Details at a glance

Opening hours

Daily - times vary



Please note: There is a minimum of 4 persons for the tour to proceed and a minimum two persons per booking.


Snorkelling equipment, 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 safety 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 approximately 1 hour of snorkel time, sparkling wine and water will be served, followed by return trip to the Seaplane, and back to Hamilton Island.

The total tour duration is approximately 3 hours.

What to bring

Flat-soled shoes or thongs (no high-heels)
A light jacket or warm clothes for after swimming or if the weather becomes cool
You are welcome to bring your own food from either in-room dining or one of the resorts takeaway outlets

Booking information
Bookings are essential. Please complete online booking request, call the Tour Desk on 07 4946 8305 or visit the Tour Desk located in the Resort Centre and Reef View Hotel. Not suitable for non swimmers or children 0-13yrs.
How to get there
Hamilton Island Air can pick you up from any of the main hotel areas on Hamilton Island. Or, you can drive yourself to the Hamilton Island Air terminal, located 500 metres past the Hamilton Island main airport turnoff on the road to Palm Valley.
Terms and Conditions

Minimum age is 13 years.
All guests must be confident swimmers and speak fluent English.
Tour is subject to minimum numbers and weather/sea conditions.
Weight restrictions apply.

Please note that it is impossible to guarantee a social distance of 1.5 metres on-board Hamilton Island Air's fleet of aircraft.

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.