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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

PANORAMA TOUR

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. Our guests are able to take advantage of snorkelling, while rejuvenating in the refreshing waters amongst ancient coral gardens teeming with marine life.

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.

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
4 1/2 hour Panorama Tour-Adult650.00
4 1/2 hour Panorama Tour - Children ( 2 - 12 years )520.00
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 ADVENTURE FLIGHT

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.

Groups are restricted to a maximum of 22 people to ensure that you receive the very best of Air Whitsunday’s friendly attention. Snorkelling assistance and tuition is provided. All ages and fitness levels are catered for. Limited numbers and exclusive use ensure small groups and dedicated service from your pilot.
Miles Above The Rest!

 

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
3 Hours Reef Adventure Tours- Adult525.00
3 Hours Reef Adventure Tours- Children ( 2-12 years )420.00
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 EXPRESS - REEF & WHITEHAVEN DISCOVERY

This tour includes all the sights of our 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.

Relax in absolute comfort as our seaplanes showcase the Whitsunday Island National Park and the breathtaking expanse of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. 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!). We will also show off one of our biggest natural wonders to you, the perfectly shaped Heart Reef.

To top off this amazing flight we will descend to 500 feet whilst at the reef to take in all the sights of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so you can possibly spot a turtle, rays or in the right season, pods of humpback whales. We will also show off with a touch and go water landing at the reef so you can experience the sensation of landing on the oceans surface in a seaplane.

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.

Quantity (Prices are in AUD$)
Reef & Whitehaven Discovery - Adult410.00
Reef & Whitehaven Discovery - 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



OUTER REEF & WHITEHAVEN BEACH SCENIC

This is the most comprehensive scenic flight on offer from Airlie Beach!

Relax in absolute comfort as our seaplanes showcase the Whitsunday Island National Park and the breathtaking expanse of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area. 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!). We will also show off one of our biggest natural wonders to you, the perfectly shaped Heart Reef.

This flight is the perfect accompaniment to a Whitsunday sailing holiday, or is ideal for those who have already snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, visited Whitehaven Beach or simply for those who don’t like to get their fee wet.

To top off this amazing flight we will descend to 500 feet whilst at the reef to take in all the sights of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park so you can possibly spot a turtle, rays or in the right season, pods of humpback whales. We will also show off with a touch and go water landing at the reef so you can experience the sensation of landing on the oceans surface in a seaplane.

 

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!

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



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