Departing: Airlie Beach
Pickup: Airlie Beach
Experience Heart Reef in the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef from above! 60 minute scenic flight includes all of the best Islands on the Great Barrier Reef
This Heart Reef Great Barrier Reef tour is the Whitsundays number 1 scenic flight taking guests over the world famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach and each passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
Experience the beautiful Whitsundays Islands & the Great Barrier Reef from above!
Our low level 60 minute scenic flight from Airlie Beach includes all of the best islands the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef have to offer.
See the iconic Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.
The Heart Reef & Island Great Barrier Reef tour is our signature scenic flight in Airlie Beach.
It’s easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, the amazing contrast of colours is something that should be experienced from both the air and snorkelling down below on a Whitsundays sailing holiday.
This a great way to see more of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef if you are a cruise ship passenger on limited time.
You'll see the island resorts dotted around the various outlying islands as you head toward the famous silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and the renowned Hill Inlet.
As a bonus our guests enjoy two passes of Australia's best beach, Whitehaven, and then head out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Included in your scenic tour is the world famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colours and patterns of Hardy Reef.
On board, everyone enjoys a window seat, a pilot commentary and superb views from our fleet of high wing aircraft.
This Heart Reef scenic flight is our most requested Whitsundays flight especially for couples who like to pop the question as we glide over the heart shaped coral reef below.
Book this Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach 60 minute flight and then jump on board a 2 – 3 night Whitsundays sail boat and sleep on the reef.
A scenic flight is the only way to see the Great Barrier Reef at its finest!
Our Whitsundays aircraft that are used for our Great Barrier Reef scenic flights offer all guests great views.
Most commonly, the GA8 Airvan is flown for the scenic flights over the Reef, please see details below:
The aircraft offers a fantastic platform for scenic flights with 8 seats in the aircraft, each with their own large window for easy viewing. The aircraft is a high wing construction, improving visibility out of either side of the aircraft.
The Airvan is manufactured in Australia and is designed specifically for Australian conditions.
Aside from excellent visibility, the aircraft features a large cabin and easy access through the sliding rear door. The Airvan is used frequently for our Great Barrier Reef scenic flights in Airlie Beach and Cairns.
Alternately we may use the Cessna 206
The Cessna 206 is a well-known utility aircraft. The Cessna 206 has been operating around the world for more than 50 years, with a simple and effective design making it cost effective and efficient in a variety of roles.
The 206 has a high payload for its size, and can comfortably seat up to 6 persons on board (5 passengers plus the pilot). We operate just one Cessna 206, which was refurbished in 2014, including new paint, interior, engine and passenger intercom system.
The aircraft is a high wing construction and offers great visibility. We offer the aircraft for private charter and use it to conduct regular scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.
(Please note the aircraft used are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the scenic flight operator.)
See more of our Whitsundays scenic flight tours over the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
Check in is 30 minutes prior to departure. Passengers that fail to arrive before this time may be classed as no-show.
January - December
Minimum numbers apply to some flights. We can also accommodate large groups across multiple aircraft. Please contact us for more information. Single passenger bookings for scenic flights may be facilitated in most instances, please contact to confirm.
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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.
Departing: Airlie Beach
Pickup: Airlie Beach