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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

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  • 30-minute Great Barrier Reef scenic flight from Cairns
  • Enjoy clear views of the Great Barrier Reef from a fixed-wing plane
  • Fly over highlights such as Oyster Reef, Arlington Reef, Vlassof Reef, Michaelmas Reef, Green Island and Upolu Cay
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
US$132.66
Overview
Enjoy incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef from the air during a 30-minute scenic flight from Cairns. See highlights such as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Oyster Reef, Arlington Reef, Vlassof Reef and Michaelmas Reef, taking in the sights as your guide points out the landmarks below. You also fly over Cape Grafton, False Cape, Double Island and Palm Cove and other Northern Beaches, with the route changing depending on the day’s conditions. Everyone has a window seat, allowing unobstructed viewing of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonder.
What to Expect
View the great barrier reef with a long running and experienced operator in North Queensland.

The experienced team will assist you to choose the optimum time for viewing and photographing the Great Barrier Reef. To see the magnificent aqua blue and opal like colors, similar to the photos it is best to take your flight between 9:30am and 2:30pm. 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 approximately 30-minutes prior to your flight departure. Your aircraft will take less then 5 minutes to reach the reef from Cairns Airport and 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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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Fantastic Non-Cruise Ship Excursion Alternative to Getting Wet On The GBR!

As a result of our cruise ship not having a flight excursion alternative to their catamaran boat tours to Green Island and other GBR snorkeling adventures, which sap most of your ground time in Cairnes, we recently booked this experience on our own through Viator....More

3  Thank Bob W
Reviewed 9 April 2018
The only way to see the Great Barrier Reef is from the air.

My wife and I booked with Greg at Daintree Air Services, Cairns, for a thirty minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef. It was just amazing and to see so many of the reef islands was a totally breathtaking experience. From the moment when Greg...More

2  Thank seaweed009
Reviewed 30 July 2016
Highly recommended for scenic flight over GBR

My wife and I booked a 30-minute scenic flight from Cairns to get an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef. We paid USD 220 through Viator. This tour clearly exceeded our expectations. To begin with, we hadn't expected that there would only be the...More

3  Thank Debashis M
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile
The best view of the Great Barrier Reef by Air!

My husband and I were looking everywhere to find a way to see the Great Barrier Reef after all the tours by sea were completed booked out. We saw all the good reviews online and stumbled across Daintree Air Services. OMG, what a breath of...More

1  Thank Ernie N
Reviewed 23 November 2015
Flight tgo the outer reef

I must have to say the team at Daintree Air Services were awesome from the moment we were picked up from our hotel till the time we got back they could not have been better. The flight was a 30 minute flight over the great...More

1  Thank slavetothis
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