• Half A Day Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 6 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • No Transfer
  • Snacks Included

Whitsundays Reef Adventure (Heart Reef Seaplane + Hardy Reef Snorkeling)

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See the beautiful Heart Reef by seaplane and go snorkeling in the Hardy Reef with this excellent value day tour! 

The seaplanes depart daily and showcase the amazing expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park before landing. And before long you will be transferred to our private semi- submersible at Hardy Reef to experience its beauty from below sea level. 

You can enjoy two hour coral viewing and snorkelling aboard our glass bottom boat moored inside the calm confined waters of Hardy Lagoon in comfort. It's easy to access into the water from the rear platform of the vessel, which ensures all snorkelling skill levels can enjoy this exclusive reef location in ease. What's more, the vessel also has an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas and is equipped with all snorkelling equipment and flotation devices. 

The vessel can bear up to 22 people to ensure that you receive the very best of Air Whitsunday's friendly attention.

There's so much to enjoy out on Whitsundays reef adventure, do it all with this great one day tour!


Check in at Terminal One

After a quick check-in, you will be issued with a stinger suit and be given a video briefing before leaving the terminal to alight your seaplane.

Depart Whitsunday Airport

  • Boarding on our amphibious aircraft, you will take off on the airport runway and then commence your scenic flight to the Great Barrier Reef. 

  • Take in the sights of Shute Harbour, Long Island, Daydream Island and the Whitsunday Passage before flying between Hook Island and Whitsunday Island and then atop of the dark blue depths of the Coral Sea.
  • As you approach the Great Barrier Reef you will start to see the stunning azure shades and formations of Bait Reef, Hook Reef and Hardy Lagoon. 
  • Your pilot will then point out Heart Reef to you and perform aerial work atop of the Heart Reef to capture that picture perfect postcard shot. 
  • Then experience an exhilerating water landing as you dock alongside our private semi submersible vessel.

Arrive at Great Barrier Reef

  • You can take advantage of snorkelling while rejuvenating in the refreshing waters amongst ancient coral gardens teeming with marine life.

  • 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 sea life and coral that the added protection of the reef wall has provided.

Depart Great Barrier Reef.

On the return flight, you get to take in more views of the Great Barrier Reef along with Hayman Island the northern side of Hook Island and the Molle group of islands.

Return to Whitsunday Airport

Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting location: Terminal One, Whitsunday Airport, Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802 Australia

  • Time: Please go to Terminal One in the Whitsunday Airport 45 minutes in advance on your own.

How to Use
Booking information:

  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Additional information:

  • A minimum of 2 people are required to book this activity for it to proceed.
  • The arrangement on the same plane apply for the same booking.
  • The company may temporarily change the takeoff time. Please reserve a full day for play.
  • There are temporary cancellations even if the reservation is successful due to mechanical failure or tidal weather.
  • Please call the aircraft company to reconfirm the travel time 24 hours prior to this activity.
  • Aircraft seats are randomly arranged by the supplier and cannot be reserved in advance.

  • Each customer is allowed to carry a soft backpack weighing 10kg or less.
  • We strongly advise that you change your swimsuit in the hotel before departure for no clothing changing room is available during the itinerary or on the snorkeling platform.

What to bring:

  • Swimwear

  • Prescription snorkelling mask if required

  • Towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Light jacket in Winter

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 6 days before use.
  • 10% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-5 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
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