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Cruise & Fly Reef Tour

By Nautilus Aviation
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  • Great Barrier Reef experience from under & over the water

  • Chance to snorkel & swim at 2 different outer reef locations

  • Breathtaking helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef

  • Barbecue lunch buffet features freshly prepped, tasty dishes

  • Friendly & knowledgeable guides to enrich your day tour

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Cruise to 2 outer reef locations

  • What's included

    25-minute helicopter flight

  • What's included

    Snorkelling equipment

  • What's included

    Barbecue lunch

  • What's excluded

    20 dollar EMC levy is payable direct on the day of travel.

  • What's excluded

    hotel pick up and Drop off

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Passenger weight restrictions apply; please inform of each passenger's weight during confirmation.

  • An additional surcharge of 20 dollars for EMC levy is payable on the day of your activity

  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the flight operator and advise them of this information.

  • Booking Confirmations: Reservations are held only when weights are received

What you can expect

Feast your eyes on the Great Barrier Reef—from every angle. Combining an outer-reef cruise (that pauses along 2 scenic snorkelling spots) with a helicopter’s bird’s-eye perspective, this full-day itinerary ensures you encounter every kind of coral—whether under the waves or over them.

Enjoy a morning hotel pickup, head to the marina, and board your awaiting vessel, Evolution. Speed off through the Coral Sea’s crystal-clear waters to 2 outer reef locations—each boasting their own unique colourful batch of coral, and their own varied collection of marine life.

Strap on a mask and don your flippers—a guided snorkel outing may result in a personal introduction to Wally, the resident Maori Wrasse. And, should he not show, no worries—there are plenty of exotic, exuberant sea characters flitting about (likely as curious about you as you are of them).

Upon coming up for air, refuel with a tropical barbecue lunch spread featuring delicious fish, prawns, steak, and salad.

Choose the optional scuba lesson (surcharge applies) and dive the afternoon away, or simply catch some rays from a top-deck lounger before leaving the seas for the skies. Your return to Cairns comes via chopper, with a fly-over of 5 different reef systems and secluded sand cays—a thrilling ending to your day at the Reef.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Cairns Queensland

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Cairns Hotel Pickup
    • Cairns

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