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Scenic Flight Over The Great Barrier Reef - 40 Minutes - Guaranteed Window Seat


Join Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights for an unforgettable 40 minute scenic flight over the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef!


  • Modern, air-condition planes
  • Guaranteed Window Seat
  • Professional, friendly service
  • Small group experience - maximum 7 passengers

During the scenic flight we will fly over Green Island, a picturesque coral cay situated 26 kilometres northeast of Cairns, keeping an eye out for a variety of marine life below. We are often able to spot Manta Rays, large Green Turtles, Dugong, Sharks and at certain times of the year, Whales can be seen from the aircraft!

Departure: time is by arrangement to suit your day and other bookings. You will be required to make your own way to meet us at our air-conditioned Terminal at Cairns Airport.

Flight Times: Flight times are arranged after booking and to suit both your and the operator's schedules. There are multiple departures every day so flight times are based around getting the best weather for your flight. You are best to keep flexible on the day to allow us to accommodate your booking. Office hours are 6.30am till 10pm.

Per Person $219.00


  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience


  • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Children under the age of 3 years can fly free on a guardians lap - please make note of any infants in the special requirements as you go through checkout. It is a legal requirement that children aged 3 and over have their own seat booked.

    Maximum passenger weights apply - 115kg

    Minimum numbers required for the flight to depart, if minimum numbers are not met you can either go on our waiting list or opt for a refund of your booking.

Available Bookings from 15 Aug to 21 Aug 2022

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Andrew Preston from Australia wrote on 26 July 2020

Amazing Views & Experience!

What a great experience & service provided. We had overcast weather & instead of heading out into the rain, our pilot kindly held off until the weather cleared so we could have the best experience possible; would definitely do this again!

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Amanda from Australia wrote on 21 July 2020

Excellent experience

We were recommended this flight by a local, and it didn’t disappoint. Definitely a great way to see the GBR.

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Bart and Michelle from Netherlands wrote on 07 March 2020

Amazing views over the reef

Great little briefing with safety addressed in a fun but serious way. After a short wait with some water/coffee/tea available we got the ok for a take off time. The plane was only a 30 meters or so walk away and within 5 mins we were up in the air. Flight took more than the 30 mins promised but includes more than 10 mins return getting to/from the actual reef. Though, that part is already very nice with beautiful sights. They always fly as low as possible legally and over some reefs it feels like you’re almost inside the water! Magical experience and highly recommended! PS: I tried to locate the company flying to match the price but they couldn’t and in the end bookme still offered the best price. Don’t wait too long/or come back to the page too frequent when booking because the price will go up! I promise you you won’t regret it.

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Merryl Gardner from Australia wrote on 21 October 2020

Be sure to sit on the RIGHT side of the plane

Oh so disappointing! I was sitting on the left hand side of the plane. Unfortunately only the people on the RHS of the plane could see what the pilot was pointing out. The plane travelled south showing Cairns coastline on the RHS of the plane....then on to Green Island ...on the RHS of the plane... then over the edge of the reef....pointing out to those on the RHS of the plane what could be seen eg turtles... I was waiting for the plane to turn and go past things on the other side of the plane. It didn't happen. Coming back into Cairns from the north...guess what? The view was on the RHS of the plane again. Bitterly disappointed. Felt ripped off. Pilot didn't care. I am 155cms tall....so perhaps if I had been 180cms tall I could have seen. All passengers on RHS of plane were very satisfied with their trip. I have learnt from this disappointing experience.

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Jessica Pavia from Australia wrote on 14 March 2021

100% worth it!!

The team were fantastic, funny, wam and welcoming making the whole tour seamless and a great experience. While on our flight, our pilot was informative and guided us through the whole fight. Would highly recommend! FYI there is free parking available right outside the tour office

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