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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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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    GSL Aviation
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    GSL Aviation
    Great Barrier Reef
    Green Island
  • You'll end at
    GSL Aviation
    83 Royal Flying Doctor St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
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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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Important Information
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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issue, passenger must be able to get in and out of the plane without assistance
  • 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.
36Reviews
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Brett A wrote a review 13 Nov
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We had an amazing trip today over the Reef. The pilot Jordan was a great bloke and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this tour
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Date of experience: November 2020
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smallwombat wrote a review Oct 2020
Sippy Downs, Australia33 contributions4 helpful votes
I was very lucky with this trip, the company offering huge discounts due to lack of customers. The entire forty minutes was spent with mouth agape staring blissfully out at paradise. The pilot was very proffessional, offering endless advice and suggestions on animal spotting
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Tam wrote a review Oct 2020
Cronulla, Australia45 contributions2 helpful votes
Flying over the Great Barrier Reef was like a dream come true. Astonishing views from above and a great pilot who gave an awesome tour with plenty of information about the reef and aboriginal background. Highly recommended experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kristin wrote a review Oct 2020
Maroochydore, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
The weather was a bit windy but our pilot made us feel very calm and safe during our spectacular flight! The views are absolutely breathtaking. We saw rays, turtles and a shark on our flight. The water was crystal clear and all shades of blues and greens. Service was
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Aoife wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our flight from start to finish was amazing! I was a bit nervous beforehand at being on a small plane but that quickly vanished once we were up in the sky! The flight was so smooth and Steve our pilot was excellent at making us feel safe! The views from above were AMAZING! Saw
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By: GSL Aviation
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
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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