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    Skydiving in Cairns: Helicopter Tour and Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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    Martí Micolau
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    Start your morning off right as you take the plunge to enjoy the feeling of free-falling through the air on a skydiving adventure from Cairns. Combine your morning skydive with a spectacular 30-minute scenic helicopter tour of the reef. End your day snorkeling and exploring the magnificent Great Barrier Reef before cruising back to Cairns with a glass of wine in hand.

    Highlights

    • Done in English
    • Instant confirmation
    • Helicopter scenic flight
    • Buffet lunch included
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Admire the underwater world while staying dry
    • Snorkel gear included

    Upon arriving at the jump site, you will be notified of your jump. You'll board a Cresco 750, Australia's fastest parachute plane, and the height of your jump. From 11.000 feet (3048 meters), you jump from the plane in free fall for 30 seconds, before your instructor releases the parachute. There's no better way to enjoy the unobstructed views of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. This is a tandem jump, no experience necessary!



    Still with your adrenaline pumping, you'll return to the helipad for a scenic 30-minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef. There's no better way to see the vast reach of this extraordinary ecosystem, which can only be seen from the air. Once you have seen the reef from above, you will then see below the surface. Land at an exclusive pontoon at Hastings North Reef in the afternoon for an afternoon snorkeling tour of the marine park's famous Great Barrier Reef. Swim between tropical fish and an extraordinary array of coral formations. Snorkeling instructors will be on hand to assist you and all snorkeling equipment will be provided.



    If you don't want to get wet, you can take an informative semi-submersible tour to see and learn about the delicate coral reef ecosystem. Divers won't be left out with diving available for beginners and experienced divers at an additional cost.

    You will have around two hours to enjoy the underwater activities and a tropical buffet lunch will be served on the boat. When the day draws to a close, enjoy a glass of wine as you cruise back to Cairns where transport to your hotel awaits.


    Detailed schedule

    Starting point :
    Departs from selected central Cairns hotels

    Outside of Cairns hotels, transfers are available at an additional cost, payable directly to the driver on the day of travel. Roundtrip hotel transfer costs are as follows:

    • Trinity Beach and Smithfield: $24 AUD per person (minimum 2 passengers)
    • Palm Cove / Clifton Beach / Kewarra Beach: $25 AUD per person (minimum 2 passengers)
    • Trinity Beach and Smithfield: $24 AUD per person (minimum 2 passengers)

    Departure time :


    • 08.00 p.m

    Hotel pickups begin before this time. Contact the local organizer to verify exact hotel pickup time.

    Return details:
    The tour returns to the starting point around 17:00 PM

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