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GBR Helicopters – Deluxe Reef Explorer

$499 each

Explore the vast beauty of the Great Barrier Reef in all its splendour on this epic 40-minute joyflight.

Tour Details

The majestic reef experience of Tongue and Batt Reefs are well worth going the extra mile for as the full extent of nature’s beauty is revealed. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins and sometimes even frolicking whales as you skip over the turquoise sea.

Need To Know

  • Booking enquiries need to be made at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • The preferred date/time of booking enquiry is subject to GBR Helicopters availability. 
  • Pick-Up/Drop-Off available for Port Douglas accommodation.
  • Minimum two passengers required, maximum of six per flight for reef experience.

What To Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • A smile!

About Us

We’ve established ourselves as the leading heli-tourism company in the region by delivering an exceptional experience to everyone who chooses to discover this amazing region with us for more than 20 years. 

Beyond tourism and leisure activities, we operate a dedicated Flight Training Centre based in Mareeba, where there’s 300 perfect flying days every year.

Our film and television work has been seen by millions of viewers, with a list of high profile productions that would make an impressive movie credit list in it’s own right.

We’ve gathered a talented and dedicated team that bring years of experience to the company and most importantly to our customers and clients alike.

When we say ‘above and beyond’ reef experience we really do mean it. So, whether you want to immerse yourself in the Great Barrier Reef, explore our ancient rainforests – grab the perfect piece of footage or need to sling half a tonne of equipment into place – GBR Helicopters has it covered. 

Terms & Conditions

Passenger Weight Policy

Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations by the client must be made 24 hours prior to the flight to receive a 100% refund. If GBR Helicopters has to cancel due to unforseen circumstances the client will receive a 100% refund for the cancelled flights.

Final Details

Passenger names, accurate individual bodyweights and other requests are required at the time of booking.

Weather Policy

GBR Helicopters reserves the right to cancel flights due to inclement weather which will be at the pilot’s discretion. Flight paths may vary due to Air Traffic Control or inclement weather. A full refund is applicable if GBR Helicopters cancel due to weather.


GBR Helicopters reserves the right to cancel flights due to inclement weather, the pilot makes the final decision regarding the continuation of any flight and may terminate the flight at any time if he/she deems it unsafe to proceed. Flight paths may vary due to Air Traffic Control or inclement weather. In cases where the chief pilot in command deems weather unsuitable for the flight or an aircraft is unserviceable a full refund would be applicable.

Child and Infant Policy
Children are defined as being aged between 3-13 years. One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. For additional infants please email a detailed enquiry to

Fuel Surcharge
With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.