+61 (0)7 4034 9000

+61 (0)7 4034 9000

Vlasoff Sand Cay Getaway
Scenic Helicopter Flights

Vlasoff Sand Cay




Our signature experience in Cairns and the ultimate escape! 

Departing Cairns in your private charter helicopter, soak in breathtaking aerial views extending from the tropical rainforest clad coastline and across the azure waters of the Coral Sea before an exhilarating touchdown on idyllic Vlasoff Cay, a jewel in the heart of Australia’s World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.  

Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for Turtles, Dolphins, Manta Rays, large schools of pelagic fish and even majestic Humpback Whales (Jul-Sep).  

For the next 2 hours you can leave the world behind. Relax in the shallows, enjoy the sand between your toes or snorkel the pristine coral reef waters surrounding this secluded tropical paradise. 

A gourmet picnic hamper* with sparkling wine served under your private beach umbrella tops off this unique, once in a lifetime experience!  

*Please advise any allergies or dietary requirements at time of booking 


  • 40 minutes flying time (20 minute reef scenic flight each way) 
  • 2 hours at Vlasoff Cay
  • Gourmet picnic hamper with sparkling wine
  • Beach chairs and umbrella 
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Protective lycra suit in summer months
  • Inflight commentary 
  • Headsets with voice activated microphones
  • Modern, air-conditioned helicopters


Vlasoff Cay is a public sand cay and as such can not be reserved. On the rare occasion it is occupied on our arrival we will not be permitted to land. If this occurs passengers will receive an extended reef scenic flight back to the Pier Heliport  (total flying time 45 mins including initial 20 mins from Cairns to Vlasoff Cay).  Passengers will be able to keep their picnic lunch and our reservations team will advise and assist with any refunds applicable.

Helicopter Flights, Charters & Tours
Helicopter Flights, Charters & Tours
Helicopter Flights, Charters & Tours
Helicopter Flights, Charters & Tours
Helicopter Flights, Charters & Tours
Scenic Helicopter Flights

Please note: actual flight path may differ on the day due to adverse weather conditions, sand cay availability, or air traffic control. 


Depart Cairns: on demand, tide dependent.
40 minutes flying time and 2 hours on Vlasoff Cay

All product requires a minimum number of passengers to proceed. Our Reservations team will reach out to confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order. For instant confirmation please call the team on 07 4034 9000.


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Prior to any snorkelling activity you will be required to complete our snorkel safety questionnaire.  Information provided will be shared with your pilot so they can best assist you in the unlikely event of an emergency. The form can be downloaded and completed now, or on the morning of travel. 


We suggest packing a small soft sided beach bag, including:

  • Camera
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunglasses – polarised recommended for best viewing
  • Hat, towel, sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • A dry change of clothes including a jumper in winter


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