Tour ID: 10053053

If you have a day only to see the Great Barrier Reef, then this is the way! You snorkel and see all the amazing colours of the coral & the marine life and then you get to see their home from above in a helicopter. Both ways are great and completly different. It is the perfect tour!

  • 10 minute helicopter scenic fright from Hastings Reef
  • Snorkeling
  • Semi-submersible Tour (optional extra)
  • An Aussie BBQ lunch
  • Complimentary cheese and glass of wine

Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. To provide visitors to the region with a day of fun and adventure as equally unforgettable as the reef itself, we have put together the ‘Get High’ package. This is the reef tour that has it all and is a best seller!

Enjoy all our full day tour inclusions including unlimited snorkelling, lunch and sun bathing and in the afternoon, you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 10-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef from the air!

Your day starts at the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns, where you will be welcomed onto our modern, high speed reef vessel which is fitted with high tech computerised stabilisers to make your journey out to the reef as smooth and as comfortable as possible.

Once you arrive at either Saxon or Norman reef, you will have the opportunity to do your first snorkelling of the day. Following an indulgent Aussie BBQ lunch of steak, sausages, fresh local fish and prawns, and fresh salads, you will motor to Hastings Reef for a once-in-a-life-time, 10 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight over the reef looking for turtles, manta rays and taking in the 360 degrees of ocean views, tropical sand cays and islands off in the distance.

Returning back to the vessel, you can go for another snorkel before cruising back to Cairns with a complimentary glass of wine and a snack to allow you to take in the day’s events and unwind.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    2 stunning outer reef sites with 5 Hours Reef Time
    Unlimited snorkelling over 5 hours
    10-minute Scenic Flight in a 6-seater luxury helicopter with Nautilus Aviation
    Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided
    Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of fresh salads, vegetarian option available)
    FREE Lycra/sun suit hire in Summer
    FREE glass of wine and snack on return journey
    Experienced, professional dive instructors
    Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Refreshments, alcohol, snacks, underwater cameras, souvenir T-shirts, caps, wetsuit hire & lycra suit hire, Marine Biology Lesson, Semi-Submersible Coral Viewing Tour.

  • Duration:

    9 hours

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Tue, Fri, Sun

  • Return:


  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    7:15am: Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
    8:15am: Departure
    4:30pm: Return

    Transfers Available: Cairns $17pp; Outer City/Northern Beaches $24pp; Port Douglas $83pp minimum 2 people; Transfers paid cash to the driver on the day. Please add your accommodation in the space provided on the booking form.

    For Customer not requiring transfers: from 7.15am to 8.00am Check in at The Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street Cairns)

  • What to bring:

    Hat, towel, swimmers, sunscreen, camera and cash/credit cards for on board purchases.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child rates apply for 4-16 years. All children on any tour must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Additional Information:

    Reef levy $20 per person must be paid direct to tour operator prior to travel, please contact reservations before tour. Reef Levy is a fee levied on all passengers to cover park entry fees and administration costs.

    Please be advised 110kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef

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