Details at a glance

Opening hours

Times vary every day due to tide tides. Please contact the Tour Desk for further information.


$599 per person


Snorkelling equipment, Light Catering, Sparkling Wine and Water.

Sights and highlights

This stunning seaplane excursion includes a 30-minute flight each way out to the Great Barrier Reef. You will capture views such as Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Hook Island and of course, the world famous Heart Reef. Once out on the Reef you will enjoy exclusive use of the Coral Gardens Explorer glass bottom boat with a select few guests. 

Sample itinerary

Enjoy a complementary pick up if you are staying in a select Resort Hotel to Hamilton Island Air. After viewing the safely briefing video for your aircraft, you will board for takeoff from Hamilton Island Airport.
Enjoy a 30 minute flight over Whitehaven beach, Hill Inlet, Hook Island and Heart Reef. Once you have arrived at Hardy Lagoon you will disembark the aircraft and board the Coral Gardens Explorer Glass Bottom Boat for a magnificent guided tour of the Hardy Lagoon Reef system.
After your guided tour, you will have arrived at the snorkelling destination. All snorkel gear and stinger suits are provided. After 1 hour of snorkel time, the light catering, sparkling wine and water will be served, followed by return trip to the Seaplane, and back to Hamilton Island.

What to bring

Towel, Hat, Sunscreen, Swimwear.

Booking information
Bookings are essential. Please visit the Tour Desk or call 07 4946 8305. Not suitable for non swimmers or children 0-13yrs.
How to get there
Please check in at Hamilton Island Aviation (located on the road out to Palm Valley Activities). Self-drive or take the free orange bus.
Terms and Conditions

Minimum passenger numbers apply (4 pax). Children under the age of 13 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Due to the nature of Seaplane operations, all flights are operated at the discretion of Hamilton Island Air. Flights are subject to changeable weather conditions including tidal, sea state and prevailing winds, air traffic control, and other influences outside of HIA’s control. Prices subject to change without notice.

Cancellation policy

If your booking is a no show or cancelled less than 24 hours notice, 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited.

The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time.