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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach provided by GSL Aviation

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Overview
The Whitsunday Islands, comprising 74 islands fringed by gorgeous beaches and located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, are Queensland’s quintessential tropical paradise. On this tour, experience the breadth and beauty of the islands, and incredible views of the reef, from above on a scenic flight.
Highlights
  • Guaranteed window seats for stunning aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Multiple departures throughout the day: choose a time that suits you
  • Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip transfers from Airlie Beach 
What to Expect
Begin your adventure with pickup from your Airlie Beach hotel and a short transfer to Whitsunday Airport. Arrive early for the flight briefing and to meet your pilot, then take your guaranteed window seat inside the high-wing aircraft and prepare for takeoff. Once airborne, soar over the Coral Sea, gazing out over the reefs, islands, and cays that make up the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef. Listen as your pilot points out memorable landmarks such as Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, and Whitehaven Beach, one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. From your lofty vantage point, you have a dramatic bird’s-eye view as you glide over Daydream Island and swoop low over Shute Harbour. On the flight, fly over the entire expanse of the Whitsunday Islands, including Hook Island, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island, and Whitsunday Island, as well as Hook Reef and Hardy Reef. When you touch down back at Whitsunday Airport, a driver waits to take you back to your Airlie Beach hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Subject to availability) Contact GSL for more information 07 4946 9097
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (Ages 3+)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Weight restrictions apply on all flights. 125kg max per passenger.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Heather M wrote a review Yesterday
Brisbane189 contributions65 helpful votes
While relatively short this flight is well worth doing to see the beautiful barrier reef and the river out in Ocean and the very tiny heart reef
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BronnySpy wrote a review Jun 2020
Gold Coast, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
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Highly recommend this tour. The Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef are next level from the sky and seeing heart reef was a massive tick off the bucket list. Harry was a great pilot and the commentary he gave was really informative. Jenny the bus driver was also great she gave us
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Gino M wrote a review Jun 2020
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Amazing. Beautiful little airplane. Amazing views, good explanation, all perfect. 100% recomended! Thanks so much
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Airlie O, Front Office Manager at Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so grateful for your kind words. We look forward to having you travel with us again in the future. Kind Regards GSL Whitsundays
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Jan C wrote a review Jun 2020
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Spectacular scenery - well organised trip except that there was no signage at the Proserpine airport to show us where to go when we drove there ourselves. Our pilot Joel was informative and friendly however I would have liked some more information about the islands and what
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Date of experience: June 2020
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yvonne r wrote a review Jun 2020
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Flying over all landmarks in the whitsundays with great photo opportunities and information from the pilot
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Airlie O, Front Office Manager at Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful review. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially flying over the Heart Reef and the stunning Great Barrier Reef. We hope you got to take lots of great photos to show off - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had with us. Thank you again for your fantastic review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, GSL Whitsundays
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Chris_P_Brisbane
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Jetski and Scenic Flight
Great introduction to a jetski ride, for those that have not done it before, but the highlight was the scenic fligh
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YukoH0
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Must join this tour
I joined 2 days cruise and flight tour and both day we really enjoyed. All staff are very friendly and well organis
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brezeltier
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Flight over the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
My friends and I took advantage of a great offer by GSL Aviation. The scenic flight took about 40 minutes over the
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izzatishahar
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Highly recommended!
My husband and I had a wonderful time, thanks to our amazing and friendly guide and pilot! View was absolutely fant
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deanfitzgerald1
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Scenic flight over the barrier reef
absolute amazing scenes as we flew over the barrier reef plus the pilot was extremely informative about where he to
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taclark237
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Fantastic experience
what a fantastic experience to fly over whitehaven beach and the outer reef. This trip is definately worth doing
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Lareen D
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Best day in the Whitsundays from the air and on the water
Hard to express the experience l had with GSL. I did the plane flight over the Whitsundays and out over the great b
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neenwhite
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Fantastic
We are locals and finally got the chance to visit our beautiful backyard by air. Absolutely awesome well worth the
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barelythere16
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Amazing & Fantastic
Our incredible experience started off with the delightful Jenni driving the bus to the airport. Very informative &
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brisvegasflashpacker
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A MUST DO! You can not leave the Whitsundays without this experience
WOW ! This is impressive, the scenic flight around the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands and National Parks is
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johnday2020
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Reef Hopper Flight
This was amazing experience we have wanted to see the reef rom the air for a while and it lived up to all our expec
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tessaleeleach
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Amazing views
I booked this with a friend as a celebration and so glad I did it. Really stunning and amazing views of the reef. I
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coreymisha
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Fantastic
From start to finish this was a fantastic trip, we had our 8 month old with us and they were very helpful with ever
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lorna142020
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Excellent
Everything about GSL was excellent, friendly staff, lovely facilities, value for money. The flight itself was excep
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hjblackburn
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Amazing
Great company and staff, amazing view of the islands and reef. Special mention to Jan the bus driver, she is such a
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Key Details
  • Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
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