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Daintree Air Services

Terminal 1, Tom McDonald Drive | Cairns Airport, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4034 9300
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US$ 129.50*
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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US$ 598.92*
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Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns
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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.
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Terminal 1, Tom McDonald Drive | Cairns Airport, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4034 9300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the daytrip a few months in advance, this was our "must do" visiting Australia. Greg and his colleagues were very professsional with high focus on safety. We had good communication and got all information needed before the trip. The trip to Lizard Island...More

1  Thank Lisiwa
Reviewed 6 days ago

We flew over the reef a couple of weeks ago and it was definitely a dream come true! The views are spectacular, the plane is very comfortable and all the staff members are amazing! From the lady at Reception, to Greg and the rest of...More

1  Thank rriesgof
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic way to spend our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Cape York was the place we chose. Daintree Air was the perfect way to do it. Hassle free and looked after all the way. Up early to fly from Cairns to the most northern tip...More

1  Thank 17beenthere
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Today we flew with Daintree . It was a 30 minute experience over the reef. We were collected from our hotel by a courteous lady who was extremely chatty. At the airport, we were briefed on safety. The aircraft held 7 paying passengers and was...More

1  Thank jgfrankish
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were picked up at our hotel exactly on time, taken to the airport and given a safety briefing in their office before leading us out to their brand new airplane. All seats were window seats, our pilot was outstanding! Calm and confident, gave us...More

1  Thank Kevin20124
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We had a great day trip from Cairns to Cape York. Our pilot Billy flew low over the coast on the way up so we could get great photos and gave us very knowledgeable information along the way. The flight was amazing. When we arrived...More

1  Thank oldfarts2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was the second time that we had tried to do this trip with the first cancelled last year due to bad weather. So our first tip is pick a time when the forecast is good and you will of course need to book ahead....More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I had the Lizard Island Tour booked for a few weeks and they didn't even bother phoning us to let us know it wasn't going ahead because there was only two of us. I was very disappointed as this was a surprise for my husband...More

1  Thank christinemS4750BE
Reviewed 2 August 2017

When you want to do something different, try seeing the Reef from the top! The pilot was professional and knowledgeable. Fight was really smooth. Views were spectacular and weather was beautiful. Well worth the money.

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This amazing team went out of their way to ensure we got the best experience. The rescheduled us around the dodgy weather and got us out on a beautiful clear afternoon. Our pilot was awesome and the view was breathtaking. We saw so many of...More

2  Thank Gerry H
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