qualia aerial view during Whitehaven Beach tour of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island and surrounds

Whitehaven Beach by Seaplane or Helicopter

Fly by seaplane or helicopter to Whitehaven Beach with its white sand and crystal water.

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Seaplane landed on Whitehaven Beach with couple standing in sand and trees in the background as part of qualia experience

Whitehaven Beach by Seaplane or Helicopter

Whitehaven Beach by seaplane or helicopter is a simply breathtaking experience. Take in stunning views of the Whitsundays from the air, before flying over majestic Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach, with its white silica sand fringed by turquoise sea. Landing at Whitehaven, enjoy time to swim, walk and then dine on a qualia gourmet picnic while appreciating one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Features at a Glance

What You'll Love
  • See the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet from the air
  • Land on Whitehaven Beach for a swim, snorkel and explore
What to Bring
  • Swimmers
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm light jacket
  • Flat soled shoes
  • VIP return transfers to Hamilton Island Air for the seaplane tour
  • VIP return transfers from the Long Pavilion to the private qualia helipad for the helicopter tour
  • 1.5-hour tour including helicopter or seaplane scenic flight and time on Whitehaven Beach
  • 1 hour on Whitehaven Beach
  • Chilled sparkling wine and water
Opening Hours

Operates daily, times vary.

Pricing and Bookings

Whitehaven Beach Funseeker by seaplane - $290 per person
(minimum numbers apply)

Whitehaven Beach Getaway by helicopter - $365 per person

qualia gourmet picnic hamper available at an additional cost. Please organise directly with qualia guest services.

Pre-booking is required. Please contact our qualia luxury concierge to confirm booking and catering arrangements on guestservices@qualia.com.au or +61 7 4948 9222.


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


Click here for Terms and Conditions
Availability is weather dependent and subject to change at the discretion of the operator. For cancellations outside of 24hrs there is no cancellation fee. For cancellation during business hours before 7pm the day prior, 50% of the ticket will be forfeited. For cancellations anytime after 7pm the day before the tour, 100% of the ticket will be forfeited.

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