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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Helicopter Flight to Great Barrier Reef with Return Cruise

Product ID: 71406
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Experience the Great Barrier Reef from all angles. Fly overhead in a helicopter, take a boat cruise to the outer reefs, then jump in and swim, snorkel, or scuba dive along the reef.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

You will be picked up at 12:00 PM and bought the meeting point at General Aviation before being flown out to Down Under Dive. Your hotel details need to be provided in order to arrange pick up. Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas is not included.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy a spectacular 25-minute helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Marvel at the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from the best vantage point
  • Cruise back to Cairns
  • Snorkel and swim on a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef
Full description
First, take to the air for a spectacular helicopter flight over the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Sweep over coral gardens and sand cays, and see marine life from high above. After 25-minutes in the air, land on an outer reef helipad. On arrival at the Hastings Reef floating helipad, you will transfer to your boat, which has space for up to 180 passengers. The boat is fully equipped for snorkelers and scuba divers.

On the boat, spend 1.5 hours at Hasting’s Reef. Swim, snorkel or make use of a flotation device. Then, enjoy a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch with fresh fish, barbecued meats, and a selection of salads and pasta. After, take a leisurely cruise back to Cairns and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
  • 25-minute scenic flight over the reef and sand cays to Hastings Reef
  • Approximately 2 hours at the Reef
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • BBQ lunch
  • Return fast cruise with a complimentary glass of wine and cheese
What’s Not Included
  • Scuba diving
  • Wetsuit/lycra suit hire
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Soft drink and alcohol
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • 20 fuel levy - to be paid on arrival to the boat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130KG. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130KG are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price – this is payable to Nautilus Aviation on the day of travel
• Any dietary requirements need to be made known at the time of booking
• 20 dollars per person for EMC and fuel levy is to be paid to the boat on arrival
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 34 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Nautilus Aviation Pty Ltd

Product ID: 71406