Cairns Scenic Flight - 40 Minute Scenic Flight & Green Island Combo Deal | GSL

Tour Code: 949

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Flight & Snorkel Tour
  • Book a Great Barrier Reef scenic flight fr 40 minutes to see the colours of the corals and reef off Cairns and Far North Queensland. 
  • Enjoy an afternoon on beautiful Green Island where you will enjoy a lovely lunch do some snorkelling or a glass bottom boat tour and then stroll around this tropical island to admire the views. 

Included In Price

  • 40 Minute Scenic Flight first then enjoy a Cruise to Green Island second
  • ONLY morning transfer included. Make your own way back to your accommodation in Cairns in the afternoon
  • 40 minute afternoon Reef Hopper scenic flight:
  • Green Island
  • Times are approximate

This Cairns scenic flight and Green Island combo tour will leave you with a true understanding of why the Great Barrier Reef is known as one of natures true wonders of the world.

We have on offer two amazing in one day a 40 minute scenic flight and a cruise to Green Island

Start your day with a 40-minute low-level scenic flight departing from Cairns taking you above the tropical islands, coral reefs and white sandy cays of the Great Barrier Reef before spending the day on Green Island.

Imagine it now, soaring above Green Island and the coral gardesn you are about to snorkel, above the unique sand islands and coral cays nestled within the marine park and spotting for marine life!

Coupled with an experienced pilot guide, this Great Barrier Reef and scenic flight combo package tour will leave you with a true understanding of why the Great Barrier Reef is known as one of the wonders of the world.

Returning to Cairns, your adventure will continue as you embark on a full day island tour to Green Island.

Boasting white sandy beaches, true rainforest and an abundance of colourful corals and marine life, you will find yourself surrounded by tropical paradise.

Cairns Scenic Flight - 40-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight

Your 40 minute airplane scenic flight journey will begin from Cairns General Aviation and you will be given a safety briefing and settled into you planes window seats to fly your way towards the Great Barrier Reef and over the northern beaches of Cairns.

Soon your eyes will be welcomed by the crystal clear blue waters and unique coral reef formations of the Great Barrier Reef as you make your way to your first destination, Green Island.

As you continue further above the Great Barrier Reef, you will soon cast your eyes upon the stunning Arlington Reef system.

Upon the marine park, your scenic flight pilot will guide you above Upolo Cay, a white, uninhabited sand island and a fantastic spectacle for those looking to snap a few holiday photos.

Continuing on your journey, you will fly above Michealmas Cay and Middle Cay.

Your low-level aircraft provides the perfect vantage point to spot for marine life as you make your way back to Cairns.

Keep your eyes peeled for Dugongs, Whales, Sharks and if you are lucky, Sea Turtles.

Your scenic flight will then make its voyage back to Cairns.

Upon arrival, you will be provided with a complimentary bus transfer to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. 

Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Tour

From Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal you will board your ferry boat to cruise across to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Your Green Island tour includes the following:

A day on Green Island
Buffet lunch
Glass bottom boat tour OR snorkel equipment hire

As the ferry boat makes its way to Green Island, you will now get to take in the sights of the Great Barrier Reef from under the water.

Upon arrival on the island, your guide will provide you with an overview of the activities and experiences on offer.

Bask in the sunshine on the island’s white sandy beach, learn of the unique coral formations on a glass bottom tour, enjoy a self guided walk or fish feeding or hire a snorkel and explore the island’s fringing reefs.

Upgrade to a Seawalker Helmet Diving Tour

A truly unique experience, this Seawlker Helmet diving tour will have you getting up close and personal with the marine life and coral formations of Green Island’s fringing reef.

You will be equipped with a helmet that allows you to breathe normally underwater and a wetsuit and weight belt.

You will join your Seawalker guide as you make your way along the sandy bottom of the ocean through coral gardens.

You will have the opportunity to spot for hundreds of species of fish and corals, no doubt a selfie with Gavin the very famous Parrot Fish.

This tour is only applicable for those guests who have chosen combo package tour deal option 1. 

Upgrade to a Green Island Boat Snorkel Trip

Explore beyond the island’s fringing reefs on a Green Island Snorkel Tour to the off island reefs.

This unique experience will have you travelling to one of the best reef sites in Green Island along with an experienced guide.

Spot for marine life, discover colourful corals and explore the reef’s stunning under water wonders.

Introductory scuba dives are also available and should be requested at time of booking. 

This option is only available for those guests who chose option 1.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Departs at 8:00am approx - Returns at 5:00pm (approx)

Departure Instructions

Passengers must reconfirm their flight before leaving Green Island, please see staff on board the boat if you require any assistance

Pickup Locations


  • Green Island
  • Bird-eye view of Cairns, Green Island, the Great Barrier Reef PLUS Green Island itself
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



9 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Semi-Submersible tour from Green Island
  • Lunch at your own expense
Fitness Level Required



Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

Additional Information
  • Minimum numbers must be reached for tour to go ahead
  • Single travellers can be booked however will be placed on a waiting list until minimum number of passengers (4) is reached.
  • Flight Terms: all flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control. In the event that GSL Aviation cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, GSL Aviation will attempt to reschedule flight or a full
  • refund will be given. GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flight or tour connections arising from operational delays. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type. The minimum number of passengers required for each flight is 2, if booking for 1 passenger only, your booking will be pending until minimum requirement met.
  • GSL Aviation may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, if you do not consent please advise GSL Aviation.
  • Weather can affect our flight schedules, please contact us 24 hours prior to flight time to confirm flight.
  • This combo will be unavailable on Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Rail's scheduled maintenance dates.

Pack a bag as if you were going to the beach including your camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towel, water and cash/credit card for purchase on the island

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

100% cancellation fee applies for no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours; this includes any requests to reschedule.

Passengers who fail to arrive at the scheduled time or failed to load will be classed as 'no-show' and no refund will be given.

Should the weather not be suitable for your scenic flight in the afternoon, the flight portion will be refunded. If you wish to reschedule the flight to another day, you will need to arrange your own transportation.

SPECIAL T&Cs: 1.Minimum numbers apply. 2.Promo operates on selected departure dates. 3. Aged 0 to 2 years old travel for free. 4.100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations within 24 hours, or no-shows. 5.Maximum weight per passenger is 125kg 6. Terms and Conditions are correct at time of print; our current terms and conditions can be found on our website 7. Tours are operating under our COVID-Safe Plan. 

Cairns Scenic Flight - 40 Minute Scenic Flight & Green Island Combo Deal | GSL

Tour Code: 949

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Flight & Snorkel Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$279.00
Family: au$1,216.00

Tour Code: 949



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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