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Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise Including Scenic Heli Flight

Product ID: 191066
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Embark on this full-day Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise from Cairns with scenic helicopter flight from the reef's helipad. Travel on a large, state-of-the-art vessel and choose just snorkelling or add diving.
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  • Travel on one of the fastest and largest commercial vessels
  • Visit 2 spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef destinations
  • Soar over the reef on a scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy live entertainment and a complimentary beverage on way back
  • Relax on the full-length sun lounge or reclining chairs
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Join this fast, comfortable cruise, with five hours spent visiting two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef destinations. Travel on 'Evolution'- a brand new, purpose-built, state of the art, 35-meter (120ft) catamaran for a maximum of 150 passengers. The computer-stabilized vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions and cruises at high-speeds, up to 30 knots, providing comfort and safety. Visit exclusive, protected locations on the pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef with superior reef quality. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience. This vessel is the most stylish and luxurious reef vessel available in Cairns.

Depart the marina at 8.15am and travel to the true outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. There are Several exclusive mooring locations to be chosen from, depending on the day's conditions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Choose from an abundance of seating inside air-conditioned, modern lounges or outside on full-length sundecks for sunbathing. Spend 5 hours snorkelling on the reef and enjoy the free guided snorkelling tour which will take you all around the best snorkel and visibility locations. Spot diverse marine wildlife below, coral gardens and much more.

Take to the skies for your 10 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight to and from the exclusive Heli-Pontoon on the Outer Reef. Have your camera ready as you lift off from the heli pad for an incredible scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Appreciate from the air, the sheer size of the reef system as you search for marine life in their natural habitat. Be amazed at the colors and beauty of the coral gardens before touching back down to re-join the crew on board the vessel. For lunch, enjoy a delicious Aussie BBQ including steak, fish, prawns, and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for.) Morning and afternoon tea, complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cheese platter are served on the return journey back to Cairns. Listen to a live Australian musical entertainer and on-board Marine Biologist. Return to Cairns at 4:30PM.
  • 5 hours of snorkeling or diving at the reef
  • 10-minute scenic flight
  • Lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea, refreshments
  • Live Australian musician
  • Professional snorkel equipment
  • Visit 2 outer reef locations
What’s Not Included
  • The $20 Reef Levy (payable on day of travel)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the 'Down Under Dive' Counter in the Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns. This is a quick 5-10 mins walk from the shops in the main center of Cairns. Address: LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note: the above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind, and other weather conditions.
• Please note: check-in between 7:15 AM and 8:00 AM at Reef Fleet Terminal. Tour departs at 8:15 AM. The $20 Reef Levy is made up of the Environmental Management Charge (EMC) government taxes, port charges, fuel levies, and administration costs - it is payable on the day of travel directly to the local operator
• All divers must complete a Medical Questionnaire. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving

From £192.06 per person

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Product ID: 191066