About Sydney Seaplanes
We first took to the air in 2005 with just a single plane, a de Haviland Beaver. Now, just a decade or so later, we are the largest seaplane operator in Australia with a fleet of beautifully refurbished Beavers and turbo-prop Cessna Caravans.
An unforgettable experience
We’re delighted to say that we’ve become an iconic feature of Sydney Harbour as we fly above some of the world’s most awe inspiring views – the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Pittwater, a string of pristine city beaches and the luxuriant bushland of the Hawkesbury region.
All scenic flights depart from our historic terminal and museum in Rose Bay with daily fly/dine packages to the culinary delights of such waterfront restaurants as the Cottage Point Inn, Peats Bite or Jonah’s at Whale Beach.
Our Charter service lets you choose your destination, on land or water and is ideal for weddings, corporate events or holiday transfers.
Our priority, of course, is customer safety. Enjoy this ‘treat of a lifetime’ knowing that our planes are scrupulously maintained with some of Australia’s most experienced pilots at the controls.
Investing in our community and environment
In 2007 we took over the management of the Seaplane Base in Rose Bay and in 2016, with the enthusiastic support of our local residents, we opened our new Terminal and exhibition space – an investment that will benefit our community for decades to come.
Our guests come to enjoy the natural beauty of our region and so we are totally committed to environmental sustainability. Our Operations Manual controls aircraft emissions, and noise mitigation. Our administrative policies favour e-tickets and digital marketing over printed materials and we enforce strict recycling at our seaplane base. The new terminal features solar power and rain water collection tanks for washing our aircraft.
As you might expect, you’ll find the Royal Flying Doctor Service among the many charities we support. But we also donate to organisations that are working hard to combat heart disease, motor neurone disease and the cancers that affect both women and children.