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30-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, Building 97,Cairns General Aviation Airport , Tom McDonald Drive, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels, hostels and other key points in the Cairns CBD.
    Departure Time
    4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional Pilot.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off Transfers from within the Cairns Central Business District are free of charge. Please note we do not offer free transfers from cairns airport to the Northern Beaches of Cairns, nor do we offer free Transfers from Port Douglas. However these transfers can be organised by us on behalf of the client at an additional charge.
    • Live Commentary On-Board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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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    We had a AMAZING time with this tour. I emailed Greg, who was very prompt in replying and had the best communication I have seen from a company, and professionalism. We did the 30-min GBR tour with Captain Conner who was great also! I didnt end up getting the straits( haha
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    I called up last minute and the lady I spoke to was so lovely and helpful, she did everything she could to help me out. Everyone we spoke to was lovely. The pilot was great, he told us a lot while we up in the air. It was an overall great experience! I really enjoyed the flight
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    All the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they really went the extra mile to make the whole experience enjoyable. Would also recommend as good value.
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    Response from DaintreeAirServices, Public Relations Manager at 30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
    Responded 2 Nov 2019
    Thanks for taking the time to review us! Truly appreciate it!
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    If you’re short on time and need to see the G B Reef this is the way to go. We had an awesome flight, beautiful day, and the overall service was excellent. You can get great photos in as you get nothing but a perfect view of these beautiful blue waters. We loved it ad highly
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    Response from G_Let111, Public Relations Manager at 30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
    Responded 17 Oct 2019
    Thanks for the review Kazmama! Hope you can fly with us again soon!
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    My friend and I were visiting Cairns and came across this fantastic flight when searching for unique experiences. I called the operator directly whom were extremely helpful and even advised of the beet flight times, which are between 10am-2pm. After booking they very promptly
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    Response from G_Let111, Public Relations Manager at 30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
    Responded 17 Oct 2019
    Thanks for flying with us Jyasmine! Loved having you onboard!
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