Ballooning and Sailing - Two day package

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Ride Highlights
  • 🚌Pick up from Cairns Hotels
  • 💧Complimentary cold beverage
  • 🎈Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride 
  • 📸Digital photo package
  • 🎙️Expert commentary
  • 🍾Glass of Sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • 🥐Light snack on landing
  • 📜Commemorative Flight Certificate
  • One day Outer Reef at Michaelmas Cay with Ocean Spirit Cruises
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Smorgasboard lunch
  • Underwater Semi-submersible ride

Alternatively check out Quicksilver or Great Adventure packages 

Day One Pre dawn pick up

Pick-up at your hotel by a Hot Air Cairns coach for your special combination package tour, one hour transfer, with Cairns accommodation pickup times confirmed on booking.


Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. We fly at Mareeba in the Cairns Highlands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the fun of your morning. It's just like a balloon festival every day!


Return and gentle landing, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs with our freindly and expert crew.


Return transfers back to your Hotel.

 Day Two8:00am -8:30am

Check in at the Reef Fleet terminal, then board Ocean Spirit for complimentary tea and coffee before departure.

Set sail aboard Ocean Spirit's comfortable air conditioned catamaran. the journey out the Michaelmas Cay is a leisurely 2 hours. Enjoy an informative Marine biologist slide show presentation.


Arrive at Michaelmas Cay - the coral starts about 5 meters off the cay and is an Outer Barrier reef experience. Hundreds of species of tropical fish live in and around the vibrant coral reef surrounding Michaelmas Cay and keep a look out for sea turtles that are also known to nest on the cay. Activities start, inclusions - Semi-Submersible coral viewing tour, snorkeling equipment, fish feeding presentation. Guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist and scuba diving available at an extra cost.


Buffet Lunch - enjoy a delious hot and cold buffet including meat dishes, salads, pasta, prawns and beef curry. (Vegetarian curry dish available daily).


Free time to snorkel, explore and relax

3:00pm 5.00 pm

Board Ocean Spirit to return to Cairns. Afternoon tea of cheese, crackers, cake and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Arrive back at Cairns Ref Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street. You will need to make your own way back to your accommodation or return coach transfer available from Cairns accommodation for $32 per adult, $20 per child.

  • Day One
  • Free door to door airconditioned coach pick up most Cairns accommodation, hotels & resorts  (Transfer Details here)
  • Spetacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Glass of bubbly or juice on landing
  • Digital photo package
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Day Two
  • Catamaran to Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fish feeding presentation with a Marine Biologist
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Smorgasboard Lunch
  • Underwater Sem-submersible ride
  • Afternoon tea and a complimentary glass of sparkeling wine
  • Day One
  • Your Ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money
  • Day Two
  • Your Ticket
  • Hat, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and swimming costume
  • Camera
  • Spending money

Tour Conditions:

  • Prices are valid for travel until 31st March 2024. Conditions of Travel.
  • Prices may vary by day, season, and/or availability. Price is displayed at checkout. 
  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility queries please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • Pregnant persons beyond 3 months (13 weeks) of pregnancy are not permitted to fly.
  • Prices are $AUD per person.
  • All times are an INDICATION only. Please note that times do change summer/winter/spring, exact start times given on receipt of your full booking details
  • 100% charge applies if passengers fail to fly on the morning booked. 24 hours notice is required for changes. Re-booking is subject to availability and possible at a fee, please ask us.
  • Classic flight provides a full flight experience to suit the prevailing flying conditions
  • Where photos are included in your package, these are subject to availability. Conditions of Travel, 21.4.
  • For self-drive (drive to meet us) please check and plan your drive according to QLD Dept. of Transport and Main Roads Current Conditions.
2 Reviews
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During our recent hot air balloon flight- we were deeply touched by each of your personalised interest and services. In any case we will always treasure your experience of the balloon flight and your excelled services, well done! We can't decide which we loved better the Balloon flight or Snorkelling off the beautiful Ocean Spirit yacht on the Great Barrier Reef, both so great.
Marie and Jonathan, Singapore
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​Just writing to tell you and everybody at Hot Air Balloon Cairns that I had a wonderful time this morning! It was an exceptional experience and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Along with our trip​ sailing​ to the Michelmas cay reef, your hot air ballooning was ​an experience I will never forget​.
Audrey McDonald, Yorkshire UK

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