Hamilton Island Helicopter Fly/Fly Reef Snorkelling & Pontoon

Tour Code: 683

Departing: Hamilton Island

Pickup: Hamilton Island

Whitehaven Beach - Hardy Reef - Heart Reef
  • This is the express way to see all the icons of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in a day
  • Flying in a helicopter and circling the iconic Heart Reef
  • Seeing beautiful Whitehaven Beach and its shimmering white silica sand surrounded by the brilliant azure waters
  • Spend 2 hours at Reefworld snorkelling in the coral gardens at Hardy Reef
  • Take a picture of the helicopter scenery below the Perspex windows down to the reef

Included In Price

  • Approx 90 minutes at Reefworld on Hardy Reef
  • Helicopter flight out to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Helicopter return flight to Hamilton Island
  • Fly over Whitehaven Beach
  • Fly over Heart Reef
  • Use of Snorkelling gear and pontoon facilities
  • Sparkling wine & Water

Take off from Hamilton Island on a scenic helicopter flight to the outer reef pontoon at Hardy Reef for 2 hours of snorkelling and coral viewing from the Cruise Whitsundays floating pontoon. Enjoy a visit to the underwater viewing room.

What to Expect

Set out on a captivating helicopter scenic flight aerial journey from Hamilton Island with our Fly/Fly Reef Discovery tour. Experience the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef from above with scenic helicopter flights and immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world from the Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld floating pontoon that sits on the Hardy Reef. Your total tour time is 3 hours with your helicopter flight and the time to spend on the outer Great Barrier Reef to enjoy snorkelling in the coral gardens.

Features and Highlights

Helicopter Scenic Flight

Spectacular Aerial Views:
Informative Commentary:
  • Throughout the helicopter flight, receive insightful commentary about the landmarks and natural wonders below, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Reefworld Pontoon Experience

Snorkelling and Coral Viewing:
  • Upon arriving at the Reefworld Hardy Reef's floating pontoon, dive into a 90-minute snorkelling session where you can explore lush coral gardens teeming with marine life.
Underwater Viewing Chamber:
  •  For those who prefer to stay dry, the underwater viewing chamber offers a window into the colourful reef habitat, allowing you to witness the reef's dynamic ecosystem up close, a perfect option for non-swimmers.

Convenience and Comfort

Seamless Transitions:
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickups and returns included in your package, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience from start to finish.
Safety First:
  • Begin your tour with a comprehensive safety briefing at the Hamilton Island Air Terminal, making sure you feel secure and informed throughout your adventure.

Personalized Experience

Small Group Excursion:
  • With intimate group sizes, your experience is enhanced by a more personalised approach, allowing for a memorable and exclusive reef adventure.

This Fly/Fly Whitsundays Reef Discovery tour is an exceptional way to experience the Great Barrier Reef, combining the thrill of helicopter flights with the beauty of underwater exploration. Whether you're soaring above one of the world's most famous reefs or snorkelling amongst its abundant marine life, this tour promises breathtaking views and unforgettable moments.

Learn more about Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef and the Great Barrier Reef in Places to See.

See all helicopter rides from Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach.

Fly Fly Tour Description

Hamilton Island Hotel pickup, safety briefing & tour check-in

Included in your Hamilton Island Fly/Fly Reef Discovery package is a complimentary hotel pick up (selected hotels only). Once we arrive at the Hamilton Island Air Terminal our friendly team will take you through our safety briefing and check you in for your tour.

Helicopter Scenic flight to Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld

Depart from Hamilton Island by helicopter, fly over Heart Reef, Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach
Spend 90 minutes at Cruise Whitsundays Reefworld
A floating pontoon on outer Barrier Reef at Hardy’s Reef, snorkelling and underwater viewing chamber

Return scenic helicopter flight to Hamilton Island

Return transfers to hotel

Complimentary ground transfers to selected hotels on Hamilton Island

See more Hamilton Island Scenic Flights and Tours

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Hamilton Island

Departure Time

As per confirmed booking

Departure Instructions

As per confirmed booking

Pickup Locations

Hamilton Island

  • Pick up time will be confirmed at time of booking
  • Heart Reef
  • Hill Inlet
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hardy's Reef
  • Heart Reef
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Hill Inlet
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


3 Hours

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium


For legal and safety reasons all passengers are weighed prior to boarding – 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.

Weight: Up to 130 Kg / 287 Lb

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Cash for drinks and snacks
  • You are welcome to bring along your own food from in-room dining or from one of the islands take away outlets.

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 with over 24 hours notice – 30% cancellation fee

Flights cancelled on the day of departure – 100% cancellation fee

If passengers elect not to travel due to weather conditions but flights are still operational, 100% cancellation fee will apply

Hamilton Island Helicopter Fly/Fly Reef Snorkelling & Pontoon

Tour Code: 683

Departing: Hamilton Island

Pickup: Hamilton Island

Whitehaven Beach - Hardy Reef - Heart Reef



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

Child: au$930.00
Family: au$3,720.00

Tour Code: 683



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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