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GBR Helicopters -Tours
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US$321.27*
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Scenic Helicopter Tour from Port Douglas
Ranked #23 of 78 Tours in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Feel the exhilaration of flying over the ancient World Heritage-listed rainforest canopy and watching as the lush green tones change to the vibrant blues and greens of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef.Seeing the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience - flying over it is simply awe-inspiring.
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Ok, so helicopter flights are not cheap, but to see the full majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, this trip was money very well spent. Our pilot, Lindsay, first took us up the coastline to see the Daintree Rainforest before heading out to sea to fly over and land at Agincourt Reef, some 40 nautical miles from Port Douglas. There we spent 2-1/2 hours snorkelling etc. before returning to Port Douglas on one of the super fast & stable Quicksilver boats. A truly wonderful experience which thrilled our friends from overseas. Thanks to Lindsay, Jo & Nigel for showing us such a great time.

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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We had a 45 min flight with our kind and professional pilot from port douglas over a part of the daintree forest, then reached after 5 to 10 minutes the great barrier reef after flying over low island. This first helicopter flight was amazing for us. Our pilot spotted sharks and stingrays for us. Thanks for that! Too bad that it cost so much... My advice wait for a sunny day and low tide to improve spotting wild life on the reef.

Thank thpmas
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

This is a hard review to write andtomake sure the balance is fair.
We did the 3 hour Daintree picnic flight and it was amazing. But it wasn't what we expected. We only had about 25 minutes flying time which for a helicopter tour just wasn't enough (15min up and 10min back to base). It would have been so easy and even more enjoyable if we'd spent less time on the ground having our picnic and even another 15mins in the air over the reef (we didn't get over the water at all. We would have happily worn life jackets if that is really am issue).
Having said that the waterfall picnic location and the catering were absolutely stunning. Our pilot was as terrific host and really added to the trip.
If i booked with this company again I'd carefully discuss the inclusions and our expectations. For example we were given 2 bottles of lovely German sparkling wine- but two of us don't drink. It was an early morning trip from 7.30-10.30am but the catering was lunch with salads etc. We certainly ate well but pastries, cheeses and fruit would have been fine and again we'd rather have been in the air.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Brilliant flight! Great day on the reef diving and snorkeling. Heli flight was fantastic with incredible views. Highly recommend this experience.

Thank Visitingcairns
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