Snorkel - Dive - Heli Info
GET HIGH UP TOP & DIVE DOWN UNDER:
Evolution Reef Cruise inclusions + 1 Scuba Dive* + 10 minute scenic helicopter flight
Have your camera ready as you lift off from the Outer Reef heli pad for an incredible 10 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Appreciate from the air, the sheer size of the reef system as you look for marine life in their natural habitat. Be amazed at the colours and beauty of the coral gardens before touching back down to re-join the crew on board Evolution.
See the Great Barrier Reef from every possible angle!
EVOLUTION - OUTER BARRIER REEF TRIP:
Evolution offers the ultimate passenger experience with the class and style of a motor yacht.
This ultra-spacious and comfortable vessel features seating and decks over 3 levels. Large well glazed interior spaces on the main and upper deck include a mix of booth configuration seating. The upper deck also has a VIP room for 10. Enjoy oversized outdoor decks in the sunshine with sun-lounges. A choice of outdoor seating areas fitted with comfortable lounges and well protected from the sun.
Fold-down platforms encircle the aft end of the vessel providing ample comfortable and safe access to the water.
Evolution is quick, taking only 80 minutes to get to the Outer Reef. With less travel time, you’ll spend more time at the Reef!
Evolution travels to two different reef destinations. Norman & Saxon in the morning and Hastings Reef in the afternoon. There are no islands and no pontoons. The Outer Reef is spectacular!
Reef sites are chosen on the day to ensure the best protection and underwater visibility according to weather conditions. Expect to see spectacular coral formations and masses of brilliantly coloured fish.
- 10 minute Scenic Heli Flight over the Reef
- Certified or Introductory Scuba Dive (*not included in snorkel only price)
- 5 hours spent visiting 2 outer reef locations
- Snorkelling gear and flotation devices
- FREE guided snorkelling tours
- Aussie BBQ lunch including steak, fish, prawns, sausages and tropical salads (vegetarians are catered for)
- FREE tea, coffee and biscuits, complimentary glass of wine, cheese and fruit platter on return journey
- Live on-board entertainment on return journey
- Environmental Management Charge $20
- 7.30am Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal, commence boarding
- 8.15am Departs daily
- 9:30am Approximate arrive Norman OR Saxon Reef
- 3 hours to play, Snorkel Tour, sunbathe & relax, Aussie BBQ Lunch is served
- 12: 20pm Depart for Hastings Reef
- 12:30pm Arrive Hastings Reef
- 2 hours to play, Snorkel, 10 minute Scenic Helicopter flight
- 4:45pm Returns back into Cairns
What makes it Great?
- 10 MINUTE HELI RIDE
- INTRO DIVE
- FREE Guided Snorkel Tour
- 5 Hours on the Outer Barrier Reef
- Aussie BBQ lunch
- Live on-board entertainment on return journey
- Maximum 160 passengers - plenty of space
- Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns, from 07:30am at the Down Under Cruise & Dive counter
- Boarding commences at 08:00am for an 08:20am departure
- This trip returns to Cairns at approx 4:45pm.
- Hotel Transfers are not included but can be booked for an additional fee
- Hotel transfers
- Lycra and wet suits $10
- On-board purchases - drinks, snacks, underwater camera
**Important information you need to know**
- Be aware snorkelling & diving may be a strenuous activity - All snorkelling & diving are subject to completion of on-board medical questionnaire /declaration.
- A history of asthma, diabetes, ear, epilepsy, heart, pregnancy, recent operations and other medical conditions and medications may preclude a passenger from diving. Please discuss existing medical conditions with staff prior to travel. Or if in doubt, please visit your local dive doctor to get a medical clearance.
- Diving minimum age is 12 years and maximum age is 65 years
- Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
- In the interests of safety we recommend no flying within 24hours of last dive.
- All trips/dives are weather permitting at captains/drivers discretion- No refund for incomplete dives.
- Should a trip be cancelled passengers will be offered an alternative day of travel or a full refund
- Semi sub will operate subject to weather conditions.
