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Address: Terminal 1, Tom McDonald Drive | Cairns Airport, Aeroglen, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4034 9300
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This attraction is at Cairns Airport
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Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard...

Daintree Air, A Cairns based air charter company, offer day tours to Lizard Island and Cape York as well as scenic reef flights over the Great Barrier Reef. Daintree Air Services have been operating in Cairns for over 35 years and are the only operator to offer safe and affordable reef scenic flights in multi engine air-conditioned aircraft. We offer our clients the best flights in Queensland!

During the Lizard Island Day Tour clients experience several hundred kilometres of the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforest of Far North Queensland as well as spending six hours on the ground to snorkel some of the world's most beautiful reef. Clients have the option of spending their time on the island snorkelling, exploring the island or simply relaxing under the Casuarina trees. The spectacular reef, the unspoilt island in the coral sea combined with the scenic flight over the reef and rainforest makes this a very special day.

General air charter is also offered by Daintree Air Services to mining, government and corporate clients.

During November of 2012 the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia approved the trainer to be used for the purpose of Licence Renewals, Pilot Training, and Pilot Recency for instrument approaches.We now have one of the very most advanced CASA approved Pilot Training Devices in Australia here in Cairns, to be used by Daintree Air Pilots as well as for the use of Pilots from other Companies whom wish to use the trainer for currency.

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US$124.10*
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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US$573.97*
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Lizard Island Day Tour by Air from Cairns

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An amazing getaway to a beautiful, secluded island

Our trip to Lizard Island with Daintree Air Services was one of the best beach day excursions that I've ever done. The Great Barrier Reef is clearly a huge attraction, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Our trip to Lizard Island with Daintree Air Services was one of the best beach day excursions that I've ever done. The Great Barrier Reef is clearly a huge attraction, and sometimes that means you are fighting other tourists for space on a boat or of the same shot, but with the small group Lizard Island tour, you are isolated... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We just finished our day on lizard island. What a great trip. We were picked up by Greg at our hotel and stopped for coffee as our hotel lost power due to the rains and we were in great need for coffee. Since the weather was to remain poor in cairns and Lizard Island Greg gave our group the choice... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Flying over the reef and snorkeling on beautiful Lizard Island was very simply the best day of an amazing trip to Australia. Greg's knowledge of everything Australian combined with his sense of humor and desire to provide the perfect experience made the day unforgettable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

I was lucky and got a last minute spot for a 45min flight trip over the Great Barrier Reef with this company. The owner (a very charismatic, enthusiastic and world travelled pilot) of the company picked us up hassle free at our hostel and brought us over to the airport where a safety brief and explanation of the route was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I went on the Lizard Island Day Tour with Daintree Air a couple of months ago and it was the most beautiful and unforgettable experience of my life. The Team was friendly and went out of their way to make it a great day. A special thank you to Billy our pilot who flew the small group over the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our tour of the Great Barrier Reef. We were picked up and returned to our hostel and were treated with complete professionalism throughout. What a cool way to get the "lay of the land".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I must have to say the team at Daintree Air Services were awesome from the moment we were picked up from our hotel till the time we got back they could not have been better. The flight was a 30 minute flight over the great Barrier reef off Cairns. From the moment we took off in the twin engined plane,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Monday 26 October 2015. Day trip to Liazard Island with the best pilot tour guide in FNQ wait for it yes it's BILLY What a great day excellent flight over Great Barrier Reef with great and informative comments from the pilot. He even doubled over good photo opportunities. Then wow Lizard island with snorkelling over 2 awesome reefs. Again the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Thank you Billy for the wonderful flight over the Great Barrier Reef. We were reluctant to go ahead with the flight due to the rain in Cairns. However, Billy adjusted our flight time to when the weather was going to be clear over the reef. He was right. The sun was shining and the sights were stunning. We were able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I took the lizard island day tour and it was so amazing! Food was great, staff really friendly and professional especially our pilot Billy who spent the day with us and took us snorkelling in the most beautiful reef. Highly recommended. A must do!

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