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  •  Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Fly/Cruise Half Day Tour by Evolution Cruise with Cairns Hotels Transfers

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Fly/Cruise Half Day Tour by Evolution Cruise with Cairns Hotels Transfers

  • Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • 4.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected Cairns hotels
  • 2. 25-min flight over the Great Barrier Reef to join Evolution at lunchtime
  • 3. Two hours snorkelling at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 4. Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • 5. Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • 6. Lunch
  • 7. Tea & coffee provided
  • 8. Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • 9. Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort
  • 10. Reef Levy included
From AUD
$449.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected Cairns hotels
  • 2. 25-min flight over the Great Barrier Reef to join Evolution at lunchtime
  • 3. Two hours snorkelling at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 4. Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • 5. Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • 6. Lunch
  • 7. Tea & coffee provided
  • 8. Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • 9. Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort
  • 10. Reef Levy included

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
  • 4. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to Scenic Flight / Introductory dive / Certified dive / Semi-Submersible tour / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December), New Year's Day (01 January)
● Departure Point: Cairns General Aviation (Address: Hangar 9, Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen QLD 4870)
● Departure Time^: 12:00
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrive back to Cairns Marlin Marina at approximately 16:30
How to get there Complimentary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Operating hours
Daily (All Year) 12:00 - 16:30
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
New Year's Day (01 January) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Change of clothes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Lunch will remain the same with passengers individually served by the crew.
- Temporarily unavailable: tea/coffee station, fruit platter, cheese and biscuits and live music. Alternatively, mini muffins and a slice will be available instead. There will be no self-serve food option.
- Temporarily unavailable: semi-submersible
- Temporarily unavailable: PADI Dive Courses
- Cashless payment is preferred to avoid any contamination.
- Passengers must provide phone number, email or accommodation address. If the Service Provider does not have this information prior to travel, passengers will be refused entry. These records are used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 and are stored securely.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you will be refused entry and advised to seek medical advice and to contact the Service Provider to reschedule your activity.
- During COVID restrictions, the Service Provider may not run if minimum numbers are not met. Passengers will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a full refund.
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● Reef Cruise Child Policy
- Child age 4-16 years;
- Infants up to 3 years.
- Children up to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
- Passengers under 18 years will require parental guardian signature.

Helicopter Safety Policy
● Please consider weather and wind strength before booking Helicopter scenic flights are weather permitting.
● 110kg Helicopter flight weight restrictions apply.
● All trips are weather permitting at captains/drivers discretion. The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems.

2 Overview

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 helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef from the air. This half day tour includes snorkelling, lunch and sun bathing. Finally kick back and relax while you cruise back to Cairns, enjoying a complimentary glass of wine, cheese, fruit platter & live entertainment.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Fly/Cruise Half Day Tour by Evolution Cruise with Cairns Hotels Transfers

 

25-minute Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Scenic Flight

Your half-day tour starts in the afternoon, by taking a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Reef and Sand Cays before arriving at a exclusive helicopter pontoon.

 

Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight onboard 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.

 

Half Day Cairns Reef Tour onboard EVOLUTION

Your Reef Tour begins! Once you have arrived at Hastings Reef, you will board the luxury superyacht Evolution for your afternoon on the Outer Reef.

There will be plenty of time to snorkel and relax on three spacious deck levels. Snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef with all gear and tuition included. Or you may just laze around on the massive sun-deck and take in the views. Finally, with a complimentary light snack and glass of wine in hand, you will cruise back to Cairns arriving around 4.30pm.

 

*Itienreary is reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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