Flying with Nautilus Aviation, adventure and luxury go hand in hand. A scenic joyride is the ultimate way to explore the reef from a whole new perspective. All Orpheus guests will get to experience a helicopter arrival and departure, and if that isn’t enough, guests can also book a helicopter adventure during their stay to visit some amazing nearby natural landmarks.
SAND CAY TOURS
Be transported to your very own sandy oasis… The Great Barrier Reef is one of the few places in the world that is home to a number of sand cays, taking thousands of years to form. The helicopter tour from Orpheus Island transports guests to the picturesque destination of Vlasoff Cay. From here, you can enjoy a private picnic and snorkel around the fringing reefs. Vlasoff Cay is oozing with romance – it is no wonder that it is the destination of many grand proposals.
Take in the sweeping views of this majestic waterfall surrounded by lush tropics from the comfort of your Nautilus helicopter. Wallaman Falls is Australia’s tallest single drop waterfall, and the views from above are simply spectacular.
AERIAL VIEWS OF THE REEF
The helicopter tour over the Great Barrier Reef provides breathtaking aerial views of the world’s largest reef system. In fact, the Great Barrier Reef is so large that it is visible from outer space. From above, gaze down at this natural wonder of the world to admire the crystal clear water and wildlife swimming below, including reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles. If you’re lucky, you may also be able to spot humpback whales as they migrate to our shores during the winter season.