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Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane

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Rose Bay, Australia

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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. Your 15-minute air tour starts from Rose Bay and flies over Sydney’s top landmarks, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Upgrade to include a delicious 3-course a la carte lunch at Catalinas, an elegant waterside restaurant with views that overlook Sydney Harbour.
  • Scenic flight by seaplane over Sydney Harbour to Bondi Beach
  • Aerial photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Spectacular views of Bondi Beach
  • Option to combine the scenic flight by seaplane with lunch at Catalina Restaurant at Rose Bay
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This short flight gets you away from the crowds for aerial views of the top sights and scenery.
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Guided Commentary
15-minute seaplane flight over Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Beverages with lunch unless specified

Departure Point

Sydney Seaplanes, Lyne Park, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After boarding your seaplane, your pilot takes off and soars over sandstone cliffs that jut up from the ocean. You then turn south toward Bondi Beach and fly low enough to make out surfers bobbing on the ocean, waiting for the right wave. Get great photo ops of the golden expanse of beach, then up into Sydney Harbour where you climb to 1,000 feet (305 meters) 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.

Upgrade your tour by choosing to include an a la carte 3-course lunch at Catalina Restaurant in Rose Bay. Enjoy unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour from the open-air patio or dining room. The menu features fresh seafood and Australian wine among other delectable items. It’s a great way to celebrate after your scenic flight over Sydney.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sydney Seaplanes
Rose Bay was the site of Australia's first international airport. From 1938, flying boats, including the famous catalinas took off and landed from this Sydney harbor side suburb. Relive the nostalgia of the 1930s with a 15 minute scenic flight aboard an immaculately restored seaplane.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bondi Beach
From Rose Bay, fly over Sydney from the harbor to the sea, where you will marvel at the stunning sandstone cliffs rising abruptly from the water. You'll then fly above the world-famous Bondi Beach, where your pilot will manoeuvre the aircraft so that all on board have great views of the scores of surfers waiting for the next big wave.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Harbour Bridge
From Bondi head back to the harbor to climb to 1,000 feet (305 meters) for a truly stunning view of Sydney. You'll complete a circuit above the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Opera House
Travel over the Sydney Opera House, for an unforgettable photo opportunity of the famous icon.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 adult passengers for this tour
  • Flight cancellations due to weather will be rescheduled for an alternative day
  • Passengers are reminded that all baggage and personal belongings are carried entirely at the passengers own risk
  • All passengers weights must be advised at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney Seaplanes

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane.

Traveler Tips


  • "Finding it was easy and check in was quick and the guy was very friendly." See review

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Seeing Sydney from the air and landing on the water
Jim_B
, Feb 2020
Great way to see this beautiful city and a truly novel experience. Taking off from and landing on the water. Loved it.
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Had a fabulous experience in the sea...
SHEILA S
, Feb 2018
Had a fabulous experience in the sea plane. Finding it was easy and check in was quick and the guy was very friendly. I got to sit in the front with the pilot which was amazing and as there was only 4 of us in the sea plane my husband got the back seat to himself so could see out of the windows both sides. The views were amazing and the whole experience was magical. We would definitely do this again and would recommend to all to do it at least once in your lifetime.
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Surprise flight for husband and son...
sssmalley24
, Jan 2018
Surprise flight for husband and son. Both enjoyed flight but, commentary about places and area would have been helpful.
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Stunning! Your air and ground crew...
MR P A RAWLINGS R
, May 2015
Stunning! Your air and ground crew contributed hugely to making this a bucket list memorable day. Very professional but letting us have a fun time as well. Thank you!
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Brilliant, but need to put...
Richard B
, Nov 2014
Brilliant, but need to put directions ref getting to rose bay as there are only limited ferries there
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Commentary somewhat lacking would have...
Peter T
, Mar 2014
Commentary somewhat lacking would have preferred more time over the bridge and opera house
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A fabulous experience - taking off...
STEPHEN R
, Aug 2013
A fabulous experience - taking off from Rose Bay where the old empire flying boats used to be based back in the 30s. The flight took in the harbour, Bondi Beach and of course the bridge and opera house. Very enjoyable just wish the flight had been even longer!
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Amazing, highly recommend. I am...
Kelly W
, Mar 2013
Amazing, highly recommend. I am scared of flying but pilot took me totally at ease. Best way to see Sydney especially if you only have a short time.
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It has for years been my ambition to...
Roger B
, Apr 2012
It has for years been my ambition to have a flight in a seaplane, and you couldn't pick a better venue than Sydney Harbour. The weather was brilliant and the whole experience lived up to my expectations.
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Absolutely brilliant Very friendly...
Carolyn K
, Feb 2011
Absolutely brilliant Very friendly staff altogether a wonderful experience. A must do if you visit Sydney
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