Guided tour

Cairns: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Cairns: Great Barrier Reef 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

From US$ 279.38 per person

Take to the skies on a 30-minute scenic flight over the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. Soak up the view as you soar over scenic islands, and during low tide, enjoy views of Vlasoff and Upolu Sand Cay.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 30 minutes
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
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

Highlights
  • 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
Enjoy a spectacular 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 of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon on the reef scenic flight and if you’re flying in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales. However, as the marine life are wild animals, this cannot be guaranteed. Your pilot will speak to you throughout the duration of the flight about the wildlife, view below and the aircraft. After a whole 30 minutes in the air, you will return to Cairns for the end of the tour.
Includes
  • 30-minute scenic flight
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Everything perfect!

July 17, 2021

Really beautiful! The best way to see the reef and for some great lifelong memories :)

June 1, 2021

Was a great flight, got to see some beautiful reef

March 25, 2021

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Product ID: 71320