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Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

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Cairns City, Australia
Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Enjoy unforgettable views of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as you fly over the UNESCO-listed natural wonder in a helicopter. Experience the magnitude of the vast reef as you float overhead on a 25-minute flight, spotting landmarks like Green Island and Upolo Cay and swooping low enough to see coral clusters and schools of tropical fish and rays. This tour includes pick-up from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.
  • Stunning 30-minute sightseeing flight by helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Aerial views of the reef's colorful corals and marine life
  • Unforgettable aerial photo opportunities of the reef and islands
  • Informative commentary during the flight
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Scenic Helicopter Flight
Informative commentary during the flight
Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns hotels
Transfers to/from Port Douglas are $205 per car ( up to 4 passengers)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
2 Pier Point Rd , 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

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4/1/2015 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.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.
  • 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
  • Child Policy: Children 3 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on a parents/guardians lap. For bookings of more than one infant (under 3 years), conditions apply – please contact Reservations.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nautilus Aviation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour from Cairns.

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star-5
Awesome experience
Brad_M
, Jun 2022
Excellent service and communication. Pilot was really engaging and had excellent knowledge of the history of the reef
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Just fab
Neil_M
, Jul 2021
Absolutely wonderful very professional and knowledgeable would go again in a heartbeat the views were just great
1 traveler found this review helpful
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A first class outstanding tour with...
MR. J.T.ENGLISH E
, Jan 2016
A first class outstanding tour with a company who deserve to be commended not only for the high quality of the service they provide but for also going out of their way, at their own expense, to make the experience unforgettable for their clients. I cannot praise them enough. The helicopter ride was breath- taking with spectacular views and the highlight of our Great Barrier Reef cruise. We were picked up from our cruise ship by taxi, the whole trip was clearly explained and throughout the ride we were able to request closer views, ask questions etc. Wonderful! Whilst waiting to board we asked the receptionist if she could possibly book a taxi to pick us up after the ride as we wanted to go to Kuranda Village. She suggested that it would be far better to go by cable car than road. We explained that that was what we had dearly wanted to do but were unable to due to time restrictions. When we went back to the hanger after our helicopter ride one of the staff was given the keys to a car and told to take us straight to Freshwater stationdeparture point for cable car where we had been booked onto the 11.00 am cable car, which meant we had sufficient time to do the 'round trip' The receptionist had gone to the trouble of sorting it all out for us. The company also refused to charge us for the 15 minute taxi ride to the cable car station . Talk about going the extra mile. Thank you so much. It was truly appreciated
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Unfortunately rain into some weather...
Zack
, Sep 2011
Unfortunately rain into some weather problems but the staff was very accommodating and was able to get me on another heli at a later date before leaving the Carins area. Even though I was unable to fly over the reef, I was still given a private flight over the rain forest and treated like a VIP.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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A ne pas louper
Vronique_D
, Jun 2022
A faire sans hésitation C est magnifique. De plus le personnel de Nautilus sont très pros et très accueillants

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