Tour ID: 10002189

We take you for a spectacular helicopter flight, over the rainforest before heading out over the Great Barrier Reef, the colours and view from above will amaze you. We land on the reef where you will have fun snorkelling and seeing all the life under the water. To get home you will cruise, with a glass of wine in your hand, and wonder whether the day was for real or just an amazing dream! 

  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • 4 hours of fun on our pontoon on Moore Reef
  • Guided coral viewing from a semi-submersible & glass bottom boat
  • Marine life touch tank experience
  • Snorkelling
  • Underwater observatory & fish feeding presentation
  • Tea, coffee & lunch

Take to the air in Cairns for a spectacular helicopter flight viewing the rainforest covered mountains before flying over the azure Coral Sea and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Sweep over Coral Gardens, Sand Cays and see marine life as we land at our Outer Reef helipad to join Down Under Cruises for lunch and an afternoon of snorkelling. Scuba diving, either for the beginner or experienced diver, is also available for those keen to view the coral from beneath the sea. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Cairns with live entertainment, complimentary glass of wine, cheese and a tropical fruit platter.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • helicopter flight to join Down Under Cruises
    • 2 hours at Reef
    • Snorkelling equipment
    • Lunch
    • Return cruise with a complimentary glass of wine and cheese

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Semi-Submersible $10

  • Duration:

    5 hours

  • Departure:

    12:30 PM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Lake Placid, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Cairns Airport

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    hotel pick up and drop off not included.

  • What to bring:

    Camera, sunscreen, swimming costume, towel.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child Policy: Children 3 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on a parents/guardians lap. For bookings of more than one infant (under 3 years), conditions apply – please contact Reservations.

  • Additional Information:

    Bodyweights are required for each passenger - please place these values in the online booking form.
    Cancellation: Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or Pilot discretion, weather, air traffic control and availability.
    Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carryon luggage MUST be advised at the 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 ticket price – this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef

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