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Air Whitsundays Scenic Seaplane Flights from Airlie Beach

Adults from $295

Experience the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands from the air.

Option A: ​2.5 Hour Whitehaven Beach by Seaplane Tour from Airlie Beach - Have the flight of your life over the Whitsundays! The Whitehaven Beach by Seaplane Tour is great for visiting Whitehaven Beach in style or those simply short on time. Avoid the crowded, bumpy boat rides.

Our seaplanes take a maximum of 10 passengers making this an exceptional personal tour of Whitehaven Beach. Included in the tour is 30 minutes of low level scenic flying time offering stunning aerial views of Shute Harbour, South Molle Island, Whitsunday Passage, Whitsunday Island, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

You will have 2 hours to spend at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach where you can lounge in the pure white silica sands, marvel in the beauty of the Hill Inlet, and of course take a swim in the crystal clear waters. You will be amazed by the spectacular views of Hill Inlet.

Option B: 1 Hour Whitsunday Islands and Reef Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach - ​Have the flight of your life over the Whitsundays! Avoid the crowded, bumpy boat rides. A maximum of 10 passengers makes this an exceptional personal tour of Whitehaven Beach. Want to see the Whitsundays Region in Style? Take a Journey in a Seaplane flying over the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays Islands.

This is the most comprehensive scenic flight you can take in the Whitsundays Region! During the flight you will be provided with commentary from your pilot of the history and geography of the area.

If you are a photographer or videographer this tour will provide you with great opportunities to record your memories. The Whitsundays Island and Reef Scenic Flight even offers the opportunity to experience a touch and go water landing at the Great Barrier Reef!

Option C: 2.5 Hour Panorama Express from Airlie Beach This is the most comprehensive scenic flight on offer in the Whitsunday region taking in all the sights of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and over the Coral Sea to Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Lagoon and The River and of course scenic views directly over Heart Reef (only seen by air).

This tour has been voted one of the top ten aerial flights in the world. Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style by seaplane and spend approximately 1 hour here. Land gracefully at an area of the beach with few or no other visitors where you are free to relax, sunbathe, swim and explore this remarkable pure silica beach. Absolute luxury!

Option D: ​Half Day Great Barrier Reef by Seaplane Tour from Airlie Beach - The Great Barrier Reef by Seaplane is a great tour if you are pressed for time and you want to see the Great Barrier Reef in style. Avoid the crowded, bumpy boat rides. Our seaplanes take a maximum of 10 passengers. Included in the tour is 1 hour of low-level scenic flying time, offering stunning aerial views of the 74 Whitsundays Islands, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef and the romantic Heart Reef!

You will have 2 hours at a private outer Great Barrier Reef location, with 1 hour to relax and view the coral from onboard the glass bottom boat and 1 hour to snorkel.

Option E: Half Day Whitsunday Panorama by Seaplane Tour from Airlie Beach - The Panorama Tour is perfect for those who want to see the Whitsundays in style from the air. Avoid the crowded, bumpy boat rides. Our seaplanes take a maximum of 10 passengers. This is an amazing aerial tour and snorkelling tour combined! With a visit to the outer Great Barrier Reef and to Whitehaven Beach in just four and a half hours it’s hard to be disappointed with this tour.

Included in the tour is one and a half hours of low-level scenic flying time, offering stunning aerial views of the Whitsundays Islands, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef and the romantic Heart Reef! The tour includes approximately 2 hours at a private outer barrier reef location, with 1 hour to relax and view the coral from onboard the glass bottom boat and 1 hour to snorkel. After your visit to the reef you will fly back to Whitehaven Beach where you will have 1 hour to swim in the crystal clear waters and white silica sands.

*Please Note: Itinerary and inclusions below are representative of Option E*

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Schedule

Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Option A Varies Varies 2.5 Hours
Option B Varies Varies 1 Hour
Option C Varies Varies 2 Hours
Option D Varies Varies 3 Hours
Option E Varies Varies 4.5 Hours

Pricing

Ticket Details Price
Adults Option A $295
Option B $330
Option C $399
Option D $495
Option E $625
Children (2-12yrs) Option A $250
Option B $290
Option D $350
Option C $359
Option E $495
Infants (0-1) All Tours Free

Transport

Plane

Group Size: 23ppl max

  • 10 Passenger Cessna 208 Caravan or 6 Passenger De Havilland Beaver DHC-2

Inclusions

  • 1.5 Hours of Low-Level Scenic Flying
  • 2 Hour Stop at a Private Reef Location
  • 1 Hour Stop at Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Use of Beach Umbrellas
  • Sparkling Wine, Juice and Water
  • Australian Snacks and Nibblies
  • Comprehensive In Flight Commentary
  • Stinger/Wetsuit Hire

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 2 customer reviews)


54321 Sea plane flight to Whitehaven Beach was superb. Would definitely do it again. A bit pricey but worth every cent.
Johannes — 3 December, 2017

54321 We took the panorama flight yesterday. We're glad we chose this option as we only had a day and although we aren't keen snorkelers we are glad we gave it a go and saw Whitehaven which was beautiful. This was my wife's favourite, but the flight itself was mine.
William Thomas — 10 September, 2014


Itinerary

The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Meet at the Whitsunday Airport

Departure Time Varies Based on Tides

Scenic Flight to Hardy Lagoon

You will fly over the Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef and Heart Reef

Arrive at Hardy Lagoon

Spend 2 Hours onboard a private Reef Vessel, with 1 hour to spend relaxing and viewing the coral from the Glass Bottom Boat and the other hour for snorkelling and swimming.

Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!

Snorkelling

See the beautiful Coral, Fish, Turtles and more, up close and personal!

Swimming

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Fly to Whitehaven Beach

Spend approximately 1 hour at Whitehaven Beach enjoying the crystal clear waters and white silica sands.

Fly Back to the Whitsunday Airport


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