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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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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 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolute highlight. Did a personalized one hour flight in a brand new small airplane. Greg the owner and one of his pilots took care of us. Amazing and astonishing views of several reefs, islands and the daintree river. Saw manta rays, turtles...More

1  Thank Fabrice K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looked at several ways to see Cape York over the years but this is the way to go as you see everything from the air on the way as well as on the ground at Cape York. Glad I didn't go by boat/plane or drive...More

1  Thank murrym144
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience,interesting historical details and anecdotes from Greg (our pilot and host). Scenic flight showed us beautiful and interesting sights along the way. We had a bus take us from airport to Frangipani beach and walked to tip of Australian continent. (the whole point of...More

1  Thank bronwyngheeney
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We signed up for a 45 minute flight However the flight had to be cut short with about 32 mins of actual air time. We were told that it was due to air traffic control however at the start of the flight we heard the...More

3  Thank Bee_1309
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I did the 30 min flight with my family. This is very professionally run and the whole process is easy and stress free. The flight is a must do, the pilot gives lots of commentary. Everyone gets a window seat and the pilots does several...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My wife and I organised a 30 minute trip over the reef with Daintree, but as we were arriving by cruise ship with timings seriously disrupted by Typhoon Debbie we had to change our arrival dates a number of times, none of which caused any...More

1  Thank AlberScotland
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Today we took the 30 min scenic flight over the reef. From the time of booking to the flight itself, it was a friendly and stress free experience. We were blown away with the professionalism and the banter from Billy our Pilot. What a guy!...More

1  Thank Hollie k
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The trip included gorgeous views on the way over, short scenic hike to the island and then straight to the reef which was absolutely beautiful! We had the entire beach to ourselves (family of 5 with young kids) and really enjoyed the delicious picnic lunch...More

2  Thank texmexnoodle
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We came to Cairns specifically to see the Great Barrier Reef and there is no better way to do it than by air. We were 3 people on board with the pilot and spent 30 minutes flying over parts of the reef. We were impressed...More

2  Thank ZZMimi
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I took a 30 minute flight over the reef to see it from above. Overall it was enough to get a feel of the reef, but not too long or expensive. The price for the flight was less than half the helicopter tours that had...More

1  Thank BradEdwards
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