Sunlover by Starlight

Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870
  • 1-18 Guests
  • N/A Bedrooms
  • N/A Beds

An oceanfront stay that isn’t near the water – it’s on it. Prepare to get your hair wet.

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Monday, December 12, 2016

There are waterfront stays, and then there’s Sunlover by Starlight. With this accommodation experience – because it’s not just a sleep-and-stay – from Sunlover Reef Cruises, you won't just be close to the water, you'll be on the water. The Great Barrier Reef is your backyard with this overnight pontoon encounter.

The two-day experience is one you won’t forget soon, and it all starts when you’re whisked from Cairns Fleet Terminal to Moore Reef Pontoon. Between morning and afternoon teas, you’ll snorkel, peer into the reef from a glass-bottomed boat, dive and feed your new scaly neighbours. Late afternoon sees day guests head back to the mainland, but you stay put to feast on a three-course barbecue dinner (cooked and served by your hosts) and set up your snug swags. An evening marine life presentation in the underwater observatory is followed by serious star-gazing (tip: brush up on your constellations).

The next morning is all about watching the sun rise over the reef, a guided snorkel safari and enjoying extra watery pursuits. You bid adieu to the pontoon in the afternoon and arrive back in Cairns just before dinnertime. Thanks to the pontoon’s capacity of just 18, your Sunlover by Starlight experience will feel as exclusive as it sounds. The pontoon has shared bathroom facilities and some storage space, so leave non-essential kit back on dry land or park your car at Hides Hotel (spots available for $10 per day). You’ll also need to bring your own towels.

Amenities

  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Breakfast provisions
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • Games
  • Toiletries provided
  • Deck
  • Outdoor dining
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Nature
  • Unique

Location

The Great Barrier Reef is just a flipper’s kick away.

Price & Availability

This property can be booked instantly by credit card. Online bookings incur a 4.5% service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property:

Any bookings cancelled by the customer within 72 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for FIT passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for groups* cancelling within 72 hours of departure. No cancellation charges will apply for passengers failing to travel due to: ill health (medical certificate may be required); minor changes to group numbers; group or FIT passengers re-scheduling. Should a cruise or package tour not operate for any reason, then an alternative date will be offered to the passenger. If an alternative date cannot be arranged then a full refund of monies paid to Sunlover will be authorised. On the rare occasion where inclement weather prohibits a tour from operating the scheduled itinerary, an alternate itinerary will be offered to the passenger. If the passenger accepts this alternate itinerary then no further refunds will be authorised. Seawalker and Scuba Diving are subject to medical checklist. If medical is failed onboard no refund will be given for Seawalker or dive options. Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements with their booking agent prior to booking. Some package tours operate in conjunction with other tour operators and Sunlover acts as an agent for these companies. Conditions and cancellation policies for these tours are subject to operating conditions of these companies.

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• Any bookings cancelled by the customer within 72 hours of departure will be subject to a cancellation charge. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for FIT passengers cancelling within 24 hours of departure. A 100% cancellation fee will be charged for groups* cancelling within 72 hours of departure. No cancellation charges will apply for passengers failing to travel due to: a) Ill health (medical certificate may be required); b) Minor changes to group numbers; c) Group or FIT passengers re-scheduling • Should a cruise or package tour not operate for any reason then an alternative date will be offered to the passenger. If an alternative date cannot be arranged then a full refund of monies paid to Sunlover will be authorised. • On the rare occasion where inclement weather prohibits a tour from operating the scheduled itinerary an alternate itinerary will be offered to the passenger. If the passenger accepts this alternate itinerary then no further refunds will be authorised. • Seawalker and Scuba Diving are subject to medical checklist. If medical is failed onboard no refund will be given for Seawalker or dive options. Guests are advised to review medical checklists/requirements with their booking agent prior to booking. • Some package tours operate in conjunction with other tour operators and Sunlover acts as an agent for these companies. Conditions and cancellation policies for these tours are subject to operating conditions of these companies.

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