Pickup: Airlie Beach
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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As per flight schedule
Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP), Lascelles Avenue, Gunyarra
January - December
Closed on Christmas Day
Tour time: approx 3 hours 20 minutes
Flying time: approx 1 hour 20 minutes
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