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Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3262P37
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fly/Cruise or Cruise/Fly: Approx. 35 minute scenic flight
  • Approx. 3 hours at the outer reef platform
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Snorkelling instruction provided
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Buoyancy vests and flotation noodles
  • Lycra suits
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
  • Entry/Admission - Agincourt Reef
Exclusions
  • Scuba Diving
  • Oceanwalker helmet diving
  • Guided Snorkelling Tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
3–7 hours
Departure details
  • 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia For those doing the Cruise and Fly option check-in is at the Quicksilver reservations counter.
  • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia For those doing the fly and cruise or the fly and fly option this is your meeting point. Please make your way to the Nautilus Aviation office where you will be taken to the Helicopter.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carryon luggage MUST be advised at the 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.
  • Tour Cancellations: Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or pilot discretion, weather, air-traffic control and availability.
  • Bad Weather: In the event of bad weather, providing there is availability, date changes are welcome or in the worst case scenario, cancellations. Please note, if half the paid tour was possible e.g. the helicopter portion or cruise portion of the Fly/Cruise, Cruise/Fly or Cruise/Cruise without the package scenic flight, the relevant refund will be made.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Inclusions
  • Fly/Cruise or Cruise/Fly: Approx. 35 minute scenic flight
  • Approx. 3 hours at the outer reef platform
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Snorkelling instruction provided
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Buoyancy vests and flotation noodles
  • Lycra suits
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
  • Entry/Admission - Agincourt Reef
Exclusions
  • Scuba Diving
  • Oceanwalker helmet diving
  • Guided Snorkelling Tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia For those doing the Cruise and Fly option check-in is at the Quicksilver reservations counter.
  • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia For those doing the fly and cruise or the fly and fly option this is your meeting point. Please make your way to the Nautilus Aviation office where you will be taken to the Helicopter.
Duration
3–7 hours
Return details
  • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia For those doing the Cruise and Fly or the Fly and Fly options, this will be your endpoint
  • 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia For those doing the Fly and Cruise option.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carryon luggage MUST be advised at the 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.
  • Tour Cancellations: Tours and aircraft substitutions are subject to Management and/or pilot discretion, weather, air-traffic control and availability.
  • Bad Weather: In the event of bad weather, providing there is availability, date changes are welcome or in the worst case scenario, cancellations. Please note, if half the paid tour was possible e.g. the helicopter portion or cruise portion of the Fly/Cruise, Cruise/Fly or Cruise/Cruise without the package scenic flight, the relevant refund will be made.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Apr 13, 2022
A note from Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas
Nautilus Aviation has a comprehensive COVID plan in place.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wharf Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Agincourt Reef
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Port Douglas
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Ballan66
Hampton, Australia6 contributions
The helicopter tour out to the Quick Silver reef platform was incredible. Lasting 35 minutes, the scenery was spectacular and our pilots commentary very informative.

If you compare the premium over taking the boat both ways, the helicopter ride was fantastic value for money.

Once at the platform, we were greeted by a host who filled us in on the various included activities. The glass bottom boat was average, but the snorkelling was brilliant, and the buffet lunch very nice. In theory there was a pretty full number of tourists but heaps of space and no delays at all.

The cruise back on e boat was fine - but made us realise how special the helicopter flight out was.

