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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Green Island

Cairns: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Product ID: 71320
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Take to the skies on a 30-minute scenic flight over the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. Ride in a modern helicopter from Cairns with up to 7 guests. Soar over 3 striking islands: Green Island, Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cay.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Please provide hotel details for pick up and Drop-off. Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas is not included.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Experience 30 minutes in the air
  • See Green Island, Arlington Reef, Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cay from the air
  • Spot animals in their native habitats from high above
  • Ride in a high-quality aircraft with maximum comfort and safety rating
Full description
Departing from Cairns, this is the best way to see the reef from the air. Check-in and receive a thorough safety briefing and explanation of the state-of-the-art aircraft by the crew. Ride in the most modern and well-appointed fleet in Northern Australia. The helicopter is equipped with executive-style fit-outs, air-conditioning, in-flight audio entertainment systems and leather interiors. Safety is of the utmost importance.

Enjoy a spectacular view of Cairns city as you take off towards the world's largest coral reef system. 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.

Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon on the reef scenic flight and if you’re flying in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales. However, as the marine life are wild animals, this cannot be guaranteed. Your pilot will speak to you throughout the duration of the flight about the wildlife, view below and the aircraft. After a whole 30 minutes in the air, you will return to Cairns for the end of the tour. 
  • 30-minute scenic flight
  • Knowledgeable guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
Know before you go
• Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage must be advised at the time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee
• Maximum single seat payload of 130KG. For passenger comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130KG are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price
• The local operator will contact you with the exact flight time once booked. This may be changed to best accommodate your preferences
• A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to go ahead. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 3 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Nautilus Aviation Pty Ltd

Product ID: 71320