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Secluded Sandy Cay Helicopter Tour

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Nautilus Aviation - Secluded Sandy Cay $949.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Restrictions: Weight, minimum number of 2 passengers, tides and sand cay availability. 

GBRMPA permit conditions apply. In the unlikely event the sand cay is occupied upon arrival, guests will enjoy an extended flight time to be transported to an exclusive mainland beach location. No refund applies.

Prices are valid until 31.03.2024

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

Your very own piece of paradise. Fly over the Great Barrier Reef before landing on Vlasoff Cay - a pristine sand cay.  Relax on pure white sand, beach comb for treasures, laze in crystal waters or snorkel the cay to discover the magic of the underwater world. The romantic experience is complete with gourmet picnic hamper and sparkling wine.


Departs: On demand and subject to tide and weather condition and availability.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Price: $949 per person (min 2 passengers)



  • Exclusive helicopter flight over the Reef
  • Approx. 40minute flight time
  • 2 hours at Vlasoff Cay
  • Gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Return transfers to/from Cairns accommodation

*Minimum two passengers required. If Vlasoff Cay is occupied upon arrival, passengers will enjoy an extended reef scenic flight before landing at an alternate beach location.


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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