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Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

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    Nautilus Aviation
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your departure for your pre-departure briefing. You'll then board the helicopter for your scenic flight.
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    Pass by Green Island
    Pass by Great Barrier Reef
You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Nautilus Aviation, Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation,, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Transfer from Cairns and Northern Beaches (up to and including Palm Cove) are included for all tours. Transfers to/from Port Douglas are $205 per car (up to 4 passengers.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    4/1/2015 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Scenic Helicopter Flight
    • Informative commentary during the flight
    • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns hotels
    • Entry/Admission - Nautilus Aviation
    • Transfers to/from Port Douglas are $205 per car ( up to 4 passengers)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at 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 ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
    • There is a maximum of 6 to 7 passengers permitted per helicopter (subject to aircraft availability)
    • Infants 2 years and under travel free of charge when seated in the lap of a guardian
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    There is nothing like looking over the Great Barrier Reef than from the seat of a helicopter. It was a smooth journey and I could see for miles. \ Seeing the GBR from above you get a real appreciation of the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef. See it by snorkelling, scuba
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    I highly recommend Nautilus. It was my first time in a helicopter and it was such an amazing experience. The pilot Craig was very knowledgeable about the area and was more than happy to answer my all of my questions. I will definitely recommend Nautilus to all my family and
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    No regrets flying with nautilus in their good looking red helicopter. The pilot provides informative Commentary about the reefs in the area. Stunning bird eye views over the reef definitely a must do activity to experience the Great Barrier Reef.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Nautilus Aviation
    Jenni T
    A Must Do While In Cairns
    There is nothing like looking over the Great Barrier Reef than from the seat of a helicopter. It was a smooth
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    Great Experience
    I highly recommend Nautilus. It was my first time in a helicopter and it was such an amazing experience. The pilot
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    La Cala de Mijas, Spain
    Australia adventure
    Really was a once in a life time experience taking the helicopter out to the outer reef. Spending two hours
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    Sydney, Australia
    Sublime experience
    Beautiful views from the helicopter. The great barrier reef is even more amazing from the sky. The pilot was
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    Warfield, United Kingdom
    Incredible experience!
    To fly over the great barrier reef in a helicopter is amazing. To then land, be taken to a boat and then snorkle
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    Thalia G
    Helicopter and boat ride
    As my family said, this was the excursion of a lifetime. The pilot was awesome, the crew on the ship was amazing,
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    Peter K
    Be very careful booking with this operator.
    Be very careful. Like us, these guys could ruin your holiday. They are happy to take your money and confirm in
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    Mooloolaba, Australia
    A quick getaway
    Amazing service from start to finish it’s great to see a company that does the 1% like circle back around an
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    New York City, New York
    Most amazing experience ever!
    I signed up for the cruise and fly and I must admit this may have been the most amazing experience in my life. The
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    Joanna T
    Please review my enquire send by Gleny.
    I booke the $496 experience and when I checked in I found out that there was no helicopter flight back available.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 1h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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