Reef Adventure Flight

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane, snorkelling, glass bottom boat
  • Taking off and landing on water for the very first time in a seaplane is quite an experience and especially so on the Great Barrier Reef
  • This is like a private charter tour on a seaplane flying to a private lagoon to go snorkelling and enjoy a glass bottom boat tour
  • The views on our low level seaplane flights are quite spectacular as we fly over iconic places such as Heart Reef
  • Taking the opportunity to just sit, relax and admire being surrounded such beauty and sharing a sparkling wine and some snacks with loved one’s 

Take off from Airlie Beach on a seaplane ride that will take you soaring over the Conway National Park and onto the world famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia. See all the famous landmarks such as Heart Reef and then land in our exclusive coral enclosed private lagoon to snorkel.

Our seaplane flights are the things dreams are made of and we make those dreams come to life everyday with our Great Barrier Reef scenic flights from Airlie Beach on our half day tours.

After our coach pick-ups are done to collect our guests from their accommodation in Airlie Beach we get everyone flight prepared and set for our Great Barrier Reef tour.   
On this seaplane flight we take off from the runway at the Whitsunday Coast Airport and begin our flying journey.  

On our low level seaplane flights you will see the mountain peaks emerging from the azure blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, remote coral cays in intricate woven patterns, white sandy beaches and even marine life as they cruise around the in the Whitsundays .

We land on the water at Hardy Reef and begin our snorkel tour and glass bottom boat tours around these private coral gardens.

We will enjoy several hours here as we snorkel around and enjoy time in and out of the water.

Our seaplane crew will prepare a light snack and celebratory drink of sparkling wine, fruit juice, or water along with some nice cheese and crackers.

Once we ascend into the air again we fly around the iconic places of the Whitsunday Islands and reefs.Your seaplane pilot will point out Heart Reef, Hook Reef and many other wonderful views out the windows. 

On this seaplane flight we even get to see the lush green national parks that surround the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

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

See more Whitsundays scenic flight options 

Complimentary Pick-up from Airlie Beach area

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

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 terminal you will be provided a lycra sun suit.

Depart Whitsunday Coast Airport

As our seaplanes are amphibious and you will take off on the airport runway and then commence your scenic flight to the Great Barrier Reef.

Take in the sights of Whitsunday hinterland, Conway National Park and Airlie Beach before flying between Hook Island and Hayman Island over to the dark blue depths of the Coral Sea.

As you approach the Great Barrier Reef you will start to see the stunning azure shades and formations of Bait Reef, Hook Reef and Hardy Lagoon.

Your seaplane pilot will then point out Heart Reef to you and perform aerial work atop of the Heart Reef to capture that picture perfect postcard shot.

Then experience an exhilarating water landing as you dock alongside our private semi submersible submarine.

Arrive Great Barrier Reef

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

Our guests are able to take advantage of snorkelling, while rejuvenating in the refreshing waters amongst ancient coral gardens teeming with 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 Great Barrier Reef

Say goodbye to our private lagoon as you take off again in your seaplane 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 the northern side of Hook Island and the Molle group of islands.

Return to Whitsunday Coast Airport

See more seaplane flights on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Included In Price

  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, northern Whitsunday Islands and Whitsunday hinterland including Conway National Park
  • Approx 2 hours snorkeling and riding the glass bottom boat
  • Snorkeling equipment, tuition, flotation gear
  • Australia sparkling wine, 100% fruit juice, spring water, cheese and crackers
  • Transfer to/from Airlie Beach
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary
  • Stinger/wet suit upon request
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

As per flight schedule

Departure Instructions

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP), Lascelles Avenue, Gunyarra

Pickup Locations

Airlie Beach

  • Be at pick up location 30 minutes early to ensure pick up
  • Airlie Beach
  • Hardy Reef
  • Hardy Lagoon
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Bait Reef
  • Hook Reef
  • Barb Reef
  • Heart Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Closed on Christmas Day


Tour time: approx 3 hours 20 minutes
Flying time: approx 1 hour 20 minutes

Fitness Level Required


  • Swimwear
  • Prescription snorkelling mask if required
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Light jacket in Winter

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.

  • 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.

Whitsundays Seaplane Flight & Reef Snorkel Tour |RAF

Departing: Proserpine

Pickup: Airlie Beach

Seaplane, snorkelling, glass bottom boat



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

Child: au$420.00
Family: au$1,806.00

Tour Code: 526



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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