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Air Whitsunday Seaplanes - Whitsundays

ABOUT AIR WHITSUNDAY

Air Whitsunday has evolved since its conception back in 1973 - with the energy and enthusiasm generated by Kevin and Sue Bowe – to provide an unsurpassed seaplane service to the region.
We have built upon our very beginning`s – still with the same intention - of providing you 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.

Over the history of our 37 years trading we have been a growing, changing entity with a focus that has remained steadfast in providing specifically tailored scenic flights and Reef experience tours that take full advantage of this stunning area.

The discovery of “Heart Reef” in 1975 (now a Whitsunday feature of the international tourism market) by one of Air Whitsunday`s very own pilots has provided a focal point to our popular scenic flights and showcases the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Aptly the Heart Reef is a favourite for brochure shots and other colour promotional material for the Whitsundays.

What makes your seaplane experience with us so unique is the ability to provide – YOU – our guest,  with some of the most breathtaking and memorable visuals provided by ‘Mother Nature’ from a bird`s eye perspective.

View Packages

REEF ADVENTURE FLIGHT - ( 3 hours tour ) - Air Whitsunday Seaplane

Departing daily, our seaplanes showcase the amazing expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 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.

Includes

  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and northern Whitsunday Islands
  • Two hours at Air Whitsundays private semi-submersible vessel, comprising one hour of snorkelling in a private sheltered lagoon and one hour of coral viewing and relaxing
  • Wetsuit or stinger suit hire
  • Australian sparkling wine and 100% fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of Australian brand snacks and treats
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary.

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 time: 3 hours Flying time: 1 hour Min. 2 pax Max. 23 pax Included sights: Whitsunday Islands, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef, Heart Reef Included stops: Great Barrier Reef

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
3 Hours Reef Adventure Tours- Adult495.00
3 Hours Reef Adventure Tours- Children ( 2-12 years )350.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Shute Harbour Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00



PANORAMA TOUR ( 4.5 hours ) - Air Whitsunday Seaplane

There is a good reason why this tour is our most popular! Witness 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.

This tour includes snorkelling and coral viewing from our private semi-submersible at our very own reef location inside the calm waters of Hardy Lagoon. The vessel has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, along with easy access into the water. This adventure at 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.

Includes

  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands
  • Two hours at Air Whitsundays private semi-submersible vessel, comprising one hour of snorkelling in a private sheltered lagoon and one hour of coral viewing and relaxing
  • One hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • All snorkelling equipment, snorkelling tuition and flotation devices for inexperienced snorkellers
  • Wetsuit or stinger suit hire
  • 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

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 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

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
4 1/2 hour Panorama Tour-Adult625.00
4 1/2 hour Panorama Tour - Children ( 2 - 12 years )495.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Shute Harbour Airport (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Shute Harbour Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Kia - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Shute Harbour Airport (Sole Use up to 7 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00



REEF AND WHITEHAVEN 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.

Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style by seaplane, 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

  • Seaplane scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands including Hayman
  • 1 hour stop at Whitehaven Beach
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Fruit juice and Mineral water
  • Cheese and crakcers
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and/or video camera
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Light jacket in winter months
  • Tour time: 2.5 hour
  • Flying time: 1 hour
    Min 4 pax Max 10 pax

Included sights:

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

    Included sights:

  • Whitehaven Beach

Quantity (Prices are in AUD)
Requested number of adults330.00
Requested number of children ( 2 -12)290.00



WHITEHAVEN EXPERIENCE - ( 2.5 hours Tour ) - Air Whitsunday Seaplane

Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style by seaplane. Flights depart daily and include a spectacular scenic flight over the Whitsunday Passage and a number of islands of the Whitsunday Island National Park group ... a sprawling archipelago of jewel-green national park islands that sparkle in an aquamarine ocean ... secluded beaches, fringing reefs and towering hoop pines complete the spectacular picture.

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!

