Great Barrier Reef fly and cruise scenic helicopter flight, boat cruise to Marine World, a two story pontoon on Moore Reef, on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with a fly and cruise scenic helicopter flight combo tour
This is the ultimate in Great Barrier Reef tours from Cairns where you see the intricate lace like patterns of the reef and coral from the seat of your helicopter on a scenic helicopter fly cruise combo package deal to Marine World, a floating activity pontoon nestled upon the outer Great Barrier Reef.
With a number of different Great Barrier Reef tours to choose from, this is the ultimate reef adventure!
Departing from Cairns, your helicopter scenic flight will have you soaring above the tropical islands, colourful corals, stunning reefs and sand cays of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Marine World is a two story activity pontoon floating upon Moore Reef on the outer Great Barrier Reef just a 90 minute boat ride or a 20-25 minute scenic helicopter flight from Cairns.
Cairns Helicopter Fly and Cruise Options
Whilst at Marine World you will have the opportunity to snorkel and scuba dive the fringing reefs, take a ride around the reef in a semi-submersible submarine or discover the underwater wonders of the reef by glass bottom boat or enjoying one of the many optional activities on offer.
This is the best Great Barrier Reef tour that allows you to see the expanse and beauty from above and below the waters surface.
Departing from Cairns, there are number of reef tour options available that include a Great Barrier Reef scenic helicopter flight and a boat cruise combo package tour deal to Marine World, a floating activity pontoon nestled upon Moore Reef in the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Enjoy a boat cruise on a luxury catamaran to a Marine World, a private outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon.
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and an abundance of activities and tours before making your way back to Cairns in the best possible way!
Your scenic helicopter flight will have you soaring above the islands, coral cays and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns.
Enjoy a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight direct to a private reef pontoon in the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your helicopter will land at Marine World where you will enjoy a relaxing few hours upon Moore Reef before cruising back to Cairns on a luxury Catamaran.
Enjoy a 20 -25 minute scenic helicopter flight direct to a private reef pontoon in the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your helicopter will land at Marine World where you will enjoy 4 relaxing hours upon Moore Reef before making your way back to Cairns on a return scenic flight.
Dependant on the Great Barrier Reef tour chosen you may have the opportunity to enjoy an Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive or even a Hemet Dive during your visit.
Moore Reef provides world class diving opportunities that will have you exploring small caves, ledges and coral drop offs with drift, wall and channel dives on offer.
Dive sites are chosen to suit weather conditions and the level of experience of participants on the day.
All dives are professionally guided and your experienced instructors will help you spot for the abundance of marine life that call Moore Reef home.
Introductory dives are performed in the sheltered “moon pool” onboard the Marine World pontoon.
Introductory divers will then be guided through a shallow coral garden home to many tropical fish and Wallly, Marine World’s resident Maori Wrasse.
In the right conditions, you may even get to experience the stunning Reef Magic wall!
Please read the Dive Medical Questionairre before booking a dive tour.
Discover the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting your hair wet!
The Helmet Diving tour will have you equipped with a helmet that will allow you to breathe as normal whilst under water.
Our Helmet dive tour is guided and is a great option for those wanting to explore Moore Reef without the traditional method of scuba diving.
Upon boarding the boat, you will depart Marine World at 3:30pm for a 5:00pm arrival back to Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. Return transfers to your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches can be organised at an additional cost.
If departing the reef by helicopter you will arrive back to Cairns helipad at 3:35pm. Enjoy return coach transfers back to your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches.
Return Helicopter Flight to Cairns:
After enjoying a relaxing 4 - 5 hours at Marine World, you will board your luxury helicopter at the Marine World Platform at 3:10pm.
Heading south west, your pilot will steer you above the many surrounding reef systems such as Tetford Reef, Briggs Reef and the mighty Sudbury Reef, home to the white sand island of Sudbury Cay.
Continuing west, you will soon be greeted by stunning views of Fitzroy Island, a popular day trip destination from Cairns.
From the sky, the Cairns Northern Beaches and the golden sands of the coastline look fantastic!
Helicopter Flight Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon:
As you take off, be prepared for amazing views of the Cairns city skyline and its surrounding waterways, mangroves, estuaries and beaches.
Heading north east, you will find yourself soaring above Trinity Forest Reserve, Yarrabah Peninsula and the blue waters of Mission Bay.
Continuing east, your pilot will steer you above the Coral Sea.
Have your camera ready as you soar past Fitzroy Island, a popular day trip destination from Cairns.
As you fly above the swirling reefs and coral of Sudbury Cay, keep your eyes peeled for Sudbury Sand Cay.
As you approach the Marine World pontoon, marvel at the surrounding reef systems such as Tetford Reef and Briggs Reef.
Soon your helicopter will arrive at the Marine World heli pad as you prepare for a relaxing few hours upon the pontoon.
Dependant on your choice of arrival on the outer Great Barrier Reef tours activity platform, you will have around 4 – 5 hours to enjoy all of the free and optional extra tours and attractions available on the pontoon
You will be greeted by friendly staff and provided with an overview of endless activites and tours to experience whilst on the floating pontoon.
Here you will enjoy a relaxing few hours at the reef to enjoy a range of wet & dry activities.
Learn about the Great Barrier Reef whilst taking part in a marine biologist presentation, discover the underwater wonders of the reef at the Underwater Observatory or enjoy a tropical fish feeding led by an experience marine biologist.
Snorkeling equipment, flotation devices and wet suits are provided for snorkeling around Moore Reef to explore the many colourful reef, corals and abundance of marine life that call the Great Barrier Reef home.
Enjoy a 30 minute open air Glass Bottom Tour that will have you marveling at the coral gardens, giant clams and schools of colourful tropical fish.
Take a cruise around the reef on a semi submersible submarine or partake in an optional 30 minute guided snorkel tour.
Upgrade to scuba diving or helmet diving for a unique underwater experience.
Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and a full cold / hot buffet lunch is provided.
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January - December
Reef time 4.5 hours approx.
Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions
Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions
Minimum of 2 passengers are required for the scenic helicopter flight aspect of the tour
Ramp access to pier helipad,Scenic flights have no mobility restrictions (assistance from carer required for passengers with little or no mobility).
Approx. 2 steps 1 foot (30cm) into aircraft
No Wheelchair access from the Heli platform to the vessel
Audio information available in English and Chinese with headsets
Visual information provided; safety/local area/facts.
1 x wheelchair accessible toilet located at the Cairns Heli Centre,Cargo storage for collapsible wheelchairs (size and dimensions dependant on helicopter
Chair lift available on the saloon stairs between the upper and lower deck (must be able to move from wheelchair onto seat),900mm wide boarding gangway at the Cairns Marina (can be quite steep depending on the tides, may need assistance),Pontoon has wide aisles between picnic tables and flooring is suitable for wheelchairs.
Wheelchair accessible toilet and shower available on lower rear deck.
Tarago x 1 regular step
Hiace x 2 regular steps
Disabled parking at both office sites
You must arrange your own local transport in advance.
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.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 553