Air Whitsunday

Air Whitsunday flies you to Whitehaven Beach with Gypsy Travel

Air Whitsunday Scenic Flights

Departs: Daily

Fly with an award winning Whitsunday tourism Icon that has been providing unsurpassed tours from Airlie Beach since 1973.

Air Whitsunday operate a fleet of luxury Cessna Caravans and classic de Havilland Beavers and are the largest seaplane operator in the Southern Hemisphere.

Snorkel in secluded coral suspended lagoons, travel in style to Whitehaven Beach and arrive at the Great Barrier Reef in just 30 minutes.

Air Whitsundays’ reef location is completely private and allows for no more than 22 passengers at a time offering a truly intimate experience on the Great Barrier Reef.  They also operate a private semi-submersible vessel for all reef tours that is located inside Hardy Lagoon.  The vessel is equipped with sun and shade decks, all snorkelling equipment and has easy step in access on the rear platform.

Hardy Lagoon is a coral suspended lagoon, which means that at low tide it is like snorkelling in a big beautiful coral and fish filled swimming pool with minimal movement, shallow waters that are safe and secluded.

All reef tours are scheduled around the low tide making it ideal for inexperienced snorkelers and families and ensuring the best possible scenic view of the Great Barrier Reef.

Air Whitsundays’ Great Barrier Reef location is in pristine condition and offers a myriad of marine and coral species all within a short swim from the back of the semi -submersible vessel.

All pilots are extremely knowledgeable and informative both during the flight and during stopovers, providing informative and personalised service and extensive commentary of the area.

Tours provide magnificent views from above the reef as well as below. The reef can only truly be appreciated when seen from above in its full expanse and offer the opportunity for guests to take their own postcard pictures of the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

They provide and all-inclusive experience with nothing else to pay on arrival!

TOURS 

There is a good reason why this tour is the most popular.   See the absolute best this region has to offer in a half day tour, enjoy the sparkling expanse of the Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from the air, on the land and under the water.

 

Includes:

  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands
  • Two hours at Air Whitsunday’s private glass bottom boat for lots of coral viewing and snorkelling in a private sheltered lagoon
  • A visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • All snorkelling equipment, snorkelling tuition and flotation devices
  • Beach umbrellas on Whitehaven Beach
  • Australian sparkling wine and fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of snacks and treats
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary

 

Tour time: 4.5 hours

Flying time 1.5 hours

 

Included sights

Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef, Heart Reef

 

Included stops

Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef

 

Price

Adult:   $650 per person

Child:   $520 per person

 

Limited numbers on the aircraft and exclusive use of our glass-bottom vessel ensure small personalised groups.  Experience the Great Barrier Reef from both above and below sea level after a comfortable journey from the mainland to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Their glass-bottom vessel also allows the opportunity to experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet; appealing to those who are not comfortable taking to the open ocean waters to snorkel.

 

Inclusions:

  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and northern Whitsunday Islands
  • Two hours at Air Whitsundays private glass bottom boat for lots of coral viewing and snorkelling in a private sheltered lagoon.
  • All snorkelling equipment, snorkelling tuition and flotation devices
  • Australian sparkling wine and fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of snacks and treats
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary

 

Tour time: 3 hours

Flying time: 1 hour

 

Included sights

Whitsunday Islands, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef, Heart Reef

 

Included stops

Great Barrier Reef

 

Price

Adult: $525 per person

Child: $420 per person

 

This tour includes all the sights of the most popular tour, the Panorama, minus the snorkelling stop. The perfect choice if want to see the Great Barrier Reef from the air but not so keen on snorkelling or perhaps you are just a little short on time.

During the course of this 60 minute scenic flight you will take in views of Shute Harbour, the Molle Group of Islands, Daydream Island, Whitsunday Passage, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island (the largest national park island in the group), Whitehaven Beach, the amazing swirling sands of Hill Inlet and then accelerate across the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to take in the sights of Bait Reef, home of the amazing stepping stones, Hook Reef and Hardy Lagoon (the most photographed location of the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park!). And of course one of our biggest natural wonders, the perfectly shaped Heart Reef.

This scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is followed with a relaxing one hour visit to 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.

 

Inclusions:

  • Scenic flight over Shute Harbour, Molle Group of Islands, Whitsunday Passage, Whitsunday Island, the magnificent swirling sands of Hill Inlet and the pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach
  • One hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Australian sparkling wine and fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of snacks and treats
  • Comprehensive in flight commentary of the area

 

Tour time: 2 hours

Flying time: 1 hour

 

Included sights

Outer Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach

 

Included stops

Whitehaven Beach*

*Subject to weather conditions. In the event of unfavourable wind conditions the seaplane will visit Chance Bay. This is a secluded beach on the Southern end of Whitsunday Island that provides protection from unfavourable winds.

 

Price

Adult: $410 per person (From 1 April 2019 $425)

Child: $359 per person (From 1 April 2019 $365)

 

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!

Inclusions:

  • Scenic flight over Shute Harbour, Molle Group of Islands, Whitsunday Passage, Whitsunday Island, the magnificent swirling sands of Hill Inlet and the pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach
  • Two hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Australian sparkling wine and fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of snacks and treats
  • Comprehensive in flight commentary of the area

 

Tour time: 3 hours

Flying time: 30mins

 

Included sights

Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach

 

Included stops

Whitehaven Beach*

*Subject to weather conditions. In the event of unfavourable wind conditions the seaplane will visit Chance Bay. This is a secluded beach on the Southern end of Whitsunday Island that provides protection from unfavourable winds.

 

Price

Adult: $295 per person (From 1 April 2019 $310)

Child: $250 per person (From 1 April 2019 $260)

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 overpass Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Lagoon and The River and of course scenic views directly over Heart Reef (only seen by air).

Detailed in-flight commentary of the area throughout the flight informs all passengers of the history and geography of Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. This flight provides excellent photo and video opportunities of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands and you will also experience the thrill of a touch-and-go water landing at the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Inclusions:

  • Touch-and-go water landing at the Great Barrier Reef (subject to weather conditions)
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary

 

Tour time: 1 hour

 

Included sights

Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef including Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Lagoon and Heart Reef

 

Price

Adult: $330 per person

Child: $290 per person

 

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