the islands helicopter pub crawl

$795.00 Per Person – 3 Pub Tour
$995.00 Per Person – 5 Pub Tour
Temporarily unavailable

This experience is temporarily unavailable due to closing of Point Lookout and Couran Cove. We will resume the tour as soon as possible. In the mean time, our Goldie and Brissie Pub Crawl visits many of the island pubs

Summary

A sand-filled helicopter adventure of a lifetime

A sand-filled helicopter adventure of a lifetime

Experience the ultimate adventure with our helicopter pub crawl tour. Soar above the stunning beaches and waterways of Moreton Island, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, Calypso Bay, and South Stradbroke, stopping at some of the best pubs along the way

From the comfort of your helicopter, you’ll be able to spot dugongs, whales, and turtles while enjoying a cold brew. And when you land at each pub, you’ll have the chance to sample some of the finest beers and ales at the Straddie Brewery, Couran Cove, the Gutter Bar, Point Lookout and Harrigans

Choose from five pub or a three pub tour. The 5 pub tour departs at 9:30 am and the 3 stop tour begins at 11:00/12:00. No matter which option you choose, you’ll be able to bring along a group of friends, with our helicopters able to accommodate up to 11 people. Each stop is 45min with a longer lunch time

We can accommodate groups of up to 11 people, and with a few modifications, we can even take more. Best of all, we do not limit our customers to one beer per venue; however please note our intoxication policy below. Additionally, why not step it up a notch by adding a scenic flight around Brisbane or the Gold Coast

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Item Cost (pp)
5 Pub Crawl $995.00
3 Pub Crawl $795.00
Add Brisbane Scenic +$99.00
Add Gold Coast Scenic +$99.00

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This experience is tempoarily unavailblale due to closing of Point Lookout and Couran Cove. We will resume the tour as soon as possible. In the mean time, our Goldie and Brissie Pub Crawl visits many of the island pubs

Tour Itinerary

Brisbane City Scenic

Brisbane City Scenic

Add a touch of excitement to your flight with a Brisbane City scenic tour. Fly over iconic landmarks such as St Lucia, the Gabba, Kangaroo Point, and the botanical gardens. We’ll also take a detour around the Meriton to showcase the northern side of Brisbane, before flying past West End and Southbank. All of this will be experienced at an ideal height of 1000ft (300m) above the ground. This optional add-on is sure to enhance your flight experience

Brisbane Helicopter

The Gutter Bar – You have [figuratively] ran aground on the best Bar on Moreton

The Gutter Bar – You have [figuratively] ran aground on the best Bar on Moreton

Experience the epitome of an authentic Australian beach pub at The Gutter Bar on the southern tip of Moreton Island. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean with its top-class seafood, especially the oysters. Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of the industry here, and our local oyster provider is a testament to that. The Gutter Bar is a truly special place, and it’s the only pub we offer exclusive tours to. We’ve even partnered with a local accommodation provider for those who want to stay overnight or for the weekend.

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The Gutter Bar - Moreton Island

Beautiful Beaches of North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands

Beautiful Beaches of North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands

As picturesque as it gets. We will be flying up the islands. As we hug the coastline, we often see dugongs, sharks, stingrays, turtles and whales from April to November.

Moreton Island Scenic Flight

Point Lookout – Welcome to the Pacific Ocean

Point Lookout – Welcome to the Pacific Ocean

We will be landing at point lookout next. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a break and enjoy a drink while playing some barefoot bowls? It’s a great way to have fun and experience something new

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Straddie Brewery

Straddie Brewery

As you approach the three-storey brewhouse and taproom, located just a few minutes drive from your landing spot in the picturesque town of Dunwich (Gumpi), you can’t help but be drawn in by the inviting atmosphere. This is the gateway to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), and it’s clear that the brewery takes pride in its location and the resources it has available. The sand-filtered water from Straddie’s aquifer is said to be perfect for brewing, and it’s clear that the team at Straddie Brewery is dedicated to creating fresh, flavorful beer that is inspired by the place and the laid-back island lifestyle. As you enter the taproom, you can’t wait to try a cold brew and soak up the atmosphere

