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“Heli Tour Whitsundays and Snorkelling”

Hamilton Island Air
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely experience aboard the helicopter tour over the Whitsundays and to the Heart Pontoon for snorkelling.
For anyone wanting the full tourist experience and for us as first timers, this was the perfect spot to have a helicopter ride. The beauty of the Whitsundays is next level.
What an amazing experience we won’t forget in a hurry.
Also very much appreciated the champagne and snacks they provided as well. Would have loved to have done the Whitehaven Beach helicopter tour.

1  Thank jh2615
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We did a helicopter flight out to the reef and the views were absolutely stunning. Our pilot was very friendly and a very professional service

Thank Jacqui P
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I would recommend Hamilton Island Air for a fly and cruise experience to the Great Barrier to anyone planning to visit that amazing part of Australia.
The overall experience was perfect. The staff of the "fly" part was extremely professional. The helicopter ride to the reef was unforgettable.
Once on the barrier, we were welcomed by excellent people who showed us around including security rules. The buffet on the boat was made, but nobody should go there for the food buffet. The reef is the show to see.
Snorkeling was exceptionally good because the waters were very clear. The pontoon staff is always there to look after you.
On the way back from the reef, we enjoyed watching several whales as thy transit in the area when it's winter.
A big thank you to all the staff of Hamilton Island Air!

Thank Giovanni141967
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

We were on Hamilton Island staying at Qualia Resort and found out you could fly straight from their helipad to Hardy Reef (Reefworld) to snorkel on the reef. We had been considering the cruise there and back -2 hours each way! However, Hamilton Island Air takes you there in 30 minutes, you snorkel for 2 hours, and then 30 minutes back! And the ride is spectacular with amazing views of Whitehaven Beach, whale sitings, and cruising along the Great Barrier Reef from 500 feet! A quick look at Heart Reef, so cute, and you are landing on a floating dock and on your way to Reefworld for amazing snorkeling on Hardy Reef! There are changing rooms, bathrooms, wet suits and snorkeling gear on Reefworld and Hamilton Island Air supplies champagne and refreshments for after the swim! Our pilot Dan, was outstanding! Very knowledgeable about the islands and the reefs and the ride could not have been smoother. This was the highlight of our trip to Hamilton Island and we have HIA to thank for it! I HIGHLY recommend this experience. It is a must!!! And so it Hamilton Island Air!

1  Thank Ellen F
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic sea plane tour over the barrier reef with a stop on Whitehaven beach for champagne and nibbles.
A super flight, our pilot was very informative and flew low over reef for super photos and amazing views of shark,whales,turtles and fish and of course the reef. Great weather and a great trip. I highly recommend plane not helicopters as they frighten the wildlife and you won’t get as close.

Thank 59paulas
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