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Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tours

Discover the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic helicopter flight from Cairns or Port Douglas. Choose from 30, 45-minute scenic flights from Cairns or combine your Great Barrier Reef Tour with a flight to or from the Great Barrier Reef. The best of both worlds when visiting one of the most amazing World Heritage Listed National Parks.

Please call Maryanne on (07) 4028 3567 or email us to discuss the many options and times available for Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tours. Some of the Great Barrier Reef Tours also offer a 10-minute Scenic Flight option from $199.00 per person when you are out on the Reef.

Flights require a minimum of 2 people to operate. Solo travellers' bookings accepted
Sunlover Reef Cruises

Cruise/Fly with Sunlover Cruises

Cruise - Fly or Fly - Cruise
Adult $665 | Child 4-15yrs $545
Family 2A+2C $2255
Departs daily 10am - 3.55pm
3.5 hours at the Great Barrier Reef

Cruise from Cairns to Sunlover's Pontoon at Moore Reef, 54km away. Ideal for all ages, this ocean base boasts a new sun deck and the Sunlover Sunslide for family fun. The 25 minute scenic flight from Moore Reef delivers stunning panoramic views extending from the tropical rainforest clad coastline, across the azure waters of the Coral Sea and into the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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This great upgrade to cruise to or from the reef  on a  scenic helicopter flight providing reduced travel time and a unique aerial perspective that showcases the vibrant hues and sheer expanse of the reefs thriving coral gardens – an opportunity not to be missed! The 25-minute scenic flight between Cairns and Moore Reef delivers stunning panoramic views extending from the tropical rainforest-clad coastline, across the azure waters of the Coral Sea and into the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul to Sep).

 

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Fly/Cruise Great Barrier Reef Half Day Tour

FROM $489
Depart daily 12.10pm - return 4.30pm
Ideal for cruise ship passengers or those with limited time who still want to experience the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Departing Cairns at 12.40pm, enjoy a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef to meet the superyacht Evolution. Spend 1.5 hours at Hastings Reef snorkelling before cruising back to Cairns whilst enjoying a late lunch and a complimentary glass of wine.

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Great Barrier Reef 'Highlights' Tour. This tour is perfect for those with limited time and who still want to experience the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Departing Cairns at 12.40pm, enjoy a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the reef to meet superyacht, Evolution. Spend 1.5 hours at Hastings Reef snorkelling before cruising back to Cairns whilst enjoying a late lunch and a complimentary glass of wine.

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day with a 12.10 pm check in at The Nautilus Aviation Office - Cairns Heliport 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns.

Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below, with an exhilarating helicopter flight over picturesque reef systems and up close on board luxury vessel, Evolution. be treated to an Aussie BBQ lunch and snorkelling to discover the mysteries of the underwater world. Cruise back to Cairns at 4.30pm

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Silversonic 009

Cruise • Fly Great Barrier Reef

$550.00 per Adult or Child 3yrs+
Departs daily 8am - 3.30pm
4.5 hours at the Great Barrier Reef
Experience the ultimate and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy 2 reef locations, BBQ lunch and snorkelling equipment. At Hastings Reef, you will board a Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef & sand cays from the air while travelling back to Cairns.

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Experience a full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef, including 2 Reef locations where you will snorkel, enjoy lunch, and sunbathing, or you can choose one of our optional activities, such as an Introductory, Certified Dive or Semi submersible coral viewing tour. At Hastings Reef, you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef & sand cays from the air while travelling back to Cairns.

 

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30 or 40 minute Scenic Reef Flight

FROM $399
Departs daily
Experience a breathtaking 30 or 40-minute Cairns helicopter flight to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at stunning coral formations and vibrant marine life with insightful commentary from our knowledgeable local pilots.

