Helicopter transfers via Townsville
Easily accessible from Townsville Airport, enjoy a 30-minute helicopter transfer over the picturesque coral-studded sea to Orpheus!
The Nautilus Aviation check-in desk is situated at Townsville International Airport, cnr Halifax St and Stinson Avenue, Garbutt QLD.
The check-in desk is located next to the airport baggage carousel in the Arrivals area.
Guests are to meet at the check-in desk no later than 45 minutes prior to their scheduled helicopter departure time.
ONE DAILY SCHEDULED CHARTER EX TOWNSVILLE
Townsville to Orpheus – departing 2pm, arriving 2.30pm
Orpheus to Townsville – departing 2.30pm, arriving 3pm
$345 one way, per person
If the daily scheduled charter is fully booked on your preferred dates of travel, or if the scheduled timings do not coincide with your itinerary, a private helicopter charter may be arranged at an additional cost (subject to availability).
PRIVATE HELICOPTER CHARTER EX TOWNSVILLE (on request only)
$990 (2 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
$2200 (up to 6 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
Helicopter transfers via Cairns/Port Douglas
Easily accessible from Cairns Airport, enjoy a 90-minute helicopter journey over the picturesque coral-studded sea, and the spectacular outer reef to Orpheus!
Domestic passengers arriving into Cairns Airport will be met at the baggage carousel by a friendly member of the Nautilus Aviation team.
International passengers will be met after security screening in the arrivals hall. Guests are to keep an eye out for a Nautilus Aviati on sign which notes their surname.
For any guests making their own way to the Nautilus Aviation hangar, the address is Hangar 9, Bush Pilot’s Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen QLD. Guests are to meet at the hangar no later than 30 minutes prior to their chartered helicopter departure time.
PRIVATE HELICOPTER CHARTER EX CAIRNS/PORT DOUGLAS (on request only)
$2,475 (2 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
$3,850 (up to 4 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
$5,310 (up to 6-7 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
There is no charge for infants under three years of age when seated on the lap of an adult passenger. Children aged 3+ years will be charged at the ‘per person’ rate as for safety reasons they require their own seat.
Passengers are restricted to one small bag, to a maximum of 15kg in total (non-rigid duffle or cabin bags are preferred as they are easier to load in the helicopter boot due to space limitations).
Any excess luggage can be safely stowed at the respective Nautilus Aviation hangar.
Be aware that in some instances the pilot may ask your guests to repack into a supplied duffle bag if the luggage is too large!
For guests carrying excess luggage that requires secure storage and who will be travelling from the island to a different port on departure e.g. Townsville – Orpheus Island – Cairns or vice versa, we can arrange their excess baggage to be couriered to their final port for collection by the guest on arrival from their departure transfer.
This will be at an extra charge to the guest, payable upon room check-out, price subject to baggage weights on the day.