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Whitehaven Heli Tour
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Whitehaven Heli Tour

By GSL Aviation
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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from
$292.96
per adult
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$292.96
per adult

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Ages 3-99, max of 3 per group
Duration:
2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Helicopter flight to Whitsunday Island
  • 1.5 hours of beach time at Whitehaven Beach
  • In-flight pilot commentary
What's not included
  • Food and drinks - order a gourmet platter to enjoy on the beach! Contact GSL team


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We provide ground transfer from GSL Whitsundays (384 Shute Harbour Road) to Whitsundays Coast Airport in Proserpine
  • 384 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
  • Airports:
  • Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine, Queensland Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35589P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (Ages 3+)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Whitehaven Heli Tour?
Whitehaven Heli Tour price starts from $311.50. Discover and book Whitehaven Heli Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Whitehaven Heli Tour cancellation policy?
Whitehaven Heli Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whitehaven Heli Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whitehaven Heli Tour?
Whitehaven Heli Tour is hosted by GSL Aviation. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact GSL Aviation on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whitehaven Heli Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Whitehaven Heli Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Whitehaven Heli Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35589P4

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    384 Shute Harbour Rd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Arriving on secluded section of Whitehaven Beach in style, you will have 1.5 hours to enjoy this pristine beach. Go for a swim, enjoy the privacy, have a picnic and relax.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

AdrianR437
AdrianR437
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Great to see whitsundays from the air
The flight gave you a great overview of the whitsunday islands and a nice view of the reef. It's a must to apprecia
Y9791JEnikkif
Y9791JEnikkif
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Best way to see the reef
Amazing experience and this was definitely the best way to see the reef! The set down and picnic on Whitehaven was
foofaye
foofaye
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Flight over reef and islands from proserpine
Wonderful flight pilot was very informative and catered for both sides of the plane. Pointed out points of interest
klea233
klea233
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Amazing flight over reef
We took an early morning flight over several reefs off Cairns and the views were spectacular. Spotted sharks, rays
AshHills
AshHills
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GSL Aviation Great Barrier Reef Flight
Hi! Our flight with GSL Aviation over the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) was spectacular! Our pilot was very helpful to a
Emma W
Emma W
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Must do!!
I am writing this review not long after our tour finished as it was absolutely incredible and I felt that I needed
Ina J
Ina J
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Fantastic experience
I loved everything! Customer service was excellent. The scenic flight and the pilot were fantastic. I can only reco
polky3140
polky3140
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Fantastic thanks was a great day for flying pilot was great
Fantastic there where some whales 🐋 the hart reef if Fantastic and amazing how many islands out there was a great
KathandC0
KathandC0
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Views are amazing
WOW, the view from the sky flying over Whitehaven Beach and over the reef is amazing. I would recommend this trip t
dsnich0lls
dsnich0lls
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scenic Flight
Marvelous flight. great scenery. Perfect weather-staff professional & friendly in all aspects it was apity the bus
Adam P
Adam P
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Excellent service
Perhaps not the best weather, and one of our party took pretty air sick. However the views were still special and B
lisannasinnema
lisannasinnema
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Best experience in my life!
We did a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef (including the heart reef). It's impo
ceadlynnm
ceadlynnm
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Very nice experience and view of the reef!
It was an experience to fly in such a small plane. I really enjoyed it. Took my partner for his birthday. I asked i
juliesG8105YU
juliesG8105YU
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amazing experience, overawed by the beauty of our country
everything about this adventure with GSL aviation was fantastic - thank you. From the booking offic to the pilot ,
MargsK
MargsK
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Best way to see the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
We loved the scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands & Great Barrier Reef, especially the Heart Reef. I would hig
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5.0
33 reviews
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Leah P
Caloundra, Australia43 contributions
Couples
Wow! What an awesome experience! Garry arrived right on time to take us to the Airport.
A nice 30 minute drive with loads of information about the area and things to do.
This was surprise for my husband on our 41st Wedding Anniversary and surprised he was.
Cam our pilot was great, and the views were amazing.
Day was slightly overcast but didn’t disappoint.
The water was so blue and we had a good view of stingrays and a few turtles as we helicoptered above Whitehaven beach.
Landing on the beach was perfect, Cam set us up in a sheltered spot with an umbrella and picnic rug. We brought along our own beach shelter too which made a huge difference.
We had a lovely platter and bottle a wine and music from our boom box.
After a little snack we went for a swim, water was warm and so clear.
A good hour and a half of total relaxation!
Couldn't have asked for a better day!
Flight home was just as awesome taking in views on a different route. Jen our tour bus driver was very entertaining on the trip home giving more tips on places to go and a good laugh on her Corning jokes!
Written March 26, 2021
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Customer service and experience are our top priorities and your review confirms the hard work we put in each day. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your entire GSL experience. What a great surprise and an amazing way to spend your wedding anniversary. We are so lucky to have Garry, Cam and Jenni on our team - I'll be sure to pass on your kind words! We look forward to having you join us again and hope the rest of your trip was wonderful. Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
Written March 29, 2021
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John Styles
Yeppoon, Australia30 contributions
Couples
If I could add more stars I would.. 5 stars is not enough to describe our private helicopter tour to Whitehaven beach
Chris was our pilot and he was amazing with knowledge, skills, he really made our flight fun, comfortable
The private charter was 3hrs and the price was spot on..
It was the best.. AMAZING
Already planning our next trip
Written February 12, 2021
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We work hard each day continuously looking at ways to improve our tours and provide the highest level of customer service. We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing time with GSL and had the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Whitsundays via helicopter! We are so lucky to have Chris on our team - I'll be sure to pass on the kind words. We hope you were able to take some great photos - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had. Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
Written February 15, 2021
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Melissa S
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
I want to start off by saying our driver, Dylan at GSL Airlie was wonderful. He was so genuine and really cared about us. The weather wasn’t great and we were both worried the pilot may need to cancel but luckily it went ahead. This is totally worth the money. Helicopter to Whitehaven is the best way to see it all, full views and I feel like you just wouldn’t get that with the planes. This experience was unforgettable and our pilot even gave us some extra time at the beach as they were having to drop someone at another island during our time at the beach.
Overall the experience was well worth the money and I highly recommend.
Written March 20, 2021
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Customer service and experience are extremely important to us and we understand every experience is different but we do our best to ensure our guests leave happy. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time on our helicopter tour - it sure is a great way to experience the beauty of the Whitsundays! We are so lucky to have Dylan on our team - I'll be sure to pass along your kind words. We look forward to having you join us again and we thank you for the recommendation! Kindly, GSL Whitsundays
Written March 23, 2021
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fiona g
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
A most amazing, special experience with spectacular views. Tristan entertained us with his knowledge and choppered us in for a smooth landing to Whitehaven Beach for 1.5 hours. Once back, Kevin was kind enough to drop us back to our accommodation. The whole experience from booking in to getting back home was effortless. Thank you to the team at GSL for helping us create lifelong memories. We highly recommend this experience.
Written September 5, 2020
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. It is the best way to visiting Whitsunday in a Helicopter. Viewing the Whitsundays from above truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we are so glad you were able to do it with GSL. Thank you again for the kind words - we look forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, GSL Whitsundays
Written September 6, 2020
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Scott Suchard
2 contributions
Couples
The crew at GSL is phenomenal. From the office staff to Pilot Tristan. Coming from Hamilton Island, the crew were very mindful of the fact I needed to catch a ferry back and made sure I was on it. I highly recommend and I will be doing this tour again.
Written December 23, 2020
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. Customer service is our top priority and your review confirms the hard work we put in each day. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your entire GSL experience. We are so lucky to have Tristan on our team - I'll be sure to pass on the kind words! We look forward to having you join us again and we thank you for the recommendation. Kind Regards, GSL Whitsundays
Written December 24, 2020
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Colin M
Adelaide, Australia617 contributions
Flew around Whitehaven beach a few years ago and always vowed to come back and land on it. Time didn't permit a boat trip so went via helicopter. Cost a bit but well worth it. Great pilot Chris who left us on beach and some magnificent photos taken. All in all fantastic.
Written July 30, 2020
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Airlie O
Hi, Thank you for your review and kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with GSL Whitsundays. We will also pass your comments onto Chris our Chief pilot. Thank you again!
Written July 30, 2020
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Johny
5 contributions
Couples
We did the whitehaven helitour which was an unforgettable experience.
Whitehaven is definitely in our top favorite beaches of the world.
Would love to come back here soon especially check it out during sunset.

