Private Vlastoff Cay Escape with Scenic Helicopter Flights from Cairns
Private Vlastoff Cay Escape with Scenic Helicopter Flights from Cairns
4.4 (125)  
Cairns City, QLD 4870
  • Highlights
    • Lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish.
    • Enjoy an exhilarating touchdown on idyllic Vlasoff Cay.
    • For 2 hours you can leave the world behind and enjoy a gourmet picnic on the Cay.

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  • Overview

    Our signature experience in Cairns and the ultimate escape! 

    Departing Cairns in your private charter helicopter, soak in breathtaking aerial views extending from the tropical rainforest clad coastline and across the azure waters of the Coral Sea before an exhilarating touchdown on idyllic Vlasoff Cay, a jewel in the heart of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. 

    Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).  

    For the next 2 hours you can leave the world behind. Relax in the shallows, enjoy the sand between your toes or snorkel the pristine coral reef waters surrounding this secluded tropical paradise. 

    A gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine served under your private beach umbrella tops off this unique, once in a lifetime experience! 

  • What's included?
    • 40 minutes flying time (20 minute reef scenic flight each way) 
    • 2 hours at Vlasoff Cay
    • Gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine
    • Beach chairs and umbrella 
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Protective lycra suit in summer months
    • Inflight commentary 
    • Headsets with voice activated microphones
    • Modern, air-conditioned helicopters
  • Location

    • CAIRNS BASE 1 : Hangar 9, Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation Aeroglen QLD 4870
    • CAIRNS BASE 2: Marina Point, 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the experience taking place.

  • Customer Reviews for Nautilus Aviation - Cairns

    4.4

    125 reviews
    Nicolette Parsons
    Nicolette Parsons
    8 months ago

    We decided to go on a trip after arriving in Cairns not realising the demand. The team at Nautilus did everything to accommodate us, even re-arranging bookings, pilots & craft so we could experience the Vlasoff Cay island touch down dependent on the regulations of the island being empty. Cairns turned on the perfect weather and the Nautilus Team put on the perfect experience. Pilot was friendly, good sense of humour, informative and respectful of all our requests down to taking some awesome 📸 of us as a group. Even detoured slightly so we could see the whale 🐋 and calf 🐳 we spotted. Best 80 mins ever and worth every cent. Hit the jackpot with beautiful sunshine, calm winds. Helicopters well equipped, clean and safe. Loved this, best ever birthday adventure.

    Lynne Meeres
    Lynne Meeres
    7 months ago

    The flight over the reef was amazing. Saw sting rays, manta rays, turtles and a shark. Craig the pilot was very informative with his knowledge of the area. I highly recommend it.

    Ismail heraiz
    Ismail heraiz
    in the last week

    This is the worst experience of my life. As much as it is a beautiful place, the service was terrible. To begin with, there were two of us for this experience, and they separated us. Then, they put me in the middle seat, which is unacceptable considering the price I paid. I couldn’t fully enjoy the view since the people next to me were by the windows. Furthermore, being 1m85 tall, they claimed the middle seat was the best choice to break my neck for 45 minutes.

    Rachael Austin
    Rachael Austin
    2 years ago

    One of the best experiences I’ve ever had!!! You cannot put a price on this outstanding trip. The day was absolutely perfect and the pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly. We forgot his name but he was such a great pilot. We were fortunate enough to land on the sandcay and have a beautiful picnic followed by snorkelling. The food in the picnic was absolutely awesome!!! We got given so much and it was delicious! The picturesque views were one of a kind and the snorkelling was fantastic. We got to see so much of the reef - it was the best!!! I would do this trip over and over again if I could. Thank you so much it was the best day ever!!! If I could give 10 stars I would.

    Dan Duncan
    Dan Duncan
    a year ago

    We were extremely lucky to have experienced this on the day we were there. The weather was not favourable in the morning however it did clear up. The communication with this company was brilliant. They kept in touch with us about the expectations of the day. The pilot was knowledgeable and friendly and the everything is explained so well for you to feel very safe and have a fantastic experience. To see the Great Barrier Reef from this view was like nothing else. Thank you to Nautilus Aviation. Highly recommended.

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • Duration: 3 Hour(s)
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes
    • All product requires 2 minimum number of passengers to proceed.
    • We suggest packing a small soft sided beach bag, including: camera, swimming costume, sunglasses – polarised recommended for best viewing, hat, towel, sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended) & A dry change of clothes including a jumper in winter
    • Please advise any allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking.
    • Vlasoff Cay is a public sand cay and as such cannot be reserved. On the rare occasion it is occupied on our arrival we will not be permitted to land. If this occurs passengers will receive an extended reef scenic flight back to the Pier Heliport  (total flying time 45 mins including initial 20 mins from Cairns to Vlasoff Cay).  Passengers will be able to keep their picnic lunch and our reservations team will advise and assist with any refunds applicable.

    FIT & GROUP Travel Policy: 

    • To ensure smooth operations, passenger check in comfort & minimise delays, all 30, 45 & 60 minute Scenic Flight bookings up to 6 passengers (1 Helicopter) will continue to depart from the Pier Heliport while all bookings for 7+ passengers. (2+ Helicopters) will now depart from our General Aviation Airport location.
    • Flight cancellations require a minimum notification of 48 hours prior to departure.
    • Cancellation notice of 48hours is required for a full refund claim and 24-48 hours, for a 50% refund claim.
    • No refund applies if booking is cancelled inside 24 hours
    • In the event of passenger illness, with medical certificate, Nautilus Aviation will reschedule the flight. 
  • Your voucher(s) and booking information will be included in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after purchasing the experience on Amazed.com.

    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

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