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GSL Aviation

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Address: Whitsunday Airport, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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+61 7 4946 9097
08:00 - 18:00
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GSL Aviation is your best value fixed wing operator in Airlie Beach. We...

GSL Aviation is your best value fixed wing operator in Airlie Beach. We offer a range of scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. GSL Aviation also offer island transfers and air charter. Our flights operate 7 days a week, with a courtesy bus available to/from hotels and town centre.

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Remarkable experience!

I did the 60 mins flight to great barrier reef and it was amazing! The flight was great! The pilot very nice and the staff very kind. We flew over the islands around here... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the 60 mins flight to great barrier reef and it was amazing! The flight was great! The pilot very nice and the staff very kind. We flew over the islands around here, whitsunday, hamilton,... to the great barrier reef - over the beautiful heart reef. It is a must thing to do when you are at airlie beach!

Thank Yamadap
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the one hour scenic flight as a transfer from Hamilton island to Airlie Beach. It was great. Each person gets their own window (fits 8 passengers) and they managed to fit our luggage. The pilot, Brendan was very pleasant and professional and the view of the reef has to be seen to be believed-looks like a giant opal!... More 

Thank luv2travelSydney
Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guys at GSL Aviation are fantastic, our original trip was cancelled due to bad conditions (I'm glad because it wouldn't have been as good), but they made every effort to accommodate us. The flight itself was both awesome for the views as well as information. Of course the main attractions are Hill Inlet and Heart Reef, the pilot did... More 

Thank NoelR1991
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went all out and booked a scenic helicopter flight for my new wife and I over Whitsunday Islands, Heart Reef and landing for picnic on Whitehaven Beach. No regrets. Reef is simply amazing over the air, whole new perspective then just a boat trip. Private picnic in front of our helicopter for the day on Whitehaven beach was just amazing,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Seeing the Great Barrier reef from the sky is amazing and could be one of the best ideas you have if you visit Australia! Simply great!!

Thank Cinzia A
Southport, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

All the staff was extremely professional and friendly. Thank you Sinead for the drive back to the hotel. We felt safe, in good hands and that was the best way to discover the Great Barrier Reef. The pilot was great and the comments really helpful all the way. I would recommend to everyone for sure. Thank you so much.

Thank PJessSanB
Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Want to go again! Never wanted to come back actually. Such a great experience and the perfect precursor to visiting Whitehaven Beach. Fly out of Shute Harbour, over Daydream, Hook Island, Hamilton, then do a couple passes of Whitehaven Beach before heading back home. This flight was awesome, and the pilot was excellent, bit of a sense humour, made the... More 

Thank MikeArdigan
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I've done everything from 3 night boats to day trips around Whitsundays but this was a great way for not to bad of a price to see and grasp it all. The pilot was nice and funny and the views are spectacular... Coming from a guy with a drone, I'm used to seeing the view from up there but this... More 

Thank Danny B
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the one hour scenic flight over the reef to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Pat, our pilot, was fantastic and gave us a great tour from the sky. I had the opportunity to sit in the co-pilot's seat and enjoyed every minute of it. It is money well spent to get a birds eye view... More 

Thank Leanne B
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I just wanted to see Heart Reef! We were limited with time in the area so we chose to fly. There it was, just like the magazine pictures! Wonderful way to see the area and the pilot flew around the most amazing route over and around some of the many Whitsunday islands. Very well organised and professional. We were picked... More 

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