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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef that provides unobstructed views of tropical islands surrounded by turquoise ocean and coral reef. Your pilot-guide shares informative commentary and points out landmarks including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Airlie Beach.
  • Whitsundays scenic flight from Airlie Beach
  • Choose from several departures throughout the day
  • See Shute Harbour, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, and Daydream Island among other landmarks
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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In-flight pilot commentary
Guaranteed window seats
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Subject to availability) Contact GSL for more information 07 4946 9097
Food and drinks
384 Shute Harbour Rd , 384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

GSL Whitsundays

This activity will end right where it started.
Begin your tour with pickup at your Airlie Beach accommodation before your scheduled flight.

Transfer to Whitsunday Airport to board your small plane for the scenic flight in the high-wing aircraft. All passengers get a window seat and a safety briefing before your pilot soar up over the island and turns toward Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Your pilot makes two passes over Australia's most famous beach before passing over Heart Reef and Hardy Reef on the way out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Sights include Shute Harbour, Hamilton Island, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Hook Reef, Hayman Island, Hook Island, and Daydream Island. Your tour ends with return to Airlie Beach and transfer back to your accommodation.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (Ages 3+)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Weight restrictions apply on all flights. 125kg max per passenger.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GSL Aviation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach.

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Reviews

5.0
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395 Reviews

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star-5
Great vision of the reef and islands.
Andre_G
, Jun 2021
We enjoyed the flight. It provided great vision of the Whitsunday islands and the reef. Our pilot was knowledgeable, competent and good company.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. Our Reef and Island Scenic Flight is an incredible way to experience the beauty of the Whitsundays and GBR. It offers a new perspective and appreciation you cannot gain on water. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your entire GSL experience and found our team helpful. We hope you were able to take some great photos - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had! Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
star-5
Amazing! Stag friendly and helpful going above and beyond.
Sharon_J
, May 2021
Amazing experience!!! Pilot and staff were all so helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to help. The whole experience over the islands and reef was amazing and the pilot was great at explaining what everything was too. Already have recommended you to a friend as they are up that way in July. Thank you for making our experience pleasurable and created lots of amazing memories.😀
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We work hard each day ensuring we provide the highest level of customer service and the best tour in the Whitsundays. We are so pleased to hear you had such a great time and had the opportunity to experience it alongside GSL. We are so lucky to have such a caring team - I'll be sure to pass along your kind words. We look forward to having you join us again and we thank you for your recommendation - we can't wait to help create memories with your friends! Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
star-5
You’re in Paradise now
Tania
, May 2021
Highly recommend you will be pleased you did it. The views are out of of this world and you’ll definitely feel like you’re in paradise.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. We agree - viewing the GBR and Whitsunday Islands from above is truly stunning and a great way to gain a unique perspective of the reef. We are so pleased you had a great time and had the opportunity to experience it alongside GSL. We hope you were able to take some great photos - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had. Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
star-5
Such amazing experience to fly that low on a plane to see the great barrier reef and Whitehaven Beach was a gem
Brendon_M
, Feb 2021
Pilot was a legend was a great tour guide was polite and friendly with everyone this tour is 100% recommended
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. We agree - viewing the GBR and Whitsunday Islands from above is truly stunning! We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing experience with GSL. We are so lucky to have such caring, trusting pilots - I'll be sure to pass on the kind words. We look forward to having you join us again and we thank you for the recommendation. Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
star-3
Not a float plane as advertised
Viviana_M
, Jan 2021
A great experience with a professional and knowledgeable pilot. Ground staff were super. Highly recommend this tour. We were very disappointed that it wasn’t the float plane as advertised but apparently it was out of service. A suggestion for the future if you know in advance that the plane isn’t available please let your clients know in advance and they can accept or cancel.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased to hear you had a positive experience with the crew and enjoyed yourself. Thank you for the recommendation. As we offer fixed-wing tours and seaplane tours, it can be confusing to the unfamiliar and we strongly encourage all passengers to read the tour information thoroughly to ensure they book the tour they're after. We hope you were able to take some great photos - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had! Kindly, GSL Aviation
star-5
Could not have been better!
Constance_M
, Feb 2020
Absolutely Fabulous!!! Flying over mainland parks, the Whitsunday Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef was incredible. Highlights were Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful review. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially flying over the Heart Reef and the stunning Great Barrier Reef. We hope you got to take lots of great photos to show off - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had with us. Thank you again for your fantastic review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, GSL Whitsundays
star-5
Awesome views
jdevries262
, Dec 2019
Great scenic flight over Airlie Beach and the reef, well worth the effort - children loved it. Well organised pick up and transfer to and from the airport.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. We are so grateful for your kind words. We are so happy you had an incredible time. The Whitsundays and GBR are definitely a must do whilst in Airlie Beach. Thank you again for your fantastic review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, GSL Whitsundays
star-5
Reef & Scenic Flight
Tracey F
, Dec 2019
Amazing views. Enjoyed the scenery and commentary. Pickup team were on time and all aspects thoroughly enjoyable thank you.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so grateful for your kind words. We look forward to having you travel with us again in the future. Kind Regards GSL Whitsundays
star-5
Scenic flight
Margy G
, Nov 2019
This flight was far from good, it was bloody fantastic. A very professional run enterprise with very friendly staff and with great work ethics. The flight itself was amazing. Seeing the reef and the islands from the air put everything in perspective. Would I recommend this flight.....bloody oath I would. Just do it. GSL Aviation. Well done.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Margy, Thank you for your wonderful review and glad you enjoyed the flight with us. Hope will see you again in the near future :)
star-3
Good flight, just needs to be improved
ejiboon
, Nov 2019
Needed a longer flight and to see more. Need to fly a little bit lower and need to fly little bit slower so we can see everything bit clearer.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. As you can see on other reviews, we put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority. Please feel free reach out to info@gslaviation.com.au with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would appreciate another chance to make your experience better. We sincerely hope to see you again in the future.  Kind Regard GSL Whitsundays

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