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Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours


Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours
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“palm beach”(36 reviews)
“pilot steve”(13 reviews)
Fabulous Seaplane flights around Sydney - 15 and 30 minute scenic flights and sensational fly and dine lunch packages to restaurants on the Hawkesbury River and Day Trips and a range of Gourmet Picnics to beautiful Palm Beach. A must-do for all...more
594 New South Head Rd | Rose Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales 2029, Australia
+61 2 9974 1455
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

We took a seaplane from Rosebay to Cottage Point for lunch to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this week. We chose the other company (Sydney by seaplane) and were not disappointed. The pilot (Steve) was one of the owners, the other (Jenny) was efficient and...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Rang Steve yesterday to arrange a lunch trip for our 20th anniversary. He was booked out but offered us a scenic flight. Left from Rose bay, landed at Palm Beach. Then off again to see the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. It was perfect. This...More

Thank Erika S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

A funny little boat trip from Rose Bay out to the aircraft floating at a remote mooring was the most difficult part, and quite entertaining at that. The rest of the experience was superb, the views were breathtaking and on a good weather day there...More

Thank EGTESkyGod
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

An incredible Christmas present finally fulfilled. Having lived in Sydney for many years, it was so refreshingly to get a truely unique perspective. Steve was an amazing host, keeping us both entertained and calling out points of interest throughout. Cannot recommend the flight experience more.

Thank Jacob_Wrightson
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and informative pilot but the plane was old and this made the ride a little terrifying and probably more noisy than it needed to be. Also, having to be taken out onto the water on a boat before getting onto the plane is...More

Thank bondibeach66
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We own & operate a scenic flight company in Queenstown NZ (Air Milford) so Id like to offer an aviators perspective of Sydney By Seaplane. The first thing that a fellow pilot scrutinises is safety. He has a 100% record over 20+ years of float...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

An absolute MUST! If you do nothing else in Sydney do this. See everything from the air....the Bridge, the Opera House, the city, the beaches, the harbour. Nothing to miss if you do it by air! Fantastic service and incredible value for money....😀

1  Thank Ruth L
SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Ruth, We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and thank you for taking the time to write this review. Kind Regards, Steve (Your pilot).

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Hands down this is up there with one of the best experiences I've had. Amazing views, so worth the money. Steve was friendly and professional, I felt safe and comfortable. Perfect amount of time and I would do it again in a heart beat. I...More

1  Thank Dino789
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Our pilot Steve was excellent. We flew on a beautiful summer day to Cottage Point Inn and had a 5 star lunch and celebrated Valentines Day and then Steve picked us up and we flew over Sydney harbor and saw everything. I thought I booked...More

Thank jh0123
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Aboslutely amazing flight iver Sydney. Steve was amazing. Super lovely guy. I am not a fan of flying but i did not feel scared at all. The view is breathtaking. Everyone should do this of they can.

Thank HBaxter78
SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Mr Baxter. Indeed, it is a great way to see the sights of Sydney and I am glad you enjoyed your flight. Kind regards, Steve.

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Our son bought us this flight & lunch for our 60th birthdays - it was awesome! The plane and pilot were incredible and our lunch at Jonah’s was world class. This was the highlight of our ‘trip of a life time’ and the best way...More

Thank Jayne M
SydneyBySeaplane, Owner at Sydney By Seaplane - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Jayne, We love providing a service that people consider to be "a trip of a lifetime!". It was lovely to meet you both and appreciate your review. Kind regards, Steve (your Pilot).

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19 April 2018|
Response from SydneyBySeaplane | Property representative |
Hi there, our de Havilland Beaver Aircraft has six passenger seats. Accurate individual passenger weights are required to ensure that the total combined weight is within our safety parameters.