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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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This attraction is at Cairns Airport
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Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard...

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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$124*
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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$574*
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Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns

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Scenic flight over the Great barrier reef

Fantastic service, very nice and friendly team. Greg was great in giving us a heads up about this company, which has been operating for more than 2 decades! Pilot was young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic service, very nice and friendly team. Greg was great in giving us a heads up about this company, which has been operating for more than 2 decades! Pilot was young, charming and a calm chap called Lochlan(Locky) & just talking to him immediately reassured my nervous partner! We had a very smooth and comfortable flight and took in a... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to see the tip of Cape York! We had a great day, also got to see Bamaga and a 45 minute drive to the tip. Pete the pilot was just the best, we wouldn't do it any other way...well done Daintree Air Services.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just read someone's review about poor customer service. Well our experience was the opposite. From the outset I only found everyone helpful. We wanted to stay on Thursday Island after the tour and I was having trouble with the logistics of it but,both Greg and Judy were very helpful. The flight up was magical. We were met by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day we had. Left Cairns in the morning and travelled from Barmaga and then by bus to near the tip. On return trip to airport a welcome lunch before flying back to Cairns. Our pilot and guide was Greg who gave us a very informative commentary along the way. The scenery is pure eye candy. Daintree Air... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a 30-minute scenic flight from Cairns to get an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef. We paid USD 220 through Viator. This tour clearly exceeded our expectations. To begin with, we hadn't expected that there would only be the two of us in the small Cessna apart from the pilot. So this was like... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have always wanted to get to the tip, but don't have weeks to get there, this is a great option. The weather in Cairns was dreadful, but we managed to get out and see the coast from just north of Cooktown up to Bamaga, where the sun was shining, and the previous night's rain had settled the red... More 

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Dromana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Initially we had booked a day to go but due to inclement weather just a phone call and we were put on the next day's flight . Perfect decision as the flight of 1000 pus km over the barrier reef and along the east coast was awesome- spectacular- fantastic . Our pilot Billy was exceptional and gave a great commentary... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Our family did two day tours with Daintree air, Lizard Island then two days later the Cape York tour. What incredible experiences for ourselves and our two daughters. Lizard island was breathtaking. After a 50 minute scenic flight to get out to this pristine island, we walked to a stunning beach and spent the day snorkelling, wandering the shoreline, listening... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Fly away to a rarely seen part of Australia. This is a full day (7:00 am - 6:00 pm). We knew exactly what we would be doing and where we would be going. Top marks to D A Serv' for an excellent briefing and explanation of the protocol and procedure. The plane is an 8 seat Piper 301, with air... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Well Greg, you exceeded my expectations. My family and I had the most wonderful day thanks to yourself and lovely Billy (I wish I was 30 yrs younger). The flight was fabulous with Billy's commentary and flying skills so we could all see and take endless photos. Meeting the wonderful and informative local, Dolly was a highlight. After a delightful... More 

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