GSL: Reef & Whitehaven Beach Landing Helicopter Tour (H3)

FROM: $759

Departure Times

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

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $799 $759 AUD / Person - SALE General (Hot Seat) (Between: 20 Nov 2021 and 20 Dec 2021)
$799 AUD / Person - General (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 01 Dec 2022)

An unforgettable experience - Your pilot will take you on a magnificent journey over all the iconic and 'must see' sights in the Whitsundays.

  • Ariel view of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Approximately 1.5 hours at Whitehaven Beach
  • Guaranteed to have the helicopter to yourself, AND window seats!
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

 Best Price Guarantee
 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure

With GSL Aviation’s Reef & Whitehaven Landing (H3) Tour comes an entirely unique once in a life time experience. This experience will take you on a magnificent journey over all the iconic and 'must see' sights in the Whitsundays.

GSL Heli Tour

Highlights & Features:

  • Approximately 1.5 hours of flying time
  • Ariel views of the Whitsunday Islands including Daydream, Hamilton, Hayman and more
  • Fly over Whitehaven Beach and the swirling sands of Hill Inlet
  • Fly over the Great Barrier Reef, including the Heart Reef
  • Land at Whitehaven Beach for approximately 1.5 hours
  • Beach blanket supplied, and beach umbrella available upon request
  • In-flight commentary by an experienced pilot 
  • Have the helicopter to yourself
  • Everybody has a window seat
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling
  • Return transfers to the airport from GSL passenger lounge in Airlie Beach

This is an unforgettable experience - a must on any travel tick list.

GSL Heli Tour

Important Information:

Passenger/weight restrictions apply:

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

Sample Itinerary

On board a modern helicopter, you will fly to the Great Barrier Reef where you will discover incredible reefs including the Heart Reef and Hardy Reef. Along the way to the Great Barrier Reef, you will soar above the beautiful turquoise swirls contrasted by the white sand bank along with surrounding Whitsunday islands, astounding Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. Depending on the season, you might spot whales and turtles too! 

Soon after, you will land at a secluded spot at Whitehaven Beach, where you will have 1.5 hours to explore or, to relax.

On this tour, we guarantee the helicopter is all yours. So, whether you want to surprise someone special, go on a romantic tour or after a unique experience with your friends and family, this is the ultimate way to add that exclusive touch to your time in the Whitsundays!

And if you want to make the trip extra special, why not add a delicious platter and a bottle of sparkling and have a beach picnic?

More Information

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Swimwear
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, etc.)
  • Sunglasses (polarised glasses make the reef clearer)
  • Warm clothes/pullover for evenings (seasonal)

What's Included

  • 1.5 hours of flying (approx.)
  • 1.5 hours at Whitehaven Beach (approx.)
  • A beach blanket
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • Helicopter to yourself
  • Beach umbrella upon request
  • Return transfers to the airport from GSL passenger lounge in Airlie Beach

What's Extra

Optional extras:

  • Stinger suit hire = $5pp
  • Gourmet platter (cheese, dips, olives, antipasto, crackers) = $80
  • Gourmet seafood platter (cold seafood including, bugs, prawns, oysters, smoked salmon) = $120
  • Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) = $40
  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) = $65
  • Dom Perignon Brut Vintage (750ml) = $350
  • Moet Chandon Brut Imperial (750ml) = $100
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut ($750ml) = $105

Please note that these prices are to be used as a guideline only and are subject to change. If you would like to purchase any of these optional extras, please let us know at the time of booking.

Terms and Conditions

Important Information: 

GSL Aviation is an approved air carrier, operated under AOC 1-Q244T. Tour times 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 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 outreview-table-column 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 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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