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Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

1. Airlie Beach: 30-Minute Jet Boat Ride

Blast your way through the bay on an exhilarating 30-minute jet boat experience. Whiz past the glitzy Coral Sea Marina, and get your adrenaline pumping through 360s, 180s, drift, power stops, and nosedives. With bucket loads of the best jet boating has to offer, each tour is crammed with enough action to really make your day and your stay. As you zoom around the stunning blue waters of Pioneer Bay, soak up magnificent views of the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. Everything you need is provided, including a lockbox/small luggage storage, spray goggles, spray jackets (upon request), funny and informative commentary, and free GoPro photos to remember the experience.

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From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

2. From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

Board a modern airplane for a scenic flight to remember above the Whitsunday Islands. Benefit from a modern aircraft, in-flight commentary, and return transportation from Airlie Beach. Take a 60-minute scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary, and enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of all the landmarks, such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet, and make 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach. Experience the dramatic natural aquarium of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Fly over the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colors and patterns of Hardy Reef. Return to the mainland and land at Proserpine Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to Airlie Beach.

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Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

3. Whitsunday Helicopter Tour: Flight + Whitehaven Landing

Get an orientation tour of the Whitsundays Islands by helicopter on a 30-minute, scenic flight from Airlie Beach. Fly over some of the most stunning island scenery in Australia, getting aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands en route to Whitehaven Beach. Get an in-flight commentary from your pilot as you fly over landmark attractions, such as Hill Inlet, Shute Harbour, the Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and your ultimate destination, Whitehaven Beach. On landing, laze on the white sands of Whitehaven Beach and look out at the beautiful blue waters of the Coral Sea. Benefit from 1.5 hours to enjoy the sparklingly clean sands, and experience Australia's top-rated beach firsthand. Journey back to Proserpine Airport, where a courtesy bus can take you back to Airlie Beach.

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From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

4. From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

Delight in a 60-minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the big window views from your comfortable fixed-wing aircraft, and learn all about the area with your experienced pilot's expert commentary. After pickup from your accommodation in Airlie Beach, head to the nearby airport for take-off. Unlike flights offered by other companies in the area, the local partner is able to take-off from much closer to Airlie Beach, saving you the long 40-minute travel time. Once up in the air, marvel at the best bird's-eye views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations Heart Reef. After you land, transfer back to your accommodation in Airlie Beach.

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Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

5. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Airlie Beach: Early Morning Tandem Skydive

6. Airlie Beach: Early Morning Tandem Skydive

Skydive Airlie Beach is located in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland's most popular tourism spot.  During this tandem skydive you’ll jump from an altitude of up to 15,000 feet directly over crystal-clear waters, the sparkling white sands of Whitsunday Islands, and the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the ultimate thrill of freefall at over 220 kilometers per hour for up to a full 60 seconds, and then float under a canopy for 5-7 additional minutes. Marvel at the spectacular views of Airlie Beach, the Whitsundays, the ocean, and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Airlie Beach: Fly & Sail Package

7. Airlie Beach: Fly & Sail Package

Enjoy a scenic afternoon in the Whitsundays including a reef and island scenic flight flying over the iconic sights in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, Airlie Beach and everything in-between.After the flight, head out on the water for a beautiful sunset sail on a classic tallship, Providence V. Your 2 hour sunset sail includes a glass of bubbles, cheese/dip and fruit platter. This flight and sail package boasts: • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight with guaranteed window seats • 2 hours on the Providence V Sunset Sail • A complimentary glass of bubbles • Cheese and dip platter • Courtesy bus transfer to the airport from GSL shop • Courtesy bus transfer to the marina after flight

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Airlie Beach: Banana Boat Ride

8. Airlie Beach: Banana Boat Ride

Jump on board, hold on tight, and prepare to get wet on this adrenaline-pumping adventure. Get all of your mates together for an epic and exhilarating experience around the bays of Airlie Beach onboard our banana boat. Make sure you hold on tight as you build up some awesome speed behind a powerful jet ski. This 20-minute experience will allow you to take in amazing views of Airlie from the water.

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Whitehaven Beach: Skydive up to 15,000 Ft

9. Whitehaven Beach: Skydive up to 15,000 Ft

Jump from the incredible altitude of up to 15,000 ft with views over the crystal-clear waters of the world-famous Whitsunday Islands on this skydiving experience over Whitehaven Beach. Heading to Whitehaven from Airlie Beach, prepare to experience the ultimate thrill of free-fall at over 220 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, then float under a canopy for 5-7 minutes, soaking up breathtaking views. The Whitehaven Beach drop zone is in the heart of Queensland's most popular tourism spot, the Whitsunday Islands. Arguably one of the most beautiful drop zones in the country, skydiving over Whitehaven Beach is a must-do.

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

I surprised my husband with a scenic flight. It was absolutely incredible!! A bucket list adventure. I wasn’t prepared for my reaction as we flew so close to the GBR, it brought tears to my eyes. The team was professional & we felt safe & secure. Dave was the best pilot. Jenny a legend!

Most memorable experience of our trip Our pilot Liam was awesome - you can’t imagine how kind blown you’ll be seeing the reef from the air - the heart reef is magestic Total experience 100% fabulous

Fantastic experience, staff and pilot were excellent and views incredible. Great value for money.

Luv luv luv. The view was breathtaking, staff were lovely. Worth every cent.

The captain is amazing, it is a long flight with good price.