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Cairns Helicopter Flight & Great Barrier Reef Tour To Pontoon | by Nautilus & Great Adventures

Tour Code: 970

Departing: Cairns

Helicopter & Reef Combo Deal
  • It's your choice on how you travel out to see the Great Barrier Reef and the best way we can recommend is on a helicopter ride for sure! And when you combine it with a landing at a pontoon you have found the ultimate reef adventure.
  • With a helicopter departure or return to Cairns you will experience 25 minutes of eye popping beauty as you fly low over over the Great Barrier Reef coral gardens and out to the pontoon.  
  • The pontoon sits on the outer Great Barrier Reef and offers a myriad of in-water toys to explore the reef such as glass bottom boat, semi-submarine, Scuba Doo, diving, snorkelling, observatory & helicopter rides at the platform.
  • This Great Barrier Reef tour is perfect for simply everyone who wishes to see as much of the Great Barrier Reef in as many ways possible in a one day tour even if you don't want to get wet!

Included In Price

  • Spectacular Helicopter Flight - duration varies depending on package booked
  • Up to 3 hours at the Outer Reef activity platform (dependant on package booked)
  • Air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • All snorkelling equipment including buoyancy devices and friendly instruction for beginners
  • Hot and cold tropical lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory and Eco Reef Talk
  • Afternoon tea and coffee whilst on the platform
  • Lycra suits

Flying over the Great Barrier Reef at a low level of only 500 feet in a helicopter from Cairns is the ultimate way to experience the magnitude of our Natural Wonder of the World, Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

There is something very special about snorkeling amongst the coral gardens and marine life and also soaring above from a different vantage point and seeing the lace like display of coral reef below.

From your seat in on your Cairns helicopter flight see marine life like whales, dolphins and manta ray's as they play in the crystal clear waters below.

Landing or taking off on a scenic helicopter flight from a platform in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef just of Cairns is an absolute treat.

Choose to depart Cairns by boat or in a helicopter scenic flight and spend the day on the reef. Helicopter scenic flights from Cairns to the pontoon are 25  minutes or you can take a 10-15 minute scenic flight whilst out on the platform on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

A scenic helicopter flight really just has to be done as you never know if you will ever be back to see the Great Barrier Reef again. Make the most of your day on the Great Barrier Reef by adding a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight to your outer reef package.

Choose to fly to or from the Cairns Heli base to the outer reef platform or cruise out by boat and enjoy a 10-15 minute scenic flight straight from the Great Barrier Reef Adventures pontoon.

Reef & Heli Options:

  • Cruise both ways to the Pontoon plus a ten minute reef scenic flight from the Pontoon
  • Fly/Cruise - Fly to reef pontoon and cruise back to Cairns
  • Cruise/Fly - Cruise to reef pontoon and fly back to Cairns
  • Fly/Fly - Fly both ways to the reef pontoon and fly back to Cairns.

The platform at Norman Reef in the outer Barrier Reef includes many great fun activities to experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet.

Included is a Semi-Submersible Submarine tour, Underwater observatory, snorkel gear, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

You can choose to do an introductory Scuba Dive, Certified Scuba Dive or Scuba Doo for little extra cost.(Medical form to be  filled in prior to joining any underwater tours).

Helicopter flights offer a spectacularly unique perspective of the reef and you will be mesmerised by the coral formations, see marine life in their natural habitat and fall in love with the vibrant shades of blues in the shallow lagoons.

Our two tour companies join forces to ensure you experience the ultimate day on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. With a range of different helicopter scenic flight options you’ll be sure to find a helicopter flying tour to match your itinerary.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cruise/Fly: departs Cairns at 10:30am returns Cairns 3:40pm
  • Fly/Cruise: departs Cairns at 12:30pm returns Cairns 5:30pm
  • Fly/Fly: departs Cairns at 12:30pm returns Cairns 3:40pm
  • Cruise + 10 Min Scenic Flight: departs Cairns 10.30am returns Cairns 5.30pm
Destinations
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Outer Barrier Reef - Norman Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Fly/Cruise: 5 hours (approx.) - Flying time 25 minutes
Cruise/Fly: 5 hours (approx.) - Flying time 25 minutes
Fly/Fly: 3 hours (approx.) - Flying time 50 minutes (25 minutes each way)
Cruise + 10 Min Scenic Flight: 7 hours (approx.)

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba diving (Cruise/Fly only)
  • Scuba Doo (Cruise/Fly only)
  • Boat Snorkel Trip
  • Return accommodation transfers
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions

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 

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

Additional Information
  • Certified Divers, please present your dive card on day of travel
  • You must be over 12 to Scuba Dive
  • We suggest packing a small soft sided bag as if you were going to the beach for the day, including:
  • Camera (underwater digital cameras also available for hire on the boat)
  • Sunglasses – polarised lens is recommended
  • Swimming costume
  • Hat, towel, sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • A dry change of clothes including a jumper in winter
  • Cash or Card for any onboard purchases

  • Children 3 years and older are legally required to occupy their own seat and therefore must pay the per seat price
  • Children 0-2 years travel FOC on the lap of a parent / guardian (max 1 per flight).

This is a booking request only not a confirmed booking.
Booking confirmation will be advised or please call 1300 761 612 to confirm.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing.
Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.
Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation notice of 48hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a 50% refund claim.
No refund applies if booking is cancelled inside 24 hours.

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 

Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or pilot discretion, weather, air-traffic control and availability. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HELICOPTERS

All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
When booking a cruise and scenic flight package a child aged 3 years will be charged for the helicopter component only and travel free of charge on the cruise. 
Child pricing on Great Adventures applies to guests 4-14 years.
Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at time of booking. 
Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies. 

DIVING 

The minimum age to dive is 12 years with parent/guardian permission.
All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on-board. 
Certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. 
After diving, intervals of 12-24 hours are recommended before you travel to more than 300m (or 1000ft), depending on the number, depths and duration of dives.

Cairns Helicopter Flight & Great Barrier Reef Tour To Pontoon | by Nautilus & Great Adventures

Tour Code: 970

Departing: Cairns

Helicopter & Reef Combo Deal

From

au$446.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$334.00
Family: au$1,560.00

Tour Code: 970

From

au$446.00

15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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