FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I fly?

Our flights are not scheduled like the airlines. Instead you just select whichever flight you want and pick an available time slot. We have time slots available on the hour, 5 days a week.

We fly from Thursday to Monday, 9am to 3pm (10am-4pm on Sundays).

 

Can I buy a flight for one?

Yes! You can book our River Dash and Sunshine Coast Memory Maker (coming soon) for one person.

All of our other flights require a minimum of two passengers (or maximum of 3 passengers) to book a time slot online. However, just call us and we will help you sort something out. - 0437 719 088.

 

Yes! You can buy any Gift Voucher for one person at any time.
However, when they book, they will need to organise a buddy (it is a lot of fun if you go too!) or call to go on our standby list  - 0437 719 088.

 

How far in advance do I need to book?

Our booking calendar is open about a year ahead. However, you can usually rock up the same day and go for a flight!

We do recommend calling first so you won't be disappointed. Our weekends book up about 3-7 days ahead.

Special Occasions - If you want to do a special flight that involves other suppliers, like our Rolls Royce Luxury Transfer from Noosa* or our Romantic Picnic on Chambers Island, OR if you want a special day and time, it is best to give us as much notice as possible. (At least 7 days).

*Select any flight and add the transfer or picnic when you get to the 'Extras' in the shopping cart. 

 

How do I buy the 'Doors Off' option?

Select any flight and there will be an option to add 'Doors Off' / Rolls Royce Luxury Transfer / Romantic Picnic / Photobooks etc., when you get to the 'Extras' in the shopping cart.

 

What if I don't want to ask my friend how much they weigh?

We totally understand! We need passenger weights for each flight. A lot of people buying gift certificates do not know the weight of the person they are buying for. It is ok to guess in that situation. However, when you fly, we ask passenger weights as each flight has a maximum passenger load. The pilot is very good at assessing or subtly asking this question. It is a practical question and nothing to be ashamed of.

 

Do you have discounts for children?

Unfortunately, a child occupies a seat exactly the same as an adult does and, because the aircraft costs the same to operate whether the person sitting in the seat is an adult or a child, we are unable to offer discounts for children.

 

Do you have senior discounts?

No. Unfortunately, even though we would love to offer discounts, the aircraft costs the same to operate regardless of whomever is sitting in the seat. We have priced our flights as economically as possible to make it available for as many people as possible.

 

What happens on the day?

PREPARING TO FLY:  The Drill -

  1. You will receive a text on the morning of the flight (before 8am) to confirm weather conditions. Look for that text. It also includes a maplink.
  2. Please arrive 15 minute before your scheduled flight. (This does not apply to the 9am flight - you can arrive at 9am.)
  3. You will get your feet wet! Wear shoes you can kick off. Shorts and thongs are the go!
  4. If you have purchased the 'Doors Off' option, bring a jacket in cooler weather, and something to tie your hair back if you have long hair - it is WINDY with the doors off.
  5. You can take as much technology as you want. Cameras, go-pros, video recorders etc etc. Hang on to them. (The pilot will tell you he has dunked a few of his mobile phones over time.)

AT THE RIVER BANK:  The Drill -

  1. Please complete and sign our COVID Checklist at your flight.
  2. You will receive a flight briefing - we tell you all the things you need to know about the aircraft and safety.
  3. We provide you with a life vest and help you board the aircraft, demonstrate seat belts, exits, and headsets.
  4. Boarding the aircraft is easy. If you can climb a ladder rung, you can do this. Ask us about extra assistance.  - 0437 719 088.

 

Will we fly if the weather is bad?

Short answer: No.

If it is raining, if turbulence is forecast, it is too windy, or if the river is in flood, we will not fly. If you are booked in, we will advise you on the day, by text. We ask you to reschedule the flight to another time. You are assured that it will be a great day for flying.

 

THE ULTIMATE SUNSHINE COAST EXPERIENCE

ON THE RIVER @ 142 BRADMAN AVE, MAROOCHYDORE

 

OPEN THURSDAY TO MONDAY : 9AM TO 3PM

Paradise Seaplanes is another one of the great 'Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast'

 

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