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Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly

Destination: Cruise to Great Barrier Reef & Return to Cairns via Helicopter Scenic Flight
Duration: Full Day Tour

Departs: Cairns Daily 9.30am (check-in between 8.30am - 9.00am)
Returns: Cairns Daily 4.00pm

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  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
  • Sunlover Cruises Outer Barrier Reef Tour - Cruise & Fly
The Tour Enjoy a full day on the Great Barrier Reef; combine your Sunlover Reef cruise with an exhilarating return helicopter flight as see the best of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below!  

Your day starts with a check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal Sunlover Cruises prior to departing to the Moore Reef located pontoon via fast, modern catamaran (journey time is approximately 90 minutes).

On arrival at the Pontoon at the Great Barrier Reef you will have just under 4 hours free time to explore Moore Reef on the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef. Your tour will include activities including snorkelling equipment and instruction, glass bottom boat tours and semi-submersible submarine tours with commentary as well as all day access to the underwater observatory (with fish feeding presentation) and a marine life 'touch tank'.

There are a variety of optional activities available (at additional cost) including Introductory Scuba Diving (for the complete novice), Certified Diving (for those who hold Open Water Certification), Guided Snorkelling Safaris and Seawalker Helmet Diving.

Spending time on the reef is a guaranteed way to work up a healthy appetite, your day tour includes a delicious full buffet lunch with a selection of hot dishes, seafood, fresh garden salads, tropical fruits and freshly baked breads. Tea and coffee is available on the pontoon.

At approximately 3.15pm it is time to depart the Great Barrier Reef as you take to the air for a spectacular 25 minute scenic helicopter journey over the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef before returning to Cairns, arriving at approximately 3.40pm.
Itinerary 
  • 8:30am - 9.00am: Check-in to Sunlover Cruises for boarding
  • 9.30am: Depart Cairns Marina to Great Barrier Reef 
  • 11.30am: Arrive at Moore Reef Pontoon
  • 3.15pm: Return from pontoon via scenic helicopter flight to Cairns
  • 3:40pm: Arrive Cairns Heliport at General Aviation for return transfers to accommodation

Please Note: Itinerary times are approximate and are subject to change
Tour Includes 
  • Travel to the Great Barrier Reef on-board a fast, comfortable and stable high speed catamaran 
  • Tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
  • Informative presentation hosted by marine naturalist enroute to the reef
  • Just under 4 hours on the Outer Barrier Reef located pontoon 
  • Tropical buffet lunch including seafood, hot dishes, salads & tropical fruit
  • Guided coral viewing from semi-submersible vessel
  • Glass bottom boat tours with commentary 
  • On-board touch tank to experience unique marine life up close
  • All snorkelling equipment & expert instruction
  • Snorkelling enclosure with rest & view stations
  • Underwater observatory in lower deck of pontoon
  • Fish feeding presentationa
  • Freshwater showers & change rooms
  • Full bar facilities (snacks & drinks available at additional cost)
  • Tea & coffee prior to pontoon departure

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Cruise & Fly Outer Barrier Reef Tour AU$513.00 per person  

Important Bookings Notes:  Please ensure that you indicate your individual, estimated individual weight details in lbs or kgs (we can do the conversion) in the Booking Form's Comments Box on making a reservation.  

The operator can carry up to 7 participants from the one group, dependant of passenger weights and helicopter availability.
Optional Return Coach Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • From Cairns City Accommodation AU$25.00 pp
  • From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation AU$35.00 pp 
What to Bring Bring 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 and sunscreen.
Terms & Conditions Passenger Weight Policy - Please Advise Of Estimated Weights In Booking Form's Comments Box On Making A Booking
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.

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 hours or less prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee (no refund applies). Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10% the right is reserved to cancel and no refund will apply. All refunds must be issued at the point of sale.
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