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60-Minute Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns, Including Green Island

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See the best of the Great Barrier Reef from above on this signature 1-hour flight in our high wing aircraft that includes bird’s-eye views of Green Island and the Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage site. Take in the area's amazing contrast of colors as you fly over offshore sights and then head to Port Douglas. Returning to Cairns, you’ll follow the mainland coast and pass by Palm Cove. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Spectacular views of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
  • Guaranteed window seat for unobstructed aerial views
  • Live commentary from your pilot ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Cairns hotel and a short transfer to Cairns Airport, where you’ll board a fixed-wing aircraft. From your window seat, enjoy spectacular aerial views as you take off over Cairns and head north along the coast to Port Douglas. Fly inland over the lush landscapes of the Daintree Rainforest and then swoop low over the islands and cays of the Great Barrier Reef, looking out for turtles, sharks, and stingrays in the crystal-clear waters below. Listen as your pilot points out notable sights and landmarks, including Green Island, Double Island, and Palm Cove, and fly over the Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Batt Reef, and Tongue Reef. As you land back at Cairns Airport, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickups only from Cairns City Centre area.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns city centre area only
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • In-flight commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Cairns city center (e.g. Palm Cove or Yorkeys Knob)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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 20 July 2019

We had a great scenic flight to the great barrier reef from Cairns with GSL. Very professional. Lady pilot was very friendly, and a good pilot :)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank karin z
Reviewed 25 March 2019

We did the 60 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef and would definitely recommend. Pilot was very professional & informative and we felt safe at all times - totally different view from the air. Would make a great gift for someone special or for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lisa070660
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Very good - it has to be done! Best way to enjoy the view on the barrier. We did feel safe all the time. Check that all the headsets are working before landing, otherwise no comment to enjoy! Free pick up from hotel in Cairns....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CHGEFV
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It is amazing to see the Greet Barrier Reef from the sky. The tour was great as we saw Green Island, Michaelas Cay, Port Douglas, the rainforest and other beautiful places.

1  Thank Alexikc
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Booked & all the crew were fantastic, Picked up from hotel on time, without fuss. Quick safety video etc. Up & away, what an excellent 60+ mins in the air. We did look @ another helicopotor tour, just to expensive & 10+ mins in air...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 59_lee
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