Reef & Scenic Helicopter Flight

Reef & Scenic Helicopter Flight

See the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below with this deluxe experience. Combine your Great Adventures outer reef cruise with a memorable 10-minute scenic helicopter flight. Don't forget your camera!

10:30am: Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Tour Operator: Great Adventures

Get set for your Great Adventure! Escape into a world of surprises and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures exciting Outer Reef cruise.

Departing from Cairns, you'll cruise in air-conditioned comfort aboard Great Adventures' fast catamaran to a spacious activity platform moored at a magnificent site on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef

With activities for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers, you'll enjoy a day of adventure and discovery in this World Heritage natural wonder. Snorkel and dive directly off the platform amongst beautiful coral gardens and an incredible diversity of natural marine life. If you prefer to stay dry, explore the reef in the underwater observatory and from the air-conditioned spacious semi-submersible with informative commentary. In between activities, there's a buffet lunch to enjoy, relax on the sundeck and take in the amazing panoramic reef views.

10-minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
At your scheduled time, Nautilus Aviation's experienced crew will take you for an unforgettable flight to take in a bird’s eye view above the opal blue reef lagoons of the world’s largest living natural wonder! Your exhilarating flight includes an informative commentary from your pilot, along with fantastic photo opportunities.

Your Great Barrier Reef Adventure Includes:

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise from Cairns
  • 3 hours at Outer Reef activity platform
  • 10-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Morning tea cake selection on the outward journey
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood
  • Use of snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Eco reef talk with a marine naturalist in the underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on the return journey

Exciting optional activities (additional cost) include scuba diving, guided snorkel tours and the exclusive Scuba-Doo underwater scooter.

Tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence Street Cairns
Departs Cairns 10.30am Returns Cairns: 5.30pm


  Adult Child
Tour Price AU$ 442.00AU$ 332.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 442.00AU$ 332.00

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*Price is self-drive to Reef Fleet Terminal, coach transfers are available.


A Government Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. *  EMC is waivered for travel up to 30 June 2023. 


  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free.
  • Family fare- maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount. 
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2023.

Nautilus Aviation Conditions:

  • Passenger Weight: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carryon luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 110kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 110kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price – this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on the day of travel.
  • A minimum of 2 passengers per aircraft required for Scenic Flights.
  • *Child Rate: One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. Maximum one infant per helicopter as per CASA regulations. Child 3 years and above pay full fare.
  • Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the flight to receive a full refund

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