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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Daintree Air services Terminal, Cairns General Aviation Airport
    Departure Time
    *Please contact your local operator after receiving your confirmation to organize a specific departure time
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional Pilot.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off Transfers from within the Cairns Central Business District are free of charge. Please note we do not offer free transfers from cairns airport to the Northern Beaches of Cairns, nor do we offer free Transfers from Port Douglas. However these transfers can be organised by us on behalf of the client at an additional charge.
    • Live Commentary On-Board
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    If you’re short on time and need to see the G B Reef this is the way to go. We had an awesome flight, beautiful day, and the overall service was excellent. You can get great photos in as you get nothing but a perfect...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank kazmama14
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    My friend and I were visiting Cairns and came across this fantastic flight when searching for unique experiences. I called the operator directly whom were extremely helpful and even advised of the beet flight times, which are between 10am-2pm. After booking they very promptly followed...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank jyasmine13
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The company was very prompt in their replies to our enquiries right from the start. The pick up and return was done by Mr Luke Tan, a very polite and friendly staff. The flight was on a helicopter with another two travellers and the pilot....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank leowching
    DaintreeAirServices, Public Relations Manager at Daintree Air Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for flying with us Leo!

    Reviewed 10 September 2019

    Magical experience and alot less wave than the boat trip haha Amazing photo experience opportunity once in a life time chance. Thank you

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank liability83
    DaintreeAirServices, Public Relations Manager at Daintree Air Services, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Liability83, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are so happy we could make your reef experience so special!

    Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

    I bought this reef flight over the Great Barrier Reef for my boyfriend’s birthday. I wanted to experience the Reef from above. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. We had an amazing flight with Daintree Air, the views were incredible, the pilot was...More

    Thank mckenzie12345
    DaintreeAirServices, Public Relations Manager at Daintree Air Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

    Thanks Mckenzie! We appreciate you taking time to leave a review. We thoroughly enjoyed flying you and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!

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