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Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tours | Incl 10 Min Heli Flight

Tour Code: 453

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Helicopter, Dive, Snorkel, 2 Reefs, BBQ Lunch, More
  • Unique dive or snorkel tour with helicopter flight package departing from Cairns. See everything up close, and then take in the complete marine tapestry from the seat of your helicopter. See the marine life below the waters surface.
  • This is the perfect Great Barrier Reef tour from Cairns for guests who wish to see the reef in as many ways as possible. Also a great option for non-swimmers to see the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. 
  • If you’re feeling a little waterlogged from all the in-water aquatic activity, take in a new and unique perspective of the Great Barrier Reef with a semi-submersible submarine tour while staying perfectly dry!
  • Inclusions: 2 reef sites, 10 minute helicopter flight, barbeque lunch, Introductory or certified scuba dive, snorkel gear, lycra sun suits, drinks and snacks and so much more!

Included In Price

  • Cruise onboard luxury 35-metre superyacht, Evolution
  • 5 hours outer reef time
  • 2 unique outer reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkelling with all equipment
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak and a variety of salads (Vegan, Vegetarian, GF, DF)
  • Tea, coffee and mini muffins
  • FREE lycra/sun-suit hire
  • FREE glass of wine and snack on return
  • PADI qualified dive instructors and Master Reef Guide
  • Spacious air-conditioned lounges and upper deck to relax in comfort
  • Diving Intro & Cert Included except in the snorkel only options

An activity-packed Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel tour from Cairns. First, dive among world-renowned coral gardens then soar about the reef on a scenic helicopter flight. Enjoy snorkeling or upgrade to a semi-submersible submarine tour, BBQ lunch and relax on the boat.

Board our new luxury Great Barrier Reef tour boat to snorkel and dive the outer reef from the Cairns Marlin Marina & cruise your way to the world reknown Outer Great Barrier Reef coral gardens on one of Cairns best Great Barrier Reef tour deals. 

The value added inclusions on this Great Barrier reef tour from Cairns are unbeatable and exciting!

  • 10 Minute scenic helicopter flight
  • 1 x Introductory or Certified scuba dive - excpet when selecting snorkel only option
  • 2 Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Aussie Barbeque lunch
  • Cheese, biscuits, wine
  • Guitarist on the journey back to Cairns  

This is just the beginning of an unforgettable, action-packed day snorkelling, scuba diving and taking a 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef all included in this great value Great Barrier Reef tour deal.

First on the agenda, upon arrival at this phenomenal marine park, is your introductory or certified scuba-dive (if you slected the diving option). After a brief presentation from an experienced dive instructor, you'll find yourself diving among coloured coral and tropical reef fish.

Once you've completed your dive, you will still have time to snorkel.

At lunchtime, an Aussie BBQ lunch awaits you, please make sure you advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking your Great Barrier Reef tour. 

Next up is your inclusive 10-minute scenic helicopter flight that will take you on a low level flight skimming across the lace like patterns of coral reef outcrops on the Great Barrier Reef.

This is a Great Barrier Reef tour that not only offers amazing value but ensures you see the reef in every possible way from every possible angle

For another way to see the coral reef and fish, take an optional tour and jump on board our semi-submersible submarine (weather dependant) and take a tour around the coral gardens and listen to the reef presentation by our marine naturalist. 

If you are keen for more snorkelling or scuba diving you are more than welcome to jump back into the sea to explore some more or take some time out to enjoy the sunshine on the upper deck.  

In the afternoon, enjoy cheese, biscuits and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. 

Sit back and enjoy the live music on your way home.

Best Great Barrier Reef Tour Deal Inclusions

  • 2 stunning outer reef sites with 5 Hours Reef Time
  • 10-minute Scenic Flight in a 6-seater luxury helicopter 
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided
  • Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of fresh salads, vegetarian option available)
  • One Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive (if selected)
  • Free Lycra/sun suit hire
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • High crew to guest ratio

Cairns Dive, Snorkel, Helicopter, Great Barrier Reef Combo

Visit 2 unique Great Barrier Reef locations aboard this modern and spacious boat.

The coral reef dive and snorkel sites are chosen based on coral quality and tidal conditions.

Only 90 minutes from Cairns, your great value reef trip day includes scuba diving, snorkelling, and an unforgettable 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef!

On the voyage across the reef from Cairns, a marine biologist will reveal some amazing reef facts, along with a few snorkelling tips for the day.

And with a scuba diving brief, you’ll be ready to explore the ocean upon arrival!

Enjoy an an Aussie BBQ lunch, plus a cheese platter and complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

After lunch, it will be time for the scenic helicopter flight of a lifetime!

View the vastness of the Great Barrier Reef from above on your scenic helicopter flight.

Then either end your day with some more snorkelling, another dive or simply laze in the sun on deck.

For the ultimate Great Barrier Reef tour choose the fly and cruise option where you can fly by helicopter one way and take the boat in the reverse direction, or even fly both ways in the helicopter

As another scenic helicopter flight option see our Fly/Cruise half day Great Barrier Reef tour.

