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Daintree Air Services Day Tours

Terminal 1, Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns Airport | Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
61 7 4034 9300
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Ranked #25 of 117 activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. General air charter is offered to mining, government and corporate clients. 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. 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. « less
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Armidale, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

what a great day, expensive but worth every cent. Flew low level over the reef on the way up and down the west coast to Weipa before heading back to Cairns on the return. Office staff were friendly, Greg, the boss was true blue and Bret the pilot looked like he was 15 but flew like he had been doing... More

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Congratulations to Daintree Air on a fantastic experience with an enthusiastic and professional team - a meticulous and competent pilot with an obvious passion for the region, an on ground experienced tour director with a fantastic knowledge of life and history of the Cape and indigenous culture supported by an able administrative team to ensure the day's tour is memorable.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A few days ago we flew with Daintree Air to Lizard Island and were the first tourists there after the cyclone. The whole day was amazing and, while there was evidence of a cyclone (broken branches off trees, etc) it did not affect the experience of the day at all. 2 separate snorkelling spots, the giant clams were still there... More

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Ewloe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

To all at Daintree Air Services. We have just returned home after 3 months travelling around the world. Our flight over the Great Barrier Reef with Daintree Air on 18th Dec 2013 was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia and of the whole trip. This was what we wrote in an email to Greg, the Chief Pilot... More

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

One of my dreams was to fly over the Great Barrier Reef and see for my own eyes what I'd only seen before in pictures. Daintree Air gave us a fantastic look over the GBR and made sure both sides of the aircraft were able to see the sights. They also managed to fit us into the schedule in a... More

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My family nad I have taken the Lizard Island day trip annually for the past two years and will definitely be doing it again. The return flight over the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and cape York is stunning in itself. However, the true treasure of this day is some of the best snorkelling and amazing creatures the reef has... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My husband and I spent 10 days in Tropical North Queensland and this was one of the highlights! Although I don't care for Cairns one bit, staying in a hotel there, just for this day trip, is worth it. We had a rental car, so we drove ourselves to the their office in the morning. If you don't have a... More

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My adult daughter and I spent a fabulous 10 weeks driving all around AU Summer 2013. We started our adventure in Cairns, and based on TripAdvisor recommendations, did the Lizard Island day trip with Greg. We had a fantastic day! Greg was a gregarious host; energetic, fun, and a genuine Aussie character. The lunch was fabulous; complete with wine! Lizard... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We've been on Lizard with Daintree Air on 16 Nov 2013 and while my husband explained below brief details about our horrible trip day, I would like to tell you what to expect after the trip. Asked last week the Daintree AIr owner to send us invoice for the 10,500.00$ we paid and the answer from the owner Greg (arrogant... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was the first time we traveled on a small plane like this, so it was something new and we were slightly unsure what to expect. After emailing Greg for a while, we decided to go for it. We never spent this much on a tour but thought it would be worth it. Judy picked us up right on time... More

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