There is a good reason why this tour is our most popular!

Witness the finest the region has to offer in one half day tour and enjoy the incredible land and seascapes of the World Heritage listed Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from both the air and on the surface. This tour includes snorkelling and coral viewing from our private semi-submersible at our very own reef location inside the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon. The vessel has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, along with easy access into the water. Our guests are able to take advantage of snorkelling, while rejuvenating in the refreshing waters amongst ancient coral gardens teeming with marine life.

This adventure at 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 $625  Child $495   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 4.5 hours after departure
Tour times vary depending on aircraft utilised and if island pickups are included
WEAR Swimwear, beach clothing, thongs or sand shoes and hat
INCLUSIONS
All snorkelling equipment Beach umbrellas
Snorkelling tuition Australian sparkling wine
Glass bottom boat tour Fruit juice and spring water
Flotation devices An assortment of snacks and treats
In-flight commentary
WHAT TO BRING
Swimwear Prescription snorkelling mask if required
Towel Sunscreen
Sunglasses Hat
Camera 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 issued with a stinger suit and then 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 of Hill 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.
5

Arrive Great Barrier Reef

All tours to this private location are scheduled around low tide; being surrounded by a reef wall it creates a suspended coral lagoon for the aircraft to land. Our guests are able to take advantage of snorkelling, while rejuvenating in the refreshing waters amongst ancient coral gardens teeming with marine life. During low tide our location is only 2-6 metres deep providing the first time snorkeller with more confidence due to the comfortable conditions, while the more experienced can enjoy the abundance of sea life and coral that the added protection of the reef wall has provided.
6

Depart Great Barrier Reef

Say goodbye to our private lagoon as you take off again from the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon and commence the flight back to the airport. On the return flight you get to tkae 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

Whitsunday Tours to the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling at Hardy Lagoon
The Great Barrier Reef Hardy Lagoon
Coral Dancer
Coral Viewer in Hardy Lagoon
Heart Reef
Whitehaven Beach Tours
Whitehaven Beach Tours
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Tours
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Tours
Air Whitsunday Seaplane Tours
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Tours
Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tours
Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Tours

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