PARADISE SEAPLANES RANKED IN TOP 10% OF ACTIVITIES WORLDWIDE
FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN A ROW BY TRIPADVISOR!
Thank you to all our passengers who have consistently rated us 5-stars! We couldn’t have done it without you.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT US
ENJOY THE ONLY WILGA WARBIRD ON FLOATS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Wilga 80 Seaplane: Designed in the 1950’s as an observation aircraft, this 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 the Gold Coast!
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.
Never Too Old: Our oldest passenger to date was 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. Children fly at Adult prices.
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.
Paradise Seaplanes Recognised among Best in World, Based on Outstanding Traveller Reviews
1 JULY, 2022 – Paradise Seaplanes today announced it has been recognised as a 2020, 2021 & 2022 Travellers’ Choice award-winner for Attractions and Activities Worldwide. Based on the last three years of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10% of tourism activity businesses around the globe.
“To be in the top 10% of activities WORLD WIDE is pretty good for a small family-owned business on the Sunshine Coast, Australia!,” said
Shawn Kelly, owner of Paradise Seaplanes. “To me, the best part of this is that it’s awarded based on feedback from customers, and, as most our business come from locals, it is fantastic to see the local support.”
“Winners of the 2022 Travellers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travellers as the world begins to venture out again.”