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GBR Helicopters -Tours
Ranked #15 of 78 Tours in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Feel the exhilaration of flying over the ancient World Heritage-listed rainforest canopy and watching as the lush green tones change to the vibrant blues and greens of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef.Seeing the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience - flying over it is simply awe-inspiring.
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a hard review to write andtomake sure the balance is fair.
We did the 3 hour Daintree picnic flight and it was amazing. But it wasn't what we expected. We only had about 25 minutes flying time which for a helicopter tour just wasn't enough (15min up and 10min back to base). It would have been so easy and even more enjoyable if we'd spent less time on the ground having our picnic and even another 15mins in the air over the reef (we didn't get over the water at all. We would have happily worn life jackets if that is really am issue).
Having said that the waterfall picnic location and the catering were absolutely stunning. Our pilot was as terrific host and really added to the trip.
If i booked with this company again I'd carefully discuss the inclusions and our expectations. For example we were given 2 bottles of lovely German sparkling wine- but two of us don't drink. It was an early morning trip from 7.30-10.30am but the catering was lunch with salads etc. We certainly ate well but pastries, cheeses and fruit would have been fine and again we'd rather have been in the air.

1  Thank Red263
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Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant flight! Great day on the reef diving and snorkeling. Heli flight was fantastic with incredible views. Highly recommend this experience.

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Okay, don't include the day you got married or the birth of your kids and whatnot. Just travel experiences. This MUST be in your top ten. It's not cheap, but worth every single penny and I'd do it again in a heart beat. No regrets. We got picked up in town (per our request) by Jo and driven the short ride to the helipad and then returned to the same spot after our tour. We were given a quick safety intro and then hopped right in. Our pilot was absolutely perfect. He flew us up over the rainforest canopy to the gorge and then out straight away (per our request) to the reef. From the air it was easy to spot the rays of all types and sharks swimming in the shallow reef waters. This truly was a custom tour. Earphones allow you to listen to the pilot and talk to each other. Pablo got amazing photos. If you have the ability to do it...just do. You'll have regrets only if you DON'T do it.

1  Thank JeanneT059
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was a treat of a lifetime. We booked the flight to Stewart Creek and was absolutely amazed by the experience. We had a wonderful pilot who landed the helicopter at the top of a waterfall in the Mossman Gorge. He prepared a picnic place replete with sparkling wine and enough food for many more than 2. The pilot leaves you to enjoy the privacy of the area so you're left with a personal experience that makes a great memory. You're then treated to a flight back along the Daintree river and the coastline. Everything about this trip was worth the price.

Thank Jinny57
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We booked a helicopter light from Port Douglas to a sand cay reef. There was 4 of us (All friends) in a helicopter ride out to the reef. They picked us up from the hotel and drove us to the helipad. The staff were brilliant and very friendly. Thanks to Ian (Pilot), Amber, Joe, (Hostess). The trip took half an hour to fly to a private island. We swam around a beautiful reef while Ian set up the picnic site. Champagne, wine and beer. A great lunch as well.
The fight home was over Port Douglas which was site to behold.
Best value for money ever. Everyone should do this once. Views etched in my mind forever.
Thanks again GBR.

Thank Cmmsconsulting
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