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Helicopter and Reef Pontoon Day Tour

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Great Adventures Cruise/Fly $565.00 $565.00 N/A N/A N/A
Great Adventures Fly/Cruise $565.00 $565.00 N/A N/A N/A
Great Adventures Fly/Fly $1,050.00 $1,050.00 N/A N/A N/A
Quicksilver Pontoon - Cruise/Fly $669.00 $669.00 N/A N/A N/A
Quicksilver Pontoon - Fly/Cruise $669.00 $669.00 N/A N/A N/A
Quicksilver Pontoon - Fly/Fly $1,174.00 $1,174.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sunlover Fly/Cruise $632.00 $522.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sunlover Cruise/Fly $632.00 $522.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sunlover Fly/Fly $998.00 $888.00 N/A N/A N/A

Prices are valid until 31.03.2024

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Nautilus Aviation flies to two Pontoons from Cairns and one from Port Douglas.  Choose to do a Fly/Cruise, Cruise/Fly or Fly/Fly package.  Fly out to Sunlover or Great Adventures from Cairns, and Quicksilver Pontoon from Port Douglas.


Sunlover Pontoon - Ex Cairns

Sunlover's Pontoon is situated on the Outer Barrier Reef at Moore Reef. 


  • Up to 4 hours at the Reef
  • Snorkel equipment and flotation provided
  • Glass bottom boat tour/semi sub boat tour
  • Waterslide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Underwater observatory
  • Enclosed kids pool
  • Touch tank

Sunlover Cruise/Fly : Departs Cairns: 9.30am Returns Cairns: 3.30pm

Sunlover Fly/Cruise: Departs Cairns: 11.30am Returns Cairns: 5.30pm

Sunlover Fly/Fly: Departs Cairns: 11.30am Returns Cairns: 3.30pm




Great Adventures Reef Pontoon - Ex Cairns

Great Adventures Reef Pontoon is situated on the Outer Barrier Reef at Norman Reef.  


  • Approx 2.5 hours at the Reef
  • Snorkel equipment and flotation provided
  • Semi sub boat tour
  • Buffet lunch
  • Underwater observatory


Great Adventures Cruise/Fly: Departs Cairns: 10.30am Returns Cairns: 3.40pm

Great Adventures Fly/Cruise: Departs Cairns: 12.30pm Returns Cairns: 5.30pm

Great Adventures Fly/Fly: Departs Cairns: 12.30pm Returns Cairns: 3.40pm



Quicksilver Reef Pontoon - Ex Port Douglas

Quicksilver Pontoon is located at Agincourt Reef. 

  • Up to 3 hours at the Reef
  • Snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Semi sub boat tour
  • Buffet lunch
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentation

Quicksilver Cruise/Fly: Departs Port Douglas: 10.00am Returns Port Douglas 3.30pm

Quicksilver Fly/Cruise: Departs Port Douglas: 11.10am Returns Port Douglas 4.30pm

Quicksilver Fly/Fly: Departs Port Douglas: 11.10am Returns Port Douglas 3.30pm




Please note all helicopters have a weight restriction protocol – read carefully:

Weight protocol has two components:

a) 10% weight variance from advised; and

b) Exceeding a certain weight limit

 Weight Variance:


  • Passengers are allowed a weight variance of up to 10% over original recorded weight. Should this variance be found to be more than 10%, the company reserves the right to charge an additional fee. No refund will apply. 
  • This fee comes into effect when a guest weighs in 10% heavier than advised and results in us having to use a bigger helicopter or put up additional flights. 
  • The dollar amount of this fee is not specified, as it will be circumstantial to covering our additional incurred costs.


 Weight limit:


  • Any passenger who weighs over 110kg will need to purchase an additional seat, which will be charged at 50% of the fare rate and payable directly to Nautilus Aviation on the day of travel.
  • This is to ensure we don’t exceed individual helicopter seat limits and that we do task the appropriate helicopter for the job; and for the comfort of all guests travelling. 
  • Please ensure Nautilus is aware of any booking over 110kg, as we will need to close a seat on the appropriate flight template. 
  • The fee may be waived on the day should we happen have a vacant seat on the helicopter anyway.



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