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2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef provided by Nautilus Aviation

2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 2-Day Best of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
Nautilus Aviation has a comprehensive COVID plan in place.
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
2 days
  • Only on the day of the Cruise.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Cairns City)
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Cableway
  • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • 25-minute helicopter one-way tour from Great Barrier Reef to Cairns
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns
  • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets
  • Entry/Admission - Skyrail Kuranda Terminal
  • Entry/Admission - Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
  • Lunch not included on the Day with Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • AUD $20per person for the Environmental Management Charge and Fuel Levy is payable direct to the operator on the day of travel
  • Accommodation
  • Scuba diving
  • Semi-submersible tour (payable direct on the day)
  • Transfers from Port Douglas hotels are additional cost
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130kg are required to purchase an additional seat of 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
  • There is a maximum of 6 to 7 passengers permitted per helicopter (depending on aircraft availability)
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • The Great Barrier Reef Cruise does not need to be taken on the second day, but within 7-days of the Kuranda Scenic Railway tour. You'll be required to reconfirm both tours at least 24-hours from the Kuranda Scenic Railway departure date
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Darren R wrote a review Jul 2018
3 contributions21 helpful votes
The first day that I went to Kuranda, I was a bit annoyed as I felt as though the guide that picked me up explained my itinerary in a hurry and dropped me off at the Kuranda Scenic Railway and didn't really explain what was included and what was not. It turns out that not a lot
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Date of experience: June 2018
7 Helpful votes
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Nautilus Aviation
Seeing the Reef and Rainforest by air is an experience you should not miss if you can
This scenic flight is a must. Gus our pilot was great. Very informative and friendly. The flight was a fantastic w
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Absolutely amazing. Already planning to do this again. Staff are very friendly and make the experience one to remem
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Bradley N
Excellent Customer Service
We booked the full day cruise including a dive. Also included was a 10 minute Helicopter flight over the reef. Unfo
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Shocked by the power
The whole experience was great. It taught me that the reef is in trouble and let’s get behind the industry and get
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Awesome helicopter ride!
For my friend Sam’s birthday, the two of us took a helicopter scenic flight from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef a
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Great flight and snookel at the GBR
Everything was good, but just not enough time in the water for snookeling. For longer snookeling try to flight out
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Robert B
Great excursion!
This is the way to see the reef if you can do it financially. For a small additional cost, you see the reef from th
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A Must Do While In Cairns
There is nothing like looking over the Great Barrier Reef than from the seat of a helicopter. It was a smooth journ
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Great Experience
I highly recommend Nautilus. It was my first time in a helicopter and it was such an amazing experience. The pilot
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Australia adventure
Really was a once in a life time experience taking the helicopter out to the outer reef. Spending two hours snorkel
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Sublime experience
Beautiful views from the helicopter. The great barrier reef is even more amazing from the sky. The pilot was very
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Incredible experience!
To fly over the great barrier reef in a helicopter is amazing. To then land, be taken to a boat and then snorkle fr
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Helicopter and boat ride
As my family said, this was the excursion of a lifetime. The pilot was awesome, the crew on the ship was amazing, t
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Be very careful booking with this operator.
Be very careful. Like us, these guys could ruin your holiday. They are happy to take your money and confirm in wr
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A quick getaway
Amazing service from start to finish it’s great to see a company that does the 1% like circle back around an island
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Key Details
  • Cairns, Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets, and 3 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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