Departing daily, our Reef Adventure Flight will showcase the magnitude of the Great Barrier Reef from above, before landing and transferring to our private semi-subs at Hardy Reef for two hours of coral viewing and snorkelling. Enjoy aerial views of Hook, Hardy and Heart Reefs from above and explore this amazing underwater world from below. Our seaplanes have large, unobstructed windows perfect for photography.
Our seaplanes showcase the amazing expanse of the Great Barrier Reef from above sea level before landing and transferring to our private semi- submersible at Hardy Reef to experience its beauty from below sea level.
Enjoy two hours of coral viewing and snorkelling from the comfort of our glass bottom boat moored inside the calm confined waters of Hardy Lagoon; a coral suspended lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef marine park. Easy access into the water from the rear platform of the vessel ensures passengers of all snorkelling skill levels can enjoy this exclusive reef location in ease.
The vessel also has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas and is equipped with all snorkelling equipment and flotation devices.
All tours to our location are scheduled around low tide and being surrounded by a reef wall it creates a tranquil coral lagoon for the aircraft to land in and the guests to snorkel in.
During low tide our location is only 2-6 metres deep providing the first time snorkeller with more confidence due to the comfortable conditions, while the more experienced can enjoy the abundance of marine life and coral that the added protection of the reef wall has provided.
Enjoy aerial views of Shute Harbour, the Whitsunday Islands, Hook, Hardy and Heart Reefs from above and explore this amazing underwater world from below!
Snorkelling assistance and tuition is provided. All ages and fitness levels are catered for. Limited numbers and exclusive use ensure small groups and dedicated service from your pilot. Miles Above The Rest!
Scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and northern Whitsunday Islands
Sights include Whitsunday Islands, Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef and Heart Reef
Two hours at our private glass bottom boat, comprising one hour of coral viewing and relaxing
One hour of snorkelling in a private sheltered lagoon
All snorkelling equipment, tuition and flotation devices for inexperienced snorkellers
Sparkling wine, chilled water, cheese and crackers
Comprehensive in-flight commentary
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
Terminal One, Whitsunday Airport, Shute Harbour
Available 7 days a week. Bookings are essential, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tour Time: 3 hours / Flying Time: 1 hour
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
Experience will operate with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 23 passengers
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please advise your weight at the time of booking.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Swimwear, Towel, Suncreen, Sunglasses, Hat, Camera/Video Camera and a Light Jacket for cooler months. If you have your own snorkeling equipment you are more than welcome to bring it along.
Tour includes all snorkelling equipment, chilled water and sparkling wine, cheese and crackers, in-flight commentary of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling tuition and flotation devices for inexperienced snorkellers.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
Operating Days Generally Operates Occasionally Operates Never Operates
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Private coral viewing vessel in Hardy Lagoon
Coral viewing vessel moored in Hardy Lagoon
Rear platform of coral viewing vessel
EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)