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Review of GBR Helicopters

GBR Helicopters
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USD 320.37*
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Helicopter Tours
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USD 400.66*
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Cairns Shore Excursion: Green Island by Helicopter and Cruise
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USD 400.66*
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Green Island Day Trip by Scenic Helicopter and Cruise
Ranked #63 of 161 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 2 weeks ago

Never book with this company in Cairns. We arrived for a private helicopter transfer from Cairns to Green Island (which was paid for in advance and confirmed) to an be told that due to regulations (due to restricted landings on the Island) we were no longer able to travel on our confirmed flight. Ultimately GBR Helicopters had taken our money for a private transfer and had double booked our flight resulting in dissatisfaction on our experience. Out of courtesy GBR Helicopters offered us half price return the following day back to Cairns BUT were still over 30minutes late (after lengthy discussions), causing us to rush to our next connection. Just very poor customers service which could have been resolved with communication.

1  Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first family experience in a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef to land on a pontoon.

We strongly recommend it!
It was very, very exciting.

Thank MaggieBeer2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge thanks to the team at GBR who kindly gave us a full refund on our first booking when our cruise ship couldn't berth in Cairns due to bad weather.
Our subsequent visit we had great weather and book a 30 minute flight over the barrier reef.
It was fantastic - we were actually flying for about 35 minutes and believe me, every minute counts.
Safety checks and staff very professional.
Views are breathtaking - photos don't do it justice.

Thank Willstars
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

With limited time in Cairns we decided to take a half hour Great Barrier Reef heli flight - wow so worth it. We had a small 4 seat heli and the pilot was so friendly and informative - it was magic flying over the Reef and also seeing dolphins sharks & turtles. They saw a whale the previous day! Well worth the money and the staff were fantastic. I'm a bit claustrophobic and get motion sick however it didn't affect me thank goodness!

1  Thank Deb F
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A truly wonderful experience, a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef.... the pilot and staff were lovely and the views were out of this world. The best way to view this amazing natural wonder of the world

Thank Helen V
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