30 Minute Scenic Reef Flight

Experience a bird's eye view of the largest city in the Tropical North on the 30 Minute Scenic Reef Flight. From Cairns you will fly over Green Island, Vlasoff Sand Cay and Upolu Sand Cay and the surrounding fringe reefs. Sightings of local marine life including turtles and manta rays are also possible, and if you're lucky, in the winter months, even whales.

For those heading from Port Douglas you will get to fly over 4 Mile Beach, and sight Snapper Island, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest in the distance. Take in the breathtaking views of Low Isles and flying low over Batt Reef there are opportunities to spot stingrays, manta rays, turtles, sharks, dugongs and dolphins.


  • Vlasoff Sand Cay (ex Cairns)
  • Upolu Sand Cay (ex Cairns)
  • Low Isles (ex Port Douglas)
  • Batt Reef (ex Port Douglas)


  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Knowledgeable and experienced pilots
  • Eco-rated modern, air-conditioned helicopters
  • Complimentary chilled water
  • Complimentary tea and coffee and free WiFi at the departure lounge
  • Return transfers to/from Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation


Departs: On demand departures from Cairns and Port Douglas
Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Info

Children: 1 infant 0-2 years of age may travel free of charge if seated on a guardians lap. Children 3 years and older pay the full fare
What to Bring: Bottled water, sunglasses and camera
Restrictions: Body and luggage weight restrictions and minimum numbers are applicable on all flights
Weather Conditions: All helicopter flights are subject to the pilot's discretion, weather conditions, air traffic control and availability
Operated By: Nautilus Aviation

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