Cairns helicopter tour

Cairns Helicopter tour includes a spectacular flight over the Great Barrier Reef and 2 hours on a secluded sandy cay.

Start your day with breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef before landing at a pristine sand cay surrounded by crystal clear water.

Your Journey Begins.

Imagine yourself and your loved one flying over the stunning reef. You’ll have a bird’s eye view of one of the seven natural wonders of the World. In addition to these picture-postcard views, sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon.

Reaching Vlasoff Cay, a pristine sand cay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, you will have your little piece of paradise. No crowds. You’ll have it all to yourself.

For 2 hours, relax on the pure white sand and enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper and sparkling wine.

Snorkel straight off the cay on the fringing reefs and discover the beauty of the surrounding coral gardens.

Book this Cairns Helicopter tour for any day with a minimum of 2 passengers, subject to helicopter availability.

This Cairns helicopter tour departs from Cairns General Aviation.  Courtesy return transfers from your Cairns City, northern beaches and Palm Cove hotels.

Would you like to spend a day on Lizard Island?

  • Spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Green Island
  • Arlington Reef
  • Vlasoff Reef
  • Middle Cay
  • Upolu Reef

This itinerary depends on what time you choose to fly.  We recommend a 7 am departure. Leaving at this time gives us the best chance of the sand cay being unoccupied.

  • Accommodation transfer
  • Depart general aviation
  • 30-minute scenic flight
  • 2 hours relaxing on a stunning Sandy Cay
  • Return transfer back to your accommodation.
  • 30-minute scenic reef flight
  • 2 hours on the sand cay
  • Gourmet picnic including refreshments
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Return transfers from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation
  • In-flight commentary from your expert pilot
  • Swimwear, towel, hat and sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Cairns Helicopter Tour Important Information.

  • Sand Cay landing is subject to sand cay availability. Vlasoff Cay is a public sand cay and a popular spot, especially during the weekends and holidays. If there is another helicopter, boat or people on the cay, we cannot land. A landing on the cay is not possible with tides exceeding 2.2m and thus subject to the tides on the day. In the event the sand cay is occupied, we fly to an alternative secluded beach nearby.
  • This experience is dependent on good weather. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be offered a flight on a different date or a full refund.
  • Would you please advise all passengers weights at the time of booking in the booking message section? If the weight variance is greater than 10% at the time of travel, you may incur a 100% cancellation fee.

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