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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great way to see the barrier reef and Cairns. Views of the coastline and Green Island were great. Pilot told us lots of information about the are and the reef. Flying above the reef you can see how clear the water is surrounding the coral. Could even see people diving and snorkelling. Great way to get over view of wonderful area.

Thank Isabel W
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our take off for Norman Reef was supposed to take off at 12:30 but did not take off until 12:50. We had been offered a houce of seats before helicopter arrival but at the last minute engineer turned up with Ox of tools took best seat up front anc basically from then on it was his flight !! We were left holding on reef landing platform for about 20 minutes as no boat available to shuttle us to to main platform leaving us very little time there before returning by boat. Poor customer service no apology nothing.

1  Thank Woody838
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Day 3 of our holiday and we have really got the sense that tour operators in Cairns generally are unenthused when it comes to tourists. GBR are much the same in particular the pilot. He was rushed and there wasnt really a 'tour' component to the flight.

In saying this nothing can beat the views flying over to Green Island - except flying over Green Island with a decent pilot without arrogance.

1  Thank stevens1988
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We decided to catch the helicopter from Green Island to Cairns to get a glimpse of the coral reef - PERFECT idea!
The pilot was absolutely awesome, so friendly, able to answer our questions and 'went the extra mile'.

Thank Belinda D
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Breathe holding experience ! Personally recommend this flight from Green Island to outer reef pontoon, so you get both of the view of Green Island scenic flight and outer reef scenic flight ! Cant have a better way to enjoy the view of the reef ! just stunning ! And you get to see some sand cay while flying out ! little piece of heaven on the GBR !
Highly recommended ! ( only when the weather is good !! )

1  Thank Jef C
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