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Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours

594 New South Head Rd | Rose Bay Marina, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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One of the best things I've ever done!

Hands down this is up there with one of the best experiences I've had. Amazing views, so worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dino789
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Best experience in Sydney

Our pilot Steve was excellent. We flew on a beautiful summer day to Cottage Point Inn and had a 5... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jh0123
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Houston, Texas
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Fabulous Seaplane flights around Sydney - 15 and 30 minute scenic flights and sensational fly and dine lunch packages to restaurants on the Hawkesbury River and Day Trips and a range of Gourmet Picnics to beautiful Palm Beach. A must-do for all visitors. Professional, highly experienced crew - Australian owned and operated. Flights from Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour and from our northern base at Palm Beach. Call Jenny anytime to make a booking.
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594 New South Head Rd | Rose Bay Marina, Rose Bay, Waverley, New South Wales 2029, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down this is up there with one of the best experiences I've had. Amazing views, so worth the money. Steve was friendly and professional, I felt safe and comfortable. Perfect amount of time and I would do it again in a heart beat. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our pilot Steve was excellent. We flew on a beautiful summer day to Cottage Point Inn and had a 5 star lunch and celebrated Valentines Day and then Steve picked us up and we flew over Sydney harbor and saw everything. I thought I booked...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Aboslutely amazing flight iver Sydney. Steve was amazing. Super lovely guy. I am not a fan of flying but i did not feel scared at all. The view is breathtaking. Everyone should do this of they can.

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SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Mr Baxter. Indeed, it is a great way to see the sights of Sydney and I am glad you enjoyed your flight. Kind regards, Steve.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Our son bought us this flight & lunch for our 60th birthdays - it was awesome! The plane and pilot were incredible and our lunch at Jonah’s was world class. This was the highlight of our ‘trip of a life time’ and the best way...More

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SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Jayne, We love providing a service that people consider to be "a trip of a lifetime!". It was lovely to meet you both and appreciate your review. Kind regards, Steve (your Pilot).

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Sydney by Seaplane are a family owned business, they love their plane and it shows. I booked a one way flight from Barrenjoey to cottage point at a time outside of normal hours but was completely accomadated looked after. It was my wedding day 😌...More

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SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hi Emma, It was great to have you on board and be part of your special day. Thank you for kind words and for taking the time to write your review. Looking forward to seeing you again next time you fly. All of us at...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from the most awesome flight with Steve in his beautiful seaplane. I’m not sure who was more excited, my husband or my sons aged 8 & 5!! We flew down the coast to see Bondi Beach and then circled the harbour...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My wife & I took the return flight & lunch to Cottage Point Inn. We met with Richard as planned at the Rose Bay Marina, & where in the launch in Rose Bay when pilot Steve landed the De Havilland seaplane nearby for us to...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Steve was super responsive, helpful and friendly! We booked late but he was able to accommodate us (2 adults, 1 10YO). It was a highlight of our trip, especially the coastal views and of course Sydney Harbor. Book this tour, or you'll be missing out...More

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SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you! I enjoyed having you all on board, and appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. Kind regards, Steve.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Steve and his team were great! Wonderful flight up to Pittwater and back with lunch at Jonah's at Whale Beach. Was such a gorgeous day, Steve finished the flight with a double fly over of the bridge and opera house! Highly recommend to anyone looking...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

What a fantastic experience. Starting off from Rosebay we had an absolutely amazing flight up the coast to our lunch destination, Cottage Point Inn. After a fantastic meal and a few hours relaxing over a few quite drinks we then boarded the plane for the...More

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SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we also enjoyed having you on board. Thank you for taking the time to write your review - we appreciate it very much. Kind regards, Steve.

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scoobabutter
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Response from SydneyBySeaplane | Property representative |
Hi there, our de Havilland Beaver Aircraft has six passenger seats. Accurate individual passenger weights are required to ensure that the total combined weight is within our safety parameters.
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