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Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour From $599pp

Delight in the thrill of seeing the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef from above and immerse yourself in your own perfect piece of tropical paradise.

Nestled in the blue waters of the Coral Sea and surrounded by pristine coral reefs, capture those unforgettable Instagram moments in solitude on your private Sand Cay. After an incredible and informative 30 minute Helicopter tour taking you across the stunning reef, enhance your visit by adding a 30 minute stop on the breathtaking Vlasoff Cay. Departing from Cairns, relax and soak up the scenery as your pilot guide takes care of the details, showing you the best views and pointing out amazing wildlife. Upon landing, step out to feel the sand between your toes, enjoy a glass of bubbles, and truly embrace this unique slice of paradise. There’s no better way to experience the best of Far North Queensland!

  • Money Icon From $599 Per Person
  • Clock Icon 60 Minutes

Tour Itinerary

Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour Itinerary

Select your time slot when booking your helicopter trip. Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before take off. Lift off and enjoy 30 minutes of breathtaking views soaring above the mighty Great Barrier Reef. Then enjoy 30 minutes of free time on your own private coral sandy cay. Soak up the scenery and sip on a glass of bubbly before soaring back up high providing panoramic views of Cairns City as you head back to land.

Inclusions & Extras


  • 30 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • 30 Minute Stop on a Coral Cay
  • Glass of Bubbly
  • Guaranteed Window Seat
  • Incredible Views
  • Pilot Commentary


  • Skydiving
  • Lunch
  • Drinks/Snacks

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour

30 Minute Helicopter Tour with 30 Minute Cay Escape, Pilot Commentary & Guaranteed Window Seat


What to Bring

  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Small soft bags only
  • Personal items should not exceed 10 kg
  • Weight restrictions apply

Pick Ups & Departures

Zoom Helicopters, Building 21, Bush Pilots Avenue, Aeroglen

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring on my Cairns helicopter tour?

We recommend you bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a smile. Of course, feel free to bring your camera, however, there will be four HD onboard video cameras to capture your spectacular multi-viewpoint experience.

Is a Great Barrier Reef scenic flight worth it?

A scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef is absolutely worthy of being on your bucket list. It offers the magnificence of seeing it all from above which will brig you an entirely different perspective of the vast beauty of the reef.

When is the best time to see whales in Cairns?

July and August are generally the best times to see migrating whales in Cairns. This is due to the cooler water temperatures at that time, and what better way to see a Humpback or Dwarf Minke Whale than from above on your very own Cairns helicopter tour.

What marine life could I see on a Great Barrier Reef scenic flight?

With an abundance of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, it’s likely that you will see some, if not all of the following on your Cairns helicopter tour:
Manta rays
Whales – seasonal

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.
World Nomads travel insurance policies offer coverage for more than 150 activities. Get a quote, make a claim, or buy or extend your policy while on the road.

What are the weight limitations?

Helicopters are subject to strict weight limitations, specific to each aircraft type. Accurate individual passenger body and carry-on luggage weights MUST be advised at the point of booking. It is a legal requirement that all passengers and their luggage be weighed at check-in. Weight variances greater than 10% of that advised at the time of booking may incur additional charges and/or luggage allowances being reduced. Zoom Helicopters reserves the right to refuse travel and charge a 100% cancellation fee. The maximum single seat weight limit/payload for Zoom Helicopters’ fleet of aircraft is 130kgs.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Zoom Helicopters Terms & Conditions

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 1 Day and 2 Days incur a 50.00% fee.

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Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tour

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Enjoy 30 minutes above the reef and 30 minutes of down time on a private sand bank with this Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Helicopter tour.

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