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Nautilus Aviation

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Address: Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Heli Charters)
Phone Number: +61 7 4034 9000
This attraction is at Cairns Airport
08:00 - 17:00
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Luxury helicopter experiences and charters in Northern Queensland.

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Fantastic day trip out to the reef!

We flew out to the reef on Nautilus and they were fantastic, with friendly and professional staff. Safety was also taken seriously. The flight out to the reef was amazing! We were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew out to the reef on Nautilus and they were fantastic, with friendly and professional staff. Safety was also taken seriously. The flight out to the reef was amazing! We were lucky enough to have Matt as our pilot. Very nice and friendly guy with great local knowledge. He pointed out various things along the way and made our... More 

Thank David W
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the package where we went out on the Nautilus and then took a helicopter back to cairns for the family. The crew were very good and safety is important to them so we felt safe at all times. The lunch was more than sufficient and the swimming at two locations meant you never get bored. The views from... More 

Thank chris A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took the package for a scenic helicopter flight to the reef to snorkel, and this company was fantastic! So professional but still in a relaxed Cairns way, and the choppers are new and clean. We were lucky enough to have Matt as our pilot, who is the best guy in town! It was a perfectly smooth flight and Matt... More 

Thank Ichindar
asbury park, new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I were visiting Cairns on a cruise ship and every single tour was fully booked. I was frantic to find a tour for snorkeling and a flight of the Great Barrier Reef for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. I was fortunate to stumble upon Nautilus Aviation/Visit Cairns. I emailed them regarding their tours and was quickly responded to... More 

Thank lilacgirl41
Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were picked up at the hotel and driven to Nautilus Aviation. After a short safety demonstration we climbed aboard a helicopter and were flown to the Great Barrier Reef. To see the reef from above was remarkable. The helicopter landed on a pontoon and were were picked up by boat and taken to a larger pontoon for a snorkeling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My sister and I just finished our tour today! We had an amazing time, we did the cruise with Down under dive and the heli flight with Nautilus Aviation. On board the brand new Evolution boat we did the intro dive which I found super helpful as everything I learnt in this introductory I had never known before which has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, great experience and very pleasant trip. Strongly recommended! We book the flight because we worried about sea sick. It's worth the money. It's comparable to book a return boat trip + a separate helicopter view flight. You saved a good hour. The flight itself is amazing, especially when the helicopter turned 40 degree angle and you would feel... More 

Thank Ming W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We went for the Cruise/Fly Full Day Trip at the Great Barrier Reef. The planning and coordination went well during our tour. The staff members on board Evolution and the Nautilus Aviation were courteous, professional and entertaining. My partner and I had an amazing time on cruise (though I got seasick before we reached the 2nd reef) but overall the... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Wow. This was fantastic. Thank you Matt and everyone at Nautilus Aviation. Such a fantastic afternoon checking out the reef. This is the way to do it. I'm definitely buying a helicopter.

Thank Les C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went out on a day visit to the Great Barrier Reef , snorkelling at two different reef sites. Equipment is clean and well maintained, staff on boat friendly and helpful and encouraging to the less confident. Our seven year old grand daughter went snorkelling for the first time and loved it. Great lunch with meat , fish or veggie... More 

Thank Christine M

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