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Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight

Destination: Outer Barrier Reef with 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight!
Duration: Full Day Tour

Departs: Cairns Daily at 8.30am (check-in at 7.15am)
Returns: Cairns Daily at 4.30pm

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Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
  • Get High Package with Great Barrier Reef Cruise & Helicopter Scenic Flight
The CruiseMV Evolution's ‘Heli, Dive & Snorkel’ Great Barrier Reef Package offers a truly memorable reef experience to the true outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Evolution is brand new, state of the art, large, modern and sleek catamaran. Cruising at high speed the vessel provides a superior and comfortable ride in all weather conditions. Professional, friendly and attentive staff help ensure a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience.

Your ‘Get High Package’ will see you visit two different Outer Barrier Reef locations in the course of a day. Locations have been carefully selected for water clarity and diversity and abundance of marine life. 

Your first reef location on the day will be either Norman or Saxon Reef; here you will be able to choose snorkel with the vessel's friendly and professional crew with all snorkel equipment including lycra snorkel suits and floation aids with guided snorkel tour. There is also the option to upgrade to participate in an Introductory Dive (no license required) or a Certified Dive (an Open Water Dive License is required).

For 'first time' Introductory Divers; after an in-depth briefing from expert dive staff, gear up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as you are guided through this amazing wonderland. For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join dive guides as you push the limits and explore the amazing ecology of the reef. Diving packages will include full gear hire and instruction. You will spend 2 & 1/2 fabulous hours enjoying time at Norman or Saxon Reef, after diving activities you are welcome to spend time snorkeling.

Your package includes a delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, sausages, fresh local fish and prawns, fresh salads, bread and tropical fruits.

Your second reef location for the day is Hastings Reef. Here you will enjoy a stunning 10 minute Helicopter Reef Scenic Flight onboard your helicopter! See a variety of marine life from the air including sea turtles, reef sharks, rays and perhaps even whales (seasonal) from above, as well as amazing reef formations as you get a feel of the sheer size and formation of this amazing natural wonder from an aerial perspective.

After enjoying your scenic flight you will have the opportunity to enjoy a semi submersible submarine tour and more snorkeling with the option for divers to upgrade to do additional dives (time permitting).

At the end of a fun filled, action packed day on the Great Barrier Reef it's time to cruise back to Cairns on the MV Evolution, a fast, modern, state of the art catamaran (90 minutes travelling time). 

Arrive back into Cairns at approximately 4.30pm into Cairns Marlin Marinas.
Tour Includes
  • Fast trip to and from the reef onboard MV Evolution one of the Cairns' fleet's newest vessels
  • 2 spectacular Outer Barrier Reef locations
  • A BBQ lunch including fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, tropical salads and pastas
  • Free tea, coffee and biscuits as well as a complimentary glass of wine and cheese, fruit platter 
  • Friendly dedicated professional crew 
  • State-of-the-art snorkel and dive equipment and flotation devices with guided snorkel tours
  • Semi Submersible Submarine Tour
  • Option to upgrade to do a Guided *Introductory Dive or *Certified Dive with Full Gear Hire
  • 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter flight at Hastings Reef
  • Large air conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort & Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • High crew to guest ratio
  • Five hours of at two Outer Barrier Reef locations

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • Adult - Get High Package - Snorkelling - AU$340.00 per person includes Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Fuel Levy
  • Adult - Get High Package - Snorkelling + 1 Introductory or 1 Certified Dive - AU$420.00 per person includes Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Fuel Levy
  • Child (aged 4 - 16 years of age) - Get High Package - Snorkelling - AU$280.00 per person includes Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Fuel Levy
  • Child (aged 10 / 12 - 16 years of age) - Get High Package - Snorkelling + 1 Introductory or 1 Certified Dive - AU$360.00 per person includes Government Reef Tax, Port Charge & Fuel Levy

** Current Special - Free Semi Submersible Tour when pre-booked with package **

Important Booking Notes:
Please use Booking Form's Comments Box when making a booking to indicate if wanting to book the Snorkelling Only Package or to advise if any participants wish to upgrade to any Diving activities e.g. Introductory Diving or Certified Diving, specifying they type of Diving and number of participants.

