Airlie Beach Seaplane Flight Exclusive Private Lagoon|RAF

Tour Code: 526

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Exclusive Seaplane Flight Private Lagoon
  • Departing from Airlie Beach and taking off and landing on water for the very first time in a seaplane is quite an experience and especially so on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and a private lagoon for you to snorkel 
  • This is like an exclusive private charter tour on a seaplane flying to a private lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef to go snorkelling and enjoy a glass bottom boat tour and a semi submersible vessel.
  • The views on our low level seaplane flights above the Whitsunday Islands are quite spectacular as we fly over iconic places such as Heart Reef
  • Taking the opportunity to just sit, relax and admire being surrounded such beauty and sharing a sparkling wine and some snacks with loved one’s 

Included In Price

  • Transfers from/to Airlie Beach
  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, northern Whitsunday Islands and Whitsunday hinterland (incl Conway National Park)
  • In-flight commentary
  • Approximately two (2) hours at our private reef location, comprising of coral viewing, relaxing on glass bottom boat and snorkeling
  • All snorkeling equipment, snorkeling tuition and flotation devices for inexperienced snorkelers
  • Australian sparkling wine and 100% fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of Australian brand snacks
  • Wet Suit/Lycra Suit (available upon request)

Take off from Airlie Beach on an exclusive seaplane ride that will take you soaring over the Conway National Park and onto the world famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia. See all the famous landmarks such as Heart Reef and then land in our private coral lagoon to snorkel.

Our seaplane flights are the things dreams are made of and we make those dreams come to life everyday with our Great Barrier Reef scenic flights from Airlie Beach on our half day tours.

Some of the highlights is flying over Heart Reef and getting some great photo shots and being in our own private semi-submersible vessel in our own coral lagoon to enjoy snorkeling and a glass bottom boat tour. 

After our coach pick-ups are done to collect our guests from their accommodation in Airlie Beach we get everyone flight prepared and set for our Great Barrier Reef tour.   

On this seaplane flight we take off from the runway at the Whitsunday Coast Airport and begin our flying journey.  

On our low level seaplane flights you will see the mountain peaks emerging from the azure blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, remote coral cays in intricate woven patterns, white sandy beaches and even marine life as they cruise around the in the Whitsundays .

We land on the water at Hardy Reef and begin our snorkel tour and glass bottom boat tours around these private coral gardens.

We will enjoy several hours here as we snorkel around and enjoy time in and out of the water.

Our seaplane crew will prepare a light snack and celebratory drink of sparkling wine, fruit juice, or water along with some nice cheese and crackers.

Once we ascend into the air again we fly around the iconic places of the Whitsunday Islands and reefs.Your seaplane pilot will point out Heart Reef, Hook Reef and many other wonderful views out the windows. 

On this seaplane flight we even get to see the lush green national parks that surround the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Note:- Window seats cannot be guaranteed due to weight balance of the aircraft, the pilot will allocate your seats

See more Whitsundays scenic flight options for Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. 

Complimentary 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.

During your comfortable 30 minute drive to the airport you will be asked to check-in and watch a safety video on iPad. Upon arrival to our terminal you will be provided a lycra sun suit.

Depart Whitsunday Coast Airport

As our seaplanes are amphibious and you will take off on the airport runway and then commence your scenic flight to the Great Barrier Reef.

Take in the sights of Whitsunday hinterland, Conway National Park and Airlie Beach before flying between Hook Island and Hayman Island over to the dark blue depths of the Coral Sea.

As you approach the Great Barrier Reef you will start to see the stunning azure shades and formations of Bait Reef, Hook Reef and Hardy Lagoon.

Your seaplane pilot will then point out Heart Reef to you and perform aerial work atop of the Heart Reef to capture that picture perfect postcard shot.

Then experience an exhilarating water landing as you dock alongside our private semi submersible vessel.

Arrive Hardy Lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef

Our seaplane flight tours to our private mooring at Hardy Reef coral lagoon are scheduled around each low tide to enable us to land our seaplane next to the lagoon. 

The fun then begins as we don our sorkel gear and begin to explore these brilliant coral gardens and colourful 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.

Depart Great Barrier Reef

Say goodbye to our private lagoon as you take off again in your seaplane from the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon and 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 the northern side of Hook Island and the Molle group of islands.

Return to Whitsunday Coast Airport

See more seaplane flights on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Only 22 Guests

Please note groups on our exclusive Hardy Lagoon seaplane tours are retricted to a maximum of only 22 guests to ensure a wonderful personalised tour of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Tour times may vary

Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

  • Be at pick up location 30 minutes early to ensure pick up
  • Airlie Beach
  • Whitsunday inland and islands
  • Bait Reef
  • Hook Reef
  • Hardy Reef
  • Barb Reef
  • Heart Reef
  • Hardy Reef - Stop included for glass bottom boat tour
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Tour time: approx 3 hours 20 minutes
Flying time: approx 1 hour 20 minutes

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Window seats cannot be guaranteed “due to weight and balance of the aircraft, the pilot will allocate your seats”
  • Tour duration listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type, weather conditions and if any island or yacht pick-ups are included in the schedule.
  • Please note this tour requires a minimum of 3 passengers to operate
  • Swimwear and towel (guests to wear their swimmers - no changing facilities on vessels)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Camera and/or video camera
  • Light jacket for cooler months (late May, June, July & August)
  • Prescription mask for snorkeling if required
  • Drinking water

  • Children 3-12 years old occupy their own seats.
  • Infants under the age of 3 years sit on the parents lap free of charge.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • All reservations cancelled within 24 hours of departure will result in a 100% cancellation fee that will be charged to the supplied credit card.
  • All reservations cancelled more than 24 hours prior to departure are entitled to a full refund, no fees and charges incurred.
  • If passengers elect not to travel due to weather conditions but flights are still operational and deemed safe to fly, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
  • The pilot makes a weather decision at the most accurate time of the day of flight, if the conditions are deemed unsafe and unsuitable for flying then all flights will be cancelled – at no charge
  • Reconfirmation is required 24 hours prior to departure by calling the operator direct between the hours of 0700hrs and 1930hrs.
  • Failure to reconfirm your tour or failure to advise Air Whitsunday Seaplanes of other tours, plans or travels you may have on the day of your tour may affect your tour.
  • We do not recommend booking other tours on the same day due to possible schedule changes
  • Each passenger must be ready at the departure point at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled flight times otherwise the carrier may forfeit the passenger’s seat allocation and reallocate the same and the carrier shall be under no liability whatsoever to the passengers in respect of such forfeiture and reallocation.

Airlie Beach Seaplane Flight Exclusive Private Lagoon|RAF

Tour Code: 526

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Exclusive Seaplane Flight Private Lagoon



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

Child: au$440.00
Family: au$1,800.00

Tour Code: 526



13 yrs & over

3 - 12 yrs

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

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