Includes

  • 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 & half hour visit to Whitehaven Beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Tour includes Australian sparkling wine and 100% fruit juice, local spring water and an assortment of Australian brand snacks
  • Comprehensive in flight commentary of the area

What to bring

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Suncreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Camera and/or videocamera
  • Light jacket for cooler months
    Tour time: 2.5 hours
    Flying time: 30 minutes. Included sights: Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach Included stops: Whitehaven Beach

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
2 Hours Whitehaven Experience-Adult295.00
2 Hours Whitehaven Experience -Child ( 2-12 years )250.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Shute Harbour Airport (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Shute Harbour Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Kia - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Shute Harbour Airport (Sole Use up to 7 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Kia - From Shute Harbour Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts (Sole Use up to 7 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00



PANORAMA EXPRESS

Now one hour on Whitehaven Beach instead of 30 minutes!

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.

Visit famous Whitehaven Beach in style by seaplane, 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

  • Seaplane scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands including Hayman
  • 1 hour stop at Whitehaven Beach
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Fruit juice and Mineral water
  • Cheese and crakcers
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and/or video camera
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Light jacket in winter months
  • Tour time: 2.5 hour
  • Flying time: 1 hour

    Min 4 pax Max 10 pax

Included sights:

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

    Included sights:

  • Whitehaven Beach

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
Panorama Express - Adult399.00
Panorama Express - Children ( 2-12 years )359.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Shute Harbour Airport (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine - From Shute Harbour Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts (Sole Use up to 4 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Kia - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Shute Harbour Airport (Sole Use up to 7 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00
Airport Transfers - Kia - From Shute Harbour Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts (Sole Use up to 7 persons) (Price per vehicle) One Way20.00



Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours

Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours offer a range of services for guests visiting the Whitsundays. Options include Whitsunday Coast Airport shuttle and private transfers, day and sunset tours to Hydeaway Bay, as well as private charter and limousines services around Airlie Beach.

View Packages

Airport Transfers - Toyota Coaster Bus

Airport shuttles with Toyota Coaster Bus (1-20 max).      

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
Adult Airport Shuttle - Toyota Coaster Bus - From Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts One Way20.00
Adult Airport Shuttle - Toyota Coaster Bus - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Proserpine Airport One Way20.00
Child Airport Shuttle - Toyota Coaster Bus - From Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts -One Way15.00
Child Airport Shuttle - Toyota Coaster Bus - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Proserpine Airport One Way15.00



Airport Transfers - Kia Grand Carnival

Airport Transfers - Kia Grand Carnival Luxury with 7 seats. The Kia Carnival offers private transfers or shuttle fares for small groups of up to 7 guests. With ducted air conditioning, comfortable forward facing seats, and large tinted windows for excellent viewing, this service offers a streamlined transfer option from Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) to Airlie Beach.

Arrive in style with no lengthy waits and drop offs and personalised service from arrival at the airport until drop off at Airlie Beach resorts.

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
Kia Grand Carnival Luxury people mover - From Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts. One way per person (1-7 max).20.00
Kia Grand Carnival Luxury people mover - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Proserpine Airport. One way per person (1-7 max).20.00



Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine

Airport Transfers - Caprice Limousine. Travel and arrive in style to the Whitsundays. The Holden Caprice Limousine offers the most premium and quickest way to transfer customers to Airlie Beach resorts and back to the airport.  Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours greet guests on arrival and assists with their luggage, ensuring personalised and professional service. 

There is no waiting to fill up a bus or no lengthy drop offs, which can potentially add an extra hour on to the transfer. Airlie Beach Transfers and Tour`s drivers ensure customers feel welcome and offer friendly, local advice about the Whitsundays during the 40 minute transfer. Champagne is also available upon request. Note: Our Caprice Limousine (1-4 pax) can only carry the average person's luggage. 

If you have more than the average luggage you will need to book the Kia Carnival with the trailer. By law, luggage cannot be carried inside the Limo with passengers.

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
Airport transfers - Holden Caprice Limousine - From Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach Resorts. (Sole Use vehicle) One way per vehicle (1-4 max)105.00
Airport transfers - Holden Caprice Limousine - From Airlie Beach Resorts to Proserpine Airport (Sole Use vehicle) One way per vehicle (1-4 max)105.00