Return coach transfers from accommodation are not included for Reef Cruise portion of package, they are available as an optional extra. Please use the Booking Forms Comments Box to indicate if Optional Coach transfers are required from accommodation or if happy to self check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, .

Important Diving Notes: A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions including taking any medication (other than the contraceptive pill) may preclude participants from diving. Please contact us should you have any concerns and we can advise further. Certified Divers should bring proof of certification by way of C Card and / or Diver's Log Book.

The minimum Dive Age is 12 years and older for Introductory Diving, or 10 years of age for Certified Diving (with Open Water License)
Get High Package Rates - Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • Adult - Get High Package with Certified or Introductory Dive AU$449.00 per person - With a choice of included Introductory or Certified Dive) - Includes Government Reef Tax
  • Adult - Get High Package Snorkelling Only AU$369.00 per person (Snorkelling Only) - Includes Government Reef Tax
  • Child (aged 12 - 16 years of age) - Get High Package with Certified or Introductory Dive AU$369.00 per person - With a choice of included  Introductory  or  Certified Dive) - Includes Government Reef Tax
  • Child (aged 3 - 16 years of age) - Get High Package Snorkelling Only AU$289.00 per person (Snorkelling Only) - Includes Government Reef Tax

** Current Special - Free Semi Submersible Tour when pre-booked with package **

Important Booking Notes:
Please use Booking Form's Comments Box when making a booking to indicate if wanting to book the Snorkelling Only Package or to advise if any participants wish to upgrade to any Diving activities e.g. Introductory Diving or Certified Diving, specifying they type of Diving and number of participants.

Return coach transfers from accommodation are not included for Reef Cruise portion of package, they are available as an optional extra. Please use the Booking Forms Comments Box to indicate if Optional Coach transfers are required from accommodation or if happy to self check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, .

Important Diving Notes: A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions including taking any medication (other than the contraceptive pill) may preclude participants from diving. Please contact us should you have any concerns and we can advise further. Certified Divers should bring proof of certification by way of C Card and / or Diver's Log Book.

The minimum Dive Age is 12 years and older for Introductory Diving, or 10 years of age for Certified Diving (with Open Water Licence)
Coach Transfers From Accommodation - Optional Extra Valid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Cairns City Based Accommodation AU$20.00 per person (Return)
  • Cairns Northern Beaches Based Accommodation AU$29.00 per person (Return)
  • Port Douglas Based Accommodation AU$110.00 per person (Return) - Min of 2 Persons 

Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • Cairns City Coach Transfers (return) AU$23.00 per person
  • Cairns Northern Beaches & Outer City Coach Transfers (return) AU$34.00 per person
  • Port Douglas Coach Transfers (return) AU$99.00 per person - Min 2 persons 
Optional Diving Rates - Certified Dives ** Pre Booked ** Valid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • 2nd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$60.00
  • 3rd Certified Dive (Includes all Dive Equipment) AU$45.00
  • Guided Certified Dives (per dive) AU$20.00 Per Dive 1st Dive - AU$10.00 Per Dive Subsequent Dives 

Important Diving Notes: A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions including taking any medication (other than the contraceptive pill) may preclude participants from diving. Please contact us should you have any concerns and we can advise further. Certified Divers should bring proof of certification by way of C Card and / or Diver's Log Book
Optional Diving Rates - Introductory Dives ** Pre Booked **Valid 01 Apr 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$55.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$25.00

Valid 01st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$60.00
  • 3rd Introductory Dive (Includes Dive Guide, Equipment & Instruction) AU$45.00

Important Diving Notes: A history of asthma, diabetes, ear and sinus infections, epilepsy, heart disease, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions including taking any medication (other than the contraceptive pill) may preclude participants from diving. Please contact us should you have any concerns and we can advise further. Certified Divers should bring proof of certification by way of C Card and / or Diver's Log Book
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 & Conditions

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.

Infant 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 24 hours or less prior to departure 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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