DEPARTING PORT DOUGLAS
One of our signature experiences and the ultimate escape!
Departing Port Douglas 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
- 60 minutes flying time (30 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
- Return transfers to/from select Port Douglas accommodation are available. Our Reservations team will confirm availability and timings at the time of booking
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 Port Douglas (total flying time 55 mins including initial 25 mins from Port Douglas to Vlasoff Cay). Passengers will be able to keep their picnic lunch and our reservations team will advise and assist with any refunds applicable.
Vlasoff Cay ex Port Douglas is available 01 September – 31 March annually while Undine Sand Cay is unavailable due to bird migration.
VLASOFF SAND CAY
Bookings available 01 September - 31 March annually
Depart Port Douglas: on demand, tide dependent.
60 minutes flying time and 2 hours on Vlasoff Cay
From $979pp (minimum 2 passengers)Enquire Now
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.
WHAT TO BRING
We suggest packing a small soft sided beach bag, including:
- Swimming costume
- Sunglasses – polarised recommended for best viewing
- Hat, towel, sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
- A dry change of clothes including a jumper in winter