Fly / Cruise - Half Day Trip



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Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive in style to Hastings Reef; from Cairns you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef from the air. Our half day tour includes snorkelling, lunch and sun bathing. Finally kick back and relax while we cruise back to Cairns, enjoying a complimentary glass of wine, cheese, fruit platter & live entertainment.

Where: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal; Marlin Marina

When:  Departs Cairns: 12:00pm,  Arrive in Cairns: 4:30pm

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Full Day Reef Cruise on EVOLUTION

Take a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Reef and Sand Cays before arriving to our exclusive helicopter pontoon. Enjoy snorkelling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef with all gear and tuition included. Visit exclusive reef site Hastings Reef, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels. Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities such as an Introductory dive or Certified dive. 

For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join our guides as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.

In the afternoon there's a choice of a ride on our Semi-Submersible tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or just laze around on our massive sun-deck.

Finally cruise back to cairns with a glass of complimentary wine, cheese, fruit platter and live entertainment.


25-minute Scenic Flight over The Great Barrier Reef

​Take to the air and enjoy a spectacular scenic flight on board a luxury aircraft from Nautilus Aviation. Experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and gain a true appreciation of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon on the reef scenic flight and if you’re flying with us in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales.


Please be advised: 120kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

Prior to diving you will be required to fill in a Medical Questionnaire. Divers over 65yrs require a medical - if you answer YES to any question you will be referred to a qualified physician for a Dive Medical assessment that conforms to Australian Standard AS4005-1. You will not be allowed to dive until you are fit to dive.

What's included?

  • 25 min flight over the Reef to join Down Under Cruise & Dive at lunch time
  • 2 hours at Reef
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Return cruise with complimentary glass of wine, cheese, fruit platter & live entertainment
  • Standard transfer fees apply

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card