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Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns provided by Daintree Air Services

Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns

Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns
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97% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 23731P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up in the Cairns CBD Area.
  • Daintree Air Services, Tom McDonald Dr, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia Building 97, Tom Mcdonald Drive, Aeroglen, Cairns.
  • Airports:
  • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Groups are normally no more then 8 people, however we can cater for larger groups e.g. Families, Seminars and Conferences.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We are able to cater for up to 41 people in total.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up in the Cairns CBD Area.
  • Daintree Air Services, Tom McDonald Dr, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia Building 97, Tom Mcdonald Drive, Aeroglen, Cairns.
  • Airports:
  • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Groups are normally no more then 8 people, however we can cater for larger groups e.g. Families, Seminars and Conferences.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We are able to cater for up to 41 people in total.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 16 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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Daintree Air Services
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Daintree Air Services
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lizard Island
    Stop: 8 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
44 reviews
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Tim A
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Without doubt one of the best holiday experiences our family have had.
We decided we wanted to have a special experience to close out our family holiday (2 adults and four teenage kids) and Greg, Judy and their team went out of their way to make sure if could happen even though it was late notice.
From the initial booking on, the communication, friendliness and professionalism of the whole team was really impressive.
This a genuine 5 star full day out. We also felt it was great value for money and we felt like VIPs throughout. It was actually like four or five individual activities combined into one. A scenic flight up to Lizard Island via the outer reef (not a quick 20 min trip to the nearest bit of coral you usually get), with Greg manoeuvring the plane to make sure we could all get a good view and photo. Next was a short guided bush walk through to the beach on lizard island, including some hilarious bush tucker.
The beaches on Lizard Island are amazing, and Greg ensured we picked the best of the bunch for the weather and wind conditions. Once we settled in, we had a guided snorkel tour with some of the best coral reef and wildlife we've ever seen. Every type of fish, a reef shark or two and so many turtles. up close and personal. The best part is that we were basically the only ones out there - we pretty much had the whole thing to ourselves.
A fresh seafood lunch, more snorkelling and. hanging out with the turtles and some time to explore other parts of the island and then a flight home with plenty of commentary about the rainforest and scenery we were flying over.
We have definitely been spoilt by this experience and won't bother with the standard tours in the future as this one is 100% worth the investment.
Written July 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tim all of us here at Daintree Air are flattered by your comments. We are sincerely grateful you went to the trouble to write this for us. Every one that works here try's very hard to be the best they can be. Cleaners (me most of the time ) ground crew , admin people , pilots , engineers etc. They are do a wonderful job. Thank you again and we hope one day you might come back to our wonderful corner of Australia. Thank you. Greg
Written July 27, 2021
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Gee C
5 contributions
Jun 2021
What a spectacular and memorable day. The team at Daintree Air Services were exceptional and couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a great day. They kitted us out with our snorkelling gear and we were off. Our pilot Joe was fabulous and he provided in flight commentary and stories on the islands and places we were flying over. There were heaps of photo opportunities from the air so don’t forget your cameras inflight. We also got to hear the chatter between the pilot and the air towers. On arrival at Lizard Island we had a quick stroll to our beach. I couldn’t believe how beautiful and picturesque it was. The water was so clear and warm and we saw heaps of turtles and fish that were not shy and hung around our feet. Snorkelling the reef was just amazing - such beautiful colours and more fish to be seen. We were very well fed and catered for and after lunch my hubby and I went for a shot nature walk up the hill to some spectacular views over the island. This is a must-do trip. Amazing on all accounts. Thank you Daintree Air.
Written June 18, 2021
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AdventurePlus
Brisbane, Australia24 contributions
We were looking for a snorkel trip that was appropriate for our 8 and 11 year old city dwelling sons during our long weekend in Palm Cove. We were very fortunate to receive a recommendation for this tour from a friend. We flew with Connor and Joe on a magical clear day. The flights up and back were sensational. A highlight was definitely seeing the wreck of the Debut ship. Connor provided a very interesting and informative commentary. We had about 5 hour on Lizard which was plenty for us as it was a warm day. The snorkeling is very easy right off the beach and was amazing. Connor and Joe were there to orient us but also happy to give space if you prefer to snorkel alone. We swam with turtles and saw incredible coral and an impressive array of fish. Everything is thoughtfully provided including a fantastic lunch. Connor and Joe were great company and were incredibly kind to our boys peppering them with questions. Highly recommend this amazing day trip.
Written October 3, 2021
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Tracey H
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia15 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Our family of 4 had a sensational day trip to Lizzard Island. Our boys 12 & 9 had the best time snorkelling and swimming with our pilot Connor. In the afternoon they swam out along the rocks and he showed them oysters growing and they were eating them from the rocks

Connor’s commentary on the flight up and back was fascinating, entertaining and we all enjoyed, he was also an excellent guide out on the reef pointing out corals, fish, clams etc - so knowledgeable.

We were served a lovely seafood lunch with wine or soft drink and then spent more time in the pristine water.

We were provided with snorkelling gear, life jacket and flippers all we had to bring was a towel, sunscreen and water.

