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Seaplane Adventure at Sunshine Coast

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Seaplane Adventure at Sunshine Coast

9 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
plane ride

Seaplane Adventure at Sunshine Coast

plane ride

Seaplane Adventure at Sunshine Coast

9 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I'll show you a perspective of the Sunshine Coast normally afforded only to the black swans and pelicans. With a maximum of 3 passengers, your experience is personal and interactive. I will answer your questions and give as much explanation about the aircraft and area that you want. We'll start the adventure by getting sand between your toes on the shore of the Maroochy River, where you will meet my crew and get your feet wet. After a short briefing, I'll get you settled in the aircraft. Every seat is a window seat and the aircraft was actually designed as an observation plane, so be prepared for amazing views. We taxi and take off from the waterway, and on this particular flight which we call the River Dash, we take you to the river mouth for a brilliant perspective over the beaches before a smooth turn and return to base. The flight time for this experience is five (5) minutes. We take photos for you and send you a beautiful hardbound photobook featuring pictures of you, the aircraft and the area! Whether you are a flying enthusiast or someone who normally endures flying as a way to get from here to there, you'll come back with a huge smile, we guarantee it. Seriously!! This is truly an iconic and powerful experience.

Your host

Learn more about Shawn

Shawn

Hi, I am a qualified flight instructor and a commercial seaplane pilot with over 7000 hours flying time. I am a transplant from California and I want to share with you my passion for seaplanes and the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I want to make every guest a convert to the joy of flying in light aircraft, and so far I have been successful. We have had lots and lots of people to fly with us who were extremely apprehensive in the beginning and every single one has had a terrific time and has come back with a huge smile on their face. I am happy to tell you as much or as little as you like about flying and the airplane and why she is so stable. Taking off and landing from the water is an experience not to be missed. Truly a MUST for your bucket-list!

What's included

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Your 20page River Dash Photobook features photos we take of you, the aircraft and the amazing location you fly over. This…

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Where you'll be

On the River Dash, I'll take you across the sandy windings of the Maroochy River mouth and Cottontree parklands. There are vistas south along the shoreline past the bustle of Maroochydore, Alexandra Heads, Mooloolaba, and the lighthouse at Point Cartwright, as well as north to Mt Coolum and Mudjimba Island. The area is teaming with natural wildlife. This experience is five (5) minutes of flight time.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Guests are required to wear a life vest. Children must be 15kg or heavier. Children fly at adult prices. One passenger per seat. Guests are briefed and required to sign a waiver.

What to bring

Wear shoes you can kick off - you'll get your feet wet. Shorts are great.

More tips

The actual flying time for this RIVER DASH adventure is 5 minutes. Please allow 30 minutes for the experience. This personal adventure tour is for up to 3 persons. We have a weight limit of 200kg (440lb). Ask us about access. You may reschedule or receive a refund if the weather is not suitable.

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Shawn
Seaplane Adventure at Sunshine Coast
9 reviews
From $177/person
9 reviews
From $177/person