Cairns Sky Dive, Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour
Get your morning off to a flying start when you take the plunge and feel the rush of freefalling through the air on a Cairns skydiving adventure. Combine your morning skydive with a spectacular scenic 30-minute helicopter tour to the reef. Finish your day snorkeling and exploring the magnificent Great Barrier Reef before cruising back to Cairns with a glass of wine in hand.
Arriving at the skydive site, you will be briefed for your skydive. You’ll board a Cresco 750, Australia’s fastest skydive plane, and soar to your jump height. From 10,000 feet (3048 meters) you will jump from the plane for 30 seconds of freefall, before your instructor releases the chute. There is no better way to enjoy unobstructed, uncrowded views of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. This is a tandem skydive, no experience necessary!
Great Barrier Reef flight
With the adrenalin still pumping, head to the heliport for a 30-minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. There’s no better way to see the vast scope of this amazing ecosystem, which can be seen from space. You’ve seen the reef from above, now its time to see beneath the surface. Land at an exclusive pontoon at North Hastings Reef and spend the afternoon snorkeling in the world famous Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Swim amongst colorful schools of tropical fish and an amazing array of coral formations. Snorkel instructors are on hand to help you out and all snorkeling equipment is provided.
If you prefer not to get wet, you can take an informative semi-submersible tour to see and learn about the delicate coral reef ecosystem. Divers are not forgotten either with scuba diving available for both beginners and experienced divers at an additional cost.
You’ll have around two hours to enjoy the underwater activities and a tropical buffet lunch is served on the boat. As your day draws to a close, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the cruise back to Cairns where transport to your hotel awaits.
Duration: 7 hours
Tour Company: Heli Charters (Down Under Helicopters)
Price – Starting from $373.50 per person
Green Helicopter Tours will make this tour more eco-friendly by offsetting the fuel use by these tours at no cost to you. Enjoy your eco vacation!