Headout logo. Link to home.
Help
full-day cruise at great barrier reef & scenic helicopter flight with lunch-2
full-day cruise at great barrier reef & scenic helicopter flight with lunch-3
full-day cruise at great barrier reef & scenic helicopter flight with lunch-4
full-day cruise at great barrier reef & scenic helicopter flight with lunch-5

Full-Day Cruise at Great Barrier Reef & Scenic Helicopter Flight with Lunch

  • Mobile ticket

Sail, snorkel, and fly over the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury yacht, exploring vibrant marine life, and feasting on a BBQ buffet.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in a full-day tour exploring the surreal Outer Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling in crystal clear waters amidst vibrant coral and fish.

  • Onboard the luxury Evolution, enjoy up to 5 hours of sea time including an option to scuba dive, either as an introductory course or as a certified diver (at additional cost).

  • Indulge in a delicious BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, and vegetarian options too as you soak in the marvelous scenery around you.

  • Witness the reef from a bird's-eye view on a scenic helicopter flight as you spot varied marine life, and end with a complimentary wine and snack on the cruise back to Cairns

  • Fun Fact: The reef is the largest living structure that can be spotted from space and is home to a staggering 1,500 species of fish and over 400 types of coral.

Inclusions

  • 5-hour cruise at Great Barrier Reef

  • 10-minute scenic flight from Hastings Reef

  • Experienced & professional dive instructors

  • 2 snorkeling opportunities

  • 3 introductory or certified dives (optional)

  • Equipment and floatation devices

  • BBQ lunch

  • Glass of wine

  • Light snack

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Cruise and Dine

Commence your day aboard the luxurious superyacht, Evolution, renowned for its speed and grandeur. Sail effortlessly towards 2 pristine locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on Earth, visible even from space! At the first stop, enjoy snorkeling amongst an array of vibrant fish and rich coral. You can spice up this underwater spectacle by opting for up to 3 introductory or certified scuba dives (at additional cost). Following the invigorating swim, delight in a sumptuous BBQ buffet lunch onboard, with vegetarian options available, savoring the tastes of Australia as you overlook the azure ocean.

Aerial Spectacle and Indulgent Relaxation

Post lunch, it's time to explore the reef from a different perspective. Hop aboard a deluxe helicopter for an awe-inspiring flight over Hastings Reef. This aerial spectacle offers a panoramic view of the reef's grandeur, with common sightings of manta rays, turtles, and even whales during winter! Back on Evolution, unwind on the sun-soaked decks, or plunge in for another snorkel. As you cruise back to Cairns, celebrate the day with a complimentary glass of wine and a light snack, culminating your unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience.

Itinerary

  • 7:15am to 7.45am: Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - 1

  • 8.00am: Evolution departs Cairns for the first reef location

  • 11:30am: Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard

  • 1:00pm: Evolution arrives at the second reef location where you will take to the sky for your scenic helicopter flight

  • 3:00pm: Evolution departs for Cairns

  • 4:30pm: Evolution arrives back in Cairns

Important Information

  • This activity is dependent on the weather.

  • All divers are required to complete an onboard medical questionnaire.

  • Divers over 65 must have medical clearance from a physician confirming they are fit to dive. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and any prescription medications will require a letter or email from a doctor clearing you to dive. This clearance must state your full name, the doctor's name, and practice, and the clearance to dive for the specific medications/condition.

  • Special dietary requirements should be confirmed directly with the activity provider.

  • Bring along your, sunglasses, sunscreen, change of clothes, towel, and swimwear.

Restrictions

  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 12 and under for the introductory course and 10 and under for the certification course.

  • The helicopter experience is restricted for guests weighing more than 130 kg.

  • Note that the following is not allowed during this experience: large bags.

  • Diving within 24 hours before your flight is not permitted.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 45 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Boarding Point

  • Board your Cruise at Reef Fleet Terminal.

  • Address: Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia.

  • Landmark: Near Reef Fleet Plaza Parking.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Spence Street at Grafton Street. It is a quick 8-minute walk to the redemption point.

  • Board buses #110, #110N, #111, and more to get you there.

By Car

  • To reach Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns City, QLD 4870, Australia via car, input the address into a GPS system. Follow the suggested routes and pay close attention for signs leading to the terminal. Parking facilities are available at Cairns City Center.
Missing any information?

Similar experiences you'd love

Free cancellation
guided tour of cape tribulation, daintree & mossman gorge with hotel transfers + lunch-1
Guided Tours
Guided Tour of Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge with Hotel Transfers + Lunch
Instant confirmation
4.4
Rated 4.36 out of 5.0 from 246 reviews.
$174.77
Free cancellation
frankland islands reef cruise & all inclusive guided tour-1

World at your tap.

Get the Headout app to get tickets on your phone and access app-only deals. Talk about win-win.
iphone

We've served 25 million+ guests and we are here for you

25 million +

Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences

4.4/5

5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

In the Media

Featured and recommended by the best brands

24 x 7 Help Center

Have a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime