Bucket list scenic flights in spectacular locations!
Take a scenic flight to discover this amazing World Heritage region. We offer a range of flights to allow you to experience the incredible diversity of this unique area.
This flight takes in the unique beauty of Francois Peron National Park with its red sands, aqua bays and startling white beaches.
Named after Francois Peron a naturalist, explorer and historian who sailed to Australia with Nicholas Baudin on the ship “Geographe”. The Francois Peron National Park has stunning scenery which is often sought after by photographers and artists for the amazing contrasts in the landscape and it is not unusual for to see an array of marine life such as dolphins, sharks, rays and dugongs, all from the comfort of your aircraft seat.
Fly over the Denham town site, past bright blue Little Lagoon before reaching the stunning Big Lagoon, which forms a magnificent mosaic of interconnected salt lagoons.The return to Shark Bay airport is via historic Peron Homestead which was originally a sheep station now part of the Peron Heritage precinct.
Flight 2 is our most popular scenic tour. As the aircraft flies over the coastal area there are ample opportunities to see sharks, rays and turtles, perhaps even humpback whales and whale sharks in season, as well as the famous elusive dugongs.
This flight crosses Freycinet Reach to the fascinating patchwork of salt ponds at Useless Loop. It then crosses the sandy finger of Bellefin Prong and out over the rugged Zuytdorp Cliffs. Following the cliffs northward to Australia's most westerly landfall at Steep Point through the waters of South Passage
The flight crosses part of Dirk Hartog Island and continues over shallow waters and sand bars adding to the astonishing range of blues and greens hues of the area and then returns to Denham and Shark Bay airport.
Scenic Flight 3: "The Sun Setter" takes passengers to the very tip of Francois Peron National Park as cliffs glow red and orange in the late afternoon light and as the sun sinks over the sandy dunes of Dirk Hartog Island.
Although traditionally scheduled in the late afternoon, if preferred, this scenic flight can be arranged during any time.
On this flight there are many opportunities to spot rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins as well as other marine species in the crystal clear waters.
Mangroves and fingers of sand spits mark our arrival at Guichenault Point. We then continue via Monkey Mia and cross a fascinating array of salt lakes which dot the landscape before our return home to Denham in the early evening.
Scenic Flight 4: "The Extra” is an extension of Flight 2. There are ample opportunities to see sharks, rays and turtles, perhaps even whales in season, as well as the shy elusive dugongs.
This flight crosses Freycinet Reach to the fascinating patchwork of salt ponds at Useless Loop, then across the sandy finger of Bellefin Prong and out over the rugged Zuytdorp Cliffs following the cliffs northward to Australia's most westerly landfall at Steep Point which is separated from historic Dirk Hartog Island by the waters of South Passage.
The flight takes you than over the water to Francois Peron National park and over Big Lagoon on the way back to Shark Bay airport.
Scenic Flight 5: "Magic” indicated by the red line. This flight takes us out past the township of Denham the flight crosses Freycinet Reach to Useless Loop. As we continue in north-westerly direction you will see the stunning Zuytdorp Cliffs and Steep Point which is the most westerly point of mainland Australia. Further on we fly over Dirk Hartog Island observe turquoise- coloured estuaries and pink lakes. We search the shallow waters and amongst the seagrass beds for marine life that may include turtles, dolphins, dugongs, sharks or manta rays. The flight continues past Surf Point and the western coast of Dirk Hartog Island National Park to historic Cape Inscription, along famous Turtle Bay and to the tip Francois Peron National Park. This flight path allows an excellent opportunity to spot humpback whales and whale sharks in season before crossing to Cape Peron North and Skipjack Point, another area noted for its marine life. Next we cross Francois Peron National Park to the famous Big Lagoon and Cape Lesueur. The flight then deviates over Peron homestead and before returning to Shark Bay Airport.
If you’re lucky you may get a wave from passing humpback whales in season!
Are you wondering what the eastern side of Shark Bay looks like?
This is the perfect way to discover the beautiful water formations, only visible from the air.
This flight takes us past Denham where we continue to follow the coastline around Francois Peron National park. Showing the beauty of Big Lagoon, Cape Peron and Monkey Mia. There are ample opportunities to spot rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins as well as other marine species in the crystal clear waters.
From Monkey Mia we continue around Faure Island, passing the “Tiger Stripes” and Faure Siil.
The flight tracks east, over Ocean Park Aquarium, through the magnificent coast line of Freycinet Harbour towards Useless Loop salt ponds along the rugged Zuytdorp Cliffs, taking in the stunning views of the coral reefs of South Passage.
From South Passage we make our way back to Shark Bay airport, finishing our flight over Little Lagoon just before landing.
Minimum of 2 adults required for the flight.