As industry leaders in edutourism, Sunlover has been delivering Great Barrier Reef education and conservation programs to students since 2017. Tailored to meet student capabilities and competencies in line with the Australian school curriculum, the Great Barrier Reef education experiences are delivered by Marine Biologists and Master Reef Guides at our floating pontoon at Moore Reef, off Cairns. The programs not only create awareness and understanding of natural habitats and pressures facing reef systems, but also help students develop long-lasting connections to the reef.
Not to mention, it's also a whole lot of fun!
Sunlover’s highest priority is safety and as a consequence we have an impeccable safety record. A Comprehensive Safety Management System (SMS) includes stringent crew to passenger ratios and thorough risk assessments are available.
At Sunlover it’s all about hands-on learning as students become marine biologists for a day. Our pioneering programs are aligned with the Australian school curriculum and are delivered with incredibly high standards to students across the globe.
Sunlover has been operating for 30 years and our crews have lifetimes of collective experience to provide safe, memorable and educational reef trips.
For Sunlover staff, the Great Barrier Reef isn’t just our workplace. We feel privileged to be able to nurture and care for our site through monitoring, research, advocacy and removal of predatory crown of thorns starfish.
What our guests say
We are thrilled to have the relationship that we do with Sunlover. Their Marine Biologist for a Day program is informative, thorough and fun. The fact that Sunlover has Master Reef Guides like Pablo and Luke ensure that the students are in the care of experts. We especially love their attentiveness to safety. The things our students learn on this day out to Moore Reef perfectly complements what our guides are teaching on the rest of their tour, and their data collection for Eye on the Reef is a perfect citizen science project to help the reef.
Sunlover offers exclusive group charters for groups of 150+ students, for instance whole year cohorts. Your group would have exclusive use of the Sunlover catamaran and pontoon, allowing extra flexibility around scheduling and educational outcomes.
Please contact our Groups & Charter specialist to discuss in more detail.