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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

Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach
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Tour snapshot
Guaranteed window seats for stunning aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    7
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35589P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia GSL Whitsundays
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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
Departure details
  • 384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia GSL Whitsundays
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
386 reviews
Excellent
339
Very good
31
Average
8
Poor
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Terrible
4

Nicola B
2 contributions
Wow we had a fun 2 days Highly recommend Day 1 boat trip to Whitehaven Island beach club met great people. Had a lovely lunch. Activities available were plentiful. Day 2 flew from proserpine over 74 islands in a Cessna absolutely loved every minute of it
Written 8 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gloria G
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
What an amazing experience! Thanks to the girls in the Airlee Beach office and Liam for the awesome flight! Loved every minute!
Written 2 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Isabelle K
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Horrible customer service. GSL Employee stuffed up our departure time and as a result we missed our flight. No resolution was provided, not even an apology. GSL were extremely rude and tried to put them blame onto us after we were told by them the flight had been delayed. By far the worst service I have ever experienced and would never book with them again.
Written 2 January 2022
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Jmp
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The staff at the shop were so welcoming, the lady who drove us to Proserpine airport was an absolute joy.
Lewi the pilot was awesome, I wasn’t sure about going on the flight but I’m so glad I did, it was awesome and if you have an opportunity to do it, you should. Awesome pictures / video. It was a cloudy day when we went but because they fly low we still had brilliant pictures and a great morning.
Definitely a must do x
Written 1 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Georgia H
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
The 1 hour scenic flight included in Fly & Cruise - Scenic Flight Package was unreal!! All of the GSL from the transfer drivers to the pilot were awesome. We sat in row 2 and still had a great time! Very excited to try the Heli Tour next time.
Written 19 December 2021
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leocastrophotography
Gold Coast, Australia74 contributions
Nov 2021
so this company does not care about the customers. 2 times I had issues with them so DO NOT USE THIS... they cancel but for lame reasons and then do not help you to find a solutions they cancelled my flight the day before first due to lack of numbers then they moved me to another flight and they cancelled that due to weather. both may be legit but there was no support. when I asked for a refund so I could book elsewhere they said it may take up to three weeks. I said no you took the money out in one hour you can put it back in the same time. I had to book and find another. Lucky for me Ocean rafting saved me and gave me the flight I wanted.
Written 20 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Airlie O
Good evening Leo, It was disappointing for all involved that the weather did not permit a flight session. We are deeply sorry for unforeseen the events that transpired. Refunds are unfortunately out of our control as they are subject to the processing times of financial institutions. We processed your refund in full right away. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations and will endeavor to provide the best service possible.
Written 21 November 2021
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Janine McCann
Hobart, Australia5 contributions
Nov 2021
If you are staying at Airlie Beach or surrounds, this is a definite must, you will not regret it one bit. GSL Aviation provided a wonderful experience, scenic flight of Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef including Heart Reef. Jenny was a great ambassador, providing a pick up service and informative information relating to the flight and other attractions.
Harry was a brilliant pilot, very impressed with flight including a sensational smooth landing for such a small plane. Obviously very skilled at these types of flights providing lots of information and ensuring that passengers were able to get iconic shots.
Written 17 November 2021
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Jojo
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Nov 2021
Such an amazing experience. The best view of The Great Barrier Reef! A must do if you want to see one of the natural wonders of the world - and the pilot was so helpful in sharing his knowledge and getting us low to see the famous “Heart Reef”.
If you’re on the other side of the plane he’ll make sure you also get to see on your side and will pass over it twice.
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RitaMik2020
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2021
Highly recommend! The flight is actually longer than advertised (added bonus!) and the views are spectacular! It's impossible to describe, you have to experience!
Written 10 November 2021
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estelleperraudin
Airlie Beach, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2021
Very professional team. The comments during the flight were very interesting. They also made me co pilote because the flight was on my birthday day and I didn’t ask for it. That was such a sweet attention.
Written 2 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: GSL Aviation
himan26479
himan26479
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Adventurous and safe
It was fun,safe and adventurous ride.It would have been nice if they check life jackets individually.Only negativit
erictB3
erictB3
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A wonderful afternoon out - GSL Heart Reef
The real deal! They take you out too see the Whitsundays from their base in Proserpine. They cover Hamilton Is, Day
bwaldsax
bwaldsax
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Good trip, GARBAGE customer service
friend of mine that was travelling with us was showing flu like symptoms the day before the flight (NYE), he called
taniasoccasionz
taniasoccasionz
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Flight over Whitsunday Islands and heart reef
This was a fantastic opportunity to see the reef and islands from above. Very efficient and organized service. If
ThmsPrkns
ThmsPrkns
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A battle with actual heatstroke
We were boarded in the back of a 12 seater plane, the last 2 rows had literally no airflow in 30+ degree heat. Wh
swootton96
swootton96
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Great experience!
Would highly recommend this to anyone considering it. Easy check in (and nice area if there's a delay), transfers,
makeupmyroom
makeupmyroom
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The best thing to do to view the reef n islands
Took some great shots of Heart Reef, Hills Inlet which is what I was after! the staff and crew were great and the f
691nishac
691nishac
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Incredible Experience
Did the Panorama Tour for the second time and highly recommend this tour!! Its great value and a very private exper
davidtseng2008
davidtseng2008
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Scenic Flight to Heart Reef
The plane is very hot, the air condition isn't cold enough and very hard to heard what pilot is talking. I suggest
Luukozzieadventures
Luukozzieadventures
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11/10 experience + crew
Such a great experience and amazing crew! From the bus pick up, to the cruise and even the seaplane pilot, all staf
Lupino761
Lupino761
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Flight over The Barrier Reef
A very nice experience even the weather was not perfect. Only the quality of headphone was not good, was hard to un
XxSoniaxx90
XxSoniaxx90
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Scenic flight
Incredible, the views, the experience and the staff was really nice. I totally recommend the experience. As my frie
DroopDraws
DroopDraws
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75 Minute Scenic Helicopter Ride
Another amazing tour with GSL. From start to finish it was perfect. The scenery from the air was amazing & well wor
sammyj329
sammyj329
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Super friendly pilot named Rosie!
Picked up at GSL Aviation by the shuttle bus driver, Jenny. She was super friendly, up for a laugh and very organis
KaylaRichards17
KaylaRichards17
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Amazing Scenic Flight
I would highly recommend GSL Aviation, our flight was breathtaking and our pilot made us feel relaxed!
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