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“Breathtaking!”
Review of GBR Helicopters

GBR Helicopters
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USD 295.36*
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and...
Ranked #63 of 169 Tours in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: From Great Barrier Reef packages to World Heritage Rainforest wonders, GBR Helicopters really does have something for everyone. Our full day reef experiences, half day tours and amazing scenic flights have all been created with one thing in mind - the complete satisfaction of every customer who flies with us. With exclusive landing locations, our flights lift from Cairns and Port Douglas downtown, where clients can fly to Green Island, Norman or St. Crispin reefs, just a few in the wide range of GBR locations and experiences available. Looking for more? Private charters to conference groups, weddings and luxury experiences - memories for a lifetime.
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef on our way to Green Island! We did this tour while on honeymoon in Australia, thanks to our guests who contributed to this fantastic experience. We chose GBR based on great reviews and certainly made the right choice. We booked in advance online and found communication was excellent throughout the lead up to the big day. We were picked up from our hotel in Palm Cove, our driver arrived spot on time and was very friendly, she made us feel comfortable and valued. The GBR team were amazing, very professional and informative. We arrived with another couple who shared our flight, which was a great pleasure! They were an Australian couple who loved the fact we were on honeymoon and happy to share our experience. After being kitted up we were taken through the safety procedures before climbing aboard. I was lucky enough to sit in the front alongside the pilot who was also very friendly. The weather seemed a little disappointing, it was hazy and rained for the first few minutes of our journey, but this didn't spoil it in any way. The flight was very smooth & views of the outer reef were simply breathtaking! The pilot took us around Green Island before landing on the helipad, which was also very smooth. The whole trip was comfortable and the most amazing experience. We definitely plan on doing it again one day but next time we would like to venture to the inner reef to see even more of one of the amazing wonders of the world.

Thank Tracey H
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did two different tours with GBR. (Great barrier reef and rainforest) the staff and the pilot were friendly and helpful. The tours themselves were wonderful with one MAJOR exception- the headset audio was not working properly. Initially all you could hear was static. The pilot told us to close the windows which helped a little but then the helicopter was REALLY hot. Even with the windows close we could only hear about half of what the pilot was saying. Disappointing.

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. The pilot and groynd crew were excellent. We had a ball. Would definitely do again the next time l'm in Cairns

Thank Surf_Steve
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

That was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced! Our pilot was fantastic, with great commentary....we flew out to Green Island and around the coral cays....we saw turtles, dolphins and mantra rays swimming along and the pilot zoomed around to get a better look...GBR has a special on at the moment so if your looking for a one in a lifetime experience at a good price try this!

1  Thank Lainie F
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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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