This tour includes all the sights of our most popular tour, the Panorama, minus the snorkelling stop. The perfect choice if want to see the Great Barrier Reef from the air but not so keen on snorkelling or perhaps you are just a little short on time.

Relax in absolute comfort as our seaplanes showcase the Whitsunday Island National Park and the breathtaking expanse of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. During the course of this 60 minute scenic flight you will take in views of Shute Harbour, the Molle Group of Islands, Daydream Island, Whitsunday Passage, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island (the largest national park island in the group), Whitehaven Beach, the amazing swirling sands of Hill Inlet and then accelerate across the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to take in the sights of Bait Reef, home of the amazing stepping stones, Hook Reef and Hardy Lagoon (the most photographed location of the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park!). We will also show off one of our biggest natural wonders to you, the perfectly shaped Heart Reef.

To top off this amazing flight we will descend to 500 feet whilst at the reef to take in all the sights of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so you can possibly spot a turtle, rays or in the right season, pods of humpback whales. We will also show off with a touch and go water landing at the reef so you can experience the sensation of landing on the oceans surface in a seaplane.

This scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is followed with a relaxing one hour visit to Whitehaven Beach. Frequently voted as one of the world’s top ten beaches, this striking stretch of silica beach on Whitsunday Island National Park is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic lunch, explore and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays.

 

 

FARES Adults $399  Child $359   Infants FOC
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please read our Terms and Conditions including Cancellation Policy
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Whitsunday Airport, Terminal One, Air Whitsunday Rd, Airlie Beach
DEPARTURE TIME Varies daily as tide dependant
RETURN TIME 2 hours after departure
Tour times vary depending on aircraft utilised and if island pickups are included in the schedule
WEAR Swimwear, beach clothing, thongs or sand shoes and hat.
INCLUSIONS
An assortment of snacks and treats Beach umbrellas
Fruit juice and spring water In-flight commentary
Australian sparkling wine
WHAT TO BRING
Swimwear Camera
Towel Sunscreen
Sunglasses Hat
Light jacket in Winter

 

Order of itinerary is dependant on tide.

1

Check in at Terminal One

Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of our friendly front office team. After a quick check in you will be given a video briefing before leaving the terminal to alight your seaplane.
2

Depart Whitsunday Airport

As our aircraft are amphibious you will take off on the airport runway and then commence your scenic flight to Whitehaven Beach. Take in the sights of Shute Harbour, Long Island, Daydream Island and the Whitsunday Passage before flying between Hook Island and Whitsunday Island. As you approach Whitehaven Beach you will start to see the stunning swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Your pilot will perform aerial work atop ofHill Inlet to capture that picture perfect postcard shot before touching down on the aquamarine waters of Whitehaven Beach for a relaxing one hour visit.
3

Arrive Whitehaven Beach

Frequently voted as one of the world’s top ten beaches, this striking stretch of silica beach on Whitsunday Island National Park is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic lunch, explore and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays.
4

Depart Whitehaven Beach

Enjoy your first water take off as you set course for the Great Barrier Reef. Fly over the dark blue Coral Sea before taking in the stunning sights of Bait Reef, Hook and Hardy Lagoon before flying atop of stunning Heart Reef.
6

Depart Great Barrier Reef

Perform an exhilarating touch-n-go seaplane landing within the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon and say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef as we commence the flight back to the airport. On the return flight you get to take in more views of the Great Barrier Reef along with Hayman Island the northern side of Hook Island and the Molle group of islands.
7

Return to Whitsunday Airport

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