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GSL Aviation

Airlie Beach, Australia
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About GSL Aviation
GSL Aviation is your best value fixed wing operator in Airlie Beach. We offer a range of scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. GSL Aviation also offer island transfers and air charter. Our flights operate 7 days a week, with a courtesy bus available to/from hotels and town centre.
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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

The Whitsunday Islands, comprising 74 islands fringed by gorgeous beaches and located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, are Queensland’s quintessential tropical paradise. On this tour, experience the breadth and beauty of the islands, and incredible views of the reef, from above on a scenic flight.
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1 hour
from USD 217.11

Fly & Cruise Package with lunch

Pack the best of the Whitsunday Islands into one adventure-filled day, without the hassles of itinerary planning, on this thrilling combo tour, complete with convenient hotel transfers. Soak up views of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef from a window seat on a scenic flight; hike from Whitehaven Beach, voted Australia’s best, to Hill Inlet; cruise to a top-secret snorkel location; and try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding.
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10 hours
from USD 342.85

Fly & Sail Package (With Providence)

Fly & Sunset Sail Package

Enjoy a scenic afternoon in the Whitsundays including a Reef & Island scenic flight flying over the iconic sights in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Heart Reef, Airlie Beach and everything in-between. Followed by the flight, head out on the water for a beautiful sunset sail on classic tallship – Providence V. Your 2 hours Sunset Sail includes a glass of bubbles, cheese/dip & fruit platter.

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60 minute Reef & Island Scenic Flight with guaranteed window seats
2 hours Providence V Sunset Sail
Complimentary glass of bubbles
Cheese and dip platter
Courtesy bus transfer to the airport
Courtesy bus transfer to the marina
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3 hours
from USD 250.69

Whitehaven Heli Tour

Whitehaven Beach is a sliver of white-sand and clear water heaven, but it usually takes a few hours to reach the secluded spot by boat. With this tour, quickly reach the beach by helicopter from Whitsunday Airport. Get aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands on a roughly 15-minute flight, spend some free time on the beach, and head back to the coast. You’ll have plenty of time left in your day for another adventure.
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2 hours
from USD 292.55

Whitsunday Islands 1-Hour Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour

Enjoy the best views of the Whitsunday Islands, Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach, and the Great Barrier Reef including the Heart Reef, on our Reef Scenic Helicopter Tour. This is a fantastic must do experience if you're short on time!
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1 hour
from USD 460.20
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logique007 wrote a review 23 Jan.
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Nice staff and great service!We took the Fly & Cruise Package it was just amazing! We saw the heart of reef clearly and we enjoyed whitehaven experience so much! Highly recommend GSL!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kevin B wrote a review 17 Jan.
Cairns, Australia7 contributions
I have taken trips on boats to the reef for diving and snorkeling trips but that was my first experience seeing it from the air. GSL Aviation really knows what they are doing for this trip. On the day I went out, the weather was a concern but the pilot did an excellent job of avoiding the rain so we would have the best possible views over the reef. He was also very knowledgable about what we were flying over and gave wonderful commentary during the entire flight. Overall it was a great experience that I would recommend to as many people as possible for a fresh look at the reef.
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at GSL Aviation
Responded 6 days ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. Experiencing the reef from above provides you with a completely different perspective and the beauty can't be explained unless seen first-hand. Safety is very important to us and our pilots wouldn't have attempted flying unless they were sure the experience would be great. We look forward to having you join us again and we thank you for the recommendation. Regards, GSL Aviation
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ellieyadav wrote a review 17 Jan.
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
We loved our scenic flight over the Whitsundays, was stunning to see everything from above and was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Would definitely recommend
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at GSL Aviation
Responded 6 days ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your GSL experience. We agree - viewing the GBR and Whitsundays from above is such a unique experience! We look forward to having you join us again and we thank you for the recommendation. Regards, GSL Whitsundays
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Henry M wrote a review 17 Jan.
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This is a must-do - the scenic flight from Cairns was absolutely fantastic! Chris was extremely helpful in rearranging our flight around bad weather conditions to ensure we did not miss out. GSL has great communication and were easy to reach to ask questions. Our pilot, Steve, was wonderful with great commentary and knowledge about the reef. To top it off, the views were astounding. We cannot recommend more highly.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at GSL Aviation
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We agree - viewing the GBR from above is absolutely amazing and we are so glad you had the opportunity to take part alongside GSL. Customer service is very important to us - we are pleased to hear you found it to be a smooth experience. We are so lucky to have both Chris and Steve 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. Regards, GSL Aviation
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Sayumib wrote a review 16 Jan.
Brisbane, Australia41 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a fantastic flight. Thank you for all friendly service. I had to change the date due to Jetstar flight change. But it was not problems at all. Everything was smooth. Highly recommended. Note, even it was a very pleasant flight, 2 of 7 people got sick. I didn't thiygh.
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Response from Airlie O, Sales and Marketing Consultant at GSL Aviation
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great 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 had a great GSL experience. Unfortunately, some passengers do experience motion sickness - we recommend to have a tablet before the flight if it has happened in the past. 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. Regards, GSL Whitsundays
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