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“Great trip to the best snorkling in AU - Lizard Island”

Daintree Air Services
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
Ranked #53 of 129 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
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Owner description: 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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“Great trip to the best snorkling in AU - Lizard Island”
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Me and my girlfriend are on a 6 week trip in Australia, and wanted to find the best place to snorkel and see the Great Barrier Reef. We where recommend this company by the receptionist at our hostel. Apparently they where some of the only companies that went to the best place to snorkel in the east coast - Lizard Island. Ask anyone at the east coast if they have heard about Lizard Island and they will tell you it's the best. The reason is that its pretty far away so the regular boattrips don't go out there, and therefor the reef is in perfect condition and best of all, NO people :)

We had the best trip out there with Daintree Air Services. They picked us up at our hostel and drove us to the airport. From there we flew in a smal airplane with 6 other people and the pilot. The trip out there was amazing. We flew in close over the rainforest and the pilot guided us through the different sights. When we came to the island we started at the blue lagoon, which is apparently one of the best remote beaches in the world. It was amazing. Afterwards we went to the beach for snorkling. It was amazing. You can reach it straight from the beach and just float over it, the water is very shallow so your get really close to the fish. We also saw turtles and stingray, and the famous clam gardens. The biggest clams you have ever seen. Simply amazing. Lunch was great and on the trip home we flew over the reef for some amazing views.

To summarise, you wont find better snorkling anywhere and it was very private and relaxed. The tour comes well recommended from here its really good value. It's the first place i will visit when i come back to Australia again.

Visited December 2011
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