40 Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight From Cairns

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

40 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
View Green Island, Arlington Reef, Middle Cay & more
Departure from Cairns
Pilot affording you wonderful photo opportunities
Guaranteed window seat in new air conditioned aircraft
Family owned company
or 4 payments of $49.75 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Sat, Jul 13, 2024

What you can expect

Take in the full spectacle of the idyllic Great Barrier Reef from the sky during this 40 minute scenic flight from Cairns. On board a fixed-wing plane, you will see up to 140 kilometres of the Outer Barrier as well as many inner islands, reefs and sand isles. Within 10 minutes of departing Cairns the real adventure begins, with your pilot affording you wonderful photo opportunities over Green Island, Oyster Reef, Vlasoff Cay, Upolo Reef, Pixie Reef and Arlington Reef, while you sit back in air-conditioned comfort.

Glide through the sky, take in the spectacular hues of green and blue from your window seat and enjoy informative commentary about the sights below from your pilot. Marine life spotting is another highlight of the flight, with manta rays, green turtles, dugongs, sharks and if in season, whales, all can be clearly seen from the aircraft. Each passenger is guaranteed a window seat for an extraordinary scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Book online here to admire Australia's greatest natural wonder from the air!


What you need to know

  • 40 minute reef flight
  • Experienced pilot
  • Guaranteed window seat in new air-conditioned aircraft
  • A perfect way for you to gain an appreciation of the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Take in the spectacular views of green and blue from your window seat & enjoy informative commentary
  • See Manta Rays, Green Turtles, Dugong, Sharks and at certain times of the year
  • Whales can all be clearly seen from the aircraft large windows
  • The flight duration is 40 minutes
  • Flights depart at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Daintree Air Services on Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns Airport
Additional Information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All flights are subject to weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that the experience provider cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, they will attempt to reschedule flight or a full refund will be given
  • Maximum of 7 participants
Terms And Conditions
  • The maximum weight limit per passenger is 115kg. Please advise your weight in kilograms at the time of booking
  • You will be weighed on the day of your experience. If you weigh 5kg or more above the provided weight at the time of booking, the provider reserves the right to deny access and no refund will be given
  • Infants aged under 2 are required to sit on a parent's lap free of charge ( body weight is required )
  • Children over 2 years are required to sit in their own seat
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements 

Recent reviews

41 review

It was great! Highly recommended if you are visiting Cairns. A great experience.

It was super good! The crew was super friendly. The pilot was professional. During the travel, he was telling us the story and details of the Great Barrier Reef. The plane was sized for 7 people, and all with windows. The views were incredible! My only complaint would be that the flight time is not 40 min. It is less than that. The total experience from you start walking to the place until you get back to the reception was about 40 min.

Lucas Quartara about 1 year ago

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