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the first stop

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Straddie Brewery

Harrigans Irish Pub, Calypso Bay – It’s in the name

Harrigans Irish Pub, Calypso Bay – It’s in the name

Experience the charm of Ireland at Harrigan’s, located in the heart of Calypso Bay on the Gold Coast. Nestled in a unique community by the tranquil waters of southern Moreton Bay, this Irish pub boasts stunning views of the Broadwater, lush tropical gardens, and a beautifully finished interior. Come relax and soak up the friendly atmosphere while enjoying the beauty of this special location

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the second stop

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Harrigans Calypso Bay

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

We are detouring via the gorgeous beaches of the Gold Coast. This part of the flight takes you past the iconic Spit, Skyline of Surfers Paradise then to the west of the Stradbroke Islands.

Available as an optional add-on

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South Straddie’s Couran Cove

South Straddie’s Couran Cove

A trip to Couran Cove isn’t complete without visiting Sunset Beach on the Broadwater. Just a short walk from the central resort area, Sunset beach is the perfect vantage point to watch the boats pass by, and is a favourite spot for the resident Wallabies.

As the name suggests, this is the place to be as the sun goes down. Watch the spectacular sunset over the Broadwater while the sun disappears behind Tamborine Mountain and turns the sky into a postcard perfect sunset every night

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the last stop

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Couran Cove

Flight back to Brisbane

Flight back to Brisbane

Finally a direct flight back to Archerfield to finish an epic day you will never forget

Please note that due to weddings, events and opening hours we may have to substitute some pubs for others. We will let you know this in advance when you book

Brisbane city from cockpit of Bell Longranger
Direct Flight - (Base Price)

Most of our customers upgrade to a Brisbane CBD Scenic, if you’re looking to make the tour even more special, the Gold Coast Scenic flight really does take the experience to the next level. If you’re looking to get from the airport and back the fastest, or on a budget the direct flight is the choice for you. Don’t worry, we do not implement techniques to up-sell every flight, or treat any of our customers differently – everyone gets the same Bekaa Air service

Brisbane City Scenic - (+99.00)

Spice up your flight with a Brisbane City scenic. You will be taken past St Lucia and the Gabba, across the Brisbane River. Past Kangaroo Point and the botanical gardens. We will bend a left around the Meriton to showcase the northern side of Brisbane. Then we will complete an other arc flying past West End and Southbank. All this at a perfect height of 1000ft (300m) above the terrain bellow.

Please note that the City is inside Brisbane Controlled Airspace. Whilst we do everything possible to secure a clearance into this airspace sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances [such as a rescue helicopter coming to land] we may not be allowed in. In this case we will fly past South Bank and West End at the edge of the controlled airspace we will then make a left turn and fly overhead Mt Cootha and the TV Towers giving you a view of the entire Brisbane area. If it’s clear you will be able to sometimes see all the way to Southport and the Glasshouse Mountains

$99.00pp

Gold Coast Scenic - (+99.00)

This Gold Coast scenic flight is simply breathtaking. This scenic flight doesn’t just span to South Port/Sea World. We are going to fly coastal southbound all the way past Q1 and Broad Beach at 1000ft. Then we are going inland to take a look at the city from the western hills. Endless Beaches, beautiful skyscrapers and brilliant blue water. No wonder it’s called surfers paradise

$99.00pp

JetBase Lounge (+$60.00)

Bekaa Air’s Business Lounge at Archerfield provides refreshments, access to wifi and comfortable seating in air-conditioned rooms. Conference rooms can be also booked with any flight. We can arrange parking, transfer services, events and access to private jets. For customers who prefer not to pay extra, we utilise the Archerfield Terminal facilities which are complimentary with any Bekaa Air flight

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$60.00 Total (Per Flight)

Go-Pro UHD Footage (+$45.00)

We have two mounting positions for the go-pro. The first is positioned at the very back and top of the cabin. This mount encapsulates 160′ viewing angle of your flight. The second position is at the front, mounted to face towards you, perfect for proposals and capturing reactions of your loved one. You will receive the footage straight after the flight via the SD card

$45.00 Total (Per Flight)

When does the tour depart/arrive back?

