Water activity

Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

4.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: GSL Aviation

Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Activity provider: GSL Aviation
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From US$ 383.53 per person

Likely to sell out

Soar over the Great Barrier Reef in a seaplane and land at Whitehaven Beach. Explore this beautiful location, with lunch and activities included.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Please be ready in front of your designated pickup location 5 minutes before the pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands from above
  • Stop to enjoy the clear waters of Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel at a private coral lagoon and try stand-up paddleboarding
  • Discover rich marine life from a semi-submersible coral viewing vessel
  • Enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch served at Whitehaven Beach
Full description
Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Seaplane tour
  • In-flight commentary
  • 1.5-hour stop at Whitehaven Beach
  • Lunch
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing
  • Snorkelling equipment and stinger suits
  • Stand-up paddleboards and beach activities
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Littering

    Know before you go

    • Weight restrictions of 125 kg per person apply.
    • There is a baggage allowance of 3 kg per person.
    • Excess baggage will be stored by the local partner, if required.
    • The local partner will supply a dry bag for use throughout the day.
    • The lunch menu is subject to change, based on the departure time.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    The flight over the reef was great and impressive. Our pilot Steve, who was very confident and nice, also deserves a lot of praise. The Whitsunday Island lunch break was well organized but the food was not to our liking and there were too many local people. It would be nicer if a beach would be flown to that would be a little more lonely.

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    August 21, 2022

    March 13, 2022

    All staff were awesome, due to king tides the snorkelling was a disappointment, personally next time I would book a scenic flight only.

    January 5, 2022

    Product ID: 397456