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Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns

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Cairns City, Australia
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Spend the day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, starting with a scenic helicopter flight to the pontoon at Moore Reef. Have lunch, go snorkeling, dare to descend the giant waterslide, or take a semi-submersible tour to experience the colorful reef up close. Return to Cairns in the afternoon by boat.

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  • 6-hour Great Barrier Reef tour with one-way scenic helicopter flight from Cairns
  • View the Great Barrier Reef from the helicopter
  • Snorkel, take a semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat tour
  • Cruise back to Cairns by boat
  • Includes snorkel gear, semi-submersible tour and lunch
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Helicopter flight
Lunch
Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
Return cruise
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Giant Waterslide and Sun Deck
Guided coral viewing from the semi-submersible vessel and glass bottom boat
Souvenir photos
Diving
Helmet Diving
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Meet your helicopter pilot at the launch pad then take to the skies for your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef.

Take in the view from the air before landing at the large pontoon at Moore Reef. The staff welcomes you and serves up a buffet lunch. Afterward,  you can see the fish and coral reef up close while snorkeling. Alternatively you can see the reef without getting wet by taking a glass-bottom boat or a semi-submersible tour.

Watch a fish-feeding presentation and check out the marine life in the touch tank. Enjoy the provided tea and coffee before your leisurely cruise back to Cairns.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of ticket price - this is non-commisionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
  • There is a maximum of 6 to 7 passengers permitted per helicopter (subject to aircraft availability)
  • Child Policy: Children 3 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on a parents/guardians lap. For bookings of more than one infant (under 3 years), conditions apply – please contact Reservations.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nautilus Aviation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Scenic Helicopter Flight to Moore Reef and Return Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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Overall the tour is fine if you are...
JMAR
, Aug. 2017
Overall the tour is fine if you are looking for a good way to explore the Reef. But it has many cons. Way too much people on the station. Way Too loud, too crowded... People were yelling SO MUCH that we ended up with headaches, all these was a reason we couldn't enjoy reef properly. Best part was definitely helicopter. It is A MUST DO on great barrier reef,you will never ever see the reef in a better way. I am very glad we've done that. The rest... I was expecting more diverse sea life while snorkeling. little space, crowded with people and looked like fishes where domesticated cause i was seeing the same 3,4 spieces over and over again. Semi submarine boat was very old. Literally VERY VERY VEEEERY POOR VISIBILITY. I was very very disappointed. Overall I recommend take some other tours. It was our first time in Cairns and we had only one full day, we booked this tour because it was 2 in one - Helicopter and snorkeling on station. If I know what was the station look like, how crowded it would be and how elementary touristicly simple it would be I would never ever booked it. Please!!! Don't take it. Trust me you will be disappointed, you will not enjoy reef at all. What I would recommend , take e boat to green island, at least you will have a beach , and absolutely try to see the reef from above with helicopter, even if you have to book two different tours it is much better then this tour. I wish I knew , I would take helicopter and then green island snorkeling.
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