Air Whitsunday’s seaplane fleet has developed during many successful years of operation, expanding and adapting to accommodate the growing demand for tourists wanting to visit this amazing frontier.

Our current seaplane fleet of amphibious aircraft is proudly the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and includes three Cessna Caravans and three de Havilland Beavers.

The Cessna Caravan is a modern turbine powered aircraft, providing air-conditioned comfort and a luxurious interior for up to ten passengers.

The de Havilland Beaver is a classic and rugged workhorse, ideal for our island hopping conditions accommodating up to six passengers.

Cessna 208 Caravan

Numbers
Regos
Origin
Capacity
Height
Wingspan
Length
Engine
Propeller
Fuel
Floats
Cruise
Range
Climb
Stall
Max kgs

2
VH-PGB VH-PGT
USA
10 passengers
5 metres
15.9 metres
11.96 metres
PT6A-114A 675
3 bladed, reversible
1273 litres
8000 Wipline
140 knots
840 nautical miles
1100 feet per minutes
50 knots
3800 kilograms

de Havilland Beaver

Numbers
Regos
Origin
Capacity
Height
Wingspan
Length
Engine
Propeller
Fuel
Floats
Cruise
Range
Climb
Stall
Max kgs

3
VH-AWD, AWI, AWY
Canada
6 passengers
4.3 metres
15.9 metres
10 metres
R985 450
3 bladed Hartzell
738 litres
6100 Wipline
95 knots
625 nautical miles
560 feet per minutes
51 knots
2750 kilograms