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Paradise Seaplanes

Maroochydore, Australia
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About Paradise Seaplanes
"A Magical Sunshine Coast Experience!" Take off from the beautiful Maroochy River in our authentic Warbird spyplane and see the world from the perspective of the Dreamtime black swans and be awestruck. This is no ordinary seaplane and no ordinary joy flight. "Willy" is designed for observation - she has more glass than a helicopter, excels at flying low and slow, and is the quietest piston-engined aircraft on the planet! Adventure flights are made for 3 passengers only. Each one is personalised - choose where and which adventure and whether you want a 'doors on' or 'doors off' experience. Every passenger has a window seat, Bose Aviation headsets, is able to interact with the pilot and treated to expert commentary. The Sunshine Coast is the ONLY place in the southern hemisphere where you can enjoy this sustainable experience in this type of aircraft! Do not miss it! Flights start at $149 per person. See our marquee at Maroochy River every Thursday through Monday 9am-3pm.
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Seaplane Adventure Flight over Maroochydore for 2 with Photobook

Swoop over the dramatic landscapes of Australia’s Sunshine Coast on this exhilarating 10-minute seaplane flight from Maroochydore. Enjoy stunning aerial views as you fly over the golden sands of Mooloolaba Beach, swoop low over the Maroochy River and glide over Point Cartright. Best of all: with numbers limited to just three passengers, you’re guaranteed a window seat, ensuring magnificent bird’s eye views.
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10 minutes
from US$156.96

Deluxe Seaplane Tour Noosa to Glasshouse Adventure for 2 with Photobook

This experience is for 2 people and includes 1 photobook. 60 minutes of flying time, allow 80 minutes.

The Experience: Climb up into Paradise Seaplanes' Wilga Warbird from the shores of the Maroochy River and experience the sensation of flying low-and-slow above Sunshine Coast beaches, Noosa, the majestic Glass House Mountains and beautiful Hinterland in one amazing adventure. This unique aircraft has great visibility and was designed for observation. It is quiet and the most sustainable and rewarding way to see the Sunshine Coast.

The Memories: This flight includes a 20 page customized Deluxe Photobook of you and your adventure. 
• 60-minute Seaplane Flight - Maroochy River to Beerwah and Noosa, return Maroochy.
• Water takeoff and landing in only Wilga 80 Floatplane in the southern hemisphere.
• Personalised tour for 2 passengers
• Interactive commentary from expert pilot and guide.
• 20page Deluxe Photobook, customized with photos of you.
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1 hour
from US$1,092.09
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Colin C wrote a review Yesterday
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Great pilot and aircraft, very scenic and me and my grandson enjoyed his first light aircraft adventure!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Anita R wrote a review 5 Jan
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Totally loved the experience, I will always remember that flight. It was the most beautiful day and we were able to see some many sights along the coast. The water had so many shades of blue, the beaches were so crystal clear and we could make out many of our favorite spots. Sean was a great pilot and made us feel very comfortable. We decided to have the option to have the doors removed that added to the whole experience. I absolutely recommend the seaplane flight to everyone, to just see how beautiful the coast line is, great idea for a present or a special celebration or just a treat yourself. JUST DO IT, don't think twice !
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Mary K wrote a review 2 Jan
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Omg the whole experience from ground level being reassured by Sean as I have a fear of flying and he explained everything in detail from how the plane works, the procedure's , safety precautions you name it, taking off , landing , turning. Now I am addicted and I love every minute of it and to see the coast line at this level is amazing and beautiful. Whether your a tourist or resident this is a must to do before anything else and well worth every cent. My partner and I will be going back and next is the Noosa flight which will be amazing. Thank you Sean so much for your reassurance and acknowledging my fears, as you gave me one of the most awesome experiences and memory which I will treasure forever. MUST TO DO AND WORTH EVERY CENT, for the ultimate and awesome experience of a lifetime. Thank you to Sean and Jamie for everything.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Paradise S, Owner at Paradise Seaplanes
Responded 1 week ago
It is always so cool 😎 to hear this from our customers and I am so proud of everyone that makes that effort to face their fear. This is no small feat. As you would imagine, I love flying and the thought that someone misses out on such an awe-inspiring experience because of fear, is a tragedy. Everyone has different reasons so I am happy to go through a bit of flight theory or explain my piloting experience or whatever it takes to make them comfortable and give them the information they need to let go their fear. Mary was absolutely brilliant as she embraced this new challenge and changed her out look. (Brings a tear to my eye). Go Mary!!! I am so glad you loved it.
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Jess W wrote a review Nov 2020
Mooloolaba, Australia2 contributions
It was a surprise from my partner for my 30th birthday. The seaplane was thrilling and breathtaking at the same time. My partner opted to have the doors off which added to the thrill! I had an excellent time and would absolutely do it again. Fantastic service. A MUST DO!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Paradise S, Owner at Paradise Seaplanes
Responded 1 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love to be part of people’s special occasions. It is an honor to help create a memory that will be cherished for years to come.
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Richard B wrote a review Nov 2020
Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia4 contributions
It was fantastic from start to finish loved it went for my 80th birthday with a mate was turning 80 this as well and we both had a fun flight it was amazing cannot wait to fly again next year
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Paradise S, Owner at Paradise Seaplanes
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Guys, thank you for flying with us. Can't wait to see you next year!
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