Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What happens if my flight is cancelled due to the weather?
We will reschedule you to the next available trip that suits you. If you cannot reschedule then there is no charge from us at all. We always recommend that you book for the start of your time in Queenstown to allow for any weather disruptions.
What are your minimum numbers?
We require a minimum of 2 passengers for the Fly Cruise Fly, Milford Overflight and Fly Cruise Fly / Dart River Safari. We require a minimum of 4 passengers for our Fly Cruise Heli and Fly Cruise Heli / Dart River Safari product’s
Why is the Coach Cruise Fly more expensive than the Fly Cruise Fly?
The reason for this is that we need to book the coach both ways from Queenstown to Milford Sound in case of weather cancelling the flyback part of the trip. It is also the same flight time to take the Aircraft from Queenstown to Milford Sound to pick you up. Note if you cannot flyback due to the weather then you pay the Coach Cruise Coach price of $175 per person.
What happens if the weather changes and we get stuck in Milford Sound?
This is an extremely rare occurrence as our pilots will always make the weather call based on the 4 hours that we need for the trip. If the pilots feel there is a chance that the weather will change then we will not go. We will arrange coach transfers back to Queenstown in the unlikely event that this ever occurs.
Does the Helicopter landing land on a Glacier on the Fly Cruise Heli?
We guarantee an Alpine Landing in a scenic location for our landing on this trip. We can never guarantee where we can land as weather conditions can make some landing sites unavailable on any given day
Can I travel to Milford Sound if I am pregnant?
You can travel on our flights if you are pregnant. There is no medical centre in Milford Sound so the choice to fly with us is at your own discretion. We would generally not recommend flying in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy as a precaution.
Dart River Jet will not be able to guide pregnant women on their jetboats as part of the Jetboat Combos.
Can I take my Infant/Baby on the plane/helicopter?
You can definitely take your young children with you on the Plane or Helicopter. Infants up to 3 years and under 15kgs are free of charge and are required to sit on an adults knee. Child age is 4 - 14 years or an infant weighing over 15kgs.
Our Aircraft have plenty of space to take strollers and buggies as well. The motion of the aircraft does put many of the young children we fly to sleep – sometimes even before we take off!
Do you have any weight restrictions?
No, we do not have any weight restrictions for our travellers. We will want to know all of our passenger’s weights to ensure safety for all of our flights.
Can you take disabled passengers?
We can take disabled passengers on our flights. We do require that any disabled passenger is travelling with another passenger to assist with getting into and out of the aircraft. Our Aircraft all have storage space to take wheelchairs and walking aids if required as long as they can fold down to fit in the planes.