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  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Airlie Beach
  4. Great Barrier Reef - Whitsunday Islands

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour by Seaplane

Product ID: 122058
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Travel to the outer Great Barrier Reef on a scenic seaplane flight and get bird's eye views of Heart Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. Land on the water and snorkel in pristine water at an exclusive location. See the vibrant marine life and corals below.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Chinese, English

Pickup included

• Pick up will be at the front door of your accommodations • Pick up time is 45-60 minutes prior to tour departure
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Fly over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel at a private lagoon within the Great Barrier Reef
  • Marvel at the marine life in the temperate waters
  • Look at the coral formations from a glass-bottom boat
Full description
Enjoy aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands, including the Molle group, Hayman Island, and Hook Island on a scenic flight by seaplane. Fly over the Coral Sea and arrive at the Great Barrier Reef as the pilot performs a stunning low altitude flight. Land at a private snorkeling site at the southern end of Hardy Lagoon, only accessible by seaplane.

Climb aboard a semi-submersible boat and take a slow cruise through the reef. Marvel at the coral formations from the glass-bottom chamber. Appreciate the underwater eco-system without getting wet before you arrive at the snorkeling site and get a short safety briefing and tuition on arrival. Snorkel in a small group to ensure a serene and intimate experience.

Re-board the boat and enjoy some light refreshments and snacks, before flying over the Great Barrier Reef again on the seaplane. Benefit from the in-flight commentary by a knowledgeable pilot, along with light refreshments throughout the day.
  • Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Whitsunday Islands National Park, and Heart Reef
  • 2 hours in a private semi-submersible boat at an exclusive snorkeling lagoon
  • All snorkeling equipment, protective suits, flotation devices, and snorkeling tuition
  • Light refreshments and Australian brand snacks throughout
  • Comprehensive in-flight commentary
  • Complimentary transfers from and to Airlie Beach
What’s Not Included
  • Towels
  • Prescription snorkeling masks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• The exact time of departure or arrival is not guaranteed and all flights are subject to change due to the weather, tides, and other aircraft variables
• The local operator does not recommend booking any other tours on the same day of travel due to possible schedule changes
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 1 reviews
Review summary
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Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

Product ID: 122058