Designed to delight the indulgent traveler, this 75-minute scenic helicopter ride offers unparalleled views of the Torres Strait archipelago from above. In a group limited to four passengers, you’ll glide over the historic fortress on Thursday Island and Goods Islands’ World War I ramparts, and enjoy aerial views of Friday Island, scattered shipwrecks, and coral reefs visible through crystal clear water. Choose between morning and afternoon departure times.
Your tour begins at Horn Island Base, located on Airport Road at Horn Island Airport, where you’re advised to arrive well in advance of your morning or afternoon departure — further details are communicated after booking.
After greeting your pilot, you’ll receive a safety briefing before belting up and taking off. As the propeller whirs into action, aerial views of Thursday Island’s historic fort and Goods Islands’ WWI ramparts come to into focus.
Throughout the flight, your pilot’s commentary directs your attention to other points of interest, including the shipwrecks and coral reefs that surround Friday Island, and the Prince of Wales, the largest island in the Torres Strait.
After 75 minute in the air, you’ll return to Horn Island Base at Horn Island Airport.