Come and share a true memory-of-a-lifetime experience with us today!
Welcome to Paradise Seaplanes, where every flight is an extraordinary adventure over the breathtaking Sunshine Coast. You're not just our passenger; you're a part of our family as we explore Australia's magnificent coastlines together.
Top-Rated Experience Ranked among the top 10% of experiences worldwide on TripAdvisor, these are NOT scenic flights or joy flights... they are Adventure Flights! They provide unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.
Vintage "Warbird" Seaplanes! Our immaculately maintained ex-military "warbird" seaplanes offer a smooth, secure, and rock-steady flight, taking off from Maroochy River. Our passengers keep coming back for more.
Exceptional Pilots! Our Chief Pilot, Shawn Kelly, is passionate about creating personalized, informative, and thrilling experiences for each guest. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline rush or conquering fears, we cater to your comfort level to ensure an unforgettable flight.
Aircraft built for Observation! – Our amazing seaplane has more glass than a helicopter! Imagine a reconnaissance flight over Twin Waters, Mudjimba Island, Mount Coolum, and Noosa National Park. These adventure flights showcase the design of our amazing Wilga 80 as she flies low and slow over the Sunshine Coast, surpassing all expectations.
Risk-Free Booking Policy Book your memorable journey with Paradise Seaplanes, supported by our flexible policies. Life's surprises? Reschedule or get a full refund even on the flight day. Weather concerns? We prioritize safety and offer free rescheduling or full refunds.
10% Deposit Secure your adventure with just a 10% deposit, balance due on flight day. Pay via cash, EFTPOS, or credit card. With us, booking is effortless and worry-free. Let's soar the skies with confidence!
Tailored Adventures From Maroochydore River to Noosa, from the Glasshouse Mountains to Moreton Bay, we ensure that your journey takes you back in time to a golden age of adventure and discovery. Real and rugged and planned to your specifictions, these Adventure Flights are an exceptional opportunity to create lasting memories and discover Australia in an entirely new way.
Don't wait to embark on an adventure that leaves our guests exclaiming, "Wow, just wow!" Join us at Paradise Seaplanes today and let your spirit soar above the Sunshine Coast's unparalleled beauty.
The pricing on all of our flights, with the exception of the River Dash, is based on a minimum of two fares. (Max: 3 passengers)
You can purchase Gift Vouchers for one person, but there needs to be two fares when booking.
Single fares can apply for our STANDBY LIST and will be matched on appropriate flights. Please call for assistance to book your flight.
SUNSHINE COAST ADVENTURE
$249 per person
MAROOCHY RIVER ADVENTURE
NOOSA RIVER ADVENTURE
$175 per person
$325 per person
Report for Paradise Ops mission! From Maroochy River Base, engage in a water launch, conduct reconnaissance over the captivating Mooloolaba beach, execute a strategic pass over Point Cartwright, and RTB (Return to Base) to Maroochydore. This tactical flight, abundant in scenic intelligence, guarantees an unmatched Sunshine Coast operation. An unforgettable sortie!
Join the ranks for our top mission! Board our warbird at Maroochy River Base, scout Mooloolaba harbour from the skies, chart the strategic coastline to Caloundra, and execute a flawless landing on Maroochy's pristine waters. Reconnoitre the unmatched beauty of the Sunshine Coast in this paramount operation. Enlist for an extraordinary aerial sortie with us!
Noosa Tactical Flight: Embark on our Noosa Recon, a preferred mission among flyers. Lift off from Maroochy River Base, fly north over Mudjimba Island, chart the pristine beaches by Mount Coolum, drift past Noosa National Park to Noosa River, and return. This reconnaissance offers a blend of coastal and hinterland vistas, capturing the diverse essence of the Sunshine Coast.
NOOSA TO GLASSHOUSE MTNS
$599 per person
SURF PATROL ADVENTURE
DOUBLE ISLAND ADVENTURE
$575 per person
$699 per person
Commence the SPA Recon Op! Discover the vast Sunshine Coast on our Big Beach Watch mission. Launch from Maroochy River Base, navigate to Noosa Heads National Park, recon over Noosa Village, then sweep south to Caloundra, Bribie Island, and Pumicestone Passage Marine Park. Execute a tactical landing on Maroochy River. Experience the coastal theater in one mission. Note: Max payload 170kg.
NGH Recon Op activated. Transition from coastal frontlines to hinterland strongholds with our Coast to Hinterland mission. Takeoff from Maroochy River Base, conduct a low patrol to Noosa Heads, then climb to 1500 feet targeting the strategic Glass House Mountains. Engage with the serene airspace above these ancient volcanic bastions. Operation concludes with a tactical water landing, evoking visions of dreamtime black swans. Intel: Max payload 170kg.