The team at GSL was amazing as well.
The ladies at the main office and the one who drove us to the airport were really friendly and informative. ( sorry we forgot the name )
And our pilot Jack was great too.
Written February 14, 2022
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Airlie O
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We're so glad you found the experience worthwhile. We will pass this message on to Jack. Thank you for flying with GSL.
Written May 28, 2022
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Lachlan C
Malaysia27 contributions
Couples
10/10 day with our Pilot Tristan. Bucket list life tick here. Couldn't have been more perfect. Amazing customer service, tour commentary and flying. If you haven't done this tour you haven't lived.
Written December 5, 2020
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We work hard each day ensuring we provide the highest level of customer service and strive to offer the best experience in the Whitsundays. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We are so lucky to have Tristan on our team - I'll be sure to pass on the kind words. We look forward to having you join us again. Kind Regards, GSL Aviation
Written December 6, 2020
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Nzkrishke
Brisbane, Australia44 contributions
A very fun experience. Great commentary provided during the flight. Pilot was really nice pleasant and informative. Whitehaven is exactly as described a tropical paradise. The flight was a highlight of our trip to Airlie.
Written August 30, 2020
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Airlie O
Hi Nzkrishke, Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with GSL Whitsundays. Please share your experience with your family and friends, we would love to show them the breathtaking view as well. Look forward to seeing you again! Thank you!
Written August 30, 2020
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Laura
West Yorkshire, UK47 contributions
Couples
Whitehaven beach is honestly something else, the most stunning views, white sands and clear sea and the odd sting ray went by. The staff and the pilot are lovely and friendly. Once we had landed we went off to do our own thing and had long enough to walk for a bit, take pictures and have a swim before heading back on the helicopter. Helicopter flight isn’t too long.
Written December 17, 2019
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Airlie O
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We agree - Whitehaven Beach is so stunning and is definitely a must-do whilst in Airlie Beach. We hope you got to take lots of great photos to show off - don't forget to tag us so we can see how much fun you had with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, GSL Whitsundays
Written December 20, 2019
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Whitehaven Heli Tour provided by GSL Aviation | Airlie Beach, Australia