response procedures. Once at the Marine Base, parents can rest assured that there are qualified lifeguards watching over those in the water and plentiful crew to assist you. For younger children, there is also an ocean enclosed swimming pool, which provides a safe environment for them to experience the reef with their parent or caregiver.
No trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, would be complete without taking the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating part of the world. Sunlover is fortunate to have a two Master Reef Guides, Pablo and Luke, in their team as well as crew who have a wealth of knowledge from spending many years on the Great Barrier Reef. In fact,Vance and Ted have been working at Sunlover for 28 years! The crew are passionate about sharing their knowledge about the amazing marine life and coral species and are more than happy for you to ask them questions or assistance. From a Great Barrier Reef marine life presentation on board the vessel heading out, to Guided Snorkel Safaris (additional cost), fish feeding presentations, the Moore Reef Daily experience provides a wonderful educational experience for the whole family. Children especially enjoy our touch tank presentation which gives them the opportunity to get up close and personal with some unique marine species – quite often a sausage like sea cucumbers or bright blue starfish!
The Sunlover Moore Reef Daily experience is not only jam-packed with fun and activities, it’s a day that is destined to create lifelong family memories.
Moore Reef Daily experience includes: