Whitehaven Experience

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane and Whitehaven Beach Landing
  • Landing gracefully on the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef in a seaplane on our half day tour
  • Seeing the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island from a low level scenic seaplane flight is simply breathtaking
  • Swimming in the gin clear waters on Whitehaven Beach and celebrating with a sparkling wine and cheese and crackers are what dreams are made of
  • Flying over the Whitsundays in a seaplane during June to September and spotting whales from above

Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style on a scenic flight. Take a Seaplane flight and swim at Whitehaven Beach for a day and soar above the lush green islands in the Whitsundays on our half day tour.

Your seaplane aircraft will provide outstanding aerial opportunity for picture-postcard photography over the amazing swirling sand of Hill Inlet and mesmerising Whitehaven Beach.

Your skillful pilot will provide a smooth landing on the ocean where you will alight and swim freely in the azure blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday Islands.

This is the perfect half day tour for cruise ship passengers or those looking for a spectacular way to see the Great Barrier Reef in the shortest amount of time. 

Pick-up from Airlie Beach

One of our friendly seaplane staff members will meet you near or at your accommodation house in Airlie Beach area approximately 1 hour prior to your seaplane flight departure.

During your comfortable 30 minute drive to the airport you will be asked to check-in and watch a safety video on iPad.

Depart Whitsunday Coast Airport

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

Take in the sights of Conway National Park, Long Island, Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday Passage before flying to Whitsunday Island.

As you approach Whitehaven Beach you will start to see the stunning swirling sands of Hill Inlet.

Your seaplane pilot will perform aerial work atop of Hill Inlet to capture that picture perfect postcard shot before touching down on the aquamarine waters of Whitehaven Beach for a relaxing one hour and half visit.

Arrive Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is frequently voted as one of the world’s top ten beaches, this striking stretch of silica beach on Whitsunday Island National Park is the perfect location to enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks, explore and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays.

Depart Whitehaven Beach

Enjoy your first water take off in a seaplane as you set course for home.

Return to Whitsunday Coast Airport

Note: Window seats cannot be guaranteed due to weight and balance of the seaplane, the pilot will allocate your seats.

See more Seaplane flights over the Whitsunday Islands.

Included In Price

  • Transfers from Airlie Beach
  • Fruit juice and spring water
  • Assortment of snacks and treats
  • Australian sparkling wine
  • Beach umbrellas
  • In-flight commentary
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Varies daily as tide dependant

Departure Instructions

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP), Lascelles Avenue, Gunyarra

Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Conway National Park
  • Molle Group of Islands
  • Whitsunday Passage
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Hill Inlet
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Tour time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Seaplane Flying time: approx 50 minutes

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information

This seaplane tour requires a minimum of 4 guests Maximum of 10 guests

  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Light jacket in Winter

  • Infants under the age of 2 can sit on parents lap free of charge
  • Children 2 -1 2 years occupy their own seats

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.


  • Strict but fair 24hrs Cancellation Policy.
  • 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.
  • All no shows or cancelations on the day of travel – 100% cancelation fee applies.
  • Reconfirmation is required the day prior to travel by telephoning the supplier between the hours of 0700hrs and 1930hrs. The carrier will not be held liable for missed flights, boats, tenders or any other tours booked on the same day because of passengers not advising and not re-confirming all flight details the day prior.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Seaplane Flight and Swim Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays |WHB

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane and Whitehaven Beach Landing



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

Child: au$260.00
Family: au$1,088.00

Tour Code: 525



13 yrs & over

2 - 12 yrs

0 - 1 yrs

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

You May Also Like