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Frequently Asked Questions

About the flight

What happens if it rains on the day?

To avoid disappointment, please keep in mind that flights only proceed if weather conditions are suitable. The decision to fly will be made by our Chief Pilot on the day based on the aviation forecast.

Scenic Flights and Fly & Dine packages. In case we have to cancel the flight due to bad weather, we will contact you first thing in the morning and you will be able to get a full refund or reschedule your flight to another day.

Overnight packages. We will arrange a car transfer to bring you to the hotel. We will fly you back the next day if the weather allows. You will be provided with scenic flights in credit in lieu of your missed flights. Unfortunately we will not be able to re-schedule your Overnight package to another date as the hotels require minimum 2 weeks’ notice for room cancellations.

Where do seaplanes depart from?

We depart from our Seaplane Terminal in Lyne Park, Rose Bay, right next to Catalina restaurant.

How many people will be on the seaplane?

Our flights are operated on shared basis. Our smaller De Havilland Beaver seaplanes can sit up to 6 passengers and our bigger Cessna Caravan seaplane – up to 10 passengers. The number of passengers varies from 2 to 10 depending on the day. If you would like to arrange a private charter, please contact us directly.

Are there age restrictions?

People of all ages are welcome to fly with us. If you have a baby under 3 years old, he or she can sit on the lap of a parent and does not require a separate seat.

Are pregnant women allowed on board?

We take pregnant women on board however we recommend you consult the doctor prior to your flight.

Getting there

How do I get to Rose Bay?

If you are coming from the City and not driving the following transport options are available:

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  • Ferry from Circular Quay to Rose Bay Ferry Wharf – we recommend you check the timetable beforehand and allow 20-30 minutes for the trip.
  • Water Taxi from Circular Quay to the Seaplane Terminal ($55 per person for a one way transfer and $90 per person for a return transfer). To arrange Water Taxi please e-mail us to reservations@seaplanes.com.au or call us on 9388 1978.
  • Taxi – 20-30 minutes depending on traffic.

Is there parking?

There is 2-4-hour car parking available near Catalina restaurant and 2-4-12-hour parking available in Lyne Park, near Woollahra Sailing Club. You can also park along New South Head Road in Rose Bay.

Phone: 1300 732 752 (within Australia)
International: +61 2 9388 1978
Facsimile: +61 2 9371 3705

Sydney Seaplanes Rose Bay Terminal 
Lyne Park, Rose Bay
NSW 2029 Australia