Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour and Helicopter Flight

From $320

Fast facts

  • Check in Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 7.15 a.m.–7.45 a.m.
  • Departs 8 am returns 4,30 pm
  • Please check in Reef  Fleet Terminal Down Under Cruise 7.15 am if making own way
  • Includes 2 Reef locations and a 10-minute helicopter flight
  • BBQ Buffet lunch
  • $20 Reef levy to pay onboard
  • Return transfers from accommodation extra cost
  • Choose between snorkeling and diving at check-out

Enjoy a fun filled day on Evolution to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling, sun bathing and and loads of fun. Then take to the skies with a 10 minutes scenic helicopter ride from our exclusive pontoon before cruising back to Cairns.

The Down Under Cruise Evolution is a big, streamlined modern ship. Above all, Evolution offers a great ride out to the reef. They will then take you to their private reef places. The crew’s professionalism, friendliness, and attention to detail most significantly provide a fun-filled, safe experience.

Snorkeling & Diving

You will be able to snorkel at two secluded reef spots. And is already included in our base price, but you can also increase the experience by adding an introductory or certified diving trip.
You will be flying with Nautilus Aviation from their pontoon at Hastings Reef to the second reef site. Discover the Great Barrier Reef’s immense vastness and stunning beauty. You come to truly appreciate one of the world’s seven natural wonders. On the picturesque flight, seeing manta rays, turtles, and other marine life is not unusual. Additionally, there is a chance of seeing whales if you fly with us during the winter.

You can squeeze in another snorkel or unwind on a beanbag once your feet are back on the boat. As we travel back to Cairns, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, a snack, and our onboard bar.

Whats Included

  • Above all, 5 hours at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 10-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkeling or upgrade to diving at checkout
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Delicious BBQ lunch includes fresh fish, prawns, steak, a vegetarian option, and a variety of fresh salads. (special dietary catered for; contact reservations prior to travel)
  • Tea and coffee provided A glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • Further, more experienced and professional dive instructors
  • Spacious, air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck allow you to relax in comfort

In conclusion, Down Under Cruise & Dive is a fun-filled vacation for travellers of all ages, including singles and couples. Remember to include a hat, towel, swimwear, water bottle, and, most importantly, sunscreen. And your day will be headed in the right direction.


  • 7:15AM: Firstly, Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns
  • 8.00AM: Evolution departs Cairns to its first location
  • 11:30AM: Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
  • 1:00PM: Evolution arrives at its second location for your 10-minute Helicopter Flight and more snorkelling or diving
  • 3:00PM: Evolution departs for Cairns
  • 4:30PM: Evolution arrives back in CairAns

Extras: – additional $20 fuel levy and administration costs must be paid prior to travel directly to the tour operator.

Return transfers extra cost: $18pp Cairns City, $25pp Northern Beaches, $82pp (min 2) Port Douglas can arrange this directly with Cheap Az Travel on 1800993069 or via email

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