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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Port Douglas

Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest 
  • Customize your itinerary: catamaran cruise, helicopter flight, or both
  • Three viewing opportunities: snorkeling, submarine, underwater observatory
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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour and Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$423.80
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Helicopter-Cruise Reef TourMost Popular
Depart Port Douglas Helipad at 11am for a 35-minute helicopter flight to Agincourt Reef; free time to explore pontoon and reef activities. Return to Port Douglas Marina on a high-speed catamaran by 4:30pm.
US$423.80
Cruise-Helicopter Reef Tour
Depart Port Douglas Marina at 10am. Cruise to Agincourt Reef by high-speed catamaran. Free time to explore pontoon and reef activities. Return via helicopter to Port Douglas Helipad by 3:20pm.
US$423.80
Roundtrip Helicopter Reef Tour
Depart Port Douglas Helipad at 11am for 35-minute helicopter flight to Agincourt Reef; free time to explore pontoon and reef activities. Return via helicopter to Port Douglas Helipad by 3:20pm.
US$680.25
Overview
The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most impressive natural wonders, and the outer reef is teeming with exotic marine life. On this tour, choose to soar overhead in a helicopter or set sail on a high-speed catamaran, then dive in to swim and snorkel at Agincourt Reef, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard.
What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your Port Douglas hotel and, depending on the tour option selected, a short transfer to the Port Douglas marina or helipad. If you’ve chosen to fly out by helicopter, take off on a 35-minute flight, soaring over two of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed landscapes—the Daintree Rainforest, and the islands and sandy cays of the Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively, set sail across the Coral Sea aboard a high-speed catamaran and venture out to explore the more remote outer reefs.

Your destination for the day is a pontoon anchored along Agincourt Reef, where you’ll have around three hours to spend at your leisure. Dive in to swim and snorkel, cruise around the coral gardens on a semi-submersible submarine, or spot tropical fish and marine life from the underwater observatory. A delicious buffet lunch is also included.

After an unforgettable day discovering the Great Barrier Reef, set out on your return journey by either catamaran or helicopter to Port Douglas, where your tour ends.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Worth it

Don’t miss this. Helicopter out and sighted dolphins, then whales, then turtles. View of reef is out of this world. Once there- Snorkeling with a 9 and 11 year old. All very safe and contained and space to escape the crowd if you’re a confident...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 30 July 2018
Views are sublime, but it's expensive

If you want to splurge and have seen the reef at and below water level then taking a chopper is the next best way to see this wonder of thenworld. We had perfect weather and the pilot tookmus along the Daintree then over numerous reefs...More

4  Thank bckpckrau
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Excellent

We went on a 30 minute flight over the reef last Thursday with pilot Andrew in the Bell Longranger. We are a family of five and it was a really excellent way to see the reef and even some whales along the way. An unforgettable...More

Thank toddbooth1
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Great way to see the reef

Yes, the helicopter is pricey.... but the family really enjoyed it!The helicopter staff were very personable and watched the weather closely every half our prior to taking off because they really wanted us to have a great experience. The reef was beautiful - from above...More

1  Thank Elissa B
Reviewed 9 June 2018
Joyous exhilarating day on the Reef

From pick up at our accom, polite staff made sure our day was awesome. The pilot was friendly and pointed out places of interest (and turtles down below) as we choppered to the Quicksilver platform on Agincourt Reef. I thought I already had my money's...More

Thank Marie K
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