45 Min Helicopter Flight Over the Reef from Port Douglas
45 Min Helicopter Flight Over the Reef from Port Douglas
4.4 (121)  
Port Douglas, QLD 4877
  • Highlights
    • Fly over the Low Isles and the Outer Barrier Reef on this 45 minute Scenic Flight.
    • Available Daily from Port Douglas.
    • Be on the lookout for Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep)

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    ⏱️ Duration: 45 mins.
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  • Overview

    A scenic helicopter flight over the reef is an opportunity not to be missed!

    You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens, home to the greatest concentration of life anywhere on the planet.    

    Departing over Port Douglas and famous 4-Mile Beach, enjoy picture-perfect views of stunning Low Isles, comprised of two coral cay islands, 55 acres of fringing reef and a famous lighthouse (circa 1878).   

    In the distance see Snapper Island at the mouth of the mighty Daintree river, before flying along the entire length of spectacular Tongue Reef. 

    Many of the larger marine species are most easily spotted from the air. As we continue out over Batt Reef, join your eagle-eyed pilot in the search for Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).  Do not forget your camera! 

    NOTE: Minimum of 2 passenger required

  • What's included?
    • 45 minute scenic flight over the reef of Port Douglas
    • Headsets with voice activated microphones
    • Entertaining inflight commentary from your experienced local pilot 
    • A modern fleet of air-conditioned helicopters
  • Location

    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the experience taking place.

  • Customer Reviews for Nautilus Aviation - Cairns

    4.4

    121 reviews
    Lynne Meeres
    Lynne Meeres
    5 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.

    Nicolette Parsons
    Nicolette Parsons
    7 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.

    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.

    Amanda Neill
    Amanda Neill
    6 months ago

    Absolutely amazing helicopter ride!!! Highly recommend doing this!!! John the helicopter pilot was so good and made this flight so fun!!! If your looking for something to do in Cairns it's a must and ask for John!!!!

    Ali
    Ali
    a week ago

    I didn’t know much about the company, but was interested in booking a flight. When I called up, Amy answered the phone and I wish I could give her service 6 stars. She was so lovely and through, made sure to answer ALL my questions and trust me I had a lot. Thank you for your patience and kindness with me

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Skill Level: Beginner
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes
    • All product requires a minimum number of 2 passengers to proceed.
    • Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses & camera  
    • All heli flights are restricted to operation during daylight hours.
    • Heavy rain, low cloud or excessive winds may require changes to advertised flight paths at short notice. Safety is always our top priority. 
    • All helicopter pricing is per seat, independent of age. 
    • Infants aged 0-2 years can fly free of charge on the lap of a parent or guardian with a maximum of 1 infant per flight (as per CASA regulations).
    • Passengers 3 years and older must occupy their own seat. 
    • Payload limits apply to all aircraft. Accurate individual passenger body weights are required at time of booking. 
    • Maximum individual seat weight limit of 130kg applies. 

    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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