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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach provided by GSL Aviation

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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Whitsunday Islands, comprising 74 islands fringed by gorgeous beaches and located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, are Queensland’s quintessential tropical paradise. On this tour, experience the breadth and beauty of the islands, and incredible views of the reef, from above on a scenic flight.
Highlights
  • Guaranteed window seats for stunning aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Multiple departures throughout the day: choose a time that suits you
  • Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip transfers from Airlie Beach 
What to Expect
Begin your adventure with pickup from your Airlie Beach hotel and a short transfer to Whitsunday Airport. Arrive early for the flight briefing and to meet your pilot, then take your guaranteed window seat inside the high-wing aircraft and prepare for takeoff. Once airborne, soar over the Coral Sea, gazing out over the reefs, islands, and cays that make up the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef. Listen as your pilot points out memorable landmarks such as Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, and Whitehaven Beach, one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. From your lofty vantage point, you have a dramatic bird’s-eye view as you glide over Daydream Island and swoop low over Shute Harbour. On the flight, fly over the entire expanse of the Whitsunday Islands, including Hook Island, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island, and Whitsunday Island, as well as Hook Reef and Hardy Reef. When you touch down back at Whitsunday Airport, a driver waits to take you back to your Airlie Beach hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Subject to availability) Contact GSL for more information 07 4946 9097
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (Ages 3+)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Weight restrictions apply on all flights. 125kg max per passenger.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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travelheather4850 wrote a review Yesterday
Townsville, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent staff, well care for and clean equipment and the views were amazing! An absolutely enjoyable experience and value for money. I would do other experiences with this company and do recommend them.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Kathy B wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
The scenic flight over the islands and reef is a must do. Absolutely incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef and heart reef. The team at GSL were great. Unfortunately your boat tour was cancelled due to weather, but we will be back again to do this another trip 😃
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We agree - viewing the GBR and Whitsunday Islands from above is such a unique way to experience North Queensland and the views are STUNNING! We are so pleased to hear you had a pleasant GSL experience. We look forward to having you join us on Pina Colada during your next visit. We hope you were able to take some great photos - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had! Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
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annette k wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
I loved this scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef! From the ease of booking, the excellent communication and the friendly staff like Jenni. She not only provided our tranfer, she gave us excellent recommendations about other amazing things to do around Airlie! A big thank
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We work hard each day ensuring we provide the highest level of customer service and the best tour in the Whitsundays. We are so glad you had an overall great GSL experience. We are so lucky to have both Jenni and Liam on our team - I'll be sure to pass along your kind words. We hope you were able to take some great photos - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had. Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
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Nikki G wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia100 contributions14 helpful votes
Had always saw this trip and thought it was expensive but now having done the flight, it was amazing and so worth the money! The heart reef and reef itself is so amazingly blue and green and as beautiful as imagined. Great option to see whitsundays from above and on sea. Pilot
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We agree - viewing the GBR and Whitsundays from above is incredible and only truly understood once you have experienced it first-hand. We are so glad you had the opportunity to experience it with us and that our team added to your experience - I'll be sure to pass on your kind words. We look forward to having you join us again! Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
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Linda V wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions40 helpful votes
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We were amazed by how brilliant the colors and sights of the reef were. The pilot kept a great commentary of what were passing, and we appreciated flying both ways over some of the main sights so we can all get good shots! I would love to come back and do the flight and snorkel
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this amazing review. We agree - viewing the GBR from above is truly stunning and the beauty is only understood when experienced first-hand. Customer experience is a high priority, therefore, we are continuously looking at ways to improve our tour for our guests. We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time with us and look forward to having you join us again. Kindly, GSL Aviation
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Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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melanienapier2
melanienapier2
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Spectacular...a MUST do!
A last minute cancellation of part of our plans led us to completing a Bucket List flight over Heart Reef with GSL
Tin_Tin910910
Tin_Tin910910
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Great day out the reef and amazing fly
We did the Fly and Cruise package on 4 May. It was a bit overcast in the morning, but the fly was amazing! Thanks f
547bronwynd
547bronwynd
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Fantastic trip!
The scenic flight was amazing! The local knowledge of the area was great. The snorkelling was fantastic and staff
brissycouple
brissycouple
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An amazing tour
Everything was Amazing, from start to finish. We were so well looked after. Steve and Trent were awesome guides a
luliandjoewedding
luliandjoewedding
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Amazing experience!
Very professional and reliable team! It is a MUST DO tour if you really want to say that visited the Great Reef Bar
Cookie20212021
Cookie20212021
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fantastic scenic flight
Fantastic flight to see the Whitsunday and the reef from the air. The water was amazing clear but you must pay atte
danjohn001
danjohn001
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A must do !
Such a great experience, great service including a pick up from the hotel. Very knowledgeable pilot - highly recom
Relax53594
Relax53594
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Amazing views
40 minute reef hopper flight was an amazing experience, great value for money and some of the most stunning views o
kathw219
kathw219
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Great Day Out in Paradise
Was given this trip as a present, and took it yesterday. Had a wonderful day. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
Jane N
Jane N
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What a flight!
This was a great experience flying over Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach which were definitely t
Liz J
Liz J
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#copilot
We had an amazing time with GSL Aviation. We did the Scenic reef flight. 70mins. It was Awesome I was in the co-pil
lmurraymlr
lmurraymlr
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Wonderful flight over the great barrier reef
The pilot was friendly and informative, the scenery was spectacular and two Hollywood celebrities had been in our p
hanco42021
hanco42021
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Gsl Aviation
Our 1hour green island, reef and Port Douglas flight was excellent would recommend to anyone visiting Cairns.
kate997484
kate997484
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Awesome trip!
We flew out to Heart Reef and it was a downright fantastic experience. The staff were lovely and made sure we were
palejandro1989
palejandro1989
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Breathtaking experience
Being able to see the reef and the island from up the air was amazing. The pilot was very informative of the places
Key Details
  • Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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