Air Whitsundays: Island Explorer Seaplane Tour

FROM: $369

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RRP $379 $369 AUD / Person - General (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)

Get a big picture of the Whitsundays as you soar through the sky and dive into the sea on our unique Island Explorer Seaplane Tour!

  • Glide smoothly through the air and immerse yourself in the pristine Whitsundays from above
  • Land on Whitehaven Beach for the chance to relax and explore this island paradise
  • Soak up the salt and the sun with world-class snorkelling at Chalkies Beach
  • A unique, all-inclusive tour for those wanting to see the Great Barrier Reef from new heights!

The Island Explorer Seaplane Tour is a luxurious air experience bound to have you awestruck as you soar through a day full of breathtaking views and magical destinations. A fantastic way to discover the natural beauty of the Whitsundays, this private tour will show you the very best of both the sky and the sea. Jump into the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and rub shoulders with colourful and wondrous marine life and relax on Whitehaven Beach. On the Island Explorer Seaplane, you will take in the incredible aerial views of the Whitsundays, without missing the hidden gems waiting to be discovered down below!

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  • Breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Glide over Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach and fringing reefs
  • Land and relax at the stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • World-class snorkelling at Chalkies Beach
  • Fresh, beach-side lunch provided
  • Beach umbrellas and stand-up paddleboarding provided
  • Nature walk to South Whitehaven lookout
  • Friendly crew and interesting in-flight commentary

Included Stops

Whitehaven Beach
For a true taste of Whitsunday magic, a trip to Whitehaven Beach is a must. These gems located on Whitsunday Island will knock your socks off with tropical bliss and natural wonder. Whitehaven Beach is renowned for its indescribable white, silica sands that stretch out before your eyes. In fact, Whitehaven has been coined one of the best beaches in the world! Get back to nature with 90 minutes of beach time to relax, cool off with a dip and enjoy a fresh, local lunch. For those that crave adventure, embark on a self-guided walk to South Whitehaven lookout for a journey and view that you won't forget.

Snorkelling at Chalkies Beach
Discover the exotic array of underwater creatures and corals at Chalkies Beach, an accessible and stunning fringing reef perfect for everyone. You'll be amazed as you dive into a marine world of magic as you come face-to-face with tropical colourful fish, vivacious soft corals and maybe even a turtle! Our crew will provide you with snorkelling gear, stinger suit and instruction, so jump on in and experience the natural beauty of the Whitsundays!

Stand up paddleboarding
Hop on a board and paddle over bright turquoise waters for a fun and unique experience. Whether you're a seasoned "supper" or it's your first time, you won't forget your stand up paddleboarding experience in the pristine Whitsundays. Remember your hat as you have fun in the sun!

Included Sights

Hill Inlet Lookout
Flying over Hill Inlet Lookout gives you the big picture of Whitsunday Island's swirling sands and aqua ocean, so don't miss this incredible photo opportunity! Bring along your camera and take advantage of the tropical paradise that is the Whitsunday Islands.

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What To Bring

Please just bring a light day bag, with:

  • Swimwear
  • Beach clothing
  • Thongs/sand shoes
  • Beach towel
  • Sun protection - Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat etc.
  • Camera 
  • Light jacket for cooler months
  • Prescription snorkelling mask (if required)

What's Included

  • 90 minutes at Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel the fringing reef at Chalkies Beach
  • Snorkelling equipment & tuition
  • Flotation devices
  • Use of stand-up paddleboards
  • Fruit juice and spring water
  • Three-course lunch
  • In-flight commentary
  • Return transfers

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

The exact departure/arrival time is not guaranteed as departure times and itineraries may be altered closer to departure to suit tides, weather and other aircraft movements. Please allow flexibility and space in your daily itinerary.

Courtesy bus pick-ups begin 1 hour (approx.) prior to departure, and must be reconfirmed 24 hours prior to departure. Passengers who fail to reconfirm these details, or miss the courtesy bus, will be liable to find their own means of transport to Whitsunday Coast Airport. Self-drive guests must be ready at the departure point at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled flight time.

Weight Restrictions Apply:

  • 115kgs per person on the 6 seat aircraft
  • 130kgs per person on the 10 seat aircraft 

Aircrafts are subject to availability. The supplier reserves the right to exchange the aircrafts without any given notice. 

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 outside 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:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 72 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

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 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.

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