Airlie Beach Helicopter Flights - Snorkelling - Heart Reef - Whitehaven Beach

Tour Code: 829

Departing: Airlie Beach

Cruise & Fly & Island Tour
  • A fabulous scenic flight combo package tour deal with a boat cruise to a pontoon to snorkel the reef and then a helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef to Hamilton Island and a boat cruise back to Airlie Beach in a one day tour.
  • At 7.30am check in for your Great Barrier Reef tour in Airlie Beach and spend 2.5 hours on the interactive Reefworld Pontoon at Hardy Reef.
  • Enjoy a 35 minute scenic helicopter flight from Reefworld around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, past all the icons such as Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet back to Airlie Beach.
  • Spend 1.5 hours exploring Hamilton Island at your leisure and then ride the catamaran back thru the Whitsunday Islands to Airlie Beach.

Included In Price

  • One way Great Barrier Reef tour from Airlie Beach to Hardy Reef Reefworld Pontoon
  • Spend 2.5 hours at Reefworld Pontoon - Heart Reef
  • Spend 1.5 hours at Hamilton Island
  • All snorkelling gear and wetsuits provided on Reefworld Pontoon
  • Buffet luncheon on the pontoon
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Semi-submersible submarine tours
  • 35 minute one-way helicopter flight with scenic views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef on the return flight to Airlie Beach

Fabulous Airlie Beach combo package tour deal that combines a Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour to an interactive pontoon on Hardy Reef and a scenic helicopter flight to Hamilton Island and a boat cruise back to Airlie Beach all in just 1 day of fun.

What to Expect

Discover an unmatched Great Barrier Reef tour experience with our exclusive Airlie Beach helicopter ride and Great Barrier Reef tour combo package. This all-encompassing air tour combines a snorkelling excursion to the Reefworld outer reef interactive pontoon, a scenic helicopter flight, a leisurely boat cruise, and a visit to Hamilton Island offering a full day of multiple adventures and stunning aerial views.

Features & Highlights

Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Tour

Luxurious Catamaran Trip:
  • Start your day by boarding a state-of-the-art fast catamaran at Port of Airlie at 7:30 AM, setting sail towards Hardy Reef.
Interactive Reefworld Pontoon:
  • Enjoy 2.5 hours on the Reefworld pontoon. This floating platform is equipped with snorkelling facilities and an underwater viewing chamber to observe the rich marine life.
  • Take advantage of a tropical buffet lunch and guided snorkelling sessions, providing a close-up encounter with the reef's vibrant coral and fish varieties. Ride around the coral reef in the semi-submersible submarine or watch the underwater activity from the viewing chamber under the platform where you can see all the activity of the reef without getting wet.   

Scenic Helicopter Flight to Hamilton Island

Helicopter Journey:
  • After your Hardy Reef Reefworld adventure, embark on a thrilling 35-minute helicopter flight. Soar over iconic Whitsunday landmarks including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet, offering panoramic views that are perfect for photo enthusiasts.
Hamilton Island Exploration:
  • The helicopter lands on Hamilton Island, where you have 1.5 hours to explore its beauty at your leisure. This part of the day allows for relaxation or adventure on one of the Whitsundays' most famous islands before heading back to Airlie Beach on the boat.

Relaxing Cruise Back to Airlie Beach

Scenic Return:
  • Conclude your day with a relaxing cruise back to Airlie Beach on a luxury catamaran. Travel through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands, unwinding as you reflect on the day's experiences.

Additional Tour Details

  • Early morning check-in ensures a timely departure and a full day of activities.
  • Advanced booking is highly  recommended due to the daily limited seat availability, ensuring an exclusive experience.
Tour Duration:
  • This full-day tour is perfectly structured to maximize both your time and enjoyment, offering a unique blend of activities that showcase the beauty of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.

This Airlie Beach helicopter and reef combo package tour is an excellent choice for those wanting to experience the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef from every perspective—below the water, from above, and along its stunning islands. Whether you're snorkelling among colourful marine life, flying over dramatic seascapes, or cruising past idyllic islands, this Airlie Beach Great Barrier Reef combo tour promises unforgettable memories and breathtaking sights to remember for a lifetime.

See all scenic helicopter rides from Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach, Townsville, Cairns and Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

7.30am check in at Port of Airlie for Great Barrier Reef tour

Departure Instructions

Departs from Port of Airlie

  • Heart Reef
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • Hardy Reef
  • Hamilton Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Approximately 2.5 hours at Reefworld Pontoon
Approximately 35 minutes on helicopter flight
Approximately 1.5 hours on Hamilton Island

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active


Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb


Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • For legal and safety reasons all passengers are weighed prior to boarding helicopter flights – individual weights in excess of 110kg will incur an extra seat surcharge.
  • Combined body weights per two passengers booking’s in excess of 180 kg’s will incur an extra seat surcharge.
  • Maximum per seat weight is 130 kg’s.

Towels and items for swimming in soft carry bag to not exceed 5kgs

As per aviation policy one child per flight

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • Flights cancelled under 48 hours notice – no refunds
  • If passengers elect not to travel due to weather conditions but flights are still operational, 100% cancellation fee will apply

Airlie Beach Helicopter Flights - Snorkelling - Heart Reef - Whitehaven Beach

Tour Code: 829

Departing: Airlie Beach

Cruise & Fly & Island Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$580.00
Family: au$2,420.00

Tour Code: 829



14 yrs & over

3 - 13 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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