Helicopters & Sea Planes
Helicopters & Sea Planes
Helicopters & Sea Planes
Helicopters & Sea Planes
Helicopters & Sea Planes
Helicopters & Sea Planes

Helicopters & Seaplanes

How can we incorporate helicopters & seaplanes into our plans?

Whitehaven Beach Ceremony

If you’re eloping on Whitehaven Beach, the ultimate way to arrive is by helicopter. 2 x 3 Seater Helicopters will transport yourselves, your Celebrant, Planner, Photographer and Videographer (if booked), . The first helicopter can leave earlier with the Groom, Videographer & Celebrant, the second with the Bride, Photographer & Planner, making for a spectacular entrance.

$1,650 – 2 helicopters (250kg)
Includes up to 1 hour on the beach
Included in HIW’s Whitehaven Ceremony Upgrade Package

Visit the Whitehaven Beach Ceremony Page

Whitehaven Beach Photo & Video Tour

Get married on Hamilton Island and during your photo tour fly to Whitehaven Beach for a 20 minutes location shoot. Book a second helicopter and take your video cameraman along for the ride, you’ll then have 2 spare seats you can fill with bridal party, your Wedding Planner or some very lucky wedding guests.

$825 – 1 helicopter (bride, groom & photographer / 250kg)
$1,650 – 2 helicopters (add video + 2 additional passengers 250kg)

Visit Photo & Video Tour Page

Golf Club Transfers

If you’re utilising the Golf Club for your ceremony or reception, arrive in style and wow your guests. Helicopters can transfer yourselves and your bridal party to the 5th Tee, or transfer directly to the Hamilton Island Golf Club Helipad, located just next to the Club House.

3 people (250kg) in a Robinson 44 – $660
4 people (350kg) in an EC120 – $2396
6 people (550kg) in an EC130 – $3594

View Golf Club Ceremony Page

View Golf Club Reception Page

Seaplanes

Seaplanes can be utilised for the above Whitehaven Beach options, for groups up to 15 people (remember to include required staff members in your numbers).
Please note: seaplanes and helicopters cannot be utilised for the same activity as the landing positions on Whitehaven Beach are a large distance from one another.

Cessna Caravan (11 Seats / 800kg ) – $2,200
DH8 Beaver (5 seats / 425kg) – $1,100
Includes up to 1 hour on the beach

 

Whitehaven Beach Ceremony & Photo Tour Helicopter Times

Due to existing and stringent flight schedules, bookings for Whitehaven beach ceremonies and photo tours must fit within specific time slots. Your Wedding Planner will advise of available time slots based on your requirements.

Please see below for available time slots, to be used as a guide only.

Seaplane times change daily due to dependency on tides & will be advised upon request.

 

Weights

Due to aircraft restrictions and safety guidelines, all passenger numbers and final pricing are subject to weights being provided for all passengers. In some cases additional aircraft or additional trips in the same aircraft may be required to transfer your specific group.

See below if your chosen ceremony time allows for a Whitehaven Beach ceremony within the existing Hamilton Island Air flight schedule.

April – October

10am Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony not available

12pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 11.20am
Helicopter departs at 11.30am
Helicopter must return by 1pm

2pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony not available

4pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 3.20pm
Helicopter departs at 3.30pm
Helicopter must return by 5pm

November – March 

9am Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 8.20am
Helicopter departs at 8.30am
Helicopter must return by 10am

11am Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony not available

1pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 12.20pm
Helicopter departs at 12.30pm
Helicopter must return by 2pm

3pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony available

Briefing begins at 2.40pm
Helicopter departs at 2.50pm
Helicopter must return by 4.20pm

5pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven ceremony not available

See below if your chosen ceremony time allows for a Whitehaven Beach photo and/or video tour within the existing Hamilton Island Air flight schedule.

April – October

10am Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available

Briefing begins at 11.25am
Helicopter departs at 11.45am
Helicopter returns at 12.25pm

12pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available

Briefing begins at 1pm
Helicopter departs at 1.20pm
Helicopter returns at 2pm

2pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available

Briefing begins at 3pm
Helicopter departs at 3.20pm
Helicopter returns at 4pm

4pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available – last light permitting

Briefing begins at 5pm
Helicopter departs at 5.20pm
Helicopter returns at 6pm (last light permitting)

 

November – March 

9am Ceremony Timeslot
Photo tour not possible after ceremony

Please note: A Whitehaven tour may be able to take place later in the day, however extra costs for photography and video will be applicable due to additional separate time required and this is always subject to availability.

11am Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available

Briefing begins at 12pm
Helicopter departs at 12.20pm
Helicopter returns at 1pm

1pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available

Briefing begins at 1.40pm
Helicopter departs at 2pm
Helicopter returns at 2.40pm

Please note: for the 1pm ceremony timeslot, family & friends photos cannot take place after ceremony and the ceremony must run on time for this schedule to work, as the helicopter must return to the heliport by no later than 2.40pm.

3pm Ceremony Timeslot
Whitehaven photo tour available

Briefing begins at 4pm
Helicopter departs at 4.20pm
Helicopter returns at 5pm

5pm Ceremony Timeslot
Photo tour not possible after ceremony.

Enquire with your Planner about having a separate photo shoot the following day.  Additional costs apply and always subject to availability.

  • All flights are subject to weight restrictions. In situations where the combined weight of all passengers exceeds the allowed weight of that aircraft, all additional costs will be payable by the client. If incorrect weight information has been provided, this may result in flight cancellation, and 100% costs still being charged to the client.
  • Full Names, weights and the credit card authorisation form will be required before any booking can be made.
  • It is the couple’s responsibility to ensure their group is on time and that no delays are felt before the wedding, which results in the group being late to the briefing. Delays in your arriving at your briefing may result in a shortening of time spent on the beach.
  • All flights are operated at the discretion of the pilot and subject to weather conditions on the day, if HI Aviation decide not to operate there will be no charge to the client.
  • Flights are also dependant on tide heights and wind speeds.
  • Flights cancelled by the client with over 24 hours notice – no cancellation fee.
  • Flights cancelled by the client by 7:00pm the day prior to departure – 50% cancellation fee.
  • Flights cancelled by the client on the day of departure – 100% cancellation fee.
  • If passengers elect not to travel due to weather conditions but flights are still operational, 100% cancellation fee will apply
  • Confirmations will not be issued until full names and body weights are supplied under any circumstances.
  • Infants under the age of 3 years old must sit on an adults lap secured via an infant seat belt. Children 3 years and over must sit in their own seat secured by a seat belt.