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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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Description: Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to...
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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To the tip and back (Cape York in a day)

A trip to the tip (Cape York) was what Daintree Air (Greg and Judy) were able to give us. Not only were they able to facilitate this trip they provided us with the most memorable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A trip to the tip (Cape York) was what Daintree Air (Greg and Judy) were able to give us. Not only were they able to facilitate this trip they provided us with the most memorable and amazing experience we have ever had. Greg provided us with breath taking scenery and a very knowledgable commentary of the area. Daintree air organised... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went on a Daintree Air plane to Bamaga then 4WD Truck to the tip and back. The flight was excellent as we flew up the coast and received plenty of information about the area on the way. Gre, our pilot does not hold back on his views about the area. On arriving at Bamaga Warwick form LoyaltyBeach drove us to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When weighing up driving from Cairns to Cape York, or taking the day trip offered by Daintree Air Services, we decided on the flight. This was the best decision we could ever have made because the trip was absolutely sensational and worth every dollar! Greg and his team were thorough, entertaining and made every effort to ensure the day was... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I wanted to do a life time dream and see the Top of Australia, I did this by flying up there when I couldn't drive up , it came about by flying up there with Daintree Air Services and boy " What a Feeling" we flew up at low level seeing the Daintree and Barrier Reef and landed at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Who doesn't want to see the Great Barrier Reef from up above? This is by far the best way to see the GBR. You have the choice of picking a helicopter ride which will cost you a small fortune or you can do a chartered flight with Daintree Air Services for a fraction of the cost and able to see... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were worried about our daughter getting sea sick on the boat ride out to the Great Barrier Reef and also didn't want to spend a day with 100+ people on the boat. Instead we opted for the Daintree Air tour to Lizard Island. Our pilot Greg gave us an amazing tour over miles and miles of the amazing GBR... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

All I can say is best trip ever!! Service was great, reef was great, food was great!! Pete was our pilot and a very enjoyable and knowledgeable person! Lizard Island was amazing! The colors of Watsons Bay and the fish, corals, and marine life were superb. This was on my bucket list for sure. I was glad to travel with... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Thank you to Greg and the Daintree Air team for an amazing trip to Lizard island which was a great escape from the rainy weather in Cairns. This trip was high up on my travel bucket list and it certainly lived up to expectations. We flew to the island with our pilot Pete leaving at 8am and during the 55... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We rang Daintree air after reading reviews of the Lizard Island trip. The weather in Cairns had been ordinary and we all needed an escape. Having not done too much research we weren't sure exactly what the day had in store. The day started with a flight out across the reef and our pilot, Kiwi Pete giving us running commentary... More 

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was one of the coolest things I've done. Private flight to a private island for private snorkeling... AMAZING!! Greg was a great host, pilot and guide. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the airport. There we were fitted for our equipment (including stinger suits). The snorkeling was wonderful--so much to see! Lunch was delicious. Being... More 

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