About Sunlover

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An Australian-owned and operated company, Sunlover Reef Cruises has been operating tours from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef since 1991. We are proud to have showcased the reef to visitors from all corners of the globe.

We are committed to:

  • professionalism, integrity and expertise of all of our team
  • utmost respect and care for our environment
  • safety above all for guests and employees
  • quality and excellence of Great Barrier Reef experience

Sunlover has been at the forefront of innovation, upgrading our fleet of catamarans and other marine vessels, our state of the art purpose built pontoons and the range of experiences we have to offer.  Whether it be a day of leisure or a day of learning, for experienced divers or even those unable to swim, there is an incredible reef experience for everyone at Sunlover.

Nothing we have achieved would have been possible without the tireless efforts of our dedicated team. We employ up to 100 people, all of whom bring their own specific skills and expertise and most importantly, their enthusiasm for the Great Barrier Reef and the tourism industry.

Some of our team have been with us for decades such as Dive Instructor Vance and Marine Biologist Ted, commencing with Sunlover almost 30 years ago when Sunlover was in its infancy. Cruise attendants Tonya, Nikki and Ying-Wah have been there nearly as long! Its more than just a job, it’s a passion, and every day we share the reef with our visitors is a day well spent.

Having met very specific criteria relating to environmental sustainability and culturally responsible tourism, Sunlover is an Eco Certified Tourism operator, awarded by Ecotourism Australia (EA). As we have held this status for 15 years we are now an accredited Green Travel Leader.

With our commitment to providing the highest quality reef experience for our diverse visitors, our focus on operating at the utmost level of safety and environmental sustainability, the dedicated team at Sunlover are excited to share the Great Barrier Reef in 2022 and beyond.

Sunlover Reef Cruises acknowledges the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Mandigalbay Yidinji, Yirrganydji & Gunggandji people, the traditional owners of the Sea Country on which our business operates. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to elders past, present and emerging.