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Sailing Whitsundays Australia / Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package

Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package

$389 per person

Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package

Here’s why you will love seeing the Whitsundays from above on the Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package

The Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package is one of our most popular packages at it really shows you the beauty of the whitsundays both from the air and the sea.

The Reef and Island flight really captures the best features of the Whitsundays. The flight includes all the best parts of the local islands including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and then takes you over one of the greatest natural wonders in the world, The Great Barrier Reef. The signature flight includes Heart Reef, Bait Reef, Hardy Reef and Hook Reef. The best way to see this wonder is from the air, and GSL Aviation operate this flight several times daily from Whitsunday Airport.

The Reef and Island flight departs the mainland, from Whitsunday Airport in Airlie Beach

Visit both the northern and southern ends of world famous Whitehaven Beach, check out our Whitehaven Beach Guide. Spend at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand or exploring the 7km stretch of beach. Ocean Rafting is the only Whitehaven Beach tour to have direct access to stunning Hill Inlet beach. Walk to the Southern Whitehaven lookout with breathtaking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays, and join the guided walk to the stunning Hill Inlet lookout. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots and enjoy the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs. You can see why we call it 3 days in one!

GSL Aviation – Reef & Island Scenic Flight

A one hour scenic flight including the local Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef. Fly to the reef and island is its also our most popular flight, and represents great value for money!

Ocean Rafting – Southern Lights Tour

Ocean Rafting has two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Southern Lights and the Northern Exposure tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Southern Lights offers more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time. Ocean Rafting has built a reputation of consistent customer satisfaction and their motto is simple…“Treat every day as if it is the one and only day our guests will have to enjoy the Whitsunday Islands and all they have to offer”

Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package Inclusions

  • Courtesy bus transfers from Airlie Beach accommodation
  • 60 minute Scenic Flight of the Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands
  • Day Tour onboard Ocean Rafting visiting Whitehaven Beach, the Hill Inlet Lookout and a snorkelling destination.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Stinger suit hire


  • Prescription snorkel mask hire $15 per person
  • Water
  • Soft Drinks
  • Beer
  • Chocolates

What to Bring on the Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package ?

  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Light Jacket in Winter months
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    Reef and Island Fly & Cruise Package
Courtesy Pick Up
The GSL courtesy bus will meet you prior to your scenic flight departure and driven to the Whitsunday Airport.
Whitsunday Airport Check-In 7:30am
You will be greeted by the friendly team at the GSL office where you will conduct a brief check-in in preparation for your tour. Here you will view a safety video for your aircraft. Once your safety demonstration is completed you will make your way to the Whitsunday Airport runway where your aircraft awaits. 
Time for Take Off
Take off from the airport on route to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You will enjoy photographic views of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef - including the world-famous Heart Reef and the swirling white sands of the Hill Inlet at Whitsunday Island.  
Return to the Whitsunday Airport 9:00am
Your courtesy bus awaits your return for your transfer to the Ocean Rafting office located at Abell Point Marina - Airlie Beach.
Ocean Rafting Check-In 9:30am
Meet the fun crew of Ocean Rafting where you will also be provided with your stinger suit for the day. Make your way to your allocated yellow speed boat for a great adventure!
Ocean Rafting Whitsunday Islands Departure 10:00am
Cruise through the bay of Airlie Beach and maybe race your fellow Rafting vessel on your way to the magical Whitsunday Islands. Weather & tidal dependant you may visit your designated snorkel location of the Whitsunday Islands fringing reefs or the picturesque swirling sands of the Hill Inlet north of Whitehaven Beach for your guided bush walk to the breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout. Take some happy snaps on your camera and then commence your way down the track back to your rafting boat. Cruise your way down the 7km stretch of the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and pull right up onto the beach. Here you will have time to enjoy your deliciously prepared lunch and relax in the shallow turquoise waters.  
Scenic Route back to the Mainland
Hop on board for your scenic cruise through the Whitsunday Islands back to Airlie Beach.
Return to Abell Point Marina 4:30pm
The Ocean Rafting courtesy bus awaits your return for your transfer back to your accommodation.



Value For Money

Please note: A cancellation and amendment policy applies to all bookings. Please refer to our Cancellation and Amendment terms below or contact us for further details.

Terms and Conditions

“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services “you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking “we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and  A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Booking Conditions

For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.


Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.

Cancellations and Amendments to Bookings

If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.

Cancellation Charges and Amendment Fees

Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee.  All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees. Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.

Supplier Tours and Services Changes

In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.


You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier.  You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly. You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly. If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.


GSL Aviation Pty Ltd is operated under AOC 1-QZ44T Prices listed on this site are per person. Prices advertised include GST.   Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, we’ll let you know at the time of booking if this is a problem. Tours and pricing are subject to change without notice. Courtesy bus subject to availability; passengers that do not arrive at their pick up location on time may be classed as no-show. All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, air traffic control and aircraft availability. All flights are covered by carriers liability insurance. Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type. 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations, no shows, or booking changes within 24 hours of departure. GSL Aviation will endeavour to achieve on-time performance, but accept no responsibility for missing tour/flight connections as a result of operational delays. GSL Aviation may use photographs of our clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, if you do not consent please advise GSL Aviation.