Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight & Cruise Packages

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Highlights & inclusions

Up to 5 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
Scenic Helicopter Flight
Snorkelling equipment included
BBQ lunch
Complimentary glass of wine and cheese
Live entertainment

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from above, with an exhilarating helicopter flight over picturesque reef systems and up close on board luxury vessel, Evolution. Be treated to an Aussie BBQ lunch and snorkelling to discover the mysteries of the underwater world. Activities available on board at an extra cost include scuba diving (for beginners and experienced divers) and coral viewing from the semi-submersible.


What you need to know

  • Fly/Cruise or Cruise/Fly options
  • Up to 5 hours at the outer reef
  • Hot and cold tropical BBQ buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • $20 per person levy is NOT included and is payable on board the boat on the day of the tour
  • Hotel transfers
  • Extra activities such as scuba diving and semi-submersible
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent Great Barrier Reef
  • Up to 5 hours at the Outer Reef
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Luxury vessel - Evolution
  • Fly to Outer Reef - Cruise Return - departs at 12.40pm and returns at 4.30pm
  • Cruise to Outer Reef - Fly Return - departs at 8.15am and returns at 3pm
  • Cruise to Outer Reef - Cruise Return + 1 Dive + 10 Min Scenic Flight - departs at 8.15am and returns at 4.30pm
What To Bring
  • Comfortable clothing suitable to the weather of the day
  • Sunglasses, hat, towel, sun block, camera, swimming costume
  • Cash or credit card for souvenirs or optional activities
Additional Information
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking
  • All passengers will be weighed before flight to confirm weights
  • Children are defined as being aged between 3-13 years
  • Introductory dive minimum age of 12 years
  • One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap
  • A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations
  • Nautilus Aviation operate a fleet of helicopters with individual specifications. The maximum single seat payload is 130KG. For passengers exceeding 130KG, aircraft seating four or more (4+) passengers are required for private charters and for listed tours and packages, an additional seat at 50% of ticket price may need to be purchased for passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Cancellation notice of 48hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a 50% refund claim. No refund applies if the booking is cancelled inside 24 hours
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Recent reviews

4.45 reviews

Great experience with both the Reef Dive & Helicopter Ride.

It was from Down under the Cruise & Dive company. Had been to 3 snorkelling & 1 Scuba Dive. Cruise crew were great & explaining the details. Cruise was spacious & helicopter ride was excellent to having the magnificant view of Great Barrier Reef. Vegetarian food option can be improved.

Ravishekhar Yelemane 3 months ago

Ok day but bad weather and cancellation of helicopter

It was not the best day for the weather but could not be helped. The second stop was the best coral experience and fish varieties. Unfortunately, we also booked the helicopter tour but was cancelled due to the visibility. Would have been nice to be asked if wanted to pay extra and get flown back instead of the rough trip back but he just left. The food was awesome though and all the crew were fantastic. Never trust Cairns weather lol, as booked the night before as it was meant to be fine but was the total opposite. Would definitely recommend it on a clear day.

Tim Henningsen 11 months ago

Best experience will definitely do it again and recommend to friends and family

Great experience really friendly staff awesome activities the reefs are beautiful I couldn’t recommend enough really educational experience about the reefs and fish well worth the prices must do helicopter ride/tour would definitely do it again when I’m back

Tyler Goodman almost 2 years ago