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Nautilus Aviation

Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4034 9000
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Luxury helicopter experiences and charters in Northern Queensland.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Hangar 9 Bush Pilots Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
This attraction is at Cairns Airport
+61 7 4034 9000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a booking but some bad weather turned up. The company were very flexible and changed the plan a bit to allow my family a once in a lifetime flight. Our pilot was great. Would definitely recommend them, honest with weather forecast and helped me...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much Nautilus for giving us one of the best days of our lives out on the barrier reef. Our children got to ride upfront in the helicopter with our pilot Brett and loved every moment. We landed on a tiny island called...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

this was very exciting we took a boat out to the reef and then shuttled to a water landing strip to get on helicopter, We took in some additional reef areas and went back to the hanger at the airport. Very good describing area and...More

Thank marie82013
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I are visiting Cairns and despite a mediocre reef flight experience with another company years ago, decided to give Nautilus a shot. Are we ever glad that we did! Nautilus and Captain Casey gave us the experience of a lifetime! He...More

Thank Ch33tah17
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The pilot was great. The helicopter was fun! We booked the tour to the Clay but as it was occupied by another helicopter the pilot took us to Turtle Beach. I think this location is better than the clay for a picnic with champagne, a...More

Thank acipuzak
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We took the helicopter out to our overnight live aboard. The pilot was AMAZING and the staff was super helpful. They took our luggage to the liveaboard office in Cairns, so that we could bring our overnight bag to the live aboard. The entire trip...More

1  Thank Ginger D
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We had a wonderful couples flight to Vlasoff Cay on the Barrier Reef. My boyfriend arranged this as a surprise trip and it was absolutely fantastic! Our pilot Anthony was super informative and friendly throughout. We landed on the cay but very soon after a...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We booked this tour through Reef Info Visitor Centre at the Hilton in Cairns. They tried a couple of the more locally convenient tour operators but there were now vacancies on the spot. Nautilus Aviation picked us up across the street at the Pullman Reef...More

Thank DERtravels
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Horrible company to deal with we were unable to make our tour due to unforeseen circumstances totally out of our control. They were not accomodating at all even the company we booked with understood but Nautilus only care about the $$ and not about the...More

Thank James S
Nautilus-Aviation, Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator at Nautilus Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear James, Thank you for your feedback. It seems there has been a misunderstanding. Multiple conversations were had at the time of your booking between our Reservations Manager and your travel partner. Your review does not reflect the positive tone or final conversation had between...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

OMG!!! What an amazing experience !!! Ricky the guy who assisted us was great and the pilot Noel was the best and we had Vlasolf Cape island only for the two of us, it couldn't been better, really worth it and well spent money, for...More

Thank Vivian R
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