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 1 hour 20 minute scenic flight you will take in views of Whitsunday hinterland, Conway National Park, Airlie Beach, 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 (weather dependent).

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 Adult $425  Child $365   Infant FOC
Prices valid until 31st March 2020 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please read our Terms and Conditions including Cancellation Policy
TOUR REQUIREMENT Min 4 pax  |  Min 10 pax
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP), Lascelles Avenue, Gunyarra
PICK-UP LOCATION Complimentary pick-up from your accommodation house near Airlie Beach
DEPARTURE TIME Varies daily as tide dependant
RETURN TIME 2 hours 50 minutes 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
Transfers from Airlie Beach Assortment of snacks and treats
In-flight commentary Australian sparkling wine
Beach umbrella Fruit juice and spring water
WHAT TO BRING
Swimwear Camera
Towel Sunscreen
Sunglasses Hat
Light jacket in Winter

 

Order of itinerary is dependant on tide.

1

Pick-up from Airlie Beach area

One of our friendly staff members will meet you near or at your accommodation house in Airlie Beach area approximately 1 hour prior to departure. During your comfortable 30 minute drive to the airport you will be asked to check-in and watch a safety video on iPad.
2

Depart Whitsunday Coast 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 Conway National Park, Long Island, Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday Passage before flying to 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 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.
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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, Hook Island Airlie Beach town and Whitsunday hinterland.
7

Return to Whitsunday Coast Airport

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
June 22, 2017

My family and I recently went on the Panorama Express tour with Antony as our pilot and we could not have asked for a better experience! From the reservation/check in, to our experience in flight and after, the staff at Air Whitsundays could not have been more friendly and professional. This tour was the perfect amount of time in air/on Whitehaven Beach and my 5 year old LOVED it. Antony was so fantastic and carried my son from the plane to the beach for us as we had our hands full.

It was amazing to finally see Heart Reef and fly over part of the Great Barrier Reef and Antony did a great job providing just the right amount of commentary. The Whitehaven stop was just the right amount of time to enjoy the beach and a glass of bubbles before finishing out our day with a dip down into the water on our final approach back to Airlie.

I would highly recommend this tour and Air Whitsundays if you are looking for an awesome way to experience the Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Thanks for a wonderful memory for my family and I!

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