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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns provided by Daintree Air Services

30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef from the air as you depart from Cairns airport for your 30-minute scenic flight. With over 30 years experience, your knowledgeable pilot guides will ensure you see the best there is to see of this stunning location.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Arabic, Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Arabic, Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23731P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Pilot.
  • Live Commentary On-Board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Daintree Air Services, Building 97,Cairns General Aviation Airport , Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia Building 97, Tom McDonald Street Cairns General Aviation Airport QLD 4870
Additional information
  • Passengers must advise actual weights in lbs or kilos at time of filling out the booking request. The Take Off Weights of Australian Air-craft are STRICTLY POLICED by Government Departments on a regular basis.It is an offence under Australian Law to fly Aircraft / Helicopters over their legal Take Off Weight. You will be weighed at the Terminal prior to boarding. If you weight is 5 kilos / 11lbs or more over and above the weight you have provided at time of booking Daintree Air reserve the right to deny access to the flight and no refund will be provided. Daintree Air will endeavor to accommodate all passengers to the best of their ability. Maximum passengers weights accepted with out special individual planning and organisation is 115 kilos / 253 lbs. Daintree Air do fly aircraft capable of carrying multiple passengers with body weight of up to 180 kilos however these aircraft are utilized on longer flights Australia Wide. Requests for these bigger aircraft can be made at time of booking however each request for bigger aircraft will be assessed subject to availability. Daintree Air are under no obligation to up grade to larger planes unless previous confirmation has been organised.
  • Flights will be cancelled if weather conditions are such that we are unable to provide our service as advertised.
  • Refunds must be organised through Viator. Notification of cancellations will be provided by Daintree Air to Viator.
  • Minimum numbers apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional Pilot.
  • Live Commentary On-Board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Daintree Air Services, Building 97,Cairns General Aviation Airport , Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia Building 97, Tom McDonald Street Cairns General Aviation Airport QLD 4870
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Passengers must advise actual weights in lbs or kilos at time of filling out the booking request. The Take Off Weights of Australian Air-craft are STRICTLY POLICED by Government Departments on a regular basis.It is an offence under Australian Law to fly Aircraft / Helicopters over their legal Take Off Weight. You will be weighed at the Terminal prior to boarding. If you weight is 5 kilos / 11lbs or more over and above the weight you have provided at time of booking Daintree Air reserve the right to deny access to the flight and no refund will be provided. Daintree Air will endeavor to accommodate all passengers to the best of their ability. Maximum passengers weights accepted with out special individual planning and organisation is 115 kilos / 253 lbs. Daintree Air do fly aircraft capable of carrying multiple passengers with body weight of up to 180 kilos however these aircraft are utilized on longer flights Australia Wide. Requests for these bigger aircraft can be made at time of booking however each request for bigger aircraft will be assessed subject to availability. Daintree Air are under no obligation to up grade to larger planes unless previous confirmation has been organised.
  • Flights will be cancelled if weather conditions are such that we are unable to provide our service as advertised.
  • Refunds must be organised through Viator. Notification of cancellations will be provided by Daintree Air to Viator.
  • Minimum numbers apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Daintree Air Services
    Building 97,Cairns General Aviation Airport , Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia
    Building 97, Tom McDonald Street Cairns General Aviation Airport QLD 4870
    See address & details
  • 1
    Upolu Cay
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Michaelmas Cay
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Daintree Air Services
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Green Island
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Tiffany G
6 contributions
Excellent tour!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Amazing tour! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore the reef from up above. The pilot who flew us was so lovely as well. He managed to spot us a shark, massive turtle and a stingray. It was such a treat.
Written April 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teague G
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Amazing comfortable experience
Apr 2021 • Couples
Excellent! Great insightful information and smooth flying even on a choppy day. Seen a shark and the beautiful reef marine life
Written April 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yiz Z
30 contributions
Wow!
Mar 2021 • Family
Amazing views and we learnt a lot from the pilot about the different reefs. It was a gentle flight with not much turbulence however if you get travel sickness like I do better to come prepared.
Written March 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris G
2 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great thanks for looking after blake and Angelique. They deserve the fine service provided. It’s amazing to see great genuine businesses still offering quality during covid
Written October 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Saltedfries
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions
Good
Aug 2020 • Solo
Pick up to and from the hotel was efficient and the reef was beautiful, the commentary during the flight could be a little bit more
Written August 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Péter Pokoraczki
Nyiregyhaza, Hungary8 contributions
Best way to see the great barrier reef
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took a 30 min scenic flight over the great barrier reef. 200 % worty and satisfaction. The best way to see the great barrier reef. IMO better to to see the great barrier reef from the air than from a diving tour.
Our captain was Tom, very kind and welcoming captain.
Everybody from the staff was really kind and nice zo us.
It Is a must if you really want to see the great barrier reef.
Greetings from Hungary :)
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DaintreeAirServices
Thanks so much Peter, it was a pleasure having you guys on board! We wish you both the best for the rest of your holiday!
Written January 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tai H
2 contributions
Amazing view of Barrier Reef
Dec 2019
It's so wonderful to see the barrier reef from the above. And it's so lucky that we have waited for a clear sky.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DaintreeAirServices
Hi 749taih, Thank you for flying with us and taking the time to leave a review. So happy the weather cleared up for you!
Written January 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

