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Nautilus Aviation

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“helicopter ride”(11 reviews)
“minute flight”(5 reviews)
For that once in a lifetime experience, every time, Nautilus Aviation offers one of the best ways to see the world’s natural wonders just outside their doorsteps. Departing daily, jump on board a scenic flight, enjoy a reef and rainforest day...more
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Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
This attraction is at Cairns Airport
+61 7 4034 9000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No regrets flying with nautilus in their good looking red helicopter. The pilot provides informative Commentary about the reefs in the area. Stunning bird eye views over the reef definitely a must do activity to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Thank JohnsonH2668
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wonderful helicopter trip to and from Orpheus Island. Both pilots were charming and helpful. Jackie even flew over a reef to show the children the turtles on the way back.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank candycandy1010
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My mother in Law and wife took this trip. This is a true 100% honest review I am making on their behalf. Please don't waste you time on this over priced, waste of money. They were packed in like sardines, could not see much as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Skylab1965
Nautilus-Aviation, Manager at Nautilus Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review and the opportunity to provide comment and perspective for the benefit of others reading. Cairns attracts visitors from across the globe to see our World Heritage listed Wet Tropical Rainforests and Great Barrier Reef. These options are commonly done on...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

this is a wonderfull trip to do 2 nice places for snorkling but the best on this trip is the helicopter

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 94yol
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We ended up doing everything including the tour with the Marine biologist who was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, He did a great job at teaching and showing us around the reef. The only thing that i would say that could of made the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mooshue1991
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The most memorable experience in Cairns.The side of the sea is like the piece of Hemingway's pen. It is not included in the depiction of the seabed coral and clownfish Nemo. Hey, the helicopter driver, he may be the happiest person in the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Neo-Shenzhen
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I ended up doing everything; tour of the reef with a marine biologist, glass bottom boat, helicopter home. It was an amazing day with super friendly and helpful people who made the experience incredible. Left the day with memories that will last a lifetime.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank James G
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This was such an amazing highlight for us! We did the Fly and Fly so we didn't have to spend time on a packed boat to just get to the reef. We had an amazing flight out and back as the pilot was very professional...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RussDizzle
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We took the helicopter out and were only given an hour to snorkel. The briefing took 10 minutes, then we were left alone with nobody helping us finding wet suit. When somebody finally got time to attend to us, they asked for $10 extra for...More

2  Thank angl666
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My partner and I booked the half day Flight- Cruise tour and we couldn't have been happier with everything about this day. From the pick up fro our hotel in Palm Cove (driver arrived early and provided us with friendly conversation all the way to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angela P
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