Come and see the reef from the best way possible, from the top. In this exciting 10 minute helicopter flight clients will be able to see how big and beautiful the Great Barrier Reef is with all their different colours that only from the air can be noticed. This is also a great opportunity to take amazing photos of the area. This package also offers a free certified or introductory dive so the day is completed with all the most amazing activities.
Evolution is a brand new $5 million dollars catamaran. Their luxury vessel offers class, and style of a motor yacht. It is ultra-spacious and comfortable with decks over 3 levels with large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck. Enjoy a choice of big outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun. Also the fold-down platforms at the end of the vessel provides comfortable and safe access to the water.
Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day travelers will spend around 5 hours in the water and minimum time travelling. Free guided snorkelling tours, free scuba diving lesson, onboard entertainment and a barbecue lunch including a selection of prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas are all included in the main price.If you never snorkeled before this is not a problem, you can have a one-on-one tuition on gear use and snorkeling techniques. Also to help clients a selection of buoyancy aids (foam noodles, life jackets and wetsuits) are available.
Extra activities include:
For clients interested in this package but with the option to snorkel only please visit the link below.
|07:30-08:20||Check-in at the Down Under Cruise & Dive desk inside the Reef Terminal, Cairns|
|08:30||Boat departs Cairns Marina|
|Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran|
|10:00||Boat arrives in the outer reef|
|Enjoy around 5 hours exploring the outer reef|
|Clients complete an introductory or certified dive|
|Spectacular 10 minute helicopter scenic flight over the reef|
|15:30||Boat departs the reef|
|17:00||Boat arrives back in Cairns|
All Divers: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving
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.
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.
Passenger Weight for Helicopter Flights: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the helicopter 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.
|Season: 2018 - 2019 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019||Action|
$345.00 per adult
$298.00 per child
|Additional Extras||Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019|
|Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City)||$16.00 per adult / $16.00 per child|
|Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches)||$23.00 per adult / $23.00 per child|
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4 - 14 yrs old.
Reef Tax: $20.00 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.