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“Daintree Air Services - You Did It Again!!!”

Daintree Air Services
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Ranked #26 of 134 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
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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. 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 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.
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Having visited Lizard Island 16 years ago and writing a review in April this year about how magical it was we booked our flight to the tip of Cape York with Greg and his boys again. Flew out on 31 July and yep, again a very memorable day. Our pilot this time was a youngster named Martin (we call him a youngster because Greg is a little older now - just like us) who was very obliging in tilting the plane to the left or right for our photo shoots and giving us very informative narrative as we were flying up to the tip. After landing in Bamaga we were told by one of the guides that he was the only pilot who did not smoke the wheels on landing and indeed it was a very smooth landing. We then transferred to our guide named Jeremy in our 4 wheel drive bus to the tip. He would have to be one of the best tour guides we have had thus far on this trip. Lovely lunch and a short walk to the tip where we had the appropriate photographs taken - just to say we had been there. If you can't drive up yourself - take a flight with Daintree you certainly won't regret it. It's a big day out but worth every dollar. When you consider that others are charging $200 to fly over the reef for 10 mins or so, we got to fly the reef for a couple of hours had a lovely lunch, a 4 wheel drive tour and got to stand on the very northernmost tip of Australia. Great day again guys - thank you. We will certainly be back again!

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"the great barrier reef"
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had a fantastic time on our scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Everyone at Daintree Air Services were extremely friendly and our pilot was great and very informative. Would highly recommend to all as a great way to see one of Australia's natural wonders at a fantastic price.

Thank Brenda L
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Great Guy, very helpful and they had the best rate for air tours over the reef anyway!! I did 1/2 hr over the reef but had i planned the trip better I would have done the full day snorkelling tour to Lizard Island with Daintree as it would have been the best way to see the reef (I went to Fitzroy Island which was rubbish) ((and I don't think it was actually on the reef even though some tour operators say it is!)) Anyway had a fantastic time and definitely worth every penny if not more!

Thank cbearlondon
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Daintree Air Services was the perfect choice for us. They had the best price we could find in Cairns and the staff were extremely nice and helpful. Scenic flight over the reef is a one of a kind experience. Don't miss out!

Thank Ban1981
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