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GSL Cairns Reef Hopper

FROM: $249
5.0 (3 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:45am, 12:45pm and 2:00pm - Daily
Returns: - Daily

Pricing Options

$249 AUD / Person - General (Between: 31 Mar 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)

See the reef from the world's best point of view with GSL Cairns Reef Hopper

  • 40-minute scenic flight above the Great Barrier Reef
  • View the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Cairns, Double Island and Palm Cove
  • Every guest gets a window seat on board our high wing aircraft
  • Great opportunity to grab photos and see the Great Barrier Reef from a new point of view!

Fly over the Great Barrier Reef with GSL Cairns Reef Hopper. For 40 minutes you'll get unbeatable views of Green Island, Cairns, Palm Cove and the many unique reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Fly over Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove for an unforgettable 40-minute cruise with GSL Cairns Reef Hopper. Enjoy seeing one of the most beautiful parts of the world from above and check out the North Queensland Coastline. 

Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef from Scenic Flight

Highlights and Features

  • 40-minute scenic flight
  • Sights of Cairns, Green Island, the Great Barrier Reef and more
  • Window seat
  • Pilot commentary
  • Transfers available from Cairns central to Cairns airport

Scenic Flight over the Great Barrier Reef

Upgrade your flight with GSL Cairns Reef Hopper & Port Douglas! Add 20 minutes to your flight with stunning views of Port Douglas and its nearby reefs, including the gigantic Batt Reef, which is about 3 times the size of Cairns City Centre. You will be blown away by the size of this large living reef!

Important Information

  • You MUST include your body weights and pick up location when booking this tour. 
  • Flights need a minimum of 2 passengers for flight to go ahead. 

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What To Bring

  • Ticket
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

  • 40 minute scenic flight
  • Courtesy bus transfers to/from Cairns city
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Guaranteed window seats 


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

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What To Bring

  • Ticket
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

  • 40 minute scenic flight
  • Courtesy bus transfers to/from Cairns city
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Guaranteed window seats 

Terms and Conditions

  • Maximum individual passenger weight limit of 125kgs
  • Infants aged 2 and under are required to sit on a parent's lap. Children aged 3 and over require their own seat. 
  • Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, GSL will advise at the time of booking if this might affect your tour. 
  • All flights are operated at the discretion of the operator, and are subject to weather conditions, air traffic control and other influences outside of our control.

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions.

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Information & Advice

All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Cruise ship passengers are responsible for checking tour times prior to booking, and ensuring that tender times will suit; GSL will not honor refunds or cancellations within 24 hours, if guests cannot travel because of tender time restrictions.

GSL will not honor refunds or cancellations within 24 hours, for guests that are staying at Island Resorts, and cannot make their tour because of ferry time restrictions.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 3 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Denise Mach, 23 Jan 23
It was amazing! I got the chance to sit next to the pilot and really enjoyed the flight! I would totally recommend to do a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef :) also the Pick Up, the organisational around the flight was really good - so I would definitely do it again!
Elena, 26 Nov 20
We saw the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island from above and it is so different than from the ground, the colors are beautiful and you can only appreciate from above how massive the Great Barrier Reef is. I can only recommend this tour!
Isabel, 06 Jan 20
Seeing the huge extension of the Great Barrier Reef from the air is overwhelming! We even saw a whale and its calf. It was just spectacular and I would love to do it again :)
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