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Outer Great Barrier Reef Fly and Cruise Day Trip

See the Great Barrier Reef from below and above with this Fly/Cruise option from Cairns!

Highlights

  • 20 minute Heli Flight over the Great Barrier Reef either from Cairns airport to the pontoon, or from the boat back to Cairns Airport!
  • A delicious BBQ buffet lunch are included
  • Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome!
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert included
  • Large pontoon for comfort and activities
  • Underwater observatory included
  • 3 ½ hours reef time

Start with travelling from the Nautilus Aviation hangar at Cairns Airport and enjoy a spectacular 20 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the Arlington Reef Marine Base. Spend the day on the Great Barrier Reef and then cruise back to Cairns on the Sunlover air conditioned catamaran. Or, do it in reverse with the Cruise Out/Fly Return option!

Your friendly and experienced guide will provide commentary on the plethora of marine life that call this reef home.

Once we arrive at the pontoon, you will get to embark on your underwater adventure.

There’s a multitude of activities that the whole family will enjoy, including; fish feeding, touch tank, glass bottom boat tour, snorkeling (incl. free gear hire), enclosed kids ocean pool, underwater observatory, and more!

The pontoon is equipped with WiFi, changing rooms and showers. It will also be the base for your full BBQ buffet lunch.

There is a fully stocked onboard bar where you can purchase soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.

This excursion includes one of these two options for you to see the gorgeous tropical marine life in these clear waters.

Check in Location: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns

*** Check-in starts at 9am and closes at 9:45am, we depart the marina at 10am, returning 4:30pm ***

Per person $496.00

What's included

  • 20 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Travel on our air-conditioned catamaran
  • Underwater Observatory, Glass-bottom Boat Tour with Marine Expert, Fish-Feeding Presentation, Touch-Tank Presentation with Marine Expert
  • Enclosed Kids Pool for the little ones
  • BBQ Buffet Lunch + Tea & Coffee (while docked)
  • All Inclusive price - Reef Tax is included in the price

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Price is per person. Minimum age 4 years (0-3 years on request).

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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