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Half Day Great Barrier Reef & Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

There is a good reason why this tour is our most popular! See the best the Whitsunday region has to offer in one half day tour & enjoy the incredible views!


4.5hr combined scenic seaplane tour
1.5hr flying time
1 hour on Whitehaven Beach
1 hour glass bottom boat coral viewing
1 hour snorkelling
Australian sparkling wine included

What you need to know

This panoramic seaplane tour of the Whitsundays is one of the most popular itineraries, offering an extended stay at iconic Whitehaven Beach as well as the chance to snorkel at a private, sheltered lagoon - as well as unforgettable views of all of the Whitsunday Islands' highlights from high above. Be sure to bring your camera along for the ride, as incredible views of reefs, marine life, vibrant coral cays and much more all await. After flying over this spectacular scenery, you'll perform a landing on the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and then hop aboard a vessel for a glass bottom boat tour that offers a direct look into the array of marine life below.

Follow it up with a snorkelling session - complete with all necessary equipment, flotation and safety devices - at your own private, uncrowded section of the reef before re-boarding the seaplane for the return trip, and this is a Whitsundays scenic flight itinerary that covers all angles, options and perspectives. The most comprehensive Whitsundays seaplane flight available, indulge yourself with an unforgettable Whitsundays trip by booking online today.

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  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands
  • Two hours at Air Whitsundays private glass bottom boat, comprising one hour of coral viewing and relaxing and one hour of snorkelling in a private sheltered lagoon.
  • Transfers to and from local accommodation in Airlie Beach
  • One hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • All snorkelling equipment, snorkelling tuition and flotation devices for inexperienced snorkellers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Australian sparkling wine and 100% fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of Australian brand snacks and treats
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary
  • Stinger/Wetsuit


  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Hill Inlet
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Bait Reef
  • Hook Reef
  • Hardy Reef
  • Heart Reef
  • Glass Bottom boat tour in Hardy Lagoon

What to Bring

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Suncreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Camera and/or videocamera
  • Light jacket for cooler months
  • Prescription mask for snorkelling if required

Tour Duration

  • Tour duration is 4.5 hours, with flying time of 1.5 hours

Tour Times

  • Flight times are subject to tides and also availability and access to aircrafts. Flight times will not be confirmed until the day prior. Once you have booked your day, the tour operator's phone number will be displayed on your tour voucher and you will have access to contact them directly to secure the flight time closer to the date


  • Flights depart from the Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP), approximately a 30 minute drive from Airlie Beach

Additional Information

  • This tour is very good for non-swimmers in the sense that they have staff on the water with you and flotation devices making it very easy for non-swimmers to feel safe in the water. If you do not feel comfortable with this, then you can most certainly stay in the glass bottom boat
  • Minimum 2 passengers required to proceed with the booking
  • Guests arriving or departing from the region on the same day as their seaplane tour are welcome to leave their luggage safely with operator

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Minimum 2 passengers required to proceed with the booking

Half Day Great Barrier Reef & Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

12 Air Whitsunday road, Flametree, QLD 4802