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40-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
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional Pilot
    • Free Hotel Transfers from within the Cairns Central Business District
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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 8 March 2019 via mobile

    We took the 40minutes Flight. I actually called the office to book since I don't see the flight schedule. Greg was super helpful. They picked us up very promptly from the hotel. We have seven people on the aircraft. The plane looks small from the...More

    2  Thank Peiyu H
    DaintreeAirServices, Public Relations Manager at Daintree Air Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    We thank you so much for the amazing review, we are so glad you enjoyed the scenic flight. We hope you come back and enjoy one of our other tours with us !! Thanks again

    Reviewed 14 July 2018

    Booked easily, plane and pilot ready as scheduled. Excellent briefing and away we went. Smooth takeoff and great flying weather. Josh was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Loved the views. Best way to see the reef. Great value.

    Date of experience: July 2018
    5  Thank AnnMarieV21
    Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

    We went out in a small plane just the two of us and our pilot Josh. We had an amazing time with great commentary, flying over green island and then out across the reef to places such as oyster reef. The views were amazing and...More

    6  Thank tim135246831
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    • Daintree Air Services
    • Duration: 40m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, German
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