Cairns & the Tropical North

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

Aeroglen, Australia
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From USD 145.26

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a rounder perspective of the Great Barrier Reef by viewing it from the air on this scenic flight from Cairns. Soaring over the UNESCO-listed reef allows you to take in its colors and appreciate its vastness. Enjoy unobstructed photo opportunities from your window seat as you take in such sights as Green Island, Upolu Cay, Vlassof Cay, and Michaelmas Reef.
  • Get a wider perspective on the Great Barrier Reef by viewing it from the air
  • Every passenger has a window seat: Enjoy unobstructed views
  • Get insights into the landmarks below from your pilot

What's Included

  • Professional Pilot
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Daintree Air Services
    Tom McDonald Dr, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

    Please Check in 30 mins before the flight.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Daintree Air Services

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Check in 30Mins Before the flight
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Infant under 2 year-old sit on laps free of charge - body weight requested
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
The view over the reefs was amazing, better than we expected. Commentary by Chris the pilot was very informative. Ideal for us.


406 reviews
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Fast easy way to see the...
peter_w, May 2023
Fast easy way to see the reef at a good price. Very well run business great staff and smooth flying Enjoyed the hole process from booking to landing
Pleasant ride
It was a good tour. The agency was professional. Our first day was canceled due to bad weather. However, they offered to accommodate us on the next day. All the people are very well behaved and cordial. Will recommend for others too.
Scenic flight
vladislav_m, Apr 2023
That was awesome, unbelievably beautiful flight with safety and comfort. Well organized! Nice aircraft.
klugert, Apr 2023
Absolutely outstanding experience! A MUST do when visiting Cairns. The pilot will make sure everyone on board gets all the great shots of the reef. People are in awe of my photos.
Flight of a lifetime
susan_p, Mar 2023
The view over the reefs was amazing, better than we expected. Commentary by Chris the pilot was very informative. Ideal for us.
Perfect view of the beautiful Reef
Robert_B, Feb 2023
Excellent flight time not to short or too long, pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly with the smoothest of take off and landing. Such a amazing way to see the reef in all its glory
The Best Option and the Best Pilots!!!!!!
lide_C, Jan 2023
I've met Greg, the owner, great guy, very funny (dark humor), a real gentleman. He told us about his business, his life, we had a great small chat before our flight. Greg gave us good tips about what to do in Cairns like visiting the Botanic Gardens, which we did and we loved it. The flight was amazing, I cannot put in words, our pilot was friendly and professional, we had an amazing 40 minutes flight, we could see the perfection of God, that is the Great Barrier Reef. I would definitely come back and I definitely recommend them for an unforgettable experience.
A must do experience
Farida_S, Jan 2023
Daintree Air services were very friendly, efficient and helpful. Chris the pilot was interesting and informative. The plane was very new and comfortable. We had beautiful views. It would be a shame to leave Cairns without doing a Great Barrier Reef flight.
Amazing experience
Kristy_B, Dec 2022
This was such an amazing experience would highly recommend and was great value for money. Stunning views.
Fantastic Experience
Colleen_H, Nov 2022
Gorgeous flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Reception staff and pilot both fantastic. Highly recommend.
Great experience
Ian_P, Nov 2022
We had an amazing flight and had all 6 of us had great visibility. The weather was perfect and the views spectacular. Chris was excellent.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the full impact of the Great Barrier Reef by plane
89xfd8q9pd, Oct 2022
Every part of this was great. They were great communicators setting it up and efficient during check in and briefing. The views were breathtaking and allowed you to have a deeper appreciation for the reef. The pilot provided commentary on sites and made sure both sides of the plane could see. He even offered to take pics after we landed. It’s an experience to be cherished.
Great experience, great...
Christine_Z, Aug 2022
Great experience, great views, nice pilot knowing the reef, - even spotted 3 whales for us and took detours so we could see them too
Definitely a must to do !
Cathy_G, Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing ! Very well priced and awesome experience definitely a must to do ! Company was great !
This is just....Awesome
Geoff_G, July 2022
Professional pilot with lots of knowledge and very smooth flight. Fantastic opportunity to get incredible pictures of cairns and the GBR
Good trip
Dandan_W, July 2022
Very friendly pilot and amazing trip. Loved it so much. The child had a lot of fun. Will recommend this trip to my friends
Fantastic staff,...
Kellyann_O, July 2022
Fantastic staff, friendly, professional and accommodating … a great experience. I highly recommend this service to all.
Wonderful experience
Suzanne_C, July 2022
The company were very friendly and our pilot Cam was very knowledgeable. Seeing the reef from above was spectacular. I would suggest people ring the day before to check their flight time! Would definitely recommend this experience!
Amazing experience
kerrie_o, Apr 2022
The whole experience, staff are excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable, something that we have always wanted to do, so glad at 62 and 64 that we finally got to experience it
Natalie_D, Jan 2022
The pilot was really great, we felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The view of the reef was wonderful

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Free Cancellation
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