DIA Ops briefing. Engage in the Ultimate Recon, maximizing the Wilga's prowess as an observation platform. Launch from Maroochy River Base, navigate north along the beaches past Noosa, entering the formidable Great Sandy National Park to Double Island Point. Recon Rainbow Beach's vivid terrains and the dominant sand dunes from an elite vantage. Conclude the op with a tactical landing on Maroochy River.
Intel: Max payload 160kg.
APPROX FLIGHT PATHS
Choose DOORS OFF, a PHOTO BOOK as a perfect memento, a LUXURY PICNIC, OR ask us about customising a flight for you!
5x7 20page Soft Cover
8x11 20page Hard Cover
$50 per flight
Call for prices and ideas
Unleash the thrill-seeker within you! Choose the DOORS OFF option on any flight, creating a pulsating blend of wind, sound, and panoramic beauty, with no barriers in sight. It's pure exhilaration! All yours for a flat rate of $50 per flight, not per person. Booking is as easy as choosing your flight and picking the 'doors off' extra, or spur-of-the-moment on the day! For a heart-stopping special occasion, reach out to discuss prices and unique experience ideas.
Cherish your journey forever with our customised photo books. We intertwine professional photos of your adventure and our aircraft with captivating stories and intriguing facts about the area. The crowning glory? Pictures of YOU, truly immersed in the experience.
"The photo book was great because I could share my adventure with everyone!"- David H.
How to Buy: Purchase your photo book while booking your flight, or seize the moment on the day itself. Your adventure, immortalised!
Extras. We provide options to make your special event or occasion even better. See our Romantic Picnic Package, or simply add extras like luxury picnic packages with decadent platterboxes, photographers or musicians; banner tow fly by, or Rolls Royce transfer to your flight...
The sky is the limit! If there is something else we can do to make your historic Warbird Adventure even more memorable, just ask.
How to Book: Call us with questions. Our suppliers need at least a few days notice.
ENJOY THE ONLY WILGA 80 WARBIRD ON FLOATS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
& THE MOST SUSTAINABLE WAY TO SEE THE SUNSHINE COAST
Wilga 80 Seaplane: Designed in the 1950's as an observation aircraft, this historic plane is perfect for the job. It is stable, slow and boasts better-than-helicopter views! Plus, it is certified to fly with the Doors Off!
Built in Poland, this is one of the few Wilga 80's on floats in the world, and is the only one in Australia. Not only that, this is your only opportunity for a seaplane adventure in Queensland between Gladstone and Port Macquarie!
A Total Adventure: The fabulous thing about a Seaplane is that it opens up a world where no-one else can go. There is no need for airports or runways, just water. No other type of aircraft lets you look down, pick a likely spot on the river and touch down as gracefully as a seabird. (Well, ‘graceful’ like a black swan, not like a pelican!)
We Take 3: We fly with a minimum of two passengers, or up to three, with the maximum combined passenger weight limited to 200kg. Your flight is a personal and memorable experience.
(Please note - Children fly at Adult prices.)
Never Too Old: Our oldest passenger to date has been 99 years of age with the youngest being two years old. As long as you are 15kg or more, are relatively mobile and can operate our lifevest, you can fly with us.
Passengers will get their feet wet, and need to climb a couple of rungs to get into the aircraft. There is no disability access to the river, but ask us how we can assist.
Our Pilots: With thousands of hours up their sleeves, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. These guys have a wealth of experience and love what they do. Our crew endeavours to make you feel like a V.I.P. from beginning to end.
Sustainable you say? Yes! Did you know that float planes are considered the MOST environmentally friendly means of accessing remote areas in wildernesses throughout the world. That's because they don't require roads to access, do not exhaust pollutants into the water, and because their propulsion system is above the water, it doesn't damage sea life.
AND, our aircraft is carbon-neutral!
Bookings are encouraged to avoid disappointment.
What we will ask you:
Which Flight? What Day? How many Passengers? What are their weights? Your mobile contact number?
TripAdvisor #1 THING TO DO in Maroochydore – rated top 10% of Activities in the WORLD - Traveller's Choice!
Operating Hours: We fly THURSDAY – MONDAY, 9AM–3PM.
Address: Find us during operating hours at our marquee by Maroochy River, 142 Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore.
Parking is available. Map.
Phone: Call us 7 days, 6am-8pm. 0437 719 088
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