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Sunlover Reef Cruises

Cruise/Fly with Sunlover Cruises

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).

 

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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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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Great Value Reef Day with Scenic Helicopter Flight

Adult $369|Child $289 4-16 years
Great Value !! Save $79

Departs daily 8.00am - 4.30pm
Experience the ultimate adventure value package on the Great Barrier Reef with views from above and below the Reef. Includes an awesome 10-minute scenic Helicopter flight to see the colours of the Great Barrier Reef from the air! Full day with two locations on the Outer Barrier Reef on board the luxury vessel "Evolution" including snorkelling, lunch and sunbathing.

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Experience the ultimate adventure package and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef with amazing views from above and below. Enjoy a full day to two locations on the Outer Barrier Reef on board the luxury vessel "Evolution" including snorkelling, lunch, sunbathing and in the afternoon; you will board a Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for an incredible 10-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the Great Barrier Reef from the air! Departs 8.00 am Return 4.30 pm. 7.30 am Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns

Evolution also caters to both dive beginners and certified divers. Scuba diving packages include a full dive & safety briefing, specialised top-rated dive gear, and a fully qualified dive instructor. Note some medical conditions and medication can exclude you from diving.

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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Heli Flight + City Sights Tour

FROM $559
Departs Mon to Sat 11.00am – 6.00pm
Experience a 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). Enjoy lunch on the waterfront at Dundees, before joining your afternoon guided Cairns City sights Tours.

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Make your way to Cairns General Aviation Airport, 21 Bush Pilot's Avenue for 10.30am. Your 30-minute scenic helicopter tour departs at 11.00am and tracks out from the mainland with views of the city of Cairns and Trinity inlet, passing False Cape where you can see the remnants of WWII defences, Mt Yarrabah, Mission Bay and Cape Grafton. From there we strike out to the inner edge of the Reef and Green Island, a 6,000 year-old coral sand island that boasts its own native rainforest eco-system. Tracking to the north, we explore the western side of Arlington Reef, home to a diverse range of marine creatures – turtles, sharks and sting rays.

Continuing north we’ll circle Vlasoff Cay a tiny sand island in the middle of the reef that reduces to only a few hundred square metres in size at high tide. Book on the day or let your pilot know during your flight if you’d like to land, get your feet wet and sandy and capture the ultimate Instagram shot on the Cay. From Vlasoff Cay we head west, over Upolu Cay and back to Cairns taking in fantastic views of the North Queensland coastline framed by the lush rainforest-covered eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.

You will be collected and transferred back into Cairns City to enjoy lunch at Dundees on the Waterfront. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine as you reminisce your experience before joining Cairns Discovery Tours City Sights & Surrounds afternoon tour.

Your guide will collect you from the Cairns Marina at 1.00pm where you will discover the highlights of Cairns from the ground. Visit the Cairns Museum, St Monica's Cathedral with the world's largest themed stained glass windows. (Creation Story) Cairns Botanic Gardens, delicious afternoon tea, scenic lookout, Lower Barron Gorge and Surprise Creek Falls before your final destination of Palm Cove, one of Cairns beautiful beaches. Take a stroll along the jetty before you are returned to your accommodation Cairns approx 6.00pm. Northern Beaches approx 5.30pm

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Scenic Heli flight over the Reef and Rainforest Cairns

45 minute Reef-Rainforest Scenic Helicopter Flight

FROM $499
Departs daily from Cairns Heli pad
The most popular scenic flight combines 30-minute Great Barrier Reef scenic with an additional 15 minute bird's eye view of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Commencing over the reef, we cross back over the coast near Double Island and the resort township of Palm Cove before ascending the coastal rainforest-clad mountains into the heart of the Barron Gorge National Park.

 

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This is the only place on earth where two World Heritage Listed icons exist side by side. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropical Rainforest. The sheer scale and beauty of these incredible natural assets must be seen from the air! You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens. This flight includes incredible photo opportunities of picturesque Green Island, Arlington Reef and Upolu Sand Cay. Many of the larger marine species can be most easily spotted from the air. Inflight sightings have included Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep) during their annual migration from Antarctica, stopping by briefly to give birth and raise their calves in our warm tropical waters.

Please note flights operate with a minimum of 2 people - Solo traveller bookings are accepted and will be confirmed once minimum numbers are reached. Please note the tour is subject to availability at the time of booking. Please make your way to The Cairns Pier Heliport -30 minutes before your flight.

 

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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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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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