Pickup: Airlie Beach
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
This half day seaplane tour is the perfect option for cruise ship passengers visiting Airlie Beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
As per booking confirmation - Varies daily as tide dependant
January - December
Closed Christmas Day
4 Hours 50 minutes after departure
Tour times vary depending on aircraft utilised and if island pickups are included
Infants under the age of 2 years sit on the parents’ lap free of charge. Children 2-12 years old 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.
Pickup: Airlie Beach