From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean Rafting

From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

Activity provider: Ocean Rafting

From US$ 198.05 per person

Take off on the closest scenic flight to your Airlie Beach accommodation with an expert pilot. Enjoy an optimal big window viewing experience as you soar above the Whitsunday Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Heart Reef for 1 hour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Courtesy coach pick-ups are available from local hotels, motels, caravan parks, and hostels from 745 AM - 815 AM for the Northern Exposure tour and from 845 AM - 930 AM for the Southern Lights tour. If you are making your own way to the office for check-in, please make sure that you arrive by 8 AM for the Northern Exposure tour and 9 AM for the Southern Lights tour. Courtesy coach pick-ups must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. Please reconfirm pickup time/location by calling Ocean Rafting. For scenic flights and Fly + Raft packages, courtesy coach pick-ups are available from 610 AM - 1 45 PM. Please reconfirm the pick-up time/location by calling Ocean Rafting. Please wait at the pickup location on the confirmation email from Ocean Rafting 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Should you have not received this confirmation email, please get in touch with Ocean Rafting. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Fly over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands
  • Admire views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and Heart Reef
  • Listen to your pilot's expert commentary
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • 60-minute scenic flight
  • Guaranteed window seat
    Not suitable for
    • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Camera
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • This tour operates from the closest and most convenient airport to Airlie Beach, an 8 minute drive from Airlie Beach
    • Exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking due to flight weight availability
    • The maximum per seat weight is 125 kgs per person.
    • Please also provide the full names of passengers and weights at the time of booking
    • The activity provider has an advanced Ecotourism Certification: the highest level of ECO certification achievable
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 75 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    We were picked up at the cruise terminal, great drive from Tom to take us to the airport (10 min Max) Then a perfect flight over the Whitsundays and over the reef. We were able to take perfect photos and videos, after a perfect landing we enjoyed it for a long time.

    January 8, 2023

    It was just fantastic! The two pilots were in a great mood and I really saw everything I wanted. The pilot even flew so diagonally over the reef that we could look straight down. Insanity! I could see sharks, rays and turtles I would definitely book again in a heartbeat. Great value for money too! It was an experience to fly in such a small plane. When things got bumpy, the pilot immediately explained why and that we shouldn't worry. It was a really great experience

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    December 13, 2022

    AMAZING!!! 1 hour flight to fly over a magnificent landscape. The coral reef is breathtaking. Perhaps to visit at half tide to see the superb beaches between the shades of white sand and those of the turquoise blue of the sea. And, to my taste, the corals are less pretty at low tide because they are brown. It really is an activity to do.

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    November 9, 2022

    Product ID: 259972