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GSL Aviation Whitsundays Scenic Plane Flights from Airlie Beach

Adults from $99

Soar above the Whitsunday Islands with GSL Aviation for spectacular views islands and reefs!

​Option A: Island Explorer Scenic Flight - 25 minute scenic flight Our Island Explorer is a great way to get your bearings in the Whitsundays. The flight includes world famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

We guarantee window seats, and only operate high wing aircraft, so you’re sure to get the most from your experience.

Option B: Reef and Island Scenic Flight - 60 minute scenic flight The Reef and Island flight really captures the best features of the Whitsundays. The flight includes all the best parts of the local islands including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and then takes you over one of the greatest natural wonders in the world, The Great Barrier Reef.

Our signature flight includes Heart Reef, Bait Reef, Hardy Reef and Hook Reef. The best way to see this wonder is from the air, and GSL Aviation operate this flight several times daily from Whitsunday Airport.

Option C: Island Explorer and Ocean Rafting Fly and Cruise Package - 25 minute scenic flight + full day tour The day starts with getting your bearings around the Whitsunday Islands on an ‘Island Explorer’ scenic flight with GSL Aviation.

The flight includes a bird’s eye view of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and the Whitsunday Islands as you fly around in a high wing aircraft with guaranteed window seats. Once you land the day has only just begun, with a whole day on ‘Ocean Rafting’ ahead of you. The Ocean Rafting tour is an exhilarating boat ride with several stops including top snorkelling spots, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Your day is packed with activities including snorkelling, beach time and a guided bushwalk at Hill Inlet. On top of your tour, a buffet style lunch is provided by Ocean Rafting, as well as all snorkelling equipment and wetsuit or sunsuit hire.

Option D: Reef and Island and Ocean Rafting Fly and Cruise Package - 60 minute scenic flight + full day tour Enjoy the most spectacular view in the Whitsundays aboard a one hour ‘Reef and Island’ scenic flight.

The flight includes all the sights of the Whitsunday Islands such as Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Extending beyond the Whitsunday Islands your flight takes you over the Great Barrier Reef, including the famous ‘Heart Reef’.

All passengers enjoy their own window seat, and the aircraft are high-wing to allow for best possible viewing. Following the flight, your day just keeps getting better with a whole day on the water with ‘Ocean Rafting’. The Ocean Rafting tour is an exhilarating boat ride with several stops including top snorkelling spots, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Your day is packed with activities including snorkelling, beach time and a guided bushwalk at Hill Inlet.

On top of your tour, a buffet style lunch is provided by Ocean Rafting, as well as all snorkelling equipment and wetsuit or stinger suit hire. We recommend this tour for the best view above, on and below the water in the Whitsundays! *Itinerary and Inclusions below are representative of Option D*

Option E: Hamilton Island Direct Transfer

Travel between Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach in style. Our direct transfer is fast and efficient with a great view along the way! Departure times are available to meet commercial flights at Hamilton Island. Minimum 2 passengers to go ahead.

Option F: Hamilton Island Great Barrier Reef Transfer

Combine your transfer between Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach, with our famous Reef & Island flight. Travel via the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, including Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Minimum 4 passengers to go ahead.

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Schedule

Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Option A Varies Varies 25 Minutes
Option B Varies Varies 60 Minutes
Option C 8:00am 4:30pm 8.5 Hours
Option D 7:30am 4:30pm 9 Hours

Pricing

Ticket Details Price
Adults Option C $239
Option D $339
Adults/Children Option A $99
Option E $99
Option B $199
Option F $249
Children (2-14 yrs) Option C $205
Option D $305

Transport

Plane

Group Size: 10ppl max

  • Piper Chieftain, GA8 Airvan, Cessna 206 or Cessna 210

Inclusions

  • Scenic Plane Flight over the Whitsunday Islands
  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation (Option C and D Only)
  • National Park Fees
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Expert Presentation
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Wetsuit Hire
  • Guided Walk

Rated: 32121 (3.0/5 based on 2 customer reviews)


14321 Worse experience of a lifetime. Despite the bad weather and poor visibility the pilot has gone ahead with the SCENIC flight!!!!! We boarded a 10 seater plane where seats were already allocated with no choice and very poor audio. The plane had no air conditioning going, inside it was hot and stuffy. The plane has gone through wind, pouring rain and turbulence three times with no visibility. One before we got to the Heart Reef, one above Hayman Island and one at landing. Did not get a photo of the heart reef as plane went too fast and the reef was at the lower part of the window. Whitehaven beach was unrecognizable in the darkness of the clouds. The plane did not fly over Airlie Beach and flying over Hyman Island was not completed as we were caught up in the turbulence. This flight hasn't given me a lifetime experience that I was hoping for, in fact totally opposite... :((((( In my opinion the flight should've been rescheduled to allow a scenic experience. Customer service equally bad. When complained that I had no chance to take a picture of the main attraction I was told to buy a postcard.....???? Later I made a phone call to speak to the manager, someone who introduced himself as the Company's owner hung up on me....???? GSL Aviation Facebook quote doesn't live up to its values as they took the precious moment away from me instead of taking my breath away.
Amika — 4 January, 2017

54321 The hour tour was absolutely amazing! Great door to door service too!
carmel — 9 December, 2014


Itinerary

The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Courtesy pickup from your accommodation

8:00am

Meet at the Whitsundays Airport and Checkin

Fly above the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef!

See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight

Whitehaven Beach

Pristine White Sand and Aqua Waters

Hook Island

Hook Island is full of great locations to visit for snorkeling as it has many protected bays.

Hardy Reef

Secluded, Private Lagoon Reserved for Seaplane Tours Only!

Bait Reef

​Bait Reef is one of the best known and most spectacular locations on the Great Barrier Reef.

Return to the Whitsunday Airport and transfer to Coral Seas Resort

Checkin at the Coral Seas Resort and Board Ocean Rafting Vessel

9:30am

Arrive Whitehaven Beach - Southern End

freedom to explore Whitehaven beach and make your way up to the northern end.

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

Cross to an nearby island such as Border Island for snorkelling

(Island is subject to change based on weather conditions on day of tour)

Snorkelling

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

Return to Coral Seas Resort and Disembark Vessel

4:30pm

Dropoff at Airlie Beach Accommodation

5:00pm


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