Overall an outstanding experience that made our 30th wedding anniversary so memorable
Written April 20, 2022
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Donna W
Sunshine Coast, Australia240 contributions
My husband booked a trip as an anniversary surprise. What a wonderful experience it was. We had the 2 hours on Vlasoff Cay and it was probably a once in a lifetime experience. It was absolutely amazing. Thanks to Kord our pilot for a wonderful day - one that we will never forget. The views of the stingrays and turtles etc was something to behold. It was certainly surreal.
Written November 6, 2021
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Tom T
Ascot Vale, Australia16 contributions
We did a scenic tour operated by Nautilus Aviation leaving from the Quicksilver outer Great Barrier Reef platform, returning to Port Douglas (ie we skipped the boat ride back). Nautilus Aviation were fantastic - a great experience and definitely worth doing. Highly recommend!
Written March 25, 2022
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O9282AAalisonr
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
The helicopter ride was spectacular. The view of the reef was breathtaking. Landing on the pontoon and then spending a few hours enjoying snorkeling, a ride in a semi submersible boat viewing the reef and wildlife and relaxing was amazing. The staff were very friendly and really looked after the families to ensure all the children had an unforgettable experience. The cruise back to Port Douglas was very smooth and time went by quickly.
Written August 1, 2021
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Eva G
Beechworth, Australia274 contributions
My brother and I took the 1 hour flight to see the reef and rainforest. We had a warm welcome and took off.
We were up high so didn’t see any real details, which was disappointing, blue water and the tops of trees, some waterfalls in the distance. We had hoped for a few closer views. We both felt $699 each was a lot for not much.
Written February 22, 2022
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Steph Wise
4 contributions
This was the highlight of our trip, between going in the underwater observatory, semi submersible, snorkeling and the best part the helicopter flight over the great barrier reef. This exceeded our expectations, I personally experienced bad sea sickness on the cruise over but I cannot thank the staff/crew of quicksilver on how helpful and caring they all were to ensure I was as comfortable as I could be. Could not ask for more caring crew to be around when you're not feeling the best.
Written June 7, 2021
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Donna W
Sunshine Coast, Australia240 contributions
We were a group of 6 adults and 1 toddler and we had a fantastic day. Kord was our pilot again and we had the best helicopter trip out to the reef and back. The lady who greeted us at the starting point was also lovely. All the staff out at the Quicksilver pontoon were also very helpful - especially the young fellow who picked us up from the helicopter and drove us in the boat to the pontoon. Thank You so much - it was the highlight of our trip.
Written May 11, 2022
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Kerry A
1 contribution
Solo
Loved this flight, pilot, Shaun, was informative. Views were magnificent & highly recommend this flight. Our host at checkin was very welcoming. Only negative was we took off about 1/2hr late.
Written November 30, 2020
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PaulaM7326
PaulaM7326
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A must do - an amazing experience
Wow what an experience - an amazing time right from hotel pick up to drop off. Our pilots knowledge of Great Barri
jol072
jol072
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Last day at Port Douglas
Really friendly staff and pilot. we were lucky there was only 4 people on our flight so my wife and i both got a wi
781waynem
781waynem
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Wife’s birthday
What a great way to celebrate a birthday . Nautilus Helicopters made my wife’s birthday special with a great flight
Renae T
Renae T
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What a great way to view port Douglas
My headset didn’t work properly so couldn’t ask any questions or let the pilot know when I spotted a pod of somethi
KeithandKym
KeithandKym
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Exceptional
Muz and Luke hands down amazing. Muz made the process easy and Luke made it enjoyable. Great great great!!! Knowled
jasonn823
jasonn823
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A great day on the reef
Great day on the reef yesterday with Quicksilver and Nautilus Aviation Weather was a bit dodgy when we left but wa
KAss2014
KAss2014
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Great way to see the reef disappointing seating and visibility
This afternoon we went on the 45mins scenic flight over the reef out of Port Douglas. The reef was absolutely amazi
TheGrandHotelMANAGER
TheGrandHotelMANAGER
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great flight
We were picked up from our hotel and did an hour flight to the reef and then up to the rainforest . Pilot Mike was
811daze
811daze
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great to see part of the reef from the air
Quiet time in Port Douglas, not much happening. Took a 45min reef flight to Bat reef where Steve Erwin died. Great
ArtVandelay00
ArtVandelay00
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Great Experience
The 30 minute flight over the reef was truly amazing. The reef looked stunning and it was great to see some stingra
Deegood
Deegood
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Amazing Experience
Amazing! We eloped & Nautilus flew us to a remote location in the Daintree to be married - what an experience that
Peter T
Peter T
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Awesome experience with Nautilus Aviation.
Picture perfect day for an amazing flight. Stunning views of the reefs with the 5 seat helicopter. The pilot did a
Q6327QUlouises
Q6327QUlouises
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Must do experience
Best 30 minutes you’ll ever spend doing a helicopter ride with these guys. Very professional with reef great knowle
ATravellingSquirrel
ATravellingSquirrel
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Misleading Information
Slightly disappointed with this heli scenic flight. When booking over the phone, it was promoted to us that it's a
hanny1995
hanny1995
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Wow!
In no short of words or less - wow! We were due to be on the group helicopter and got upgraded to the private! Our
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