Cairns Snorkel Tour Great Barrier Reef

With quality snorkel gear provided (including mask, snorkel and fins), explore the bommies and basins of rich coral. 

Home to sea-turtles, rays, reef sharks and starfish.  Encounter an array of colourful fish including angelfish, Maori Wrasse and parrotfish, Mandarin and Surgeonfish.

Free guided snorkel tours are available to limited numbers from the rear deck so ask a crew member on arrival if you would like to join.

Great Barrier Reef Guided Snorkel Tour

You'll learn many fascinating facts on our guided Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour as you swim the surface of coral gardens and encounter an abundance of magnificent fish including colourful clownfish (Nemo).

A helpful guide will ensure you see the best of the reef and coral locations.

Introductory Scuba Diving

Your activity-filled day involves an introductory dive among the largest coral gardens in the entire world.

An experienced dive instructor will explain all the skills needed for the dive.  After a thorough briefing of skills, techniques and communication signs on board, you will gear up once at your Outer Reef location and begin your descent to around 10 m. 

On the sea floor you will run through your skills for the first time under water before moving off with your guide on your introductory dive experience.

The Outer Great Barrier Reef is a sought-after destination of coral caves and bommies. 

With sea turtles and massive clams living past 120 years old, every creature you encounter is unique in appearance. 

Certified Scuba Diving

You’ll be paired with a buddy of equal experience or a dive masters ready will take the 30 minute journey with you. 

Expect to see Maori Wrasse, Black Tip Reef sharks, Barracuda and an array of coral formations and giant clams. 

If you’ve travelled across the world or continent to dive the famous Great Barrier Reef, you will not be disappointed.

Cairns Scenic Helicopter Flight

Once you’ve indulged in an inclusive dive and snorkel experience, the next fantastical event on the agenda is your inclusive 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the coral reef.   

As you ascend the skies and take in the coral below, your pilot will share some details of the reef and marine life you are viewing. 

Have your camera ready to get some great pictures of the reef locations you have snorkelled and dived throughout the morning. 

This Great Barrier Reef tour package is the best value way to experience the Great Barrier Reef from above and below.

See our snorkel only Great Barrier Reef tour.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:15am

Departure Instructions

7:30am check in

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Hastings Reef
  • Saxon Reef
  • Norman Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas & New Years Day

Duration

8 hours (approx) - 5 hours on the reef

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Additional introductory or certified scuba dives - please prebook
  • Return accommodation transfers - please prebook
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour - please prebook (weather permitting, bookable on the boat, cannot be pre booked)
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.
  • Diving: All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard. Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card. Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. Please read the important diving safety information prior to booking.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Ecotourism Certified
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Travel voucher
  • Change of Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for bar and souvenir purchases

  • Child rate available
  • One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap
  • A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations.
  • Children 3 years and above pay full fare.

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.

Customers can cancel their trip up to 18 hours before travel for a full refund (2 pm the day prior to travel) or up to 24 hours prior to day 1 for Multi-Day Package Bookings. If you cancel within the 18-hour period (or 24-hour period for packages) before travel, no refund will be issued. Rebooking fees of $50 also apply.

From the 17 December, if you are 16 years and older and proof of vaccination is not provided, you will be unable to participate in our tours.

In the instance that your preferred date of travel is cancelled by us, we will rebook you on the next available date we are departing at no additional cost to you. For more information on booking changes and other options contact our Reservations team.

Please consider the weather and wind strength before booking. The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vessel type, or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems. No refunds for voluntary uncompleted dives.

If you booked through a third-party travel agent, please contact your agent directly regarding your refund or rebooking request first. Please read the agents Terms & Conditions carefully before booking with a third party. Their specific Terms and Conditions are out of our control and may differ from our Terms and Conditions.

COVID-19:
From 17 December 2021, all guests 16 years and over, must be fully vaccinated when attending our tour and must provide Proof of Vaccination before boarding as per the QLD State Government Health Guidelines via the QLD check-in app or digital/printed vaccination certificate with photo ID or copy of your Immunisation history statement with photo ID. If proof of vaccination is not provided, you will be unable to participate in our tours. If you are required to get a COVID test and are still waiting for your test results on the day of travel, you will be unable to participate in our tours.

During current COVID restrictions, passengers will be allocated seats when boarding. As per current QLD restrictions from 2nd January 2022, masks are mandatory in all indoor settings. This means passengers and all crew are required to wear masks on all tours. Please bring your own mask. If you forget, we do have masks available, please see a crew member.

In the event that you need to cancel due to Government mandated changes to travel restrictions and you are forced to cancel your tour which is outside of your control, you can cancel and rebook at no additional cost to you. *T&C's apply, please contact Reservations. Temporary changes have been made to ensure the safety of all of guests. Prices have been reduced to reflect the changes to the itinerary.

Travel insurance is recommended

Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tours | Incl 10 Min Heli Flight

Tour Code: 453

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Helicopter, Dive, Snorkel, 2 Reefs, BBQ Lunch, More

From

au$368.00

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

Child: au$320.00
Family: au$1,376.00

Tour Code: 453

From

au$368.00

17 yrs & over

4 - 16 yrs

0 - 3 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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