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Daintree Air Services - Day Tours

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Address: Terminal 1, Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns Airport | Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4034 9300
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Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard...

Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard Island and Cape York as well as scenic reef flights over the Great Barrier Reef. Daintree Air Services have been operating in Cairns for over 35 years and are the only operator to offer safe and affordable reef scenic flights in multi engine air-conditioned aircraft. We offer our clients the best flights in Queensland!

During the Lizard Island Day Tour clients experience several hundred kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforest of Far North Queensland as well as spending six hours on the ground to snorkel some of the world's most beautiful reef. Clients have the option of spending their time on the island snorkelling, exploring the island or simply relaxing under the Casuarina trees. The spectacular reef, the unspoilt island in the coral sea combined with the scenic flight over the reef and rainforest makes this a very special day.

General air charter is also offered by Daintree Air Services to mining, government and corporate clients.

During September of 2012 Daintree Air installed a state of the art Synthetic Flight Trainer valued at approximately $40,000 dollars.During November of 2012 the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia approved the trainer to be used for the purpose of Licence Renewals, Pilot Training, and Pilot Recency for instrument approaches.We now have one of the very most advanced CASA approved Pilot Training Devices in Australia here in Cairns, to be used by Daintree Air Pilots as well as for the use of Pilots from other Companies whom wish to use the trainer for currency.

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Unforgettable, amazing day made possible by Greg Letondeur!

Greg gave us a most memorable experience with a day trip to Lizard Island. His experience in air and in water allowed us to see the phenomenal beauty of the coral reef that we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Urmi K
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Flossmoor, Illinois

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Greg gave us a most memorable experience with a day trip to Lizard Island. His experience in air and in water allowed us to see the phenomenal beauty of the coral reef that we would otherwise not have been able to see. Many from our group had never snorkeled before. He not only taught us to snorkel but guided us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we took a tour of Lizard island with Daintree Air. Mr Greg Letondeur was exceptional in every way. his service,his attention to our comfort and also making sure we got what we came for and made sure that we enjoyed it. some of were not good swimmers and most of us did not know snorkeling. he taught us snorkeling and... More 

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Neufeld an der Leitha, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I luckily booked a day trip to Lizard Island with Daintree Air Service for me and my 12 year old son. The weather was not too good, the forecast rather bad so we were picked up earlier than we planned and we started the most extraordinary day!! simply awesome. Greg, the owner being our pilots, was simply amazing. Funny and... More 

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Thank eja1966
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our trip to Lizard Island with Daintree Air Services was one of the best beach day excursions that I've ever done. The Great Barrier Reef is clearly a huge attraction, and sometimes that means you are fighting other tourists for space on a boat or of the same shot, but with the small group Lizard Island tour, you are isolated... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We just finished our day on lizard island. What a great trip. We were picked up by Greg at our hotel and stopped for coffee as our hotel lost power due to the rains and we were in great need for coffee. Since the weather was to remain poor in cairns and Lizard Island Greg gave our group the choice... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Flying over the reef and snorkeling on beautiful Lizard Island was very simply the best day of an amazing trip to Australia. Greg's knowledge of everything Australian combined with his sense of humor and desire to provide the perfect experience made the day unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky and got a last minute spot for a 45min flight trip over the Great Barrier Reef with this company. The owner (a very charismatic, enthusiastic and world travelled pilot) of the company picked us up hassle free at our hostel and brought us over to the airport where a safety brief and explanation of the route was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I went on the Lizard Island Day Tour with Daintree Air a couple of months ago and it was the most beautiful and unforgettable experience of my life. The Team was friendly and went out of their way to make it a great day. A special thank you to Billy our pilot who flew the small group over the beautiful... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our tour of the Great Barrier Reef. We were picked up and returned to our hostel and were treated with complete professionalism throughout. What a cool way to get the "lay of the land".

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I must have to say the team at Daintree Air Services were awesome from the moment we were picked up from our hotel till the time we got back they could not have been better. The flight was a 30 minute flight over the great Barrier reef off Cairns. From the moment we took off in the twin engined plane,... More 

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