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Air Whitsunday: Helicopter Tours

5.0 (7 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: Please Enquire - Daily
Returns: Please Enquire - Daily

THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please visit our Scenic Flights page for alternative tours. 

Air Whitsunday Helicopter Tours will show you around the Whitsundays for a once-in-a-lifetime aerial experience

There is no better way to see the Whitsundays than from above in an R44 helicopter! With three trips to choose from, you can see the Whitsundays in a whole new way, taking the chance to see Whitehaven Beach from the perfect vantage point, or even landing on the beach for some quality beach time on Australia's most famous beach. 

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure

With three trips to choose from, Air Whitsunday's Helicopter Tour is a new and exciting adventurer provider taking you around the Whitsundays with the best views in the region! 


  • Range of options and tours to choose from
  • Perfect for those who have never been in a helicopter
  • Amazing scenic flights
  • See the amazing Whitsundays from above
  • Tours depart from Whitsunday Airport
  • Courtesy pickups available

See the reefs and islands close up from a helicopter! Book your trip now.

GSL Heli Tours

Flight Options

H2 - Whitehaven Heli Tour (2 hours)
Fly in style to the famous Whitehaven Beach, where you'll get to enjoy some much-needed relaxation on the white silica sands during your 90-minute stopover. You'll have perfect views of the beach and surrounding islands during the ride, with endless amazing photo opportunities.

GSL Heli Tours

H3 - Reef with Whitehaven Landing (3 hours)
This tour offers guests the chance to see it all, with Heart Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach all on the agenda. Your pilot will bring you directly to Whitehaven Beach during your tour, where you'll have 90 minutes to enjoy the beach, the views and the relaxing calm waters firsthand.

GSL Heli Tours

H4 - Reef Scenic without Landing (60 mins)
It's easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, the amazing contrast of colours is something that's best experienced from the air. Air Whitsundays brings the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to your door and gives you the ultimate view of the sparkling waters. Sights include Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef, and Heart Reef.

GSL Heli Tours

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses (polarised glasses make the reef clearer)
  • Light jacket for cooler months

What's Included

  • In-flight commentary,
  • All flights prices are per person and include GST and Marine Parks Fees
  • Courtesy pick-up/drop off available from select local accommodations (please enquire if unsure) 

What's Extra

  • Please enquire about specific flight

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses (polarised glasses make the reef clearer)
  • Light jacket for cooler months

What's Included

  • In-flight commentary,
  • All flights prices are per person and include GST and Marine Parks Fees
  • Courtesy pick-up/drop off available from select local accommodations (please enquire if unsure) 

What's Extra

  • Please enquire about specific flight

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

Air Whitsunday is an approved air carrier, operated under AOC 1-Q244T. Tour times listed are approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type or operational conditions.

Passenger/Weight Restrictions:

  • Minimum of 2 passengers per helicopter
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per helicopter
  • 125kgs is the maximum weight per passenger

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.

Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.

Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.

Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.

Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 7 reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Prisila Souza, 17 Jan 23
The kids loved it, pilot was super friendly
Adam Phillips, 17 Jan 23
Loved it, couldn't believe the price was so good.
Boecker, 11 Nov 22
The beach was amazing and the helicopter just the best thing ever!
SCHULTZ, 29 Oct 22
Great tour, first time on a helicopter and the staff were super warm and made us feel at ease. would do it again!
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