traveller#01
London, UK219 contributions
Amazing way to see the reef from above!
Nov 2019
We booked online 1-2days before flying and were glad we decided to go with Daintree. They contacted me to organise a flight time suitable for us and were very professional. We met Connor and Greg on arrival and after a few laughs we were in the air. Connor was great at giving us a tour from above and let my partner sit in the co-pilot seat. After coming back to ground, Greg told us all about his love for cooking and how he had made a seafood curry meal with rice for the entire crew for lunch. Us being Indian, he was excited for us to try it and heated us up a plate... it was delicious!

An amazing experience with a great crew and a fantastic free lunch to go with it! The team is a good laugh and would definitely recommend!
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DaintreeAirServices
Hi msgtrav, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your flight and that you got to spend some quality time with our crew on the ground! It was a pleasure to fly you and we hope you continue to have fun on the rest of your holiday!
Written January 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PattyB
Cairns, Australia4 contributions
Exceptional Experience!
Dec 2019 • Family
It was such a pleasant time on board! Very nice experience and the great barrier reef is amazing! Highly recommend!
Written December 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DaintreeAirServices
Hi Pattyburgerrx, Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We hope to see you next time you're in Cairns!
Written January 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

taz2372018
New York36 contributions
Amazing Great Barrier Reef Tour!!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had a AMAZING time with this tour. I emailed Greg, who was very prompt in replying and had the best communication I have seen from a company, and professionalism. We did the 30-min GBR tour with Captain Conner who was great also! I didnt end up getting the straits( haha inside joke with Greg! haha).

Overall I highly rec this great company!
Written December 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DaintreeAirServices
Hi Taz2372018, Thank you for such a glowing review. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We're glad you didn't end up with the straights!
Written January 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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V122GGmelissae
V122GGmelissae
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Cape York 16/10/2021
The whole day was an awesome experience! From booking staff to the pilots, you couldn't fault it. Highly recommen
annekP6618XV
annekP6618XV
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Highlight of our holiday!
We had a magical day and the highlight was snorkelling over the most spectacular reef with beautiful coloured coral
jalarose
jalarose
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I would give this 1000x stars! Conor our pilot was so friendly which gave us such a great start to our holiday. You
jescintam
jescintam
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Best way to see the reef
If you get the chance this is so worth it! Amazing way to see the reef and start off a trip to Cairns if you're fly
rowlandr89
rowlandr89
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Amazing time
Amazing experience and a great way to see some of the Barrier Reef. Would recommend Daintree Air Services as your w
459terinan
459terinan
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10/10 Recommend
Amazing experience, would definitely recommend! The pilot was funny and has a lot of knowledge about the reef
bronteh26
bronteh26
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Amazing!
Absolutely amazing experience and Connor the pilot is a legend. Great commentary with plenty of things to see over
T3300STsaml
T3300STsaml
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10/10 bloody amazing
Was an amazing flight, and spectacular views all the way around. Was very smooth and got to see some sea creatures
KNH2013
KNH2013
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Loved our scenic flight
We had an amazing smooth flight over the reef today. The staff were friendly and very patient with our nervous 9 ye
LATEZ91
LATEZ91
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Amazing Views and Great Pilot
Was an awesome experience, highly recommend anyone visiting cairns do this. Breathtaking views, informative and fri
kristinkG5504AV
kristinkG5504AV
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Very Cool
Very cool and unique experience. Great to be guaranteed a window seat, great views of the reef. 100% worth the mone
yannagirl1
yannagirl1
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Well worth the money
One of the must-sees in one’s lifetime. The barrier reef is truly great and is best appreciated (in my opinion) in
janetjenkins58
janetjenkins58
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Sensational scenic adventure!
Wonderful host pilot Joe,ensured all passengers got the best angles for all views/pics. Spanking new and comfy plan
AdventurePlus
AdventurePlus
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Magical day on Lizard
We were looking for a snorkel trip that was appropriate for our 8 and 11 year old city dwelling sons during our lon
Emma D
Emma D
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Incredible
Amazing flight with Joe over the reef!! So so happy with this experience, the colour changes were incredible and we