Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour
The best way to see the Whitsundays: from the air and land. Snorkel at a private, pristine Great Barrier Reef location, visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach, experience a water landing and let the magic of the Whitsundays take your breath away!
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- Experience scenic views of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef from the air
- Relax on the world-famous Whitehaven Beach
- Admire the underwater world from a private semi-submersible
DescriptionWitness the finest the region has to offer in one half day tour and enjoy the incredible land and seascapes of the World Heritage listed Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from both the air and on the surface. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of our friendly front office team. After a quick check-in you will be issued with a stinger suit and then given a video briefing before leaving the terminal to alight your seaplane. Take off on the airport runway and then commence your scenic flight to Whitehaven Beach. Take in the sights of Shute Harbour, Long Island, Daydream Island and the Whitsunday Passage before flying between Hook Island and Whitsunday Island. As you approach Whitehaven Beach you will start to see the stunning swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Your 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. Arrive at Whitehaven Beach, 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 a picnic lunch, explore and recline in the crystal clear waters with turtles and rays. Enjoy your first 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. Then travel to the Great Barrier Reef private location. 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. View coral from our private semi-submersible. The vessel has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, along with easy access into the water. Say goodbye to our private lagoon as you take off again from the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon and commence the flight back to the airport. On the return flight you get to tale in more views of the Great Barrier Reef along with Hayman Island the northern side of Hook Island and the Molle group of islands.
IncludesScenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Whitsunday Islands National Park, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and Heart Reef Two hours in a private semi-submersible in a sheltered snorkeling lagoon One hour visit to Whitehaven Beach (beach umbrella provided) Snorkeling equipment, protective suit, flotation device, and snorkeling instruction Light refreshments and Australian-brand snacks throughout the tour In-flight commentary Transportation to and from the meeting point Towels Prescription snorkeling masks
- The exact time of departure or arrival is not guaranteed. All flights are subject to time changes due to weather, tides, and other variables
- You must call (07) 4946 9111, 24 hours before your flight to reconfirm and ensure the time of the flight has not changed due to tides or weather conditions
- Be sure to bring a camera, a hat, swimwear, and a towel, as well as a prescription mask if required
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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