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  •  Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise

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

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Visit two exclusive outer reef locations
  • 2. Five (5) hours snorkelling at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 3. Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • 4. Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • 5. Lunch
  • 6. Tea & coffee provided
  • 7. Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • 8. 25 min flight over the Great Barrier Reef and sand cays back home to Cairns
  • 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. Visit two exclusive outer reef locations
  • 2. Five (5) hours snorkelling at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 3. Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • 4. Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • 5. Lunch
  • 6. Tea & coffee provided
  • 7. Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • 8. 25 min flight over the Great Barrier Reef and sand cays back home to Cairns
  • 9. Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort
  • 10. Reef Levy included

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. 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 Reef Fleet Terminal (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Cruise Departure Time^: 08:15
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Helicopter arrives back to Cairns Airport at approximately 15:30
How to get there ● By Car

Closest Parking:
- Southern Esplanade Carpark (address: 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870), approximately 1 minute walk
- The Pier, Cairns (address: 1 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870), approximately 2 minutes walk
- Parking fees apply.

● By Public Transport
Please check the Transport QLD timetables (https://translink.com.au/) for more details to plan your trip.

● Alternatively please book this product with Cairns Hotel Transfers
Operating hours
Daily (All Year) 08:15 - 15:30 Check in time: 07:15 - 08:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
New Year's Day (01 January) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 60 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
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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Child Policy
● Reef Cruise:
- 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. Enjoy all our full day tour inclusions including snorkelling, lunch, and sunbathing. At Hastings Reef you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef & Sand Cays from the air while travelling back to Cairns.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise

 

Full-Day Reef Cruise onboard EVOLUTION

Your Great Barrier Reef day tour begins by boarding award-winning superyacht Evolution and being met by the professional and expert dive crew who will make sure you are comfortable and ready for an adventure-filled day.

Relax onboard your 35-metre luxury superyacht for the day, as you cruise from Cairns to two exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Guests enjoy the longest amount of time on the reef in a day tour, with a total of five hours on the outer reef visiting stunning and diverse reefs such as Norman, Saxon and Hastings. These locations are chosen for their exceptional coral density and prolific marine life.

Upon arrival at your first reef location, either Saxon or Norman Reef, it's time to snorkel and dive* (*at own expense)! Hop in the water with your provided equipment and discover the underwater world full of multicoloured fish, coral, and other marine life. Instruction is provided for beginners, and your knowledgeable dive crew are on hand to encourage and help you if need.

During your time on the reef, you will enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, steak, a variety of salads, and prawns. (*Menu is reference only and subject to change without notice)

At the second reef location, North Hastings Reef, you can snorkel again. 

Finally, from Hastings Reef, you will board a luxury 6-seater helicopter where you will enjoy a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Reef and Sand Cays back to Cairns.

Take to the air from the exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef and enjoy a spectacular scenic flight onboard a luxury aircraft. 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 flying in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales.

 

Sample Itinerary*

*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.

  • 07:30  Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence St, Cairns
  • 08:15  Evolution departs Cairns for the first reef location
  • 11:30  Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
  • 13:00  Evolution arrives at the second reef location
  • 15:00  Helicopter departs for Cairns
  • 15:30  Helicopter arrival at Cairns General Aviation - Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, Aeroglen

 

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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