Sand Cay Experience: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight, Gourmet Picnic & Snorkel
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Sand Cay Experience: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight, Gourmet Picnic & Snorkel
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Sand Cay Experience: Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight, Gourmet Picnic & Snorkel

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Pass By: Green Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Your tour begins with VIP hotel pick-up, where you'll be met at your accommodation and driven directly to our helipad. After a short safety briefing and helicopter orientation, you'll be flying sky high towards the spectacular ecosystem that is the Great Barrier Reef. You'll soon discover why people travel from all over the world to see it as we fly over the famous Green Island, the only Great Barrier Reef island to have true rainforest growing on it. During the flight your experienced pilot will be in constant communication, pointing out significant landmarks and providing expert commentary. Keep your eyes peeled for marine turtles that are often seen in the seagrass beds surrounding the island.

Pass By: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Continuing north-east you'll enjoy dazzling views of the Outer Great Barrier Reef, comprised of thousands of individual coral reefs which when seen from above are bright patches sitting amongst the glittering blue waters of the Coral Sea. Home to an abundance of marine life, it's not uncommon to spot a manta ray or maybe even a migrating whale, depending on the time of your visit.

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Feel like a movie star as your pilot expertly brings the helicopter to land on your secluded sand cay. You've now touched down in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, so why not go out and explore it! With quality stinger suits and snorkel equipment provided, it's time to dive into the crystal clear waters and be surrounded by tropical fish and colourful corals. Deck chairs, sparkling wine and a gourmet picnic hamper of fresh prawns and local cheeses are laid out for you to enjoy on your return. All dietary requirements can be easily catered for, just let the operator know before your tour. You will have two hours to spend on the Cay, snorkelling and relaxing on the pristine white sands.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Heli Tours North Queensland, General Aviation Terminal, Royal Flying Doctors Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

Feel on cloud nine as you return once again over the spectacular Great Barrier Reef to Cairns, where you will be transferred back to your accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. There's no doubt that this day will leave you with memories that will stay with you long after you return home.

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  • Hotel transfers within Cairns and Northern Beaches
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Gourmet picnic
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Beach chairs
  • In-flight commentary from your expert pilot
  • Entry/Admission - Great Barrier Reef
Not included
  • Hotel transfers from Palm Cove ($20 per person) and Port Douglas ($70 per person)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, all passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variance greater than 10% may incur 100% cancellation fee.
  • Sand Cay landing is subject to sand cay availability. Vlasoff Cay is a public sand cay and a very popular spot, especially during the weekends and holiday periods. If there is another helicopter, boat or people on the cay we cannot land. A landing on the cay is not possible with tides exceeding 1.8m and thus subject to tides on the day. In the event the sand cay is occupied, we fly to an alternative secluded beach nearby.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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