The Ship’s Helicopter – Another True North Icon
Adding another dimension to the adventure, most cruise options on the True North feature an on-board helicopter. The True North is the only Kimberley cruise boat that operates all-year round with its own helicopter.
Carrying guests in air conditioned comfort, the ship’s helicopter provides unique opportunity to witness grandeur; unique opportunity to fish billabongs that have never been fished; unique opportunity to discover your very own wilderness.
Now it’s not uncommon for our guests to embark with some uncertainty about flying in a helicopter – however it’s always a different story when the time comes for disembarkation.
“Wow – who would have thought, I have never been in a helicopter before, now I can’t get enough. I can’t speak highly enough about the whole operation, I felt completely safe and I could not have hoped to have seen all that I saw if we didn’t have a helicopter on-board.”, a typical reaction from a first-time flyer on-board the True North.
The ship’s helicopter helps you to climb mountains and volcanoes in air conditioned comfort. Even if you are not as spritely as you once were – the helicopter will deliver you without fuss to the most inaccessible locations.
See ancient rock art without leaving your seat. Glide over impenetrable jungle and swoop on historic and cultural highlights. Take someone special on a sunrise flight or join the entire guest compliment for an unforgettable heli-picnic.
The ultra-quiet EC130 B4 incorporates latest technology as defined by EUROCOPTER’s new generation of helicopters. It has a maximum gross weight of 2.4 tonnes and offers a generous cabin that comfortably accommodates a pilot and 6 passengers on individual leather seats.
Featuring air-conditioning and large cabin windows, it is perfectly suited for aerial expeditions.
Heli-ops are supervised by Rob Colbert who is the chief pilot at Skyhook Helicopters. Rob has been working in and flying around the Kimberley for more than 20 years and he has been associated with True North Adventure Cruises for much of that time. He has a keen interest in fishing, local history and indigenous culture. He has developed entertaining commentary for all of the True North heli-flights.