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  • Whitsunday Region, QLD
  • 07 4946 9111
  • Terminal One, Whitsunday Airport, Shute Harbour Road
    Airlie Beach, 4802
    QLD
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Air Whitsunday

  • Tour
  • Cruise / Boat / Water-Based
  • Guided Tour
  • Scenic Flight
  • Snorkelling / Diving

Air Whitsunday pioneered seaplane services to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands in 1973. Having a fleet of amphibious aircraft's providing unsurpassed products that continues to grow providing the opportunity to glimpse the enormity of the Great Barrier Reef; stretching over a curved horizon; to the glistening white silica sands of the famous Whitehaven Beach - all from the ultimate perspective of seaplane comfort.

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  • Outer Reef and Beach Scenic

    This is the most comprehensive scenic flight on offer in the Whitsunday region taking in all the sights of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and over the Coral Sea to Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Lagoon and The River and of course scenic views directly over Heart Reef (only seen by air). This tour has been voted one of the top ten aerial flights in the world. 

  • Palm Bay Escape

    Fly in style by Seaplane to Palm Bay Resort; a beautiful boutique resort nestled in the neck of Long Island, one of the iconic islands of the Great Barrier Reef. With their very own secluded private cove, Palm Bay offers extensive views to the Whitsunday passage and Coral Sea. Offering complete tranquility and seclusion, Palm Bay has been designed to intricately blend into its natural surroundings. Day guests of Palm Bay Resort can access all of the resort facilities including the newly renovated fully equipped guest kitchen and Palm Bay Bar. Other facilities include the poolside dining area as well as the Palm Blue Day Spa, beach pavilion and lounge space, media room, tennis courts, nature walks and kayaks. The front desk reception and friendly resort staff available are available 24/7 to assist you. Spending a minimum of six hours at the resort guests get to really enjoy what a tranquil island Palm Bay is. 

  • Panorama Tour

    Departing daily, Our Signature tour 4.5hrs of spectacular scenery! Our seaplanes showcase the amazing expanse of the Great Barrier Reef from above sea level before landing and transferring to our private semi- submersible at Hardy Reef to experience its beauty from below sea level. Enjoy two hours of coral viewing and snorkelling from the comfort of our glass bottom boat moored inside the calm confined waters of Hardy Lagoon; a coral suspended lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef marine park. Easy access into the water from the rear platform of the vessel ensures passengers of all snorkelling skill levels can enjoy this exclusive reef location in ease. The vessel also has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas and is equipped with all snorkelling equipment and flotation devices. All tours to our location are scheduled around low tide and being surrounded by a reef wall it creates a tranquil coral lagoon for the aircraft to land in and the guests to snorkel in. 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 marine life and coral that the added protection of the reef wall has provided. Enjoy aerial views of Shute Harbour, the Whitsunday Islands, Hook, Hardy and Heart Reefs from above and explore this amazing underwater world from below! Groups are restricted to a maximum of 22 people to ensure that you receive the very best of Air Whitsunday's friendly attention. Snorkelling assistance and tuition is provided. All ages and fitness levels are catered for. Limited numbers and exclusive use ensure small groups and dedicated service from your pilot. Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style by seaplane. Your aircraft will provide outstanding aerial opportunity for picture postcard photography over the amazing swirling sands of Hill Inlet and the expansive stretch of world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Land gracefully at an area of the beach with few or no other visitors where you are free to relax, sunbathe, swim and explore this remarkable pure silica beach. Absolute luxury!

  • Reef Adventure

    Departing daily, our seaplanes showcase the amazing expanse of the Great Barrier Reef from above sea level before landing and transferring to our private semi- submersible at Hardy Reef to experience its beauty from below sea level. Enjoy two hours of coral viewing and snorkelling from the comfort of our glass bottom boat moored inside the calm confined waters of Hardy Lagoon; a coral suspended lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef marine park. Easy access into the water from the rear platform of the vessel ensures passengers of all snorkelling skill levels can enjoy this exclusive reef location in ease. The vessel also has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas and is equipped with all snorkelling equipment and flotation devices. All tours to our location are scheduled around low tide and being surrounded by a reef wall it creates a tranquil coral lagoon for the aircraft to land in and the guests to snorkel in. 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 marine life and coral that the added protection of the reef wall has provided. Enjoy aerial views of Shute Harbour, the Whitsunday Islands, Hook, Hardy and Heart Reefs from above and explore this amazing underwater world from below! Groups are restricted to a maximum of 22 people to ensure that you receive the very best of Air Whitsunday's friendly attention. Snorkelling assistance and tuition is provided. All ages and fitness levels are catered for. Limited numbers and exclusive use ensure small groups and dedicated service from your pilot.

  • Reef and Whitehaven Discovery

    See all the sights that the Outer Reef & Beach Scenic Flight has to offer and relax on the world-famous Whitehaven beach itself. Take in the stunning scenery and iconic sights on our signature scenic flight including Heart Reef, The Outer Reef and Hill Inlet before landing on the turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach for one hour to relax, rejuvenate and explore.

  • Whitehaven Experience

    Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style by seaplane. Flights depart daily and include a spectacular direct scenic flight over the Whitsunday Passage and islands. Your aircraft will perform aerial work over the amazing swirling sands of Hill Inlet and the expansive stretch of world-famous Whitehaven Beach for that perfect postcard photograph. Land gracefully at an area of the beach with few or no other visitors where you are free to relax, sunbathe, swim and explore this remarkable pure silica beach. Absolute luxury! Limited numbers and exclusive use ensure small groups and dedicated service from your pilot. Miles Above The Rest!