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Whitsundays Seaplane Tour Including Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach

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Highlights of the Whitsundays all in one seaplane tour - true bucket-list experience. In 4.5-hours our guests see the absolute best of the Whitsunday region with a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands, plus two hours at our private snorkeling location in Hardy Lagoon and a one hour visit to Whitehaven Beach. Once in a lifetime travel experience!
  • Spend time at the Whitsundays’ best beaches on a half-day seaplane tour
  • Get aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach
  • View coral and fish during the boat and snorkeling tour
  • Includes snorkeling gear, light snacks, sparkling wine, juice, and water
What to Expect
Choose a hotel pick up or make your own way to Whitsunday Airport in Airlie Beach at the chosen time. After a safety briefing from your pilot, take off and soak in panoramic views as you soar over Heart Reef, and the white-sand beaches and clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Traveling by seaplane is both a memorable experience and an easy way to take in the Whitsundays’ top attractions in a short time. Touch down at Hardy Lagoon for a glass-bottom boat tour, followed by snorkeling around the Great Barrier Reef. Then continue your journey to Whitehaven Beach for more free time to swim, stroll, and sunbathe. At both stops there is time to enjoy the warm water, lounge on the beach, snack on light refreshments, and sip Australian sparkling wine. The tour ends after your return flight to the Whitsunday Airport with a ride back to your accommodation.
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Departure Point
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes, Main Terminal, Whitsunday Coast Airport, Lascelles Ave, Gunyarra QLD 4800, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer complimentary transfers to guests staying near Airlie Beach area
Departure Time
Flight times vary due to conditions. Your exact flight time will be advised on confirmation
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsundays Islands
  • Live commentary on board
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices (if required)
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Light refreshments
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Stinger Suit and Wet Suit (available upon request)
  • Australian sparkling wine and 100% fruit juice, water and assortment of snacks and treats
  • Round-trip transfers from Airlie Beach area
  • Prescription masks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please bring swimwear, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera and light jacket for cooler months between May - August
  • We suggest you wear your swimmers as there are no changing facilities on the vessel
  • Exact time of departure and arrival may vary due to weather conditions, tides and aircraft variables
  • Please note: If you are staying on Hamilton Island, you must take a ferry to/from Hamilton Island to the mainland of Airlie Beach. Departure time of your seaplane tour varies daily due to tidal patterns. Not all ferry services will match up with your departure time. Please check ferry timetable to ensure you will arrive in time for your seaplane tour. No refunds available if you miss your departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The best day ever!!!! Thankyou to simon our pilot and dave our driver. The best views of the reef, loved the personal treatment as you travel with just other couple, you feel like you are the only person in the world out there. Snorkeling was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner bought this trip as a present to me for my 21st, the day was great! Beautiful views across the reef, nice small group of people and a great host. The water was a little rough but the wildlife was still swimming all around...More

Thank Frankie K
Reviewed 28 August 2019

A fantastic flight — never seen something as beautiful in my whole life — with a fantastic and professional company. In addition of feeling safe, we felt like VIP in our almost private seaplane thanks to all the little gestures that made the difference. I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank zoe4420
Reviewed 25 August 2019

A unique expérience: the flight as well as the beach! A very friendly and professional team, with no time pressure. A must do, a magic moment once in a life

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ziad K
Reviewed 9 August 2019

We came from Europe to Australia for 1 month, this flight was supposed to be the highlight of the trip. I consulted with air Whitsundays, was told to book & pay via credit card far in advance and phone 24 hours before flying. I booked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tammo B
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11 August 2019|
Response from C2346890 | Reviewed this property |
Hello No Unfortunately. The departure is not very far from Airlie Beach Regards
26 October 2018|
Response from AirWhitsunday | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you kindly for your interest in Air Whitsunday Seaplanes. Our tours are ocean tide dependent therefore the departure times change every day. If you could advise us on specific date you would like to travel we... More
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