1. Australia
  2. Whitsunday Islands
  3. Airlie Beach
  4. Whitehaven Beach

Whitsunday Islands High-Speed Cruise and Scenic Plane Flight

Product ID: 180173
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.
About this activity
Duration: 9.5 hours
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Chinese, English
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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Soft drinks, beers, and ciders (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

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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Important information
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

4.6 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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

The experience was wonderful , we loved the plane flight and hospitality on the boat. The bush walk to the view was great as was the paddle boarding. Unfortunately the tides and wind meant that our snorkelling experience had to take place in a different area to the usual ones and this was a little disappointing in that there was not much to see . No one's fault though.

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October 25, 2019

Great adventure and experience. Recommended!!!

Mega nice adventure. Really good crew. We booked the flight and boat adventure and had a once in a lifetime experience. The pilot of the round flight was first class experienced and despite the not perfect weather manuvering and handling the plane perfectly. He gave us best astonishing views on the Whitsunday's and the great barrier reef. Landing was smooth and perfect. The boat ride was due to the weather quite rough, but the experienced captain made it a good ride, given the circumstances. Overall with the experience of the crew, predicting tidal and weather conditions, the journey could be anticipated and planned in a perfect way, so we could make the most out of the adventure. Great snorkel advice, well suited for beginners.

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June 1, 2019

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GSL Aviation

Product ID: 180173