Reef & Whitehaven Discovery | DISC

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane and swim at Whitehaven Beach
  • See the very best iconic landmarks in the Whitsunday Island on our best of the Whitsundays scenic flight
  • Fly over the most photographed places such as Heart Reef and Hardy Lagoon for amazing photographs
  • The pilots will show off with a touch and go water landing on the reef so guests can experience the sensation of landing
  • You pilot will descend down to 500 feet to take in the sights of the reef and marine life such as whales, dolphins and turtles 

See the very best iconic landmarks in the Whitsunday Islands on our best of the Whitsundays seaplane scenic flights

With pick ups from Airlie Beach we begin our seaplane flight over the Great Barrier Reef to some of the most photographed places such as Heart Reef and Hardy Lagoon for amazing photographs

Our pilots like to show off a little and allow our guests to experience a touch and go water landing in a seaplane.

Spend an hour exploring Whitehaven Beach and take a swim in the cool water.

Pick-up from Airlie Beach area

One of our Seaplane team members will meet you near or at your accommodation house in Airlie Beach area approximately 1 hour prior to scenic 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 Great Barrier Reef scenic flight to beautiful 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 an exhilarating touching down on the aquamarine waters of Whitehaven Beach for a relaxing one hour visit.

Arrive Whitehaven Beach

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 explore and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays.

Depart Whitehaven Beach

Enjoy an exciting water runway take off as you set course for the Great Barrier Reef.

Fly over the dark blue Coral Sea before taking in the stunning sights of Bait Reef, Hook and Hardy Lagoon before flying atop of stunning Heart Reef.

Depart The Great Barrier Reef

Perform an exhilarating touch-n-go seaplane landing within the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon and say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef as we commence the scenic 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, Hook Island Airlie Beach town and Whitsunday hinterland.

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 flight options from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island.

Included In Price

  • Transfers from Airlie Beach
  • Assortment of snacks and treats
  • In-flight commentary
  • Australian sparkling wine
  • Beach umbrella
  • Fruit juice and spring water
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
  • Hill Inlet
  • Molle Group of Islands
  • Hayman Island
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Hook Island
  • Hook Reef
  • Hardy Reef
  • Barb Reef
  • Heart Reef
  • Conway National
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Tour time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Seaplane Flying time: 1 hour 20 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 Flights See The Best of the Whitsundays | DISC

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane and swim at Whitehaven Beach



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

Child: au$365.00
Family: au$1,580.00

Tour Code: 725



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

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