Nautilus Aviation – 30-Minute Scenic Reef Tour
Enjoy spectacular views over the magnificent Great Barrier Reef as the sea of colour filled with marine life lights up beneath you on this 30-minute scenic flight.
These Great Barrier Reef flights navigate to the best parts of the reef and observe the marine life from above.
You will be amazed by the stunning blue and green hues of these pristine coral sea waters and their thriving coral gardens, home to the greatest concentration of life anywhere on the planet.
Departing over Port Douglas and famous 4-Mile Beach, enjoy picture-perfect views of stunning Low Isles, comprised of two coral cay islands, 55 acres of fringing reef and a famous lighthouse (circa 1878).
Many of the larger marine species are most easily spotted from the air.
As we continue out over Batt Reef, join your eagle-eyed pilot in the search for Sea Turtles, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins, Dugong and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).
- Headsets with voice activated microphones
- Entertaining inflight commentary from your experienced local pilot
- A modern fleet of air-conditioned helicopters
- Return transfers from Port Douglas accommodation to our Heliport
Need To Know
- Booking enquiries for Great Barrier Reef flights need to be made 24 hours before tour departure.
- The preferred date/time of booking enquiry is subject to availability.
- Pick-Up/Drop-Off available for Port Douglas accommodation.
- Great Barrier Reef flights depart from adjacent to Sheraton Mirage Country Club on Port Douglas Rd.
- Minimum two passengers required.
What To Bring
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.
Cancellations by the client must be made 24 hours prior to the flight to receive a 100% refund. If Nautilus Aviation has to cancel due to unforseen circumstances the client will receive a 100% refund for the cancelled flights.
Passenger names, accurate individual bodyweights and other requests are required at the time of booking.
Nautilus Aviation 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 Nautilus Aviation cancel due to weather.
Nautilus Aviation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.