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Whitsundays Seaplane Tour Including Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach

Highlights
  • Spend time at the Whitsundays’ best beaches on a half-day seaplane tour
  • Get aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach
  • View coral and fish during the glass-bottom boat tour and snorkeling tour
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Whitsundays Seaplane Tour Including Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach
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Whitsundays Seaplane Tour Including Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach
US$488.05
Overview
Treat yourself to a scenic seaplane tour of the Whitsunday Islands on this half-day excursion from Airlie Beach. Get amazing aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and the Whitsundays, then land at Hardy Lagoon for swimming, snorkeling, and a glass-bottom boat tour. Stay energized with provided snacks, Australian sparkling wine, juice, and water, and stop at Whitehaven Beach before flying back to Airlie Beach.
What to Expect

Make your own way to Whitsunday Airport in Airlie Beach at the chosen time. After a safety briefing from your pilot, take off and soak in panoramic views as you soar over Heart Reef, and the white-sand beaches and clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Traveling by seaplane is both a memorable experience and an easy way to take in the Whitsundays’ top attractions in a short time.

Touch down at Hardy Lagoon for a glass-bottom boat tour, followed by an hour of snorkeling around the Great Barrier Reef. Then continue your journey to Whitehaven Beach for another hour of free time to swim, stroll, and sunbathe. At both stops there is time to enjoy the warm water, lounge on the beach, snack on light refreshments, and sip Australian sparkling wine.

The tour ends after your return flight to the Whitsunday Airport.

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1 - 5 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rip Off

Don´t use AitWhitsundays. They cheat and lie. We booked a trip to Whitsundays, and they would not tell clients in advance that there are re-construction works going on. They even lied towards the travel agent claiming clients were informed and offered stepping back from the...More

Thank VentusAirborne
AirWhitsunday, Operations Manager at Air Whitsunday Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there VentusAirborne, Although I am extremely disheartened to read your one star review, I feel obliged to advise anyone reading this review of the events that occurred on the day you traveled with Air Whitsunday Seaplanes. Please be advised that I personally was on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Day, a once in a lifetime trip

We loved flying over the reef, it is so beautiful to see. You cannot see the scope and detail of the reef from a boat. Water landing was a lot of fun and we thoroughly enjoyed Whitehaven beach. Snorkelling the reef was interesting with the...More

Thank CindyVBC
AirWhitsunday, Operations Manager at Air Whitsunday Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there CindyVBC, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your tour with Air Whitsunday Seaplanes and thank you so much for your recommendation. The Great Barrier Reef certainly is a spectacular sight from the air and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Trip to see Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach.

We booked a 1 hour trip to the Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. In the end it was just the 2 of us, flew twice over Heart Reef and saw Whitehaven Beach from several angles, did 2 waterlandings also. The Pilot explained in detail where...More

Thank steinema
AirWhitsunday, Operations Manager at Air Whitsunday Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi steinema, Thank you for your review. This tour usually requires minimum 4 guests to confirm however, due to a last minute cancellation, you were the only two guests for this tour and we are so glad you enjoyed your private 1 hour scenic flight...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018
LOVED THE FLIGHT BUT THE BARRIER REEF WAS OVERRATED

I think the flight was awesome. The half day was disappointing. It's wonderful that you land in the middle of the reef but they should really change the location. There was no marine life there. All the reef is calcified and just .....dead. The next...More

Thank Valerielc1
AirWhitsunday, Operations Manager at Air Whitsunday Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Valerielc1, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight with Air Whitsunday Seaplane, however I do apologise you did not enjoy the snorkelling aspect. Regarding your comments regarding the condition of our reef, I feel compelled to inform you...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Memorable day

The flights to Whithaven Bay & then to the Barrier Reef were a wonderful experience. A little expensive, but to us worth every dollar. We would certainly recommend the flights and also Gus the pilot.

2  Thank SteveandMarianne
AirWhitsunday, Operations Manager at Air Whitsunday Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Hello SteveandMarianne, Thank you very much for your review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us and glad you found it value for money. I will be sure to pass your kind words onto Gus. Thank you again.

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