Down Under Cruise & Dive Fly / Cruise Half Day Trip

Down Under Cruise & Dive
Fly / Cruise Half Day Trip

Fly out to the reef at lunchtime on a scenic helicopter flight to Hastings reef and spend the afternoon on the reef onboard the Evolution Reef Cruise. An Amazing half day option with plenty of “wow” factor. This tour package provides a little bit of everything.


Starts: Cairns QLD, Australia
Ends: Cairns QLD, Australia

Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive in style to Hastings Reef from Cairns, you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 25-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef from the air. Our half-day tour includes snorkelling, lunch and sunbathing. Finally, kick back and relax while we cruise back to Cairns, enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and a light snack on the return journey.

  • Depart by helicopter flight: 12pm check-in at Nautilus Aviation office Marina Point, 2 Pier Point Road, Cairns City 4870
  • Return by reef cruise: 4.30pm Marlin Marina – 1 Spence Street, Cairns


  • 25 min flight over the Great Barrier Reef to join Down Under Cruise & Dive’s Evolution at lunchtime
  • 1.5 hours snorkelling at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Hot BBQ lunch including hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of fresh salads. (vegetarian options available)
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Glass of wine and a light snack on return
  • Experienced & professional dive instructors
  • Spacious air-conditioned modern lounges and stylish upper deck to relax in comfort


  • Up to three certified or introductory dives available per day
  • Transfers: $18pp for Cairns City, $25pp for Northern Beaches and $82pp for Port Douglas (minimum 2 people for Port Douglas) – paid direct to tour operator prior to travel. Please ask passengers to call and confirm.
  • Additional $20pp fuel levy and administration costs must be paid prior to travel direct to the tour operator.


Terms & Conditions

**Check-in and departure time:** Check-in from 7.15am – 7.45am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street Cairns. Departs 8am – Returns 4.30pm Daily. Pay on the day levy is made up of administration and fuel levies. **Cancellations:** All Tours are subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. All dives are weather permitting and Captain’s discretion. No refund for incomplete dives. Should a cruise not operate for any such reason passengers will be offered an alternative day or refund for days lost only. **Scuba Diving:** Please keep in mind that all divers are required to complete a Medical Questionnaire. In our commitment to the safety of our guests, divers over 65 years (or 45 years for PADI dive courses) must have a medical clearance with a physician the confirms they are Fit To Dive. This can be provided by your own GP before you leave for your holiday. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving. In the interests of safety, we recommend no flying within 24hours of the last dive. You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive. For advice please contact our office directly.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Down Under Cruise & Dive Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 1 days of the start date incur a 100% fee.


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