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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 30 April 2018 via mobile

The first tour was the Whitehaven Beach Getaway - our helicopter pilot Jake was professional and courteous - once we landed he set up the umbrella, picnic and left us to enjoy the soft sand and clear blue water and battle the occasional aggressive seagull (stop feeding them people!). The great thing about this tour is that the helicopters land on the northern part of Whitehaven Beach so it is the more isolated part whereas the boats land on the southern side.

The second tour was the Fly/Fly Reef Discovery - our helicopter pilot Matt was a bit cheeky and cheerful - went above and beyond in instructing us on our wetsuits and snorkeling gear as we were first/second timers. The ride there and back was jaw dropping. The great thing about the tour is that it’s in the morning before the crowds so there was only 20 people on the pontoon.

Thank you Hamilton Island Air team for two very memorable tours over the past two days.

1  Thank Jason T
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The was our first time in a Sea Plane & we were warned that take off might be rocky but the Pilot was amazing & the journey was super smooth. It was too windy to make the planned landing on Whitehaven beach but we did see the Barrier Reef & the famous heart shaped island & received $AUS100 refund. The views were excellent as there was only four of us & we all had a window view. The Pilot was informative & friendly & I felt very safe. Definitely recommended.

Thank thegees1
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We had the most amazing helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach where we then got to have a champagne picnic and swim for an hour before heading back to Hamilton Island. We were very lucky and had perfect weather that day as well! Our pilot Matt was lovely and very knowledgeable and also took some fantastic photos for us at Whitehaven Beach!
Going on a helicopter trip is defiantly a must do in Hamilton Island!

Thank Stevie W
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing helicopter flight over the great barrier reef, so beautiful especially the heart reef. Our pilot was friendly and made sure we had enough time at each spot and that those on both sides got a good view. Pricey but worth it.

1  Thank Paradise742418
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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 739SarahF
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