The full day pub crawl starts at 9:30 and finishes at around 16:30. The half day tour starts at 11:30 and finishes at 16:30. We do try to be flexible so if you have a requirement to start at a different time you can request that and we do our best to accommodate. There is an optional start time field during the checkout process

Can we talk during the flight?

Yes. All of our aircraft are equipped with the best Noise cancelling headsets by Bose. They are crystal clear and cancel out a significant portion of the outside noise. Your pilot will also provide commentary and let you talk between each other

What are the age/height/weight restrictions?

Whilst there is no laws restricting us to a certain age; passenger safety and taking care of you, our customers is always our number one priority. This is why we have made the decision to set the minimum age at 3. Infants who are younger are still developing their neck muscles. In the event of turbulence which is minor nuisance to adults can lead to whiplash in infants. Adult sized headsets fit poorly over their heads which can also lead to hearing damage. The flight can also be sometimes frighting for them, which can take away from the experience. Best leave them at home with a baby sitter and enjoy the helicopter flight

There are no height restrictions

In our R44RII helicopter which most flights are based on the maximum seat limit is 136kg and maximum payload is around ~270kg

Our Airbus AS350/H125 helicopter can seat 5 passengers without an individual weight limit

Our Industry leading cancelation policy

Perhaps a low bar to clear. Anyone who had a flight cancelled for any reason would have gone through the painful process of trying to get a refund. We did everything possible to make our cancelation policy one of the best. We are certain that you won’t find anywhere that offers a policy as transparent and flexible as ours

If you would like to reschedule your flight we ask that you do so with a 24 hour notice. Within this window our full refund policy applies

On the day if we deem the conditions to no longer be safe to fly, Bekaa Air customers can either reschedule to any other day or receive a 100% refund. If the weather is marginal (aka safe to fly but affects the experience, eg when it’s raining) we can offer full refund or to reschedule your flight to an other day

We do not offer refunds for no-shows or cancelations inside the 24 hour period

Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers are processed by hand and can be purchased at no extra cost. The holder is also able to upgrade their flight without incurring extra fees. Don’t want to book a date? All vouchers are valid for 3 years and can be redeemed any time within the period. They can also be transferred to an other person, and no; we do not charge extra for that either. After you submit the purchase they will be created by hand and sent to you via email. A sample of what a gift voucher looks like can be found here

How long is each stop?

We account for about 45min per pub stop and 1.5hrs for lunch. Ultimately within the time-frame of the pub crawl, it’s up to you how long you would like to spend at each pub

Where does this tour start?

Our helicopter tours depart from Archerfield Airport in Brisbane – Our exact location

Are the drinks included?

Drinks are not included in the tour price. We’ve done this for a couple of important reasons. Firstly, it allows us to offer a more flexible pricing model. In the past we had to price the tour with the thirstiest of guests in mind. Secondly, it removes the pressure to drink excessively in an attempt to “get your money’s worth,” ensuring a more enjoyable and responsible experience for everyone

Will we be sitting next to someone?

This is what makes our approach unique. All of our tours, including the scenic flights – are private. This means that when you book your flight for two people, we will not sell the remaining seat to anyone else. Whilst this inadvertently means we make less on each flight, we have made this decision so we ultimately provide a better experience for our customers

Intoxication Policy

Let’s get the most important question you have out of the way first, we want you to have fun do not limit our customers to one beer per venue. However – it should be noted that this is not an opportunity to get drunk at 2,000 feet. Safety is paramount, and so are the rules around aircraft boarding whilst intoxicated. Additionally we love and we baby our helicopters, we dedicate hours per aircraft each week just to clean and look after them. We don’t contract some detailing company to do this; we do it ourselves – every day we fly. Please keep this in mind when ordering one too many. It’s about the experience; one which you want to remember!

Did you know we also offer a western country helicopter Pub Crawl?

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