What to Bring:
- Sunscreen & Hat
- Change of clothes
- Swimmers and towel
- Cash or credit card
- Scuba Certification for Cert divers
Multi-lingual staff members: Evolution does have Chinese crew members on this vessel year round. Please request this option when booking so that we can make sure the staff member is working on your day of travel.
GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.
Thank you guys,
Within in minutes of the phone call, I received the quotation and booked online. The process was simple and effective and enabled us to focus on the holiday rather than the logistics and bookings!
Great work and it was sincerely appreciated.
Posted By Warren Bingham
Cannot speak more highly about this trip. Absolutely brilliant from satrt to finish. Very knowledgeable lady gave running commentary on the semi sub pointing out all items of interest (unlike the twit on Green Island)Well worth the effort very happy memories - even the reggae Elvis impersonator guy was entertaining
Posted By George Barr
Fun Day out
crew were fun and helpful
helicopter = fun and view was great
I wish the sub ride was offered at different time, I could not experience it because my helicopter trip was at the same time.
Posted By Rosemary Thibodeaux
Great trip make sure you do the two reef trip, breaks up the day. The crew were awesome
Posted By Wayne
Thoroughly enjoyed our journey to the outer reefs.
My son had a great time diving and I felt privileged to have had the chance to snorkel. The helicopter circuit over the reefs will be an everlasting memory of this unique natural wonder!
Posted By William Taylor
Great value for money.
Very welcoming ,hospitable and professional crew! Great value for money.
Especially impressing is the guy who entertained passengers on full day back from the trip.He was simply amazing and throwing a fantastic
one person concert.Thank you all that gave us such wonderful time!
Posted By Tony Chang
Amazing package, plenty of time to snorkel and explore the reef. Got to see a turtle while diving.
Posted By Mohit Verma
Daughter and I had a great day
Posted By Ian Cheal
Best ever experience
Best ever experience. The crew were fantastic and we had so much fun on board, will definitely come back.This was the highlight of out trip.
Posted By Samira Maghsoodloo
We had an excellent time!!!
We had an excellent time!!! The boat, the crew, the equipment was all top notch!!! Our lunch was great on the boat!!! We were taken to two great reefs!!! We also took the helicopter ride and that was fantastic!!!! I would recommend this to everybody!!!
Posted By B Spitz
Sights were amazing
Sights were amazing, but the crew were just fantastic!
Posted By Stephanie Barnao
Heli ride was well done.
Posted By Murray Adams
Wonderful & Amazing Experience
On June,22, we joined the Down Under "Get high" package reef cruise (5 adults and 1 infant).
All of my family members had a wonderful day and amazing experience that day. The tour was
well-organized and the crew on board were professional and warmhearted as well. The first
wonderful thing was the 2 locations (Norman and hasting reef)chosen were excellent for diving.
That day full sunshine made coral and fishes crystally clear for us.
Hereby I should say all the crew were so nice. Particularly I shall say thanks to these guys.
Our diving instructor Ms.Shan and Mr.Johny, they led us to the reef amazing world. My swimming
ablity was very weak and stubborn like a pig. Miss Shan did a separate diving especially for me
to lead me dive. She made me a wonderful diving at reef. I knew it's extra job for her therefore
I should say extra thanks to her very much.
And the guy who in charge of boat tranfer to helicopter was also very nice. He looked after my
parents and my little boy very well when the ocean was a bit rough. He did an excellent job.
By the way, the singer that day also performed many nice folk songs on the way back from reef.
We like his songs and sense of humor very much. He is nice gentleman with good understanding.
All the guys on ship were so nice and we appreciated their services and management indeed.
Posted By Ming Man
Great day we enjoyed it so much we booked again on our spare day
Posted By Leoni Baldwin
Best day ever!!!!!
The boat trip was fantastic we did another trip with another company a few days after and it was half as good and twice as expensive. The boat crew were amazing! So organised and fun! Best day ever!!!!!
Posted By Elanor Murphy
The crews on the cruise can speak Chinese, so cool
Posted By Nan Wu
This was a great day
This was a great day, would defiantly recommend this dive down under company to anyone. The staff were brilliant in all rolls throughout the day 10/10
Posted By Rachel Forbes
Friendly staff and really good service
Posted By Felipe Henao
The team onboard were very friendly and made everyone feel comfortable and informed about the day.
