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Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns provided by Nautilus Aviation

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Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns

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2 adults
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You'll start at
Reef Fleet Terminal
LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaPlease check in at the Sunlover Cruises desk.
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  • 1
    Reef Fleet Terminal
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    SunLover Pontoon Moore Reef
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Nautilus Aviation
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Nautilus Aviation
Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation,, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef Fleet Terminal, LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Return Details
Nautilus Aviation, Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation,, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Guided coral viewing from the semi-submersible vessel and glass bottom boat
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Fully enclosed kids pool
  • Giant Waterslide and Sun Deck
  • Return helicopter flight
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Entry/Admission - SunLover Pontoon Moore Reef
  • Entry/Admission - Nautilus Aviation
  • Souvenir photos
  • Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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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 at 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 (subject to aircraft availability)
  • Child Policy: Children 3 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on a parents/guardians lap. For bookings of more than one infant (under 3 years), conditions apply – please contact Reservations.
  • 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 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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Joanna T wrote a review Dec 2019
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I booke the $496 experience and when I checked in I found out that there was no helicopter flight back available. Please charge the correct amount. Please refound me as the correct amount was $377. Extremely disappointing choosing service with Viator. I won't do it again. I
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Nautilus-Aviation, Manager at Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Hi joannat448, Apologies for the confusion with your booking. We contacted you via the Viator messenger on the 29th of November advising we were fully booked and requested if you would like to move your booking to the 4th December as we still had availability. We did manage to change your booking on the day of travel to a cruise, cruise and 10minute scenic flight for the day, we have contacted Viator urgently asking them to refund you the price difference. Once again our apologies for the confusion with your booking, we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip here in Cairns.
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freeXspirit wrote a review Jan 2018
New York City, New York121 contributions148 helpful votes
We booked be Sun Lover Reef Cruise through Nautilus Aviation which is a cruise, snorkel, fly tour. All communication initially was via email and very prompt. After the cruise when we had to fly back, it was chaotic and poorly organized. We were given a fly-back time of 2:35,
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Response from Nautilus-Aviation, Manager at Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns
Responded 13 Jan 2018
Hi Lover of the Orient Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent experience with Nautilus Aviation and Sunlover Reef Cruises. Nautilus Aviation is most disappointed your experience didn’t live up to your expectation and the experience we advertise and deliver on a daily basis. Our Operations Department pride themselves on their standards, organisation and coordination skills across all air and reef operations - especially during our peak periods. Your feedback has been passed on to our Operations Department for further review. Would you please kindly take the time to email to advise the date you travelled? We would like to investigate why your time of departure varied from our daily scheduled time of 3pm. Regarding your return flight, in addition to usual guide commentary, at times Pilot interface with Air Traffic Control and focus on aircraft navigation and safety, can reduce their ability to make free and easy conversation. If you are able to email the office with your date of travel, we would love to look further into the reasons behind the delayed departure and if possible, provide you with another opportunity to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Kind regards Nautilus Aviation Management
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By: Nautilus Aviation
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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Most amazing experience ever!
I signed up for the cruise and fly and I must admit this may have been the most amazing experience in my life. The
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Must do!!!!
This was a great excursion!!! The crew, boat, equipment, food was all top notch. Our helicopter ride was cancelle
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Yvonne H
I love adventures and anything to do with an adrenaline rush. The promo video of this was so good that I couldn't p
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Attractions are excellent, just drive yourself
As the company didn’t provide pickup from our AirBnB we had to pay for an uber since the meeting spot was a 35 minu
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Reef to Cairns helicopter scenic flight
My partner and I took this flight as part of a Cruise/snorkel/helicopter flight Great Barrier Reef experience. We'
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  • Duration: 6h
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