Seaplane Scenic Flight Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Outer Reef | RBS

Tour Code: 524

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Great Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers
  • This is one of the most comprehensive scenic seaplane flights in the Whitsunday Islands to see it all.
  • This seaplane scenic flight ticks off the bucket list Great Barrier Reef icons, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hardy Reef
  • Experiencing a touch and go water landing on the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef with your skilful seaplane pilot at the controls. 
  • The seaplane seats a minimum of 4 passengers and a maximum of 10 so it feels like a private charter flight

Included In Price

  • Transfers from/to Airlie Beach
  • Seaplane scenic flight over the Outer Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday islands and Conway National Park
  • In-flight commentary
  • Touch-and-go water landing at the Great Barrier Reef (dependant on weather)

Seaplane scenic flight Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Outer Reef. One of the most comprehensive seaplane scenic flights on offer in the Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach. With flying time of 1 hour and 20 minutes we will show you all the icons you have dreamt about and seen in the brochures.

Our Whitsundays seaplane company originally discovered Heart Reef and we are proud to show it to our guests our way on our 1 hour 20 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands..

If you are visiting Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays on a cruise ship then this is a seaplane flight you simply cannot miss.

The perfect half day tour to see the Great Barrier Reef from above.

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 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 pilot will perform aerial work atop of Hill Inlet to capture that picture perfect postcard shot. 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 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 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 and the beautiful landscape of Whitsunday hinterland.

Return to Whitsunday Coast Airport.

See more seaplane flights on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday hinterland and islands (Molle Group Islands, Hayman Island, Whitsunday Island, Hook Island)
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • Great Barrier Reef (Hook Reef, Bait Reef, Hardy Reef, Barb Reef and Heart Reef),
  • Conway National Park
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Tour time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Flying time: 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 4 passengers to operate
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and/or video camera
  • 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.

Seaplane Scenic Flight Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Outer Reef | RBS

Tour Code: 524

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Great Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers



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

Child: au$300.00
Family: au$1,170.00

Tour Code: 524



13 yrs & over

3 - 12 yrs

0 - 2 yrs

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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