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  •  Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise, depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise, depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

  • Cairns
  • English
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Fast cruise to two (2) reef sites
  • 2. At the reef (5 hours)
  • 3. Snorkelling equipment
  • 4. BBQ Lunch
  • 5. Scenic flight over the reef and sand cays back into Cairns (25 minutes)
From AUD
$449.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Fast cruise to two (2) reef sites
  • 2. At the reef (5 hours)
  • 3. Snorkelling equipment
  • 4. BBQ Lunch
  • 5. Scenic flight over the reef and sand cays back into Cairns (25 minutes)

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 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
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● 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 returns at approximately 15:30
How to get there ● By Car
- Parking is available at the nearby Pier Shopping Complex/Shangri-la hotel, located opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal (Approximately 2 minutes walk).
- All day parking is also available near Trinity Wharf (Approximately 6 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 you can choose to book this product with return hotel transfer services.
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 If you are making your own way to the boarding terminal, 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 Child Policy:
● Reef Cruise: 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.

Safety:
● 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

Enjoy all the full day tour inclusions including snorkelling, lunch, sunbathing or can choose one of the optional activities* such as an Introductory dive, Certified Dive or a Semi-Submersible tour. At Hastings Reef 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. (*Optional activities are not included in this package, additional fees apply.)

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Cruise/Fly Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise, depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

 

Full Day Reef Cruise on EVOLUTION

Ride on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and tuition included. Visit two exclusive reef sites, 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. From Hastings Reef can take a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Reef and Sand Cays back to Cairns. Finally, board the 25-minute scenic flight over the stunning Reef and Sand Cays back to Cairns.

 

Scenic Flight over The Great Barrier Reef (25 minutes)

Take to the air from the exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef and 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 flying in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales.

 

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Optional Activities*: (*optional activities are not included in this package, additional fees apply.)
  • For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from the expert dive staff, they gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as they guide you through this amazing wonderland.
  • For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join the guides as 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 the Semi-Submersible tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on the massive sun-deck.

 

If choose Optional Activities*, please note:

Age Limit

  • Introductory Diver: Minimum age 12
  • Certified Diver: Minimum age 12 Must Dive with Parent, Guardian or private guide.

Important Dive Information

  • All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire. For more details please check: https://www.enjoyaus.com/pdf/intro-dive-waiver.pdf
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
  • Divers over 65 years old (45 years for dive courses) and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving.
  • Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.
  • In the interests of safety, recommend no flying within 24 hours of last dive. Guest will not be allowed to dive until guest is declared medically fit to dive.

 

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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