+61 74914 2425

OR: Scenic Flight to Heart Reef

FROM: $299
5.0 (63 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: - Daily
Returns: - Daily

Departure Point: Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $308 $299 AUD / Person - General (Between: 01 Dec 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)

Enjoy the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef from above!

  • Enjoy a bird's eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands with a guaranteed window seat! 
  • Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet
  • Head out to the Great Barrier Reef and see Heart Reef from above!
  • Guaranteed window for ALL flights
  • Only fixed wing scenic flight company departing from Whitsunday Airport

 Best Price Guarantee 
 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.
 WCBIA Tick - Premium Tour Operator

Make the most of your time in the Whitsundays by joining Ocean Rafting for a unique and memorable flight and sightseeing experience. See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including the famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach! 

Marvel over panoramic views for the entire duration of the flight with a guaranteed window seat. Your local pilot will also provide informative in-flight commentary, pointing out particular islands, sites, reefs and marine life in a truly unique experience!


Highlights & Features:

  • Guaranteed window for ALL flights
  • Fly over the Great Barrier Reef 
  • Fly over some of the 74 Whitsunday Islands
  • See the swirling sands of Hill Inlet from above
  • Informative in-flight commentary
  • Chance to spot marine life!
  • Door to Door courtesy bus transfer
  • Short 7 minutes drive from Airlie Beach Main street to Whitsunday Airport
  • Spend MORE TIME in the AIR & LESS TIME on a bus!
  • Only fixed-wing scenic flight company departing from Whitsunday Airport
  • Flights depart 6 times a day
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from local Airlie Beach/Cannonvale Hotels/Parks/Hostels

Couple the 60-minute scenic flight with a day cruise on Ocean Rafting for the ultimate Whitsundays experience


Important Notes: 

  • You MUST include each passenger's individual body weights (in kilograms) and pick-up location when booking this tour. 
  • Maximum weight 125KG per person
  • Flight Times - 7am, 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Sample Itinerary

Show Less

Enjoy a bird’s eye view as you soar above the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and the picture-perfect postcard of Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers big window viewing, pilot commentary and the best views of the Whitsundays!


Tour Map

The Oce...

Read More

Enjoy a bird’s eye view as you soar above the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and the picture-perfect postcard of Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers big window viewing, pilot commentary and the best views of the Whitsundays!


Tour Map

The Ocean Rafting Scenic Flight follows the blue dotted flight path:

Fly & Raft Map

More Information

Show Less

What To Bring

  • Polarised glasses make the reef clearer
  • Camera/Video Camera
  • Light jacket for cooler months

What's Included

  • Scenic one-hour flight over the Islands and the Great Barrier Reef
  • In-flight commentary
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Includes Scenic views of Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef
  • Small group tour
  • GST and all Marine Parks Fees
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from local Airlie Beach/Cannonvale Hotels/Parks/Hostels

What's Extra

Thi...

Read More

What To Bring

  • Polarised glasses make the reef clearer
  • Camera/Video Camera
  • Light jacket for cooler months

What's Included

  • Scenic one-hour flight over the Islands and the Great Barrier Reef
  • In-flight commentary
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Includes Scenic views of Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef
  • Small group tour
  • GST and all Marine Parks Fees
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from local Airlie Beach/Cannonvale Hotels/Parks/Hostels

What's Extra

This is an all-inclusive tour. Optional upgrade to "Fly & Raft" package available - ask us for more details!

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

Ocean Rafting may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media. If you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting.

For legal and safety reasons all passengers are weighed prior to boarding. Maximum per seat weight is 125 kgs.

If you have booked the Schoolies special, you will need to show your 2023 Schoolies ID and wristband upon check-in. 


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. 


Transfers:

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.


Other: 

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.

Cancellations


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 or air traffic control. 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.


Refunds:

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.


Accountability/Misconduct:

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.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed...

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people fit in one plane?

Ocean rafting has two different types of planes: one with 7 seats for guests, and the other with 11. Both are roomy, comfortable and feature guaranteed window seats, so get ready for dreamy island panoramas with an excellent view.

Can I do the flight while I am pregnant?

Yes, you can. From start to landing, the flight is very smooth and lasts for an hour. However, if you're in doubt about your own personal flying condition, consult your doctor.

Is there a toilet onboard?

There are no toilets on the plane during the hour you're onboard. However, there is a bathroom in the airport that you can use before and after your flight.

Can I bring my luggage?

There is not much space in the plane, so you can only bring a small selection of personal items onboard (phone, camera, water bottle). If you need to though, you can store your luggage in one of the lockers at the airport, or drop them at our Airlie Beach Bag Storage prior to your tour.

Do I have time to eat something at the airport?

You won't have time to eat something from one of the airport cafes prior to boarding. We recommend eating before your trip or ordering something after your flight to eat on the way back.

Will I see anything on a cloudy day?

Yes! The plane flies under the clouds, so you can view the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands even on an overcast day.

Can I chat on the plane?

It is a bit loud in the plane and you will wear headphones with commentary from your pilot, making it a bit difficult to have an in-depth conversation with your neighbour! Some headphones have a microphone, some do not, but you will always be able to understand the pilot!

Will air pressure be a problem?

While every passenger is different, the air pressure change isn't too intense. However, if you are recovering from ear surgery, or have been scuba-diving within 12 hours of your flight, consult your doctor to check that this experience is suitable for you.

Will I get airsick?

Your scenic flight team and pilot pride themselves on offering a smooth, comfortable journey over the stunning Whitsunday Islands, and the vast majority of guests have no problems at all! However, there are sick bags provided for the worst-case scenario!

Can I stand up and walk around during the flight?

No, you can't stand up and move around the plane while you're in the air. But, you'll probably be glued to your panoramic window, taking in views of island havens, turquoise waters and reef marinelife like whales, dolphins and coral gardens!

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Ocean Rafting Scenic Flight has no minimum age requirement. Children ages 2 and up do require their own seat. 

Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 63 reviews

5 star
62
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Patrick Hatz, 26 Feb 24
What a great experience! I can only recommend doing this! 5 stars ????
Aafke Roelofs , 22 Feb 24
Great tour, good amount of time to see the most of the Whitsundays :)
Franca Maria Hildebrandt, 20 Feb 24
Wirklich eine perfekte Erfahrung! Es war alles toll organisiert und hat reibungslos geklappt! Vor allem unser Pilot hat wirklich einen super Job gemacht und alles gut erklärt! Vielen Dank dafür!
Hall , 29 Jan 24
Excellent pilot Kept us informed throughout flight Easy process booking and pick up/drop off
Sara
Click To Chat

WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU

  • Our experts are Based in Airlie Beach
  • We can build packages to save you $$$
  • Whitsundays biggest boat cooperative

Quick Enquiry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.