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“Helicopter ride over the reef - wow!”

Hamilton Island Air
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Owner description: Hamilton Island Air - The Heart of the Great Barrier ReefHamilton Island Air provides guests with an exceptional range of helicopter and seaplane tours from Hamilton Island, encompassing the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Our most popular destinations are the iconic Whitehaven Beach and the world famous Heart Reef. We operate a fleet of modern luxury helicopters and seaplanes to provide the ultimate 'once in a lifetime' experience.
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I booked the helicopter trip as a spur of the moment thing on the boat on the way to the reef and I am so glad I did. What an experience. I went for the 20 minute tour at $280 it is not cheap but totally worth it. Our pilot was great giving us lots of information on the different reefs we flew over. A bit of a bumpy landing on the pontoon but all in all a great experience. Another tick on the bucket list!

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

They took us out for a 55 minute tour in a raven 44. This helicopter has three passenger seats and a pilot seat. It cruises at about 105 kn. Our pilot Daniel was great!!! He was an excellent pilot and a great educator. He taught us about the islands and the reef. Seeing the great barrier reef from the air was extraordinary. The islands are beautiful. Whitehaven beach is extremely impressive. Make sure you take the 55 minute tour that covers the reef and not the one that stops at the beach. You really want to see the reef from the air. In addition if you pay half price for the third seat you can do a private tour if you are a couple. This also means that one of you can sit in the left front seat and take great video and photos.

Thank drl_smit-may
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Hamilton Island. Decide to take seaplane tour first and flew to Great Barrier Reef for aerial tour of reef and then landed at Whitehaven Beach and stayed for about 1 hour. Excellent knowledgeable pilot and try to
take the DeHavilland a great seaplane. Helicopter tour
landed at Great Barrier Reef and we went snorkeling.
Again, very knowledgeable and professional pilot who
helped us with our snorkeling gear. Take latest afternoon
flight and you have the diving barge and reef all to yourself

Thank robbiemcewan
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We took the hour plane ride to view the scenery, Great Barrier Reef, heart reef and white haven beach. Spectacular and wonderful way to see the beauty. Recommend a snorkel or scuba visit to the reef, but as plane ride was indeed over the top!

Thank HWB
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Finally today we got lucky and could go on our chopper tour to the Great Barrier Reef with snorkelling!
It was really unforgettable,
First is the view of the Barrier Reef from the sky that is absolutely breathtaking and then the snorkelling (wonderful too!)
If you can afford it you should go for it: money very well spent.

Thank Travelaround59
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