Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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I booked this tour for my bf's birthday. It was a surprise for him. He really loved it. We had 20-25 minutes helicopter tour over Great Barrier Reef then around 1 hour of snorkeling in middle of Great Barrier Reef. He was so happy and me too. Awesome day and awesome staff. Staff were great too. :)))Reviewed by: Mira K, August 2013
Outstanding trip. The group was also VERY accommodating of my poor swimming and snorkelling skills - I was dragged around. They made sure that I experienced the reef. 5/5 stars.Reviewed by: Charanjit S, August 2013
The worst part by far about this was that I was the "last ride" flying back to the airport. Because of the timing of the last flight I was unable to snorkel (or dive) at the second reef. There's just wasn't enough time. So I'd suggest just doing the tour and then getting on the chopper for a scenic tour while you're there.
It was pretty awesome though.Reviewed by: Chase W, October 2013
A well organised tour, except again had to wait long time for bus transfers to and from the trip. Don't think the local organisers are on the balk most of the time!! Bit lovely cruise out to barrier reef. Children got to try scuba diving, but not exactly very clear that they had to pay extra for staying down-discovered this afterwards to our cost! But they loved it! Lunch was nice, basic but nice. Didn't get to do glass bottom boat as not enough time. Due to booking helicopter tour as well, we then found it was our return trip back bit left much earlier than we wanted as didn't get much time at second reef to snorkel, try the boat tour or even get the fresh fruit, wine and cheese and biscuits. Helicopter tour was nice, booked as a surprise wedding anniversary present, but only saw first 10 mins of the Great Barrier Reef as rest of course is on open seas returning back!! Good trip, need to improve the pick ups as we waited bit too long both ways!!Reviewed by: Angiebud1, August 2013
Poor day!! Really looked forward to this trip. Helicopter bit was fine but boat was very, very poor.
As we arrived by helicopter the transfer boat was not ready. Nor was the glass bottomed boat. Glass bottom boat?? That's a joke. It had a window in the hull to look through. View of reef was poor.
On the boat unless your blond with boobs then avoid. The staff were totally uninterseted in us. The food was stone cold and inedible but worse was to follow.
During the limping back of the ship, my wife and I had to listen to a crew member boast of his sexual exploits to some customers and two teenage girls. Foul and abusive language and I'm no prude but there is a time and place for things.
I suggest you avoid. Helicopter was only decent bit. Avoid if possible.Reviewed by: Goggleman, November 2013