We had the best day, our boys will never forget this, Thankyou
Written September 26, 2021
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Thank you so much Tracey! Was an exceptional day out there thanks for sharing your experience! Look forward to flying you again in the future!
Written September 26, 2021
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Thomas H
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Couples
Daintree Air Services were exceptional for our day trip to Lizard Island. Their service and organisation was incredible for the whole trip. Our pilot/ tour guide Connor went out lf his way to make sure our experience was nothing but perfect. The beach and snorkelling at Lizard Island is so spectacular and a delicious lunch and snacks are provided to enjoy and soak up the scenery. Overall we were over the moon and so impressed with Daintree Air Services and would highly reccommend them to anyone wanting to add something extra special to their trip to North QLD.
Written September 25, 2020
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Cheers Tom! hope to see you back soon!
Written September 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sue B
Brisbane, Australia129 contributions
Stunning day at Lizard Island out of Cairns with Daintree Air Services. Flight was about 1h10m, then a 15m walk through the bush and mangroves to Watson’s Bay. Connor, our pilot and guide, had a couple eskies and cold bags with a great lunch of prawns, bugs, salads and wine under the casuarina trees at this beautiful beach.
We snorkelled before and after lunch in the crystal clear water which has a great variety of colourful fish, coral, turtles, dozens of giant clams, and one shark (very small and harmless!). Lizard is a National Park but there is an expensive resort which has a lease. I could never afford to stay there and I don’t have a boat, so this trip was ideal for me.
Loved it!!
Written October 24, 2021
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Ben W
87 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Amazing trip to a remote Great Barrier Reef Island. Connor the pilot and guide for the day was friendly, knowledgeable and ensured each guest enjoyed their experience. He certainly gives 110% to make your day memorable. Lunch was great and the island is like stepping back in time. Our main goal was to snorkel the fringing reef in Watsons Bay. The reef here was surprisingly good and we spent a few hours exploring the Bay. It felt safe and comfortable and would highly reccomend this tour to anybody.
Written April 7, 2021
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DaintreeAirServices
Thanks for the review Ben!
Written April 19, 2021
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Therese M
8 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great pilot. Lovely plane. Awesome reef coral, reef sharks, and turtles. Fab picnic lunch. Best snorkelling experience in a very long time. Thanks Daintree Air
Written February 8, 2021
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Neal D
Cairns, Australia1 contribution
May 2021
What an amazing experience these guys put on for us! The team at Daintree Air Services are like a small family and extremely friendly and hospitable. They went above and beyond to ensure my wife and I had an amazing day getting married on Lizard Island. It's a superb and special place and an amazing scenic trip getting up there. Thanks again to the wonderful team for making our day extremely memorable.
Written June 11, 2021
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Patricia J
Brisbane Region, Australia1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing day with Conor as pilot and guide.
Lots of snorkelling on a beautiful reef in pristine clear waters. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea were delicious, washed down with some lovely cold bubbles. Lovely polite staff at Daintree Air, will definitely fly again .
Written December 2, 2021
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swspidey
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Best day ever
What a view great group of people who really looked after us. The reef was just spectacular highly recommend this t
marcoss92
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Excelent tour
Excelent tour. 1 hour of perfect fascination. Easy to park near the airfield. Close to the center town.
sarahrassool
sarahrassool
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Great Scenic Flight
Had our flight with Cam today. Sensational views, smooth flight & great commentary by Cam through the flight. Would
stevesW2181BC
stevesW2181BC
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Excellent
A great flight over stunning scenery in a modern small aircraft, flown and commentated by a professional friendly p
rogerioa98
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Totally recommend it!
Incredible experience, visibility is perfect (plane below clouds), fantastic sightseeing from the top of great barr
13Afrika
13Afrika
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Best trip ever.
I went on the one day trip to Pajinka - the tip of Cape York. Amazing experience. Judy made the booking efficiently
MissPixieWilson
MissPixieWilson
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Great experince
Great experience. It was an awesome way to see the barrier reef. Chris the pilot was wonderful host. I got some gre
animaland
animaland
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Flying over the Great Barrier Reef is a must do experience!
What an amazing way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. The weather was absolutely perfect with clear skies and n
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Amazing
Amazing experience, definitely, the best things to do in Cairns, friendly staff, safe, easy to access...
CTKTYT
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Awesome experience...
Awesome experience... highly recommended.. Perfect view for everyone onboard .. vast views of the natural beauty g
Meander486757
Meander486757
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Perfect activity
Everything was perfect. The flight over the reef was an excellent adventure. Our pilot Chris very good he gave both
georginajane77
georginajane77
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Beautiful views and smooth journey
This experience was incredible!!! We were lucky with clear weather, able to see all the reefs our nice pilot Chris
TravellindCouple20
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50th birthday surprise for hubby
Awesome way to see the great barrier reef. The pilot was extremely experienced and knowledgeable. Loved every minu
thebarnetts1964
thebarnetts1964
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The Barnetts wish list
Weather was at last gorgeous in Cairns and the flight was amazing and well worth it. Chris our pilot was very frien
MehrdadM33
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No customer service
If you want to use this service, dont book it through Get Your Guide. They have ruined our day. They had an admin i
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