10 Minute Scenic Flight with Great Adventures & Green Island

Starting from: $AU486.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Cruise to Green Island / Cruise to Great Adventures Pontoon / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 400
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island & Norman Reef
  • Tour duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 2hrs
  • Time exploring the reef: 5 hours (2hrs Green island + 3hrs Norman reef)
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 3 levels
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea & Buffett Lunch included


Helicopter Flight - 10 Minute Scenic Flight with Great Adventures & Green Island

Two great locations in one day!!! Enjoy 2 hours on the tropical Green Island and then travel to the outer reef to Norman Reef where guests spend the day on a floating platform filled with great activities including a low helicopter scenic flight over the reef. This is the perfect tour for the whole family.

The view from the helicopter is amazing proving a totally unique reef experience unlike any other. The colours of the reef are brighter and richer from the air. Make sure to have the camera ready to take great photos of the colourful reef and marine life.

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay located on the Great Barrier Reef with tropical rainforests surrounded by white sandy beaches, beautiful coral reefs and extensive marine life. During the 2 hours on Green Island, snorkelling equipment is provided so clients can explore the reef around the island which is located just off the beach.

After exploring the island the journey continues to Great Adventures spacious floating platform in the outer reef. The pontoon is suitable for all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers, as the platform offers activities for people who want to get in the water and also for those who prefer to stay dry.

The pontoon features undercover seating and tables to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, full bar facilities, sundeck, a swimming enclosure for children, change rooms with freshwater showers and scuba diving facilities with a semi-submerged platform. The main activities included are unlimited snorkelling, underwater observatory, semi-submersible coral viewing and reef education presentation.

Extra activities include:

  • Introductory diving (for clients who have never dived before)
  • Certified diving (up to 2 dives)
  • Guided snorkel tours (a snorkel tour where an experienced guide stays and assists clients during their snorkelling activity)
  • 'Scuba-Doo' Underwater Scooter (cruise the reef in an underwater scooter)
  • Sea Walker - Green Island (diving with a helmet on - the air comes from the surface)

What's included in the main price

  • Return cruise by catamaran to Green Isalnd and the luxury multi level pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spectacular 10 minute helicopter scenic flight over the reef
  • Two hours on Green Island
  • Snorkelling equipment included at Green Island and outer reef platform
  • Marine Biology presentation
  • Semi-submersible tours with interactive commentary
  • Glass bottom boat tours with interactive commentary
  • Fish feeding and identification session with a Marine Biologist
  • Underwater observatory
  • Use of sundeck, fresh water showers and changing rooms
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Full hot and cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water available throughout the day
  • German & French speaking crew are available to assist international visitors
  • Return coach transfer from accommodation
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Scuba-doo scooter
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Helmet dive on Green Island

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
7:30-8:15 Check-in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
8:30 Boat departs the Reef Terminal, Cairns
Travel time is 45 minutes direct to Green Island on a fast stable motor catamaran
9:15 Boat arrives at Green Island
Enjoy around 2 hours exploring the beautiful tropical island
11:15 Boat departs Green Island
Travel time is 1 hour & 15 minutes direct from Green Island to the outer reef
12:30 Boat arrives at the Great Adventures pontoon
Enjoy around 3 hours exploring the outer reef including a 10 minute helicopter scenic flight over the reef
15:30 Boat departs Great Adventure pontoon
17:30 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sun screen
  • Camera
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases including optional activities
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Helicopter Passengers: Weight Check: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed as per Australia's Aviation Policy. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
Insurance: The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.
Scooba-doo Scooter & Sea Walker: Min age is 12 years old.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2024 - 2025 Rates Dates: 1st April 2024 - 31st March 2025 Action
10min Scenic Flight Package $486.00 per adult
$354.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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