Cruise / Fly - Full Day Trip



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Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy all our full day tour inclusions including snorkelling, lunch, sunbathing or you can choose one of our optional activities such as an Introductory dive, Certified Dive or a Semi-Submersible tour. At Hastings Reef you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef & Sand Cays from the air while travelling back to Cairns.

Where: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence Street, Cairns

When:  Check in from 7.15am-8.00am daily at the Reef fleet Terminal

Boat departs at 8.15am sharp; Helicopter Returns at 3.30pm daily

Tranfers: Transfers are an additional cost of $17.00 for the Cairns City area or $24.00 for the Northern Beaches

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Full Day Reef Cruise on EVOLUTION

Ride on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and tuition included. Visit two exclusive reef sites, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels. Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities such as an Introductory dive or Certified dive. From Hastings Reef you can take a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Reef and Sand Cays back to Cairns.

For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join our guides as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.

In the afternoon there's a choice of a ride on our Semi-Submersible tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on our massive sun-deck.

Finally, board your 25-minute scenic flight over the stunning Reef and Sand Cays back to Cairns.

25-minute Scenic Flight over The Great Barrier Reef

‚ÄčTake to the air from our exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef and enjoy a spectacular scenic flight onboard a luxury aircraft from Nautilus Aviation. Experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and gain a true appreciation of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon on the reef scenic flight and if you’re flying with us in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales.

Important Information:

Helicopter: 110kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Download it here: Divers waiver.pdf

Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. Divers over 65 years old and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

What's included?

  • Fast Cruise to 2 reef sites with Down Under Cruise & Dive
  • 5 hrs at the reef
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Standard transfer fees apply
  • 25 min flight over the reef and sand cays back into Cairns

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card

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