Cairns: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Cairns: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Activity provider: Nautilus Aviation Pty Ltd
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From US$ 275.97 per person

Likely to sell out

Take to the skies on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the world's largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. Soak up the view as you soar over Green Island, Arlington Reef, and Vlasoff.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please provide hotel details for pick up and Drop-off. Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas is not included.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Experience 30 minutes in the air
  • See Green Island, Arlington Reef, Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cay from the air
  • Spot animals in their native habitats from high above
Full description

Discover the beauty of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef from above with this 30-minute helicopter tour from Cairns. Search for stunning wildlife like whales as you soar over one of the seven natural wonders of the world. 

Enjoy spectaculars view of Cairns city as you take off towards the world's largest coral reef system. Experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and gain a true appreciation for the size of the reef which covers 344,400 square kilometers.

Have the chance to spy manta rays, turtles and other marine life that are native to the reef. Fly in the winter months for the chance to spot whales. Listen as your guide tells you about the wildlife, sights, and the helicopter. Return to Cairns at the end of the tour.

  • 30-minute scenic flight
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas
Not suitable for
  • People over 287 lbs (130 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks

Know before you go

  • Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage/bag must be advised at the time of booking. The maximum single-seat weight is 130 kg, which includes any carry-on luggage/bags
  • For comfort and aircraft weight and balance, passengers exceeding 130 kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of the ticket price – this is payable to the local partner on the day of travel
  • The local partner will contact you with the exact flight time once booked. This may be changed to best accommodate your preferences
  • A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to go ahead. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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August 17, 2022

August 8, 2022

Very professional staff. The pilot was fantastic

March 4, 2022

Product ID: 71320