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Hamilton Island Air

4803, Australia
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Expensive but worth it & book ahead of time

The was our first time in a Sea Plane & we were warned that take off might be rocky but the Pilot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thegees1
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Reading, United Kingdom
A must do!

We had the most amazing helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach where we then got to have a champagne... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stevie W
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Hamilton Island Air - The Heart of the Great Barrier ReefHamilton Island Air provides guests with an exceptional range of helicopter and seaplane tours from Hamilton Island, encompassing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Our most popular destinations are the iconic Whitehaven Beach and the world famous Heart Reef. We operate a fleet of modern luxury helicopters and seaplanes to provide the ultimate 'once in a lifetime' experience.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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4803, Australia
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"whitehaven beach"
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"reef world"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"friendly pilot"
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"sparkling wine"
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"beach blanket"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The was our first time in a Sea Plane & we were warned that take off might be rocky but the Pilot was amazing & the journey was super smooth. It was too windy to make the planned landing on Whitehaven beach but we did...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach where we then got to have a champagne picnic and swim for an hour before heading back to Hamilton Island. We were very lucky and had perfect weather that day as well! Our pilot Matt...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing helicopter flight over the great barrier reef, so beautiful especially the heart reef. Our pilot was friendly and made sure we had enough time at each spot and that those on both sides got a good view. Pricey but worth it.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

I booked the helicopter trip as a spur of the moment thing on the boat on the way to the reef and I am so glad I did. What an experience. I went for the 20 minute tour at $280 it is not cheap but...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

They took us out for a 55 minute tour in a raven 44. This helicopter has three passenger seats and a pilot seat. It cruises at about 105 kn. Our pilot Daniel was great!!! He was an excellent pilot and a great educator. He taught...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Hamilton Island. Decide to take seaplane tour first and flew to Great Barrier Reef for aerial tour of reef and then landed at Whitehaven Beach and stayed for about 1 hour. Excellent knowledgeable pilot and try to take the DeHavilland a...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We took the hour plane ride to view the scenery, Great Barrier Reef, heart reef and white haven beach. Spectacular and wonderful way to see the beauty. Recommend a snorkel or scuba visit to the reef, but as plane ride was indeed over the top!

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Finally today we got lucky and could go on our chopper tour to the Great Barrier Reef with snorkelling! It was really unforgettable, First is the view of the Barrier Reef from the sky that is absolutely breathtaking and then the snorkelling (wonderful too!) If...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We booked onto the Cruise Whitsundays boat tour to Reefworld and were planning to take a flight over Heart Reef once we arrived at Hardy Reef. My husband asked the Hamilton Air chap on the boat (as he travels on the boat selling flights) if...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We flew in the helicopter over the reef from the Hardy Reef Pontoon. In my opinion, it was even more amazing seeing the reef from the air as opposed to diving or snorkeling. From the air you actually see the connected web of life of...More

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lowennapascoe
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Mayke2 |
When you book the Whitehaven beach getaway, it's $330 per person with a minimum of 2 people. They might try to book maximum 2 other guests. Or you might want to pay $660 just for your self.
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Jan W
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Jenny613126 | Reviewed this property |
We paid £800 for the trip but loved every minute of it
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MichelleMeow
January 23, 2017|
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Response from GCSteph | Reviewed this property |
We had two so I can't say for sure. They may book in with another solo traveller if you ask
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