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Seaplane Adventure at Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore, Australia

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Experience hosted by Shawn

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

River Dash Seaplane Experience with Photobook: 5 minutes of flight time. Allow 30 minutes for whole experience.

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, this 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.
Other things to note
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.
River Dash Seaplane Experience with Photobook: 5 minutes of flight time. Allow 30 minutes for whole experience.

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, this 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…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Your 20page River Dash Photobook features photos we take of you, the aircra...
From £114
/ person
Sun, 6 Dec
12:00 - 13:00
£114 per person
£114 per person
Mon, 7 Dec
12:00 - 13:00
£114 per person
£114 per person
Thu, 10 Dec
12:00 - 13:00
£114 per person
£114 per person

Meet your host, Shawn

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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!
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 co…
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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.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Sera
October 2020
This was absolutely breathtaking and Sean made us feel so welcome! I would 100% come back and do it again, I’d even try and get a longer flight next time!!
Tim
September 2020
Shaun the pilot was fantastic. When you book a 1hr time slot experience on AirbnB and in the small print the flight is only 5 mins it’s a bit disappointing. I probably wouldn’t have paid $400 for 5 mins. Granted he did extend the flight but it didn’t meet my expectations.
Shaun the pilot was fantastic. When you book a 1hr time slot experience on AirbnB and in the small print the flight is only 5 mins it’s a bit disappointing. I probably wouldn’t hav…
Warren
July 2020
This is a great short excursion to do while in the area. Shawn is a true Pro and it is a fun experience. Every attention to detail was covered. Highly recommend.
Kimberly
November 2019
Our flight with Shawn was fantastic. He was knowledgable about both the history of the seaplane and the area we flew over. An additional perk is the individualized photo book of the flight that he sends a couple of weeks later. The flight is a bit short (10 minutes with two people), but it really is a once in a lifetime experience. Would definitely recommend.
Our flight with Shawn was fantastic. He was knowledgable about both the history of the seaplane and the area we flew over. An additional perk is the individualized photo book of th…
Helen
November 2019
Fantastic experience, Shawn was very good at contact and instructions beforehand. Unfortunately due to circumstances out of his control my flight was unable to take place in the morning as planned - but this was ok as I rearranged my day and took the last afternoon flight of the day instead. Shawn more than made up for that inconvenience and took me on a much longer flight by myself all the way down to Noosa and back which was a fabulous opportunity to see where I was heading to next from the skies. It is worth noting that the Air Bnb way of advertising is a bit misleading (not Shawn’s fault) so it looks like this is a full 1 hour flight. Please note that this is not and I understand now from Shawn that the length of the flight is noted in the detailed information. Shawn is working to clarify this, but it misled me so one to watch out for. Shawn was also very thoughtful in taking some great photos and explaining where we were travelling past and about the plane. Absolute 11/10 Shawn, thank you so much for this special opportunity!
Fantastic experience, Shawn was very good at contact and instructions beforehand. Unfortunately due to circumstances out of his control my flight was unable to take place in the mo…
태근
October 2019
Awesome. Everything is perfect. I was really happy because It was also beautiful weather. I could see wonderful scenery. He is so kind and nice. I wanna visit again with my family. I never forget that experience. That day was my wife’s birthday. So, we could have great reminiscences. Thanks for him, he made our day to become special.
Awesome. Everything is perfect. I was really happy because It was also beautiful weather. I could see wonderful scenery. He is so kind and nice. I wanna visit again with my family.…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

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

Cameras or technology welcome.