STREAMLINING: We have also streamlined some of our most popular tours. The Seaplane Shuttle has been replaced by the Funseeker. This now includes a slightly longer flight via Hill Inlet along with a bottle of sparkling wine and water for refreshments. For is $199pp this is the perfect aerial experience for both families and guests on a budget who would rather not spend long hours on a vessel travelling to a destination.


We are now on Instagram!

Have you taken a tour with us recently or just snapped a picture of our aircraft going about its day in the Whitsundays? We would love to see it! Tag it with #hamiltonislandair and even better please allow us to share your image to our @hamiltonislandair.


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HIA flies Oprah Winfrey

Our Hayman Island Base gets a new Eurocopter 120 for the up and coming high season!Book your transfer today via our website or when booking your Hayman Island accommodation.hayman haymanOprah recently experienced a scenic flight over the world famous Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach in a Hamilton Island Air helicopter, piloted by General Manager, Brad Graves.Oprah touched down on Hamilton Island only to take to the skies with Hamilton Island Air for a spectacular flight over the Whitsundays, the world famous Whitehaven Beach and the breathtaking Heart Reef.

Brad was thrilled to get the opportunity to show Oprah the beauty of Heart Reef & Whitehaven Beach from a Hamilton Island Air helicopter, and humbled at how down to earth and personable Oprah Winfrey was.

Hamilton Island Air wish Oprah and her team a wonderful visit to Australia – and thank her for the time she and her friends spent in the skies above the Whitsundays with them.

Picture: Oprah Winfrey with the Hamilton Island Air team (Brad Graves – GM to her right)

Hamilton Island appoints a new General Aviation Operator

Hamilton Island has announced a new General Aviation Services Provider. Whitsunday Aviation Services, trading as Hamilton Island Air took over the Island’s General Aviation Services following an extensive national tender process.Hamilton Island Air commenced their operations on Sat June 12th, 2010 and has named local resident Brad Graves, who has more than 20 years senior aviation experience in the Whitsundays and Sydney, as CEO and General Manager. The company provides a complete range of aviation touring options with helicopters, seaplanes and aeroplanes. Hamilton Island Air will be providing Hamilton Island guests with an exceptional range of products that offer an exciting and unique way of experiencing the beauty of Hamilton Island and the icons of the Whitsunday’s.Aviation tours enable guests to maximize their leisure time by minimizing traveling time, and departing / arriving at a time most convenient to their schedule. All tours will include informative commentary by our professional pilots as well as refreshments and courtesy transfers and multilingual staff.

Hamilton Island has offered aviation touring as an activity for its guests for more than 20 years. The new operator’s aircraft fleet size and diversity allow services to be offered to all group sizes; – the single corporate traveller requiring an airport/hotel transfer, a large group wishing to visit Whitehaven Beach for breakfast, joy flights for Cruise Ship passengers or even a honeymoon proposal on a deserted island or at twilight over Hamilton Island Harbour and Yacht Club.

Conference and Incentive groups can also be easily accommodated, with exclusivity and special itineraries tailor-made to suit the theme, budget and size of the group. Hamilton Island Air will continue to provide all services and tours offered by the previous operator plus are developing an exciting new range of products including Heli Golfing and luncheon options in conjunction with Dent Island Golf Club. Hamilton Island Air will also be developing package options with Hamilton Island including the 4 Night Whitehaven Interlude and Qualia’s 3 Night Great Barrier Reef Discovery package.