GSL: Fly & Cruise - Seaplane Package

FROM: $369

Departure Times

Departs: 9:00am - Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Returns: 4:30pm - Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Departure Point: Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $379 $369 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 05 Oct 2021 and 31 Oct 2021)
RRP $349 $339 AUD / Person - Child (3-14yrs) (Between: 05 Oct 2021 and 31 Oct 2021)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (6mnths-2yrs) (Between: 01 Sep 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)

Enjoy stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef and visit the famous Whitehaven Beach all in one action-packed day!

  • Soak up a full day in paradise on the Whitehaven Beach Club
  • Soar away on a 40 Minute Seaplane scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Get the best of both worlds of this inclusive, diverse package bound to show you the best of the Whitsundays
  • Unique experiences perfect for the family, small groups and couples

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

The GSL: Fly & Cruise - Seaplane Package offers a spectacular combination of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. Start your day departing the Port of Airlie Marina, cruising through the stunning coral seas, to reach your destination at South Whitehaven Beach. Here, enjoy hours of breathtaking surroundings, admiring the beauty of the islands, and join in the complimentary activities such as beachside adventuring, paddle-boarding and volleyball. The excitement continues, as your seaplane tour will take to the sky, directly off the shores of Whitehaven Beach! Enjoy aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands, the swirling sands of Hill Inlet Lookout, and then to the iconic Heart Reef at the Great Barrier Reef, before returning back to Whitehaven Beach. This package truly is the best of all worlds!


  • 40-minute scenic flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Great Barrier Reef & Heart Reef
  • 8-hour boat tour around the Whitsunday Islands
  • Ample time to enjoy South Whitehaven Beach
  • Complimentary use of SUP boards and beach activities
  • A delicious buffet style lunch served on the beach
  • Snorkel at nearby island to explore incredible coral reefs
  • Courtesy bus transfers from your Airlie Beach accommodation

Highlights & Features:

  • Experience the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef from sea & air
  • Spend time exploring South Whitehaven Beach
  • Complimentary use of SUP Boards, beach games and beach umbrellas 
  • Snorkel the coral reefs around the nearby Haselwood Island 
  • Spot marine animals of the Great Barrier Reef 
  • Swim in turquoise waters 
  • Enjoy the stability and speed of a zippy catamaran
  • Delicious smorgasbord lunch served on the beach 
  • Wetsuit and snorkel gear hire available
  • Self-Guided walk to South Whitehaven Lookout for magical views 

Optional Extras:

Hill Inlet Lookout Bushwalk - $29pp

  • Travel by boat to Tongue Bay where you will reach the North end of Whitehaven
  • Enjoy the short, guided bushwalk up to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout point
  • Experience the spectacular views over this natural treasure and swirling silica sands
  • Have your cameras ready for this amazing photo opportunity 

Important Information:

  • Weight restrictions apply for flight of 125kg per person
  • Infants 6 months-2 years will sit on lap of adult during flight (tour not permitted for infants under 6 months)
  • No BYO, Alcohol will be available for purchase at Whitehaven Beach
  • Boat departs from Rufus & Co Café located at the Port of Airlie Marina at 9:00 am
  • No hard eskies, but you can bring cooler bags or backpacks. Bags will be required to sit on lap or between guest legs

Sample Itinerary

Whitehaven Beach Club 

Start your day departing the Port of Airlie Marina and travel onboard the fast and modern catamaran vessel to South Whitehaven Beach. Soak up the lush island beauty on your way as you experience the nautical wonder of a stable, smooth catamaran! Arrive at Whitehaven Beach, the beach with some of the purest, white sand in the world and explore to your heart's content. With crystal aqua waters, this gem is your oyster! Enjoy Stand-up paddleboard, beach games and lounge under a beach umbrella on the soft white sands found only in the Whitsunday Islands. Experience pristine snorkelling, simply relax on the white shores of paradise or enjoy an optional add-on to the guided bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout. After your flight, land return back to Whitehaven for a delectable buffet-style lunch right on the beach.

Seaplane Scenic Flight

Your exclusive seaplane will meet you right on the luminous sands of Whitehaven Beach, where you will board and nestle into your window seat! Jet off and soar high above the Whitsunday Islands for a dreamy, breathtaking birds-eye-view of the lush seascapes, island panoramas and cornucopia of azure, turquoise and aquamarine waters! Fly over Hill Inlet Lookout, Heart Reef and the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You won't believe your eyes when you experience the wonders of the sky and the seas! Return right back to Whitehaven after 40-minutes of adventuring through the sky and enjoy the rest of your day on Whitehaven Beach!

Boating Time: Depart at 9.00am / Return around 4:30pm

Flying Time: 40 Minutes

*Please note, this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change. 

Sample Menu

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch, made fresh from a local restaurant and served on the beach
The menu includes a smorgasbord of decadent salads, rolls, cold meats, BBQ sausage
The menu caters to most dietary restrictions

More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimwear, towel, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera and cash for onboard purchases.

What's Included

  • 40 minute and island scenic flight
  • Whitehaven Beach catamaran trip
  • Smorgasbord lunch
  • SUPs and beach activities
  • Ample time on Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Courtesy bus transfers

What's Extra

  • Snacks and soft drinks are available to purchase onboard.
  • Optional extras including Hill Inlet Bushwalk

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

Weight restrictions apply - 125kg max 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 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.


The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations and/or Airlie HQ. 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:

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 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 flights are operated at the discretion of GSL Whitsundays, and are subject to weather conditions, air traffic control and other influences outside of our control. 

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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