• Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove, Australia
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
From USD $235.15

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Reviewed by: Joan C, October 2016

Heli ride over reef amazing!

Reviewed by: Carolern14, October 2016

Spend the money - best experience ever!

Reviewed by: Joshlynn S, October 2016

Beautiful! Great staff! Everyone was helpful informative engaging and pleasant. Just enough time to see and enjoy the reef. Helicopter view was spectacular. A day trip wasn't available when we booked so a longer day may have been nice but we were happy.

Reviewed by: gregory m, October 2016

Helicopter there, snorkel, boat back. Great time amazing sites, boat was new and clean, little crowded on/off loading so many snorkel and scubas but fun

Reviewed by: Kevin A, October 2016

Great tour! Very enjoyable, well organized and fun to go on. Defiantly go for the helicopter option as it added an extra special moment to end the day.

Reviewed by: Melissa N, October 2016

Amazing! Nothing will compare to arriving at the Great Barrier Reef by Helicopter, it was breathtaking! We had a fantastic time snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef. The Cruise is super relaxing and all of the staff were extremely friendly.

Reviewed by: Jordan P, August 2016

The beginning of the day started out rocky, as our bus forgot to pick us up be sure to watch the clock and have reception call if they are more than 5 minutes late!, and boarding the ship was jumbled, unorganized, and rushed.
Before boarding we were told there were cookies and coffee aboard for us, but as soon as we stepped foot on the ship we were hurried up to the top into a lonely VIP room for those who chose the helicopter option. It was cold, stinky, and it was a small room of 6 of us with no idea what was going on. They told us nothing as the other decks were getting briefed. About 10 minutes later I finally decided to leave the room and look around, apparently they were all out of cookies by that time which was frustrating since I had not had breakfast and figured there would be enough especially for us who paid extra to opt for the heli experience. I also felt that there were SO MANY crew members everywhere, as if half the ship was just crew and it was pretty crowded.
BUT the lovely sea life, snorkeling, and helicopter ride over the reef made up for it ALL. I was able to see a reef shark, a ton of beautiful coral, and a whale on the ride back up from the heli. It was an amazing experience I'll treasure a lifetime.
Side note: Wish they didn't pack the helicopter so full. I was able to enjoy the window and view, but my husband was sandwiched in the middle of a few of us in the back seat with no true window view.