Scenic Helicopter reef flights from Cairns are the ultimate way to view the Great Barrier Reef. Flying at an altitude of around 600 feet gives you breath taking views of The Great Barrier Reef. This really will take your breath away at how large and extensive the Great Barrier Reef really is.
In this section you will find 2 main scenic helicopter flights, the first is a 30min scenic helicopter flight from Cairns city. If you are staying at a Cairns hotel the helicopter company will come and pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.
What do I see on the 30min Scenic Reef Flight Cairns?
A 30min Scenic Helicopter flight consists of about an 8-minute flight out to Green Island where you will experience great views at just under 800ft. Low-level flying is the perfect height to be able to spot whales, manta rays, sharks and any large animals. After a fly around Green island, you will head out to Vlassoff cay on Arlington Reef one of the larger reef systems here in Cairns. Stretching as far as your eye can see this is a beautiful reef system to view from the air. After a large figure eight, you will head North nearly to Michaelmas Cay before doing a large left-hand turn back towards Cairns City.
The second option is to include a 10-Minute Scenic Helicopter flight on your Cairns Reef Tour. This means to enjoy a boat ride to The Great Barrier Reef spend 5 hours at a floating pontoon to enjoy snorkeling, glass bottom boats, semi-submarines, underwater observatory, and snorkeling. While out on the pontoon you can enjoy a 10-minute scenic Helicopter reef flight.
There are also day tours from Port Douglas that you can also book the optional extra 10-minute helicopter scenic reef flight. Quicksilver cruises are the most famous reef cruise company operating from Port Douglas. They include a full day package with snorkeling, semi-submarine, underwater observatory, snorkeling and a scenic helicopter reef flight.