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Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns provided by GSL Aviation

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Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get an incredible bird’s-eye view of one of the world’s natural wonders—the Great Barrier Reef—during a scenic flight from Cairns. Receive informative commentary from your pilot will soaring over the turquoise waters and landmarks such as Green Island, Palm Cove, the Arlington and Upolu Reefs, before heading back to the mainland.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    GSL Aviation
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    GSL Aviation
    Great Barrier Reef
    Green Island
  • You'll end at
    GSL Aviation
    83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Soar over the Great Barrier Reef with a scenic flight
  • View Green Island, Double Island, and Arlington and Upolu Reefs from above
  • Listen to commentary from your knowledgeable pilot about the landmarks
  • Guaranteed window seat and roundtrip hotel transport is included
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your Cairns hotel before heading off to the airport for your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Take off in a high wing plane towards Green Island to get a great view of the amazing Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy informative commentary from your pilot as you head back towards the North Queensland coast to fly over Cairns, Green Island, Double Island, Palm Cove, and the Arlington and Upolu reefs. Enjoy every minute of the stunning reef views with a guaranteed window seat during the flight. Receive round-trip hotel transportation from your Cairns hotel as well.
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Important Information
Departure Point
GSL Aviation, 83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
40m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 40-minute high wing aircraft scenic flight
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off only from Cairns city centre area
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • In-flight commentary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Cairns city center area (eg, Palmcove, Yorkeys Knob)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issue, passenger must be able to get in and out of the plane without assistance
  • 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 12 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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NorthStar03385346944 wrote a review Mar 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We traveled on the above air line from Cairns out to the barrier reef as well as Green Island and a couple of other Islands on our way we saw coral, sea turtles and dolphins Captain for the trip was Chief Pilot Greg Letondeur who new the area well and kept us entertained the
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Patricia Arnold wrote a review Jan 2021
Cleveland, Australia982 contributions291 helpful votes
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Thank you to our pilot Steve, and the great ground crew of Pearl and Chris. This was such a great experience, well organised and with safety always paramount. Even though the plane was smaller than I thought it was going to be, I felt safe the whole time. The views were
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Henry M wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions
This is a must do activity in Cairns! GSL was incredibly flexible with great communication. Our pilot, Steve, was very knowledgeable and pointed out all the sights. Above all, the views are amazing! Fully recommend GSL!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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gws wrote a review Dec 2020
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
If you don't have time to explore the Great Barrier Reef by sea, this Scenic Flight experience is for you! Although it is a bit hard to hear what the pilot is saying without a headset, the beauty of the scenery speaks for itself. You would only wish to have booked the longer
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Date of experience: December 2020
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DanielFromSyd wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia87 contributions30 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to get a good deal due to COVID and received amazing service and flight. Everyone from the pickup driver, group crew, and pilot were friendly, diligent, and provided the best service. I highly recommend the flight. It was great value for money. Seeing the
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Date of experience: December 2020
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amber_gagnuss
amber_gagnuss
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Wish it was longer!
Just stunning. The pilot was engaging and knowledgeable. The flight was smooth, comfortable and fun. Team understoo
Tilbar67
Tilbar67
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Great price
Great flight over the reef, very informed pilot. Would say this is a must do when in Cairns. Amazing view of the re
BlueDivePortDouglas
BlueDivePortDouglas
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Jordan was excellent
Great trip. I'll be back with the winner of our photo competition in the new year. Mark, Blue Dive Port Douglas.
philp808
philp808
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Flight over coral reef.
It was really a wondefull flight over the coral reef today with the so good and kind pilot Nick. Thank you to the w
CarolynK184
CarolynK184
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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 t
kastuyo
kastuyo
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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 t
Kamal201301
Kamal201301
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Beautiful Scenic Flight
It was a beautiful scenic flight in Cairns. ALS aviation picked me at time from my hotel. I enjoyed the Great Barri
trevorstorer
trevorstorer
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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 se
Peter  M
Peter M
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Loverly scenic flight
Great pilot with really informative information about the Great barrier reef and awesome staff. Will defiantly be o
suecox183
suecox183
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Great sightseeing experience
Very informative sightseeing experience,opportunities for both my friend and I to capture the view and have sights
LauraC5973
LauraC5973
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Amazing experience
Such an amazing experience!astonishing views, staff very professional and helpful!I recommend this trip to anybody!
karin z
karin z
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beautiful scenic flight
We had a great scenic flight to the great barrier reef from Cairns with GSL. Very professional. Lady pilot was very
ChadfrmCanada
ChadfrmCanada
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Spectacular flight
This scenic flight was spectacular and by far, the highlight of my trip to Australia. Everything from the hotel pic
Lisa070660
Lisa070660
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Definitely Worth Doing ....
We did the 60 minute flight over the Great Barrier Reef and would definitely recommend. Pilot was very professional
44harveyt
44harveyt
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Highlight of a road trip
I splashed out on this and I was so glad I did. Free pickup from my hostel, quick safety brief then up in the air.
Key Details
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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