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Nautilus Aviation

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For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation offers one of the best ways to see the world’s natural wonders just outside their doorsteps. Departing daily, jump on board a scenic flight, enjoy a reef and rainforest day...more
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Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4034 9000
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We ended up doing everything including the tour with the Marine biologist who was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, He did a great job at teaching and showing us around the reef. The only thing that i would say that could of made the tour...More

Thank mooshue1991
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I ended up doing everything; tour of the reef with a marine biologist, glass bottom boat, helicopter home. It was an amazing day with super friendly and helpful people who made the experience incredible. Left the day with memories that will last a lifetime.

1  Thank James G
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This was such an amazing highlight for us! We did the Fly and Fly so we didn't have to spend time on a packed boat to just get to the reef. We had an amazing flight out and back as the pilot was very professional...More

Thank RussDizzle
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We took the helicopter out and were only given an hour to snorkel. The briefing took 10 minutes, then we were left alone with nobody helping us finding wet suit. When somebody finally got time to attend to us, they asked for $10 extra for...More

1  Thank Ang L
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My partner and I booked the half day Flight- Cruise tour and we couldn't have been happier with everything about this day. From the pick up fro our hotel in Palm Cove (driver arrived early and provided us with friendly conversation all the way to...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 4 September 2018

maybe my Title of review is too astounding, however, it is indeed how we feel. I am not sure how you can understand the greatness and spectacular view without hopping on a helicopter for half an hour view... strongly recommended if you travel for barrier...More

Thank DemingX1
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We took a packaged tour with Nautilus aviation out to the barrier reef to connect with Evolution boat (Down under cruise and dive). The flight over the great barrier reef was spectacular. A once in a life time experience. It was an enjoyable flight and...More

Thank FionaSmith2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I am sorry to give a negative report of this trip. The staff were amazing, given that they spent much of their time shuttling vomiting people out to the back of the boat for fresh air while remaining cheerful and adeptly managing the heavy rocking...More

1  Thank karin_thomas6
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Just awesome, we did the full day snorkel trip taking the boat out, snorkeled two reefs and chopper back! Amazing. Down Under Cruise is an outstanding boat with great staff. Very helpful and well looked after. The chopper trip back from the second reef was...More

Thank russellalyce
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We made a reservation for the day trip with flight over the coral reef, snorkelling around and lunching on the cay. This was for a special occasion and we were looking for it for a very long time. It was the main reason we came...More

1  Thank Eric T
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