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Cairns Helicopter Flights & Reef Tour Combo | GBR-RM

Tour Code: 553

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 activity 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

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
  • 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

The Cairns helicopter company and the Great Barrier Reef tour company work in unison to provide a breath taking combo heli reef experience for their guests that offers a 20-25 minute scenic flight across the reef and out to the floating pontoon at Moore Reef.

Cairns Helicopter Flights and Great Barrier Reef Tour from Cairns - Marine World Pontoon

During the helicopter flight from Cairns enjoy the views of the spectacular patterns of the Great Barrier Reef system, spot coral cays and an array of larger marine life swimming in the clear lagoon waters.

The Marine World pontoon is located 45km from Cairns Marlin Marina on Moore Reef. A day at Marine World consists of many fantastic reef viewing options including snorkelling, scuba and helmet diving, semi-submersible submarine tours, glass bottom boat tours and scenic helicopter flights.

Experience a whole other perspective of the Great Barrier Reef when joining a low level scenic helicopter flight, take in the enormity that is one of the seven wonders of the world with the chance to view some of the larger marine life residents like turtles, reef sharks and even whales (seasonal) in the shallow lagoons.

10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flights - Departing From The Pontoon

Book a 10 minute scenic flight that departs from Marine World helicopter pontoon. The helicopter crew will greet you once you have boarded the transfer vessel. Crew will provide flight times and safety information and can also help you plan your day to ensure you experience all activities on offer whilst out diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Once at the pontoon and your helicopter flight time has arrived, the crew will assist you onto the transfer boat and ferry you over to the helicopter pontoon.

Here you will meet your pilot who is ready to whisk you up into the sky. As you are already on the Great Barrier Reef, the spectacular views are immediate and you’ll be treated with panoramic perspective of the surrounding reef system. Helicopter landings and take-off's are just as exciting as the flight, once completed the boat crew will collect you from the Helicopter pontoon and return you to Marine World for the rest of you fun-filled day to continue snorkeling and diving the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns Helicopters - Cruise/Fly

Cruise from Cairns on a high speed boat to Marine World in the comfort of the wide body catamaran and return on a spectacular 25 minute scenic flight landing back in Cairns. Check in is at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at approximately 8.15am (hotel transfers are included in package).  The boat cruise takes 90 minutes to reach Marine World and on the way the on board helicopter crew member will greet you and conduct a helicopter safety briefing to get you ready for your sceninc flight.

Enjoy your day of reef viewing activities on the Great Barrier Reef. Before the transfer vessel gets ready to depart back to Cairns the crew will ferry you with all your belongings over to the helicopter pontoon for the 25 minute scenic return flight. The helicopter will fly up and over Moore Reef with views of neighbouring Sudbury Reef before returning over the mountainous Fitzroy Island and arriving back in Cairns at around 3.30pm.

The helicopter may land at the Cairns General Aviation for operational reasons; if this is the case a transfer will be provided back to your accommodation.

Cairns Helicopters Fly/Cruise

Fly from Cairns to Marine World on a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight and return in the comfort of the wide body fast catamaran. Hotel transfers are included in the heicopter fly/cruise package and pick-up times are generally between 9.30-10am depending on accommodation location. Take off from Cairns approx. 10.25am and fly over the luscious green mountains of Cape Grafton and Fitzroy Island.

Witness the ocean’s colour change as you approach the shallow reef systems and keep an eye out for marine life like turtles and small reef sharks. Arrive and land on the helicopter pontoon at Moore Reef where the professional boat crew will come and collect you in their transfer tender. Once at Marine World enjoy all the reef viewing activities before departing by catamaran at 3.30pm for 5pm ETA to Cairns.

Cairns Helicopters Fly/Fly

Flying via helicopter 25 minutes each way eliminates the boat cruise and is a spectacular way to begin and end your day on the Great Barrier Reef. There is so much to take in and explore so flying both ways you will capture more lifelong memories. Helicopters are great for those who suffer from sea sickness also, and this is the perfect tour for non-swimmers.

See more Cairns and Great Barrier Reef helicopter scenic flight options.

Please note all timings are approximate and may be affected by weather or airport operations.

Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • 10.25-17.00 Fly Out Cruise Back
  • 09.00-15.40 Cruise Out Fly Back
  • 11.25 - 15.40 Upgrade to Fly Both Ways
  • Times are approximate
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef and Moore Reef Marine World
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

Reef time 4.5 hours approx.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Scuba diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Guided Snorkeling tours
  • Accommodation transfers from Cairns or the Northern Beaches
  • 10 minute helicopter flights
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • All Diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire
  • Certified Divers must produce their certification card
  • 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

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

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 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.

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 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.

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
  • 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.
  • Please note: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carryon luggage MUST be advised upon 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

Cairns Helicopter Flights & Reef Tour Combo | GBR-RM

Tour Code: 553

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 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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