4.5 star rating: Recommended 81 Reviews

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  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
  • Duration:  Varies

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

What do you do, if you want to snorkel in The Great Barrier Reef, but you can't swim?? You seek the help from crew member Max from the company Down Under Cruise and Dive, who is my new hero. He helped me not only to get into the water, but took me on an amazing journey, where we swam with a tiny little shark, saw lots of turtles and colourful fish - big and small. I'm happy to report we even found Nemo!!! I flew back to Cairns by helicopter...as you do ;-) The weather wasn't brilliant, as we had the left over rain from the cyclone. Still a day I'll cherish for the rest of my days !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We went out on a very lovely sunny and calm day so we enjoyed the trip very much. Snorkeling on two different spot was great. It was a bit crowded, as they try to get everyone in the water, even non-swimmers, who tend to stand on the corals (what is definitely very bad, espacially with fins) and keep hold on them etc. Food was nice, enough changing rooms etc. Really georgeous was our helicopter flight was, I really recommend this combination of cruise out and fly in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We had a super day- the arrangements were perfect; the staff on the tour was cheerful and very supportive as we went snorkeling- appreciate their patience and concern for our safety. On-board lunch was outstanding- we had a memorable day and recommend this highly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

I booked this tour for my bf's birthday. It was a surprise for him. He really loved it. We had 20-25 minutes helicopter tour over Great Barrier Reef then around 1 hour of snorkeling in middle of Great Barrier Reef. He was so happy and me too. Awesome day and awesome staff. Staff were great too. :)))

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Outstanding trip. The group was also VERY accommodating of my poor swimming and snorkelling skills - I was dragged around. They made sure that I experienced the reef. 5/5 stars.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

What better way to view the beautiful Great Barrier reef from far above and deep below the water surface! Though snorkeling is as good as diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Staff are well organized, professional and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

The Helicopter tour was outstanding. The Heli Tour group, Tom, Dave, and Brad , made all aspects of the tour amazing! It was a great experience for my wife and myself. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Cairns area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Fabulous trip. The staff is funny, friendly and so accommodating. I did not know how to swim and although I think I could have done the snorkeling, I was too scared, so there was an option where one of the staff pulled you around on a life preserver donut. I got great pictures and the feeling of security. The food was fabulous, the helicopter ride was such fun and beautiful. Can't say enough about this!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

We booked out tour with Viator (this being the first time). The whole day was perfect. We were picked up on time and brought to the marina for our reef snorkelling. What a awesome day and the highlight was being able to hire a underwater camera and have those photos put onto a cd to take home. The buffet lunch was very tasty and lots of food to go around. Morning and afternoon tea was also provided and that was very nice also. You did have to pay for stinger suits though which we highly recommend. The helicopter ride back was very nice and once landed we were brought back to our accomodation. The whole day was perfect and I could not have asked for anymore. Well done to all and highly recommend using Viator for your next booking. Happy travelling.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Absolutely incredible! I'd recommend the helicopter over the reef and you also have to snorkel. We were well looked after on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

The helicopter ride was breathtaking and a memory I will cherish forever! Seeing the reef from the sky was just amazing. We had the perfect amount of time to snorkel and enjoyed a beautiful boat ride back to Cairns. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Really wonderful trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Excellent Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Just excellent service, had trouble booking with my internet connection so i phoned and BANG it was done and wow what great service, boat out there was clean and staff where great MADE my 26th wedding anniversery special day just that much better and the copter ride home and over the other reefs was breath taking, trips like these make recommending VIATOR easy. Thanks again guys..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2012

One word -Fantastic

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