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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 #24 of 122 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It's a one day tour,but it gives you a lifetime of fantastic memories.Flew low level to Bamaga, the scenery from the air was unbelievable,it exceeded all our expectations. We were met at Bamaga airfield by Kev,from Loyalty Beach 4wd tours who then drove us to Frangipanni Beach,from which we then walked the 700 metres to the tip of Cape York.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As a somewhat nervous flier, I was slightly apprehensive of my charter flight out of Cooktown to Cairnes. All my worries were assuaged after meeting with Gregory Letondeur. He was extremely knowledgable about the aircraft he was flying, and was a genuinely nice person. He added personal touches by regaling us with the history of the region. Wouldn't hesitate to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We started to a very nice scenic reef flight in August. It was an excellent experience to fly out over the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. The very friendly pilot took us to the outer reef where he flew low around Green Island so that we all got a great view of it. Although ist was windy we felt save all... More

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Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

“What an unforgettable experience” I took the day trip to Cape York on Tuesday 16th September and can highly recommend this experience as a once in a life time day trip. As a local I have previously taken Daintree Air’s scenic barrier reef flight which was fantastic professionally run by Greg and co but nothing can surpass the Cape York... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had intentions of driving to the tip of oz & take our tent but we are glad we flew instead as the best way to see this area is from the air as you won't see anything from the road as it is scrub both sides of this dirt road & 1000 k/m from Cairns. Our pilot Brett was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

What a day, excellent in every way. Best day I have had one a trip for a long time. Low level flying over the coast and reef, trip to the tip, lunch on the beach and flying back via Weipa and back to Cairns. You might think the cost is high but if you don't go you will regret. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We used Daintree for a day trip to Lizard Island. Greg was absolutely amazing, great pilot, and better host to us on the island. It was day filled with laughs and smiles. The flights to Lizard over the reef was breathtaking as was the return flight over the bush. Greg and the Daintree team made the day unforgettable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Well worth the time and expense. Very safe flight and wonderful pilot. Great ground tour made even better by the host. Well fed. Walk to the tip is not for those with bad knees and hips! Unforgettable

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Tea Gardens, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A fabulous experience all round. We agree with all of Helen H's comments below. Helen has summed up the day very well. Many thanks to all at Daintree Air and Loyalty Beach for an unforgettable experience.

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Armidale, Australia
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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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