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40-Minute Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island Arlington Reef and Palm Cove provided by GSL Aviation

40-Minute Great Barrier Reef High-Wing Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island Arlington Reef and Palm Cove

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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We recommend for passengers to wear a mask but it's not mandatory at this stage
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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.
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GSL Aviation
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    Pass by Great Barrier Reef
    Pass by Green Island
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GSL Aviation
83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
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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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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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paola S wrote a review 9 Sep
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The flight was pretty good, everyone had its own window and the staff was very professional which made us feel safe. Would definitely recommend it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Trevor Connolly wrote a review Aug 2020
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From hotel pickup though to hotel drop off was tremendous. The staff were informative and helpful in every way. Steve our pilot was excellent with information and bad jokes, loved it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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@roamfree82 wrote a review Aug 2020
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic value for money. We flew for 40 mins and not only saw the reef from above, but different kays, marine life, cairns city, the mangroves & islands. Steve our pilot was so knowledgeable & a great spotter, pointing out turtles, rays, dolphins & even a sea snake.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Paul W wrote a review Aug 2020
Cairns, Australia77 contributions31 helpful votes
What a fantastic experience. We booked to go on the previous Saturday but the weather was atrocious, no visibility so the guys arranged for us to go the following week. No questions just great service. Arrived and was given a briefing which was clear simple and easy to
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Susan S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Very professionally organised, managing the COVID restrictions very well. We had a fantastic flight with Steve, who gave us a great commentary on the reef and help spot turtles, Manta Rays and looked hard for the whales too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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About the operator

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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LauraC5973
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Amazing experience
Such an amazing experience!astonishing views, staff very professional and helpful!I recommend this trip to anybody!
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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chrisforryan
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Flight over the Great Barrier Reef
Is there only one way to see the GBR? No!! See it from the air as well, great time and piolet was very informative
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CHGEFV
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super experience
Very good - it has to be done! Best way to enjoy the view on the barrier. We did feel safe all the time. Check tha
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27_Ellie_27
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Incredible Experience
We did the 60min reef & port douglas flight. The view of the reef was amazing, we saw sharks, rays and turtles. Hig
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Key Details
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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