Whitsundays Seaplane Flight and Snorkel Tour | PAN

Tour Code: 527

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane, Glass Bottom Boat, Hardy Reef, Whitehaven Beach
  • Taking off and landing on the Great Barrier Reef in a seaplane is simply breathtaking as is the scenery on this tour
  • Seeing the swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet and then landing there for a swim is a real treat 
  • Snorkelling in a private coral lagoon far away from the crowds and then seeing the reef from a glass bottom boat
  • This is an exclusive half day tour that provides the ultimate experiences to see the very best attractions in the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef 

Included In Price

  • Transfers from/to Airlie Beach
  • Scenic flight over the Whitsunday islands and inland, Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • In-flight commentary
  • Approximately two (2) hours at Air Whitsunday Seaplanes’ private lagoon, comprising of snorkeling, coral viewing and relaxing on our glass bottom boat
  • One hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • All snorkeling equipment, snorkeling tuition and flotation devices
  • Australian sparkling wine and 100% fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of Australian brand snacks
  • Wet Suit/Lycra Suit (available upon request)

Our Whitsundays Seaplane flight and snorkel tour is the ultimate flight and snorkel tour combined to give guests the whole view of the islands and an underwater experience of the famous Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef on a wonderful half day tour.

Whitsundays Seaplane and Snorkel Tour Inclusions

  • Scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and inland, Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Approximately two hours at our private coral lagoon at Hardy Reef, comprising of snorkelling, coral viewing and relaxing on our glass bottom boat
  • One hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • Transfer to/from Airlie Beach to Seaplane Departure point
  • Snorkelling equipment, tuition, flotation devices
  • Sparkling wine, fruit juice, spring water and snacks
  • In-flight commentary
  • Lycra Sun suit on request

This half day seaplane tour is the perfect option for cruise ship passengers visiting Airlie Beach.

Courtesy Coach Transfers from Airlie Beach Accommodation

One of our friendly staff members will meet you near or at your accommodation house in Airlie Beach in our coach.

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

Upon arrival to our Seaplane flight terminal in Proserpine you will be provided with a lycra sun suit to wear in the water whilst snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Seaplane Flight From Whitsunday Coast Airport

As our Seaplane aircraft are amphibious you will take off on the airport runway and then commence your scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to the world famous 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 visit.

Seaplane Landing at 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 an hour of picnic lunch, explore and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays.

Depart Whitehaven Beach

Enjoy your first Seaplane water 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.

Arrive Great Barrier Reef

All Seaplane tours to this private lagoon are scheduled around low tide; being surrounded by a reef wall it creates a suspended coral lagoon for the Seaplane to land.

Our guests are able to take advantage of snorkeling, while rejuvenating in the refreshing waters amongst ancient coral gardens teeming with vibrant colourful marine life.

During low tide our location is only 2-6 metres deep providing the first time snorkeller with more confidence due to the comfortable conditions, while the more experienced can enjoy the abundance of sea life and coral that the added protection of the reef wall has provided.

Depart the Great Barrier Reef

Say goodbye to our private lagoon as your Seaplane takes off again from the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon and 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, the Molle group of islands and beautiful Airlie Beach.

Seaplane lands at Whitsunday Coast Airport and guests are returned to their Airlie Beach accommodation.

Note:- Window seats cannot be guaranteed due to weight balance of the aircraft, the pilot will allocate your seats

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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
  • Airlie Beach
  • Hardy Reef - Stop included for glass bottom boat tour
  • Heart Reef
  • Whitehaven Beach - Stop Included
  • Hill Inlet
  • Molle Group Islands
  • Hayman Island
  • Hamilton Island
  • Hook Island
  • Hook Reef
  • Bait Reef
  • Barb Reef
  • Conway National PRK
  • Proserpine River
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day


Tour time: approx. 4 hours 50 minutes
Flying time: approx. 1 hour 50 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 3 passengers to operate
  • Swimwear and towel (wear swimmers - there are no changing facilities on our vessels)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Camera and/or video camera
  • Light jacket for cooler months (late May, June, July & August)
  • Prescription mask for snorkeling if required
  • 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.

Whitsundays Seaplane Flight and Snorkel Tour | PAN

Tour Code: 527

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane, Glass Bottom Boat, Hardy Reef, Whitehaven Beach



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

Child: au$535.00
Family: au$2,205.00

Tour Code: 527



13 yrs & over

3 - 12 yrs

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+61 427 074 745
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