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

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

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2 adults
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Queensland’s Tropical North is the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage sites meet—the Wet Tropics rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef. This scenic flight affords incredible aerial views of both, as you soar over Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest, Green Island, and Arlington Reef.
  • 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
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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: GSL Aviation
Carolyn K
Houston, Texas
Excellent Pilot and Tour Guide
The flight was smooth from take-off to landing, and the plane was clean. The staff cared about our safety during
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Ivana B
Absolutely wonderful experience, don't miss it!
This flight was my favourite thing in Australia! Beautifil views of the Great Barrier Reef that l will remember
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This is really a wow-experience. It is amazing to see the Barrier Reef from above. We were a bit unlucky, as it
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Would definitely recommend
Absolutely amazing experience, normally I only get to see the reef from a boat our the jetski but seeing it from
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Acheres, France
Really nice tour
The tour was really great, We had the chance to see some turtle and stingrays. I would recommend to take at least
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Noida, India
Beautiful Scenic Flight
It was a beautiful scenic flight in Cairns. ALS aviation picked me at time from my hotel. I enjoyed the Great
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Lara Lain - Larasstory blog
Cairns, Australia
Blindfolded friends = Best 25th birthday surprise ever!
I blindfolded my friends and drove them here with no idea whatsoever about what was going to happen next ...
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Andreea M
Reliable, safe and mostly special
Friendly staff and the overall arrangements made it an enjoyable experience for both us and our children (4 and 6).
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Sydney, Australia
Flying low and feeling high! 😂
Wow! What an experience! We went with GSL Aviation who were amazing, from the hotel pickup to the flight briefing
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Melbourne, Australia
Best way to appreciate the reef
We have been to the reef several times on a boat but this was our first flight over the reef. It was magnificent
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Key Details
  • GSL Aviation, Green Island, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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