Guided tour

Cairns: Secluded Cay Helicopter Tour

Cairns: Secluded Cay Helicopter Tour

From US$ 638.21 per person

Escape on a private helicopter ride to the serene and exclusive Valsoff Cay sand island, on the Great Barrier Reef. You can relax on the beach, snorkel off the cay, and enjoy a complimentary picnic and wine before flying back to Cairns.

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 2.5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel and drop you off at the meeting point
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Soar over the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic helicopter ride
  • Feel like a superstar on your own private and exclusive island
  • Snorkel and swim at your own leisure right off the cay
  • Feast on a gourmet picnic spread with sparkling wine
Full description
Be amazed with an exclusive experience on your very own piece of paradise. This tour is your chance to feel like a celebrity for a day. You will fly in a modern, top-of-the-range aircraft, with an executive-style fit-out, air-conditioning, in-flight audio entertainment systems and leather interiors. Absolute comfort and safety is ensured in any setting or conditions. Departing from Cairns, you will feel the thrill of flying over the picturesque coral-studded sea. The Great Barrier Reef is an astonishing sight from above. You may even spot diverse marine wildlife from above, and whales during the season. After approximately 20 minutes in the air, you will touch down on Vlasoff Cay, a pristine sand cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef where you will spend 2 hours at your own leisure. You can relax on the pure white sand, beach comb for treasures, lay in the shallow crystal-clear waters, or snorkel straight off the cay and discover the magic of the underwater world. The experience will be completed with a gourmet picnic hamper, sparkling wine and return helicopter ride back to Cairns. Your friendly and highly trained pilot has a wealth of experience, and their knowledge of the region will ensure your journey is one to remember.
  • Exclusive, round-trip helicopter flight over the reef
  • 40 minutes' flight time
  • 2 hours at Vlasoff Cay
  • Gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Return transfers to and from your Cairns accommodation
  • Port Douglas transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks

Know before you go

  • The local partner will contact you with exact flight time once booked
  • While no refunds apply if the alternative site is required, guests will receive complimentary return ferry tickets to explore Fitzroy Island at their leisure
  • Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to management and/or pilot discretion, weather, air traffic control, and availability
  • If Vlasoff Cay is occupied upon arrival, guests will enjoy a scenic flight to an alternate exclusive private beach
  •  Cancellation notice of 48 hours is required for a full refund and 24-48 for a 50% refund. No refunds within 24 hours
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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Fantastic experience and we were surprised it was private for just us, without other passengers. High value for money as well and they were very generous with the picnic snacks & drinks. Lots of variety and catered well. Pilot Matthew was super lovely too and took time to answer questions of the scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to do this again.

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May 23, 2021

March 13, 2019

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Product ID: 71520