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:
|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|
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.
|Season: 2017 - 2018 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018||Action|
|10min Scenic Flight Package||
$399.00 per adult
$284.00 per child
|Additional Extras||Dates: 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018|
|Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City)||$26.00 per adult / $16.00 per child|
|Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches)||$32.00 per adult / $17.00 per child|
|Introductory Dive||$164.00 per adult / $164.00 per child|
|Certified Dive||$116.00 per adult / $116.00 per child|
|Guided Snorkel Tour||$62.00 per adult / $32.00 per child|
|Scuba-Doo Scooter||$165.00 per adult / $135.00 per child|
|Sea Walker||$175.00 per adult / $175.00 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.