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

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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The 40 minute Great Barrier Reef Flight is the perfect way to see and  gain a full appreciation of the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef. The best time to fly is between 09:30 a.m. and 02:30 p.m. to see the wonderful colours of the Great Barrier Reef. The 30 minute flight is adequate to gain a feel for the size and structure of the Great Barrier Reef, the 40 minute flight adds that little bit more for those wanting to snap those extra few pics to their portfolio.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
German, English
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English
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: 23731P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Pilot
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
40m
Departure details
  • Daintree Air Services, Building 97,Cairns General Aviation Airport , Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia Departure Point: Daintree Air services Terminal, Cairns General Aviation Airport Address: Building 97 Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen, 4870
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Daintree Air Services, Building 97,Cairns General Aviation Airport , Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia Departure Point: Daintree Air services Terminal, Cairns General Aviation Airport Address: Building 97 Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen, 4870
Duration
40m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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
    Departure Point: Daintree Air services Terminal, Cairns General Aviation Airport Address: Building 97 Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen, 4870
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    Daintree Air Services
    Stop: 60 minutes
    Daintree Air have been showing clients the very best of the Great Barrier Reef for over 35 years. We know the best places to view from the air, snorkel from the surface and or dive from below the surface. It has taken us half a life time to learn just a little about the Great Barrier Reef. Let us pass this knowledge and information onto you.  The experienced team will advise you on the optimum time for viewing and photographing the the magnificent aqua blue and opal like colors of the Great Barrier Reef. Flights organised between 9:30am and 2:30pm will always be premium times to fly. At certain times a year viewing the reef outside these hours can be disappointing as shadows and reflections in the ocean caused by low sun, partial cloud cover and haze can limit the viewing quality.  Your hotel pick up will be organised for approximately 40-minutes prior to your flight. All passengers will have a window seat. A flight brief is conducted in the air conditioned terminal using maps to show where the flight will go on the day. The direction of the flight is determined by the prevailing winds, the tides and of course the weather conditions.  The route flown will usually take in Green Island, Upolu Cay, Oyster, Arlington, Vlassof and Michaelmas Reefs as well as views of Cape Grafton, False Cape, Double Island and the Northern Beaches of Cairns including Palm Cove.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sarah J
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing flight!! Had so much fun looking at the beautiful reef. Thank you for taking us!! Conor was so knowledgeable and funny, made the whole experience less scary! I now want to go again!!
Written September 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Craig M
1 contribution
Epic experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very fun experience, great scenery, excellent local knowledge of area. Would definetly recommended! AFL fanatics and love a chat.
Written September 23, 2021
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Tracey T
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Stunning scenic flight
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing! The team were incredible. So friendly, knowledgeable and did everything possible to ensure you had a great experience. The reef is stunning and a flight I will never forget. Would highly recommend and we will be back.
Written September 22, 2021
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Jan Botes
Townsville, Australia1 contribution
Highly recommended special experience of the Great Barrier Reef from the air.
Sep 2021 • Family
The best way to get the magnificent big picture of the precious Great Barrier Reef is with Daintree. We received excellent care from the wonderful and knowledgeable staff. Our young children rates this flight as a highlight of their vacation. Highly recommended as a special activity in Northern Queensland.
Written September 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tracey H
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia5 contributions
Awesome
Sep 2021 • Family
We took a 45 min joy flight over the Barrier Reef awesome flight, excellent commentary we booked to go to Lizzard Island we loved it so much. Professional friendly company highly recommend!
Written September 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sash442016
Seaton, UK2 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic. Friendly welcome on arrival and ample parking. Good departure area with seating, toilets and water fountain. Good safety demo. Pilot very professional and ensured everyone saw everything by making a left side viewing and a right side viewing. Informative narrative. Super new aircraft. Spectacular low level flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Would definitely fly with them again and highly recommend them.
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erika V
9 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience! We loved it so much. Great view. Awesome customer service. We arrived early and they could put us in an earlier flight.
Written September 19, 2021
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Danndrew
16 contributions
Outstanding trip
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I were part of a small group of seven who had the most memorable of trips. We loved it all. Check in was easy and the safety briefing fun and full of comedy whist still giving the necessary info.
The flight itself took us over the reefs and cays offshore from Cairns to see the spectacular colours of The Great Barrier Reef.
It’s now a wonderful memory and something we can only highly recommend to all.
Written September 13, 2021
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JM2000
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
Epic time
Great crew and quality service from the aircraft to the comedy. Great into cairns service and best flight tour i have been on hands down! Awsome experience
Written September 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yasmin B
London, UK6 contributions
Brilliant trip
This trip was truly amazing. The pilot was very knowledgeable and was able to tell us about the reefs as we were flying over them. Views were stunning. Would highly recommend to everyone!
Written July 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Thank you for a perfect day
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Got married on Lizard island
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Cape York Day Trip - A Must Do!
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