Down Under Cruise and Dive

Great Barrier Reef Cruise + 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight Combo

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  • Visit 2 Great Barrier Reef locations
  • 10 minute helicopter flight
  • Hot & cold BBQ lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Informative commentary
  • FREE glass of wine on return journey
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See the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below with this fantastic Great Barrier Reef experience combo. Combining an outer reef cruise with a memorable 10 minute scenic helicopter flight so you can admire this living spectacle from the air as well as from below the surface.

Your reef tour from Cairns includes a luxury cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef where you will visit two different reef sites. Morning tea is provided for you and cheese and biscuits will be served with a complimentary glass of wine on the return cruise. A hot and cold buffet lunch is also served with seafood selections where you can enjoy on the sundeck surrounded by the beautiful reef. The use of snorkelling equipment is included during your visit to the reefs so that you can experience the coral gardens and vibrant marine life or you can simply relax on the sundeck and enjoy the fact that you are hanging out on one of the natural wonders of the world.

Your day on the reef is topped off with an exhilarating 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef - the worlds largest living natural wonder. Your pilot will give you full running commentary of your surrounds and let you know of all the awesome photo opportunities throughout the flight. The perfect way to end a delightful adventure in Queensland's beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Book your Great Barrier Reef tour and scenic helicopter flight online today to kickstart your journey in Far North Queensland.


  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise to 2 different Great Barrier Reef locations
  • 10 minute scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Delicious Aussie BBQ lunch including prawns, fish, steak, sausages, vegetarian, and a variety of salads (GF, DF, Vegan options available)
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Afternoon tea with a complimentary glass of wine and light snack


  • Hotel pick ups and drops offs
  • $20 per person Administration / Fuel Levy Charge which is payable on the day of travel


  • Introductory and certified scuba diving
  • Semi-Submersible Tour - temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19
  • Guided snorkel tours with a Marine Biologist
  • All extras are available for purchase on the day of the cruise


  • Visit 2 different Great Barrier Reef locations
  • Unforgettable 10 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight above the opal blue reef lagoons of the world's largest living natural wonder
  • Glass bottom tour (optional extra)
  • Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens and colourful marine life
  • Relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch with seafood
  • Informative commentary along with fantastic photo opportunities on the Helicopter Flight
  • Large spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • Complimentary glass of wine with light snack on the return journey


  • Tours depart daily from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.00am and return approximately 4.30pm. Check-in commences from 7.15am and closes at 7.45am. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour and the tour departure point.

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen, hat, change of clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card for additional purchases (Soft Drinks, Chocolates, Underwater Cameras, T-shirts etc.)
  • $20 per person Administration / Fuel Levy Charge

Additional Information

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may exclude some people from scuba diving. If you are concerned about any medical conditions, please consult your doctor
  • A person with heart trouble, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, asthma, a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, should not dive
  • Divers 65yrs and over must provide a current AS4005-1 dive medical prior to travel
  • All divers will need to fill in a Medical Questionnaire prior to scuba diving
  • Helicopter weight restrictions of 130kg apply

Booking Information

  • It is highly recommended to reconfirm your booking on arrival in Cairns and confirm your hotel pick up departure and pick up time if required. For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details are included on your tour voucher
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the tour. Vouchers presented on a mobile device are also accepted
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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Caron Cole 1 year ago
A superb day out, the snorkelling was brilliant had plenty of time in the water. We visited 2 different reefs and at the second reef, we did the helicopter flight over the reef. Just wow it was such an amazing day out. The crew were fantastic the food delicious and plentiful made to feel very welcome nothing was too much trouble.
A superb day out. The crew were amazing. The snorkeling just stunning.

A superb day out, the snorkelling was brilliant had plenty of time in the water. We visited 2 different reefs and at the second reef, we did the helicopter flight over the reef. Just wow it was such an amazing day out. The crew were fantastic the food delicious and plentiful made to feel very welcome nothing was too much trouble.

Caron Cole 1 year ago
We took GBR & Scenic Helicopter Flight combo

We took GBR & Scenic Helicopter Flight combo. The day was perfect, booking process was seamless and staff on arrival were very friendly and helpful with our queries. Our cruise boat to GBR was well maintained and nice. Food on board was having various variety. We being vegetarian were having couple of options which was nice. The cruise was well worth the time and the location were they stop boat is amazing for snoerkling. Just luved the place. Helicopter ride was 10 mins ride and view from top of reef is not to miss. Because of our timing clashing with semi submersible boat cruise time we were unable to go in that but if you ask the crew member before hand they might adjust timing accordingly. Will highly recommend this cruise.

Md Kamran Ali Faisal 3 years ago
Simple and easy to purchase online

Simple and easy to purchase online, event information is quite comprehensive, appropriate and package deals from all around Australia in one place, a wide variety of deals suitable for single or groups, payment was easy to do and multiple options like credit card and PayPal.

Munir Rasiwala 3 years ago
OMG so much fun

OMG so much fun! Such an incredible experience, never any hassles. Smooth sailing from check in to final walk off. Staff were great too, always there to help with a smile and a joke. Onboard entertainment was a great addition too, unexpected but such a great way to finish off the trip, little bit of acoustic guitar and some older tunes.

Kate McKeown 4 years ago
Best purchase the whole trip

Best purchase the whole trip! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the boat looked to be brand new with everything you should need onboard and the entire experience was absolutely amazing with stunning landscapes. I have already recommended this site to friends, family and others we had met along our journey.

Bec Byrne 4 years ago
Great experience

Great experience! I would do it again! I loved how lunch and afternoon tea were included. The 10-minute helicopter was great. Staff were amazing. One thing I didn't like was the prices for the photos. I paid $55 for 3 pictures.

Savanna 4 years ago
I enjoyed the cruise so much

I enjoyed the cruise so much. The staff are funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. Even when I called them just to make sure I was at the right place. The reef was beautiful, both from below and above. Snorkelling gave me a closer look at the reef and its life forms. The scenic flights gave me a beautiful overview of the reef, the ship, and the ocean. Just not really satisfied with the lunch, could be better. But overall, good trip!

Billy Lukmanjaya 5 years ago
We had a great day

We had a great day! The ferry ride to the Norman Reef was fun (we grabbed seats at the open deck on the top level ) Diving was fun, great reef, a variety of fishes and some turtles too. There was lunch at the deck. The helicopter ride was really enjoyable as it gives you realize the vastness of the reef. Buying photograph is expensive, so carry your own go-pro camera if you have it.

Sampurna 5 years ago
The staff were extremely helpful

The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and fun. The whole day was seamless with their organisation of the various activities. A spectacular part of the world to explore. Go and see the Reef and see it with Downunder!

Vanessa Tran 5 years ago

Amazing, the best trip I have been on. Staff are all really nice and friendly, good jokes knocking around. Felt very safe at all times and well catered for. Food was lovely and lots of variety. The waterproof phone case was definitely worth buying, managed to get amazing pictures and videos of the reef to send to my family and to keep. Helicopter ride was great, seeing the reef from above is just as good as seeing it from below. Truly amazing trip and experience, would do it all over again!

Lydia 5 years ago
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If you have never tried scuba diving, take advantage of the discounted diving package option. You will be able to experience scuba diving for not much more than the standard tour price.
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