Lizard Island Day Trip by Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Snorkeling at Watson's Bay

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in Cooktown

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Enjoy a scenic flight from Cairns to Lizard Island over the coral reefs and sand cays. Upon arrival, take a guided walk to Watson's Bay where you can swim and snorkel over the coral clam gardens. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served on the idyllic beach setting before visiting Chainman's Ridge lookout for spectacular views. Take a return flight over Cooktown, a World-Heritage listed rainforest, the Daintree River and Port Douglas as you head back to Cairns.
Departing Cairns at 8:30am, venture north for a day filled with some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia. Your pilot will fly you at a comfortable viewing height over the Great Barrier Reef with its aqua hues of reefs and sand cays set in the Coral Sea. Enjoy unsurpassed view of a mosaic ocean which will leave you breathless.When you reach Lizard Island, see the spectacular Blue Lagoon surrounding reefs and beautiful beaches. Experience the exclusiveness of Lizard Island on a guided tour walking to Watson’s Bay, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the unique beauty of Lizard Island.Enjoy a swim and snorkel over coral outcrops in Watson’s Bay a superb beach setting. View the coral reef clam gardens, abundant marine life, swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. A tasty picnic lunch is provided in this idyllic island setting, after which you may relax as never before or explore the Blue Lagoon and lookout with their excellent photo opportunity.On departing Lizard Island, fly over the shipping channel where Captain Cook sailed in 1770, Cape Flattery silica sand hills and Cooktown. Continue along the coast flying over dense World Heritage Rainforest and the Bloomfield River. Then over the Daintree River and Port Douglas on your return flight to Cairns.

What’s included

  • Scenic flight
  • Lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment including flippers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


  • Scenic air tour
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour