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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour & Return Helicopter Flights

Product ID: 71469
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On this half-day tour, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight and land on a floating pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef. Meet up with the boat to explore the reef from below. Snorkel and swim for 1.5 hours before returning back to Cairns by helicopter.
About this ticket
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pickup included

Your accommodation in Cairns. Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas is not included.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to and from the reef
  • Visit the outer Great Barrier Reef - a healthy reef system further from land
  • Take to the skies and appreciate the true size and beauty of the reef.
  • Spend 1.5 hours on a boat at Hastings Reef: full with marine life
  • Snorkel and swim straight off the boat
Full description
Departing from Cairns, take to the skies on a spectacular helicopter journey over the Great Barrier Reef. Sweep over coral gardens and sand cays, and see marine life from high above. Following this aerial tour, you will land on an outer reef helipad at Hastings Reef where you will meet your boat crew.

Climb on board a luxury cruise vessel ‘Evolution’. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and snorkelling straight off the boat to explore the wonders below the surface, or choose to simply swim, tan or relax on deck. After 1.5 hours out at Hastings Reef, return back to the helicopter for your return flight home. Depart on a different route to the one in which you came. Soar over the reef, highlighting the vastness of the reef systems and pristine sand cays.

  • Helicopter flight to and from Hastings reef
  • Lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Cairns Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Scuba diving
  • Wetsuit/lycra suit hire
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • 20 fuel levy required, to be paid directly on the day of travel

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Know before you go
• 20 dollars per person EMC and fuel levy to be paid upon arrival at Hastings Reef
• Weight Policy: individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage must be advised at 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 payable to the local partner on day of travel
Organized by

Nautilus Aviation Pty Ltd

Product ID: 71469