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Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet! provided by Ocean Rafting

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Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet!

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Recommended by 88% of travellers
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Enjoy a 60 minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet! See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday 60 minute scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard 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! Ocean Rafting’s scenic flights depart from Whitsunday Airport, located at 12 Air Whitsunday Drive, Flame Tree, between the popular tourist destinations of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands and just 9 minutes drive from the main street of Airlie Beach. Departs daily at 7am, 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) - Airlie Beach
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Heart Reef
    Whitehaven Beach
    Whitehaven Beach
    Hill Inlet
    Whitsunday Islands
  • You'll end at
    Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) - Airlie Beach
    12 Air Whitsunday Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) - Airlie Beach, 12 Air Whitsunday Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight
  • Views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef
  • Pilot commentary
  • Courtesy bus transfers
Exclusions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
8Reviews
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Zaira P wrote a review 1 Mar
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The staff pilot and driver are great and friendly. Is worth it to do the flight, the view is amazing. We highly recommend this experience and the company.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet!
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the glowing recommendation!! We are thrilled you had a great time exploring the Whitsundays with us from above, on and beneath its crystal clear waters. Thanks so much for travelling with us and hope to see you again someday. Team Ocean Rafting
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Eniola M wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
5 stars!!! Totally worth it Do it 5 stars!!! Totally worth it Do it 5 stars!!! Totally worth it Do it
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet!
Responded 2 weeks ago
Love this!! Thanks for the wonderful recommendation!! Team Ocean Rafting
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Heidi L wrote a review Nov 2020
6 contributions
It was an incredible day with ocean rafting! The start to the day was smooth with a free pick up service by the company. We then headed to the airport along the water at Airlie beach. The team here were efficient in getting everything organised to take us up into the air! There
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet!
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Wow, wow,wow!! Thank you so much for this amazing review of your time with us, both above and on the stunning waters of the Whitsundays!! It sounds like a truly magical day taking in all of the stunning sights! We hope you had one epic adventure and made some incredible memories along the way! Thanks again. Team Ocean Rafting
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Kristen K wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions25 helpful votes
I had read reviews before going about the plane having two seats that were obstructed by the bar from the wing. I couldn’t find any helicopter tours available while we were there so I figured I would just avoid sitting in those seats. However, when we arrived we were assigned
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Haydn Travels wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I was convinced to do this tour by the local agent at my hostel - who told me this was would be unmissable and he was right! I had a blast. The scenery was breath taking on this tour. We got picked up from the hostel, taken to the airport right by the ocean and we were off over
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Scenic Flight - Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet!
Responded 9 Nov 2019
Thanks for choosing Ocean Rafting Scenic flights! So glad to read you had a lovely flight. I will be sure to share this review with Julian! Be sure to #oceanrafting and #lovewhitsundays in your images so we can see your experience. Thanks team Ocean Rafting :)
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Jo_Pro_Dive
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Awesome day out!
Absolutely awesome day out! Toby and Bree were absolute legends, making the day an absolute blast and ensuring we
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alyshamoosyh
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AMAZING TIME EVEN IN THE RAIN
Even though it rained for like 50% of the trip I wouldn’t have changed a thing the crew of Betty today were so info
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oarno22
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All in one experience
Highly recommend this tour company! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. I did the south experience and loved it
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DanielN2109
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Best way to see the Whitsundays!
This day trip was nothing short of spectacular. There are various itineraries you can choose from, which typically
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411leisae
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Excellent day out 😁
What a great day we had celebrating my friends birthday! The crew had a fun energetic vibe and made the trip a gre
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James L
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Ocean Rafting Tour
An all round top top day. Exactly what we were hoping for when we came to the Whitsundays, all in one day. A specia
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lukeh01
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Heaps gd
Went out into the big bluey with James and Charlotte who were very funny and excellent guides making us feel safe!
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daniel27LT
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Best Experience Ever!!!
Best day ever!!! I highly recommend doing this. You will not regret it!!! The Ocean Rafting team will not let you d
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18poppy
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Amazing day out!!
We spent the day on the boat with our two kids, Aidan 10 and Maddie 6. An absolute blast, the kids were really look
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katieredinger2021
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Great Experience!!!
Wow! Wow! Wow! My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful time exploring some islands off Airlie Beach during the Ocea
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TraceyLG74
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Locals first trip
Best day out on the water, Skipper James and Deckhand Charlotte were awesome. Will recommend to everyone.
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328ella
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A must do in Airlie / Whitsundays
Great staff, very competitive price, amazing experience. Everyone that can tolerate land and sea travel, I implore
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melschefe
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Ocean Rafting
A fun ride out amongst the islands, great views at Whitehaven. Had a fabulous lunch, and a lovely time snorkelling.
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Courtney P
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Loved every moment of it!
Excellent staff, was just all up incredible day. Would deffs recommend. Deffs would go again, Great value for money
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markbJ9527WU
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Whitsunday Adventure
An awesome time from start to finish The views and snorkelling are amazing. If you get Shelley (tour guide) you'l
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