Whether you’re picnicking on a tropical island that disappears with the high tide, walking along the sea bed in a modern-day diving helmet, or spending the night sleeping on a pontoon under a sea of stars, there is more to the than just donning a snorkel or diving gear.
A helicopter flight over the world’s largest living coral system is a must and one of Thorne Travels top trips whilst visiting Cairns.
You will experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and gain a true appreciation of one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
With stunning views of beautiful Green Island and Fitzroy Island and on low tide, Vlasoff Sand Cay and Upolu Sand Cay.
Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon, so keep your camera handy as this is a once-in-a-lifetime flight
Depending on the time of year, there is even a chance of spotting whales in the winter!
Want something a little longer and relaxed?
Chartering a small yacht is a great indulgent experience or even a slightly larger boat with a group of friends or family having your own private yacht will allow you to explore above and below the sea. You can also hire boat crew to help if you are new to sailing.
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
The sky’s the limit – literally you can have a spectacular birds-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef. Skydiving at Mission Beach is a unique opportunity to witness the spectacular reef and the surrounding picturesque beaches and rainforest as you fly from 4570 metres above.
Above or below the water you will have the most amazing time with incredible memories that will last a lifetime.
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