Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Cairns

104 Reviews

  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3262FLY

Reviewed by: Candace J, February 2016

The Reef was amazing! The boat was extremely nice along with the staff, gear and snorkeling. Lunch was great. The ride home in the helicopter was not 25 minutes- more like 15 minutes. We arrived so early that we had to wait 15 minutes for our shuttles that were taking us back to our hotel to show up.

Reviewed by: Chris D, January 2016

Great experience- The reef is amazing, the people were very professional and knowledgable.

Reviewed by: mike, United Kingdom, December 2015

Definitely the best way to see the reef if you are restricted on time. This is an half day tour which starts around noon and finishes back at your hotel by 6pm. You get taken to the airport in Cairns where you get on your helicopter for a thirty minute flight out to and over a good area of the reef. You all get a good view and photo ops before setting down on a small pontoon next to the boat. A quick ride later and you are on the boat getting your snorkels and flippers for a 40 minutes swim around the surrounding reef. Then for a small extra fee got to do the same trip around the reef in the submersible which enabled us to take better photos of the reef up close. We then had lunch which could have been better because we only got the leftovers from the people who had done the boat trip both ways plenty of meat but my wife, who only eats fish, had to go without.
The boat trip back was enjoyable with plenty of cheese and biscuits and wine which made up slightly for the poor lunch. Even so it was a great trip and a very good 6 hour tour.

Reviewed by: sharrlea, December 2015

Would highly recommend this amazing tour. Everything ran smoothly, the tour guides were exceptional, the helicopter was exceptional, the reef just beautiful....loved every minute!

Reviewed by: H G D, September 2015

Best experience ever! Beautiful reefs, nice boatride, great snorkling equipment and friendly staff. The view from the helicopter is fantastic.

Reviewed by: Naomi D, August 2015

Very professional and friendly crew, both on the helicopter side and on the boat. Beautiful flight out to the reef. After a safety briefing on the boat we were in the water within 10 minutes. Great lunch on the way back on the boat. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by: Imogen V, August 2015

A once in a lifetime experience. It was incredible. Great value for money. Amazing knowledge from each member of the crew. Accessible for all abilities of swimmers. Brilliant food. Great entertainment. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

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Tour code: 3262FLY