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30 minute Reef Explorer
$399.00 per person(minimum 2)

40 minute Outer Reef Odyssey
$499.00 per person (minimum 2)
Helicopter takes maximum 3 persons

Solo travellers welcome - subject to minimum numbers

Flights depart from Cairns General Aviation Airport - 15 minutes north of Cairns

30-minute Great Barrier Reef scenic flight takes in the highlights of the inner reef. There is simply no better way to appreciate the sheer size and scale of the Great Barrier Reef than from the air. Expect picture-postcard views of the reef and an abundance of wildlife - sharks, turtles, rays and even whales (July to Nov).

A spectacular 40-minute scenic Cairns helicopter flight will take you beyond the inner reef to the outer regions of the Great Barrier Reef, where the frequency of coral structures is outstanding. Explore more widely, watching out for the incredible reef wildlife flourishing in this World Heritage-listed icon. You will pass sandy Vlasoff Cay and on to the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef to provide you with the ultimate reef experience. The colours and textures of the reef and clear blue waters framed by the massive North Queensland skies provide unforgettable backdrops for the keen photographer to capture once-in-a-lifetime images. Our local pilots/guides provide informative commentary and insights into the history of the reef and its abundance of marine inhabitants.

 

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Cruise-Fly or Fly-Cruise the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Cruises

$670 per person
Departs daily from Port Douglas
For your experience of a lifetime depart Port Douglas, Quicksilver’s friendly crew will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef.  The 35 minute scenic flight between Port Douglas and Agincourt Reef delivers stunning panoramic views extending from the tropical rainforest clad coastline

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Includes a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight to or from the reef.  Please note this is subject to the availability of the helicopter. We will email you immediately with confirmation.

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s friendly crew will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. From the spacious activity platform, discover an underwater world filled with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance.

Quicksilver departs from Port Douglas and takes you to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef’s environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. As the region’s outer reef pioneer, we chose the best location available to show you nature’s finest.

It’s a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit and takes you into another realm. Sharing the wonder of the world’s largest living entity, realising its breathtaking colour and majesty, seeing nature at its most perfect is an awakening and, quite simply, the memory of a lifetime. Come and experience nature’s finest with Australia’s best. At Agincourt ribbon reef, you’ll feel as if you’ve embraced paradise.

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Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Great Adventures Cruise-Fly from Cairns

$571 per person
Cruise - Fly depart Cairns 10.30am - 3.20pm
Discover the Great Barrier Reef as you cruise in fast catamaran comfort with Great Adventures to the activity platform moored at Moore Reef. Includes lunch, snorkelling equipment,  semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour with commentary, Underwater Observatory and Eco Reef Talk. Return to Cairns on a 25 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef.

Fly - Cruise depart Cairns at 12.30pm - 5.30pm for a spectacular 25 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at the Great Adventures activity platform for lunch, snorkelling, diving before return by fast catamaran to Cairns arriving at 5.20pm

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Great Barrier Reef - Pontoon
Located off Cairns, just 90 minutes by fast catamaran or 25 minutes by scenic helicopter, the Great Adventures Outer Reef activity platform is a stable, all-weather base allowing visitors to explore the reef in comfort. Whatever your age, swimming ability or activity level there is something for everyone at Great Adventures. Snorkel, scuba dive or stay dry and visit the underwater reef observatory for a fun and informative Eco Reef Talk from a local marine expert. The Semi-Submersible is a great activity providing views of the reef from below the waterline without setting foot in the water and includes live commentary with fascinating insights into this complex ecosystem. You won’t go hungry either with morning & afternoon tea plus a hot and cold buffet lunch included in the day. Dine in comfort aboard the air-conditioned catamaran or pull up a lounge on the upper sundeck and soak up the tropical ambience.

Helicopter Flight
The 25 minute scenic flight from Cairns takes you to a reef activity platform located on one of two premium Outer Reef locations, Moore Reef or Norman Reef. Enjoy stunning panoramic views extending from the tropical rainforest clad coastline, across the azure waters of the Coral Sea and into the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep). Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies

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