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Great Barrier Reef Helicopter & Reef Tour Packages | GBR|RM

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches

Helicopter and Reef Trip Combo Package Deal
  • This is the best Great Barrier Reef tour in Cairns when you combine a scenic helicopter flight to a floating actvity pontoon on the outer sections of the Great Barrier Reef at Moore Reef.
  • Choose options, 1.) Helicopter flight Cairns to pontoon,  2.) Boat tour to pontoon, return Cairns on helicopter,  3.) Helicopter flight Cairns to pontoon, return Cairns on helicopter 
  • Free activities on pontoon, Glass bottom boat, Semi-submersible submarine, Underwater observatory, Marine Biology talk, All gear, All meals
  • Optional Extras, Introductory diving, Certified diving, Helmet diving, SNUBA, Guided snorkel tours, Lockers

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

  • Choose to Fly out to the pontoon from Cairns and Cruise Back to Cairns on the Boat
  • Cruise out to the pontoon by Boat and Fly Back to Cairns in the helicopter
  • Helicopter Flight out to the reef and helicopter back to Cairns

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.

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight & Marine World Tours

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. 

Boat Cruise Out & Helicopter Flight Back Tour

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. 

Fly Out & Cruise Back Tour

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.  

Fly Out & Fly Back Tour

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. 

Upgrade to Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive

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.

Upgrade to a Helmet Diving 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. 

Return to Cairns

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. 

25 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight to Cairns

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! 

25 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight Cairns to The Reef

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. 

Marine World Outer Barrrier Reef Activity Platform

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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Included In Price

  • Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Access to Marine World Floating Activity Pontoon
  • In flight commentary
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Tea and Coffee, Buffet lunch
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Semi-Submersible Submarine Tour
  • Marine biologist presentation
  • Coach transfers from Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches and Palm Cove accommodation are available on selected tours
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Personal floatation devices
  • Free wet suit and Lycra suit use
  • Fish feeding identification session with Marine Biologist
  • Use of sundeck, showers and change rooms
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

9.00am or 10.30am

Departure Instructions
  • For tours beginning with a cruise to Marine World:
  • 9:00am departure from Cairns Marlin Jetty
  • For tours beginning with a scenic helicopter flight:
  • 10:30am departure from Cairns central helipad
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Cruise Out & Fly Back Tour:
  • 8:00am – 8:30am complimentary pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Self Dive: you can check in at the Reef Magic office at Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns at 8:15am
  • Cruise Both Ways & 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight Tour:
  • Check in at Reef Magic office at Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns at 8:15am
  • Return transfers from your accommodation in Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches are available at an additional cost
  • Fly Out Cruise Back Tour:
  • 9:30am – 10:00am complimentary pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Self Dive: you can check in at the GBR Helicopters office by Marlin Marina at Cairns Esplanade
  • Pick times and location will be provided at time of booking
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef and Moore Reef Marine World
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Full day

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Lockers available for hire at Marine World
  • Upgrade to Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive at Marine World
  • Upgrade to a SNUBA Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Helmet Diving
  • Guided snorkel tours
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • Guests body and luggage weight must be advised at the time of booking. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee
  • Certified Divers must produce their certification card
  • All Diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire
  • SEABOB Guided Snorkel Tour – minimum age is 12 years
  • Helicopters are subject to maximum weight loadings
  • 3 seat helicopter 240kg/529 pounds
  • 4 seat helicopter 320kg/705 pounds
  • 6 seat helicopter 490kg/1080 pounds
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving, Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to medical questionnaires completed on board with the tour operator.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving and helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Intro Dive Medical Advanced Dive Medical Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Doo and Helmet Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from helmet diving and scuba doo.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for helmet diving/scuba doo is 12 years.
  • Flying after diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Seawalker Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information

Minimum of 2 passengers are required for the scenic helicopter flight aspect of the tour

  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Camera (charged)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash for drinks and snacks

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Ramp access to pier helipad,Scenic flights have no mobility restrictions (assistance from carer required for passengers with little or no mobility).

Number of Steps

Approx. 2 steps 1 foot (30cm) into aircraft

Boarding Access

No Wheelchair access from the Heli platform to the vessel

Visually Impaired Notes

Audio information available in English and Chinese with headsets

Hearing Impaired Information

Visual information provided; safety/local area/facts.

Facilities

1 x wheelchair accessible toilet located at the Cairns Heli Centre,Cargo storage for collapsible wheelchairs (size and dimensions dependant on helicopter

Activities

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.

Additional Information

Snorkel platform has 10 stairs down to an in water bench seat (flotation devices such as pool noodles and jackets available).

Dive platform has 7 stairs down to an in water platform, certified and introductory diving available.

Semi-Submarine has 12 steep stairs at the bow and aft of the vessel.

The Underwater Observatory has 16 stairs on the entrance and 16 stairs on the exit.
Transfers

Tarago x 1 regular step

Hiace x 2 regular steps

Wheelchair taxi

Disabled parking at both office sites

Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

  • A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations
  • Children 3 years and above pay full fare
  • One infant under 3 years of age may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap

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.

 

  • The pilot makes the final decision regarding the continuation of any flight and may terminate the flight at any time if he/she deems it unsafe to proceed
  • Departure times to and from Marine World may vary due to weather conditions or other factors beyond control
  • Cancellations must be advised at least 24 hours prior to flight to receive a partial refund
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours of flight will incur a 100% cancellation fee

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights & Moore Reef | GBR

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches

Helicopter and Reef Trip Combo Package Deal

From

au$499.00

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

Child: au$499.00
Family: au$1,996.00

Tour Code: 553

From

au$499.00

14 yrs & over

3 - 13 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

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