Nautilus Aviation is a privately owned and operated professional luxury helicopter charter company. Today, after 24 years in the Aviation Industry, and fixed bases in Queensland (Cairns, Townsville and Horn Island), Northern Territory and New South Wales, Nautilus Aviation is now the largest General Aviation helicopter company in Australia. In Sydney, Nautilus Aviation is proud to operate Sydney’s Westpac Surf Life Saver Rescue Helicopters.
Nautilus Aviation have over 60 staff and 25 state of the art piston and turbine powered aircraft – inclusive of the Airbus H120 and H130. The fleet of Airbus aircraft with a seating configuration up to 7 passengers, is unique to Nautilus Aviation’s areas of operation. The luxury aircraft complete with wide open cabins, leather interior and air-conditioned are synonymous with luxury. The Fenestron tail rotor, reducing noise levels by 8 decibels, also make this fleet perfect for younger and sensitive ears.
Departing daily, Nautilus Aviation offers a wide range of once in a lifetime experiences in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Specifically, guests can enjoy a scenic flight, cast a line with HeliFish, design a custom tour, escape to a private sand cay, or the more adventurous can even take the controls and fly themselves! The sky is no longer the limit, it’s now a playground!
HeliFish is a fishing adventure combining impressive aircraft and spectacular landscapes to target anything from the mighty Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Salmon to Giant Trevally, Mackerel and Coral Trout! Exclusive to Nautilus Aviation is Blue Water HeliFish from a floating pontoon in the outer Great Barrier Reef. The HeliFish product is also recognised by Tourism Australia and is a part of their ‘Best of Fishing’ program.
Nautilus Aviation links its guests to the Northern Escape Collection. The Northern Escape Collection Includes: Orpheus Island Lodge – a hideaway of exceptional beauty located 80km north of Townsville in the Great Barrier Reef; Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa – an escapism experience nestled amongst the canopy of the world’s oldest living rainforest; M.Y. Flying Fish – a luxury superyacht offering an opulent leisure experience cruising the pristine blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef; and, The Ville Resort-Casino – a leading regional resort, complete with entertainment precinct promoting the best of Townsville and stunning views overlooking Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea. Nautilus Aviation makes it possible for guests to discover each of these properties and their spectacular destinations for the day or multi-night stays. With breathtaking inflight views, luxury facilities and first-class service, a Northern Escape experience is second to none!
Nautilus Aviation is committed to ensuring the safety of all passengers and personnel at all times, with no exception. The company’s impeccable safety record is an indication of comprehensive helicopter maintenance, training and equipment. Flying in state-of-the-art aircraft with highly trained and knowledgeable pilots, Nautilus Aviation guests are taken on a journey to remember, witnessing the vast size and sheer beauty of the regions in which it operates. With Nautilus Aviation, guests will ‘Experience the Difference’.