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

Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns

Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns
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Explore the reef and everything it has to offer as you start the day off with a cruise out to the Moore Reef Pontoon. Relax on the new two-level pontoon boat as you snorkel and slide down the new slide into the Great Barrier Reef. After spending the day on the reef take to the skies for the voyage home and experience the beautiful reef from the air.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3262P21
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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 - Cairns
  • Entry/Admission - Fitzroy Island
  • Entry/Admission - Nautilus Aviation
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos
  • Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please check in at the Sunlover Cruises desk.
  • 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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 - Cairns
  • Entry/Admission - Fitzroy Island
  • Entry/Admission - Nautilus Aviation
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos
  • Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia Please check in at the Sunlover Cruises desk.
  • 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
6h
Return details
  • 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jun 2020
A note from Cruise to Moore Reef Pontoon and Return Helicopter Flight from Cairns
Nautilus Aviation has a comprehensive COVID plan in place.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Please check in at the Sunlover Cruises desk.
    See address & details
  • 1
    1 Spence St
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    SunLover Pontoon Moore Reef
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Nautilus Aviation
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    2 Pier Point Rd
    2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
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Joanna T
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Please review my enquire send by Gleny.
Dec 2019 • Solo
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 don't recomend.
Written 3 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Written 5 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

freeXspirit
New York City, NY144 contributions
Good flight, can be better organized
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, but we’re made to wait for over an hour since they were flying other passengers over the reef first. Had they given us a time of 3:45 (which is when we eventually flew back), our kids could have enjoyed the reef for a little more time. When we checked in at our allotted 2:35 time, we were simply told to wait by the small raft boat since the helicopter sent available. When we asked what time we could expect the flight, we were told “any minute now”, so we couldn’t really do anything except wait around, which ended up being an hour. Flight back was ok, just about average. Pilot was disinterested and didn’t really tell us anything about the reef or the parts we were flying over.

Bottom line - good experience to fly over the reef, but I would recommend going with a different company.
Written 8 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 info@nautilusaviation.com.au 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
Written 14 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Nautilus Aviation
593rachaela
593rachaela
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The BEST experience ever
One of the best experiences I’ve ever had!!! You cannot put a price on this outstanding trip. The day was absolutel
Qldnate
Qldnate
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WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!
What an absolute cracker of a time. From the get go, Osamu was amazing in helping trailer the perfect trip for my p
vinxster
vinxster
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Helicopter scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
What an amazing and memorable experience! Matt is a local, the chief pilot who’s outstanding knowledge of the local
Neil2014
Neil2014
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An unbelievable experience
We saw the chopper land on the pontoon near the Esplanade and with the weather forecast he next few days making it
Peppa F
Peppa F
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Highlight of our trip!
Staff were amazing. Unfortunately due to the weather we were unable to do a 45 minute flight - however, the staff w
emilyhP1754DD
emilyhP1754DD
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Very Disappointing
Unfortunately, I am unable to give feedback on this tour as we didn’t get to experience it. A massive day of disapp
Robertsonl1234
Robertsonl1234
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A once in a lifetime must do.
Snorkeling the reef was excellent the staff on board very friendly but the highlight was the helicopter ride back t
Getaway35447630742
Getaway35447630742
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Amazing!!
We were so impressed with the team at Nautilus. We booked the cruise out and fly back package to the Great Barrier
S6106FYrichardw
S6106FYrichardw
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Great flight, smooth, good pilot, top experience
A beautiful 45-minute reef and rainforest flight. One of the smoothest and picturesque chopper flights we've ever b
rozc2021
rozc2021
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The only way to fly!
Nautilus Aviation go out of the way to make you feel confident, safe and so very special. Our pilots Matt & Glenn b
Jackosfive
Jackosfive
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Best way to travel!
Amazing flight from Orpheus Island to Mt Mulligan. The scenery was spectacular and so interesting to see the changi
CILKEL7
CILKEL7
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Best way to get a transfer
Nautilus pilots and staff are fantastic and made us feel safe and secure. We caught a chopper to Orpheus from The
871shaunb
871shaunb
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Experienced and competent
We used nautilus helicopter to transfer to Orpheus island lodge. They were prompt and made us feel safe, as I somet
Stocoroco
Stocoroco
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Return to cairns on the helicopter
What an amazing day! We cruised to Green island for a couple of hours before heading to the outer reef pontoon for
Borrack5
Borrack5
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Flight of a Lifetime
Wow what an amazing flight from Orpheus Island to Mt Mulligan! The scenery was spectacular and the pilot so knowled
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