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Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour

Destination: Outer Barrier Reef with Scenic Helicopter Flights
Duration: Half Day Tour

Departs: Cairns Approximately 12.00pm
Returns: Cairns Approximately 3.30pm

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Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
  • Cairns Helicopter Tours - Fly & Fly - Half Day Reef Tour
The TourThis tour offers a short glimpse of The Great Barrier Reef and stunning helicopter scenic flights from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Barrier Reef back in to Cairns! Eliminating boat travel altogether, shortening travel time and increasing scenic flying time!

Your day starts with a late pick up from accommodation and transfer to the heliport for check-in with an introduction and flight briefing. Depart at midday as you take to the skies on a spectacular helicopter journey over the Great Barrier Reef to join up with the stunning, MV Evolution, a luxury, state-of-the-art catamaran.

Sweep over coral gardens and sand cays, and see marine life from high above, before landing on an outer reef helipad at Hastings Reef where you will be met by MV Evolution’s friendly crew. Enjoy an Aussie BBQ lunch, a guided snorkelling tour (included) and the option to take coral viewing from the semi submersible submarine (optional extra). Scuba diving, for the novice and experienced diver, is also available.

At the end of two fun filled hours on the vessel it’s time to leave the boat behind as you fly back to Cairns. Your return helicopter flight will take a different route over the Great Barrier Reef for more scenic opportunities, highlighting the vastness of the reef systems and pristine sand cays.

Please Note: This is a half day tour with 2 hours free time on the MV Evolution and Outer Barrier Reef. Due to time restrictions if you are intending on doing the optional diving you may have to elect to lose time on either the included snorkelling tour option or glass bottom boat tour. If more time to do all activities is required, a full day tour is recommended.

Tour Includes
  • Return helicopter flights over the reef (25 minutes each way)
  • Two hours on the reef with MV Evolution a brand new, state-of -the-art luxury catamarn
  • Guided snorkelling tour with vessel's professional crew
  • Full use of snorkel equipment and floatation devices
  • Delicious BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian options, tropical salads & pastas
  • Pick-up & drop-off from accommodation

Rates - From Cairns - Valid 01st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020
  • AU$630.00 Per Person - + AU$20.00 Per Person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy

Important Booking Notes: When booking your Fly & Cruise Outer Barrier Reef Tour, please indicate if any Optional Activities are required in the 'Comments Box' of the Booking Form. E.g. Certified Diving or Pre Booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours. Please also advise us of any special dietary considerations are required.

Please advise of all participant's estimated individual weights in the Booking Form's 'Comments Box' as passenger weights must be advised prior to travel as a condition of carriage. 
Optional Diving Rates - Certified Divers
  • Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$70.00
  • Guided Certified Dive (per dive) AU$10.00 Per Dive
Optional Semi Submersible Submarine Tour - Optional Extra
  • Semi Submersible Submarine upgrade AU$10.00 per person - Pre Booked

Important Booking Notes: When booking your Fly & Cruise Outer Barrier Reef Tour, please indicate if any Optional Activities are required in the 'Comments Box' of the Booking Form. E.g. Certified Diving or Pre Booked Semi Submersible Submarine Tours. Please also advise us of any special dietary considerations are required. 
What to BringBring small soft sided day bags as luggage space is restricted on helicopter. Dress for the tropics and bring a hat, sunglasses, your swim suit & towel, sunglasses, camera, hat & sunscreen.
Terms & ConditionsImportant Notes:

Passenger Weight Policy
Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.110kg Maximum Weight per passenger. If passenger exceeds weight limit, please enquire of rates as two seats may be required and a surcharge will apply.

Child’s Rate Policy
One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. Children 3 years and above pay full fare.

Insurance
The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.

Minimum and maximum passenger numbers
Minimum passenger numbers may apply. Groups larger than 6 passengers may require private charter. Please liaise with Cairns Visitor Centre at time of booking.

Fuel Surcharge
With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.

Cancellation Policy
Booking Deposit Non Refundable. Cancellations made 48 to 24 hours prior to the flying will be incurr a 50% cancellation fee. Flights cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel will incurr a 100% cancellation fee. Travel insurance is recommended.

Conditions of Carriage
The tour operator will not be liable for any loss, damage, additional expense or inconvenience arising from, or incidental to, any delay in service, howsoever caused. The tour operator works in conjunction with other tour operators and is not liable for other operator's acts or omissions whether negligent or otherwise. Travel and admissions will be subject to the conditions imposed by these operators, which may limit or exclude liability for personal injury or property damage.

Semi Submersible Submarine Tours are subject to weather conditions. Introductory Diving subject to applicants successfully passing a Dive Medical Questionnaire
 
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