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Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

For a complete experience, fly in luxury seaplanes around the magnificent Whitsunday Islands, snorkel at an exclusive location inside Hardy Lagoon at the Great Barrier Reef, picnic on world famous Whitehaven Beach, and daytrip to award winning resorts. Enjoy scenic flights over Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and the stunning Whitsunday Islands.

Explore, Indulge, Discover, Experience Air Whitsunday Seaplanes.

Touring Options

Peppers Palm Bay Daytrip

Discover Peppers Palm Bay nestled amongst swaying palms fringing a private beach, this beautiful resort can be yours for the day. Transfer by seaplane with full use of retreat facilities and a main course lunch selection from the menu at La Rivera Restuarant.

Hayman Island Daytrip

Indulge in the exotic and sample one of the Leading Hotels of the World for a day. Fly to Hayman Island and enjoy the full use of the resort facilities and lunch. Due to the five star nature of Hayman Island, please ensure you dress to a smart casual standard.

Fly/Cruise to Fantasea Reefworld

Enjoy the beauty of the islands and reef from these famous seaplanes and land at Fantasea Reefworld for the day. Includes a buffet lunch and the return cruise to Shute Harbour with Fantasea Cruises. Diving is available as an option. This tour is also available as a Cruise/Fly.


There is a good reason why this tour is their most popular. Enjoy the incredible textures and colours from the air and then the fantastic fish and coral from under the water. This famous tour includes a spectacular seaplane scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands, Heart Reef and two hours snorkelling and coral viewing from their private semi-submarine at the reef in small groups. Combine all these features with a relaxing one hour visit to Whitehaven Beach, a beautiful silica beach on Whitsunday Island.

Reef and Whitehaven Scenic

If you’ve snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef or if you don’t wish to get your feet wet, don’t miss this! The incredible textures and colours of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef can only be appreciated from the comfort of these seaplanes. See Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Hook, Hardy and Heart Reefs and Hayman Island plus the thrill of a seaplane water landing. Bring your camera!

Whitehaven Experience

Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach by seaplane. Flights depart daily and include a spectacular direct scenic flight over the Whitsunday passage, islands and Hill Inlet. Their seaplanes land gracefully at an area of the beach with few or no other visitors.

Reef Adventure Tour

The very best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the incredible textures and colours from the air and then the fantastic fish and coral from under the water. This famous tour includes a spectacular seaplane scenic flight onver the Whitsunday Islands, Heart Reef and two hours of snorkelling and coral viewing from their private semi-submarines at the reef in small groups. The vessels have an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas and easy step access into the water. All ages and fitness levels are catered for.

Activites and Experiences at Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

  • Flora National Park.
  • Marine Animal watching Coral Viewing.
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  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public Transport
  • Taxi rank
  • Waiting Area
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure
  • Water based
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Tourism Whitsundays
  • Bartercard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Foreign Exchange Draft
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • Commentary
  • Host/Hostess
  • Meal
  • Seat belts
  • Aeroplane
  • Amphibian
  • Floatplane
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Motor Vessel

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