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

Barrier Reef Snorkeling with Helicopter, Cruise or Both

Product ID: 71406
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Experience the Great Barrier Reef from all angles on this great snorkeling tour. Enjoy either a helicopter flight with cruise back, vice versa or both ways by Helicopter.
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Duration: 3 - 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a spectacular 25-minute helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Marvel at the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from the best vantage point
  • Snorkel and swim on a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose between taking a cruise to the reef with Helicopter return or Helicopter flights both ways
Full description
Departing from Cairns, take to the skies on a spectacular helicopter journey over the Great Barrier Reef or go by water depending on what option you select. Sweep over coral gardens and sand cays, and see marine life from high above or cruise across the sea by boat. Following either of these transfer options, you will arrive at Hastings Reef where you will meet your boat crew. The boat is fully equipped for snorkelers and scuba divers.

On the boat, spend 1.5 hours at Hasting’s Reef. Swim, snorkel or make use of a flotation device. Then, enjoy a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch with fresh fish, barbecued meats, and a selection of salads and pasta. After your time out at Hastings Reef, return back to the helicopter or the boat for your return trip home. You may want to go by boat if you flew over or vice-versa. Soar over the reef, admiring the vastness of the reef systems and pristine sand cays or feel the ocean air as you take the boat back across.
  • 25-minute scenic flight over the reef and sand cays to Hastings Reef
  • Boat transfer cruise
  • Approximately 2 hours at the Reef
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • BBQ lunch
  • Return fast cruise with a complimentary glass of wine and cheese
What’s Not Included
  • Scuba diving
  • Wetsuit/lycra suit hire
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Soft drink and alcohol
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • 20 fuel levy - to be paid on arrival to the boat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• 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 the ticket price – this is payable to Nautilus Aviation on the day of travel
• Any dietary requirements need to be made known at the time of booking
• 20 dollars per person for EMC and fuel levy is to be paid to the boat on arrival

From US$ 268.87 per person

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Product ID: 71406