Whitsunday Islands High-Speed Cruise and Scenic Plane Flight

4.7 / 5

89 reviews

Whitsunday Islands High-Speed Cruise and Scenic Plane Flight

From $301.02 per person

See the best of the Whitsundays from both water and air. Soar above the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach on a 60-minute, fixed-wing scenic flight. Then, visit Whitehaven and Hill Inlet lookout plus enjoy snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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English, Chinese


  • See the Great Barrier Reef from above in a guaranteed window seat
  • Paddle board and snorkel to examine diverse marine life below
  • Feast on a fresh, delicious buffet lunch on board
  • Take to the track on a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet
  • Experience the best photo opportunities in the Whitsundays
Full description
Fly, ride, sunbath, snorkel, paddle board, and walk all in one day. If you seriously want to see all the highlights of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, this is the way to do it. Start your day with a 60 minute, fixed-wing flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, with guaranteed window seats. Soar over iconic sights such as Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, and Heart Reef. Capture it all on camera if you desire. Following your flight, you have a whole day of boating adventure to come. Travel on board a fast and modern vessel, purpose-built for the Whitsundays. Have free time to enjoy the spectacular Whitehaven Beach and paddle board. Enjoy a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet. Take in the views from the top - the best photo opportunity in the Whitsundays. For the buffet lunch, you will be served a selection of cold meats, salads, and bread. At South Whitehaven, have time for a swim and marvel at the white silica sand of the beach. Then, head to the north end of Hook Island or Hayman Island, the best location decided on the day, and go snorkeling on the coral reefs. Regardless of if this is your first time or if you are a pro, you will be amazed at the tropical oasis waiting for you in the water. 
  • 60-minute scenic reef and island flight
  • Full-day Whitsunday islands tour
  • Lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary use of wetsuit/sunsuit
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Use of stand up paddle boards
  • Ground transfers
  • Soft drinks, beers, and ciders (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    • Please meet at the GSL shop, 384 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 • Check-in is 1-hour and 5-minutes prior to tour

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    Know before you go

    • Please bring swimwear, sunscreen, a towel, hat and shoes for the bushwalk
    • All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, air traffic control, and aircraft availability
    • Please note, the itinerary will vary based on the tide and prevailing weather conditions. Some days the itinerary is reversed, starting in the morning at the north end of the Whitsundays and then heading to Whitehaven Beach in the afternoon
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 89 reviews

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    Plane experience was unforgettable, besides getting the seat right on the wing and not being able to take the best pictures without the wing being in the way, it’s probably best to book at the GSL shop to ask for the best seats but other than that it’s the best experience. The cruise was also amazing lots of time on Whitehaven beach and hill inlet walk is one of the highlights of the day! Lunch was great except had to wait quite a long time to receive lunch as the crew had to serve it to us (COVID reasons) and somethings had run out by the time it was our turn. I would recommend you take your own morning tea and snacks as you only get one slice of cake for morning tea and one Timtam for afternoon tea! overall I would do this tour again I enjoyed my day!

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    October 23, 2020

    Absolutely brilliant all round trip.The staff were first class (especially Dimitri).Great location and tuition for snorkeling,great pilot for the plane ride and to spend well over an hour on whitehacen beach was really special.We thought a 9.5 hour day might be too long but on the contrary -it wasn't long enough! The lunch was much better than expected and we would definitely recommend booking this trip!

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    February 9, 2020

    We were picked up and taken to the plane. There we were divided into groups. As I understood, according to the language we spoke to you (Chinese or English) My group was very small (which was very cool) We were then assigned a plane (the smallest - also cool) and flew over the GBR. The pilot (Jürgen) was very nice and explained everything to us very well. Unfortunately, it was sometimes not understandable but you can overlook that. After landing, the bus that brought us to the boat was already waiting. We went snorkeling with our hair blowing. Everything is really perfectly organized. Diving suits, snorkels and goggles are available. The guides took care of us from all sides. Then we went to the Whitehaven, which is just DREAMY. There we were also offered drinks (for a fee) and stand up paddle (free). Last but not least, we were still at the lookout point! Everything is well organized!

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    February 2, 2020

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