Posted By Kelvin Russell
Helicopter and Glass bottom boat was fantastic
Scuba Diving, Intro Dive was fantastic
Helicopter and Glass bottom boat was fantastic
Lunch and entertainment was fantastic
Posted By Ross McDowell
Value for money
Excellent tour for the dive and fly. Value for money.
Posted By Jim Wong
Best experience in Australia !!
Great tour !!! Best experience in Australia !! Seeing the Great Barrier Reef is amazing
Posted By Julio Cazaban
Loved the introdive (and the 2nd one as well)
The diving and snorkling day, on the other hand, was a good experience. Loved the introdive (and the 2nd one as well)
Even though it was quite touristed, the entertainment, the food and the instruction was very good.
Posted By Kirsten Engsted
Well worth it!
The introductory dive was awesome. The helicopter ride was good too, but we had to share the ride with 2 other people and they took the best seats. The crew was fantastic, lunch was nice and the whole day was awesome. Loved it. Well worth it for $209 pp.
Posted By Nicole
As a certified diver I was very impressed with the crew and dive team they were fantastic!!!
The dive sites selected were amazing and the expertise of the dive team ensured we got the most out of each dive. I would highly recommend the Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under experience.
Richard Todd, Sydney
Posted By Richard Todd
We had a fantastic day out on the reef!
We had a fantastic day out on the reef, great diving locations, nice lunch and awesome staff on board. We didnt get to go in the helicopter due to the weather but that was out of anyones hands so all in all a great day out.
Posted By Jacqui Ellis
This is my most favorite trip
This is my most favorite trip. The boat is speedy which allows more time spending in the outer reef . Staffs are very helpful. The heli is really worth to try, you will see a differnet view of the reef which is very very very beatuful !!! I paid $229 to enjoy the scube diving, glass bottom boat, helicopter. It is value for money. Recommend to all~~~~
Posted By Zhiying
It was so much fun
We were so impressed with the crew and the food on the day cruise. We loved Elvis and \\\"the Man from Japan\\\"! It was so much fun!
Posted By Jami Yearion
Excellent trip, highly recommend it!
Posted By Christopher Lloyd
This trip was excellent
This trip was excellent, the staff were all great, very personal (I wasnt just a number) would recommend to everyone , definatly made my 3 day trip to cairns the best.
Posted By Katie Felvus
I got a great deal
I got a great deal on this trip and enjoyed my visit to the reef.
Posted By Elisa Morgan
What a fantastic time we all had
What a fantastic time we all had. The staff onboard was outstanding, tentative, aware of everyone and extremely helpful. Congratulations to the team onboard for giving us such a wonderful memory. Highly recommended to everyone.
Posted By Carla Reid
Helicopter ride and views were excellent.
We did think we would see a few more fish but other then that was very good. The hellicopter ride and views were excellent
Posted By Laura Paley
On the whole, I enjoyed it.
The cruise ship is a bit small for 100+ passengers, but most of the staff on board are young, energetic and friendly. The host signer Phil was entertaining and warm. The food is fine, and the fruit in the afternoon is just on time to keep us cool and refreshed.
The trip out to the reef seemed long and boring and some of us were not used to the rough sea and wind, so we felf sick. Perhaps the muffin choked our stomaches, so I would suggest only biscuits would be fine in the morning.
It was fune to go on the sem-submerine. Hope there should be more time for this \\\"dry\\\" activity.
On the whole, I enjoyed it.
Posted By Veronica Tam
highlight of our short stay
My wife and I could not rate this day any higher. It was the highlight of our short stay in Cairns. Please pass on our congratulations to the crew. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Posted By Mark Purnell
The most enjoyable way to spend our ten year anniversary. Unforgetable! We will be back with our children for sure.
Posted By Simon Bryant
helicopter ride is breathtaking
This was an ultimate package when speding for a couple! The helicopter ride is breathtaking and a perspective you only see in Ken Duncan photographs. It is a definate tick off the \\\"bucket list\\\".
Posted By Christy Friscan
all in all a great day
fantastic day, staff very attentive and helpful super food, all in all a great day
Posted By Teresa Cole
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