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  1. Australia
  2. Whitsunday Islands
  3. Airlie Beach
  4. Whitehaven Beach

Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

Product ID: 124301
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Get bird's eye views of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands on an amazing scenic flight from Whitsunday Airport and experience the stunning sensation of landing on water!
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Chinese, English

Pickup included

Guests are to wait at the front door of their accommodations 5 minutes prior to the pick up time
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Enjoy bird's eye views of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands
  • Take perfect photos of Heart Reef from the air
  • Enjoy a touch-and-go water landing for the full seaplane experience
Full description
Experience the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective on a fantastic 1-hour scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands. Marvel at landmark attractions, such as Hamilton Island and the Molle Islands from the air.

Take off from Whitsunday Airport and fly over the ocean to look down on Daydream Island, Hayman Island and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Swoop over the Coral Sea like a bird and appreciate the vast expanse of the reef system from the air.

See attractions, such as Bait Reef, Hook Reef and Hardy Reef from a fresh perspective. Get your camera ready as your pilot flies over Heart Reef, and experience an adrenaline rush as you land on the water – weather permitting – for a full seaplane experience! Skim the surface of the ocean before taking off again. Learn the history of the islands and Great Barrier Reef from the comprehensive in-flight commentary provided by your pilot throughout the flight. 
  • Scenic flight
  • Touch-and-go water landing (subject to weather conditions)
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary
  • Complimentary transfers from and to Airlie Beach area
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch or drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The exact time of departure and arrival is not guaranteed.
• All flights are subject to change due to the weather, tide and other variables.
• You must provide the full name and weight for each passenger on booking in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations. Failure to provide this information may have an impact on the flight.
• It is strongly recommended that you don't book any other tours on the same day of your flight due to possible schedule changes.
• Air Whitsunday Seaplanes do not operate from or service Hamilton or Daydream Island.
• If you are staying on an island, please advise upon booking. Please note you will need to organize a ferry transfer from the island to mainland Airlie Beach to join the tour.
• Courtesy return bus transfers from accommodation houses in Airlie Beach or from Airlie Beach ferry terminals.
• This tour requires minimum four passengers to be confirmed. Tours that do not reach minimum numbers will be cancelled.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 3 reviews
Review summary
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Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

Product ID: 124301