1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Sydney
  4. Bondi Beach

15 Minute Seaplane Flight Over Sydney Harbour & Bondi Beach

Product ID: 164655
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Enjoy a scenic flight over Sydney in an immaculately restored historic seaplane that evokes the golden age of Australian seaplanes in the 1930s and ‘40s. Upgrade to include a delicious seafood platter and champagne for 2 in the beautiful Empire lounge.
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Duration: 15 minutes
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • Enjoy a scenic flight by seaplane over Sydney Harbour to Bondi Beach
  • Take in spectacular views of Bondi Beach and take amazing aerial photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Enjoy great informative commentary from your expert pilot/guide
  • Wander around the small museum that offers an insight into the history of seaplanes
  • Enjoy champagne and a seafood platter at the end of your experience - if option selected
Full description
After boarding your seaplane, your pilot takes off and soars over sandstone cliffs that protrude out from the ocean. Then turn south toward Bondi Beach and fly low enough to make out surfers bobbing in the ocean, waiting for the right wave. Get great photos of the expansive golden beach, then head up into Sydney Harbour where you will climb to 1,000 feet for an overview of the harbor city.

Make a circuit over iconic spots including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and the Royal Botanic Gardens and keep your camera handy to capture stunning photos from this aerial perspective. As you head back to Rose Bay, your pilot points out exclusive waterfront mansions that line the bay. After a gentle landing on the water, return to land to end your memorable seaplane flight.

You can upgrade your tour by choosing to include a delicious seafood platter and 2 glasses of champagne at the Empire Lounge. There are 2 options available: 

Option 1 includes the 15 minutes seaplane flight only. You can arrive early to hang out in the beautiful Empire lounge, named after the 1938 flying boats, which holds a luxurious lounge and cocktail bar. You can also enjoy the time before or after your flight to check out the museum. Step back into the 1930's with the educational Flying Boats of Rose Bay exhibition and see how the Catalina flying boats played a key role in the Second World War.

Option 2 includes the seaplane flight with champagne and a beautiful seafood platter in the Empire Lounge. Before you sit down to dine, take to the Sydney skies from the seaplane terminal next door. Your 15-minute flight over the world’s most beautiful harbor offers unparalleled views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and its famous cityscape: it’s a short but oh so sweet flight that will get your heart pumping. When you touch down, stroll right into the Empire Lounge to start enjoying your food and reminiscing your flight.
  • 15-minute seaplane ride
  • Seafood and champagne - if lunch option selected
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure

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Important information
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• Feel free to spend extra time before or after your flight in the empire lounge
• This experience will still go ahead in the event of inclement weather. In the event of poor or dangerous weather conditions, the experience will be rescheduled by the local operator
• Pregnant women should seek medical advice before embarking on any aviation experience
• Passengers weights will be requested. This is an important part of the booking process as availability depends on total weight. Bookings will not be accepted without this information

From US$ 168.03 per person

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Product ID: 164655