Reviews

“It was a wonderful special treat for our 30th anniversary together”- January 2020

We haven’t been to Hobart for a few years so when we chose to stay for our 30th anniversary, we hadn’t booked anything in advance to celebrate. When I saw the flags for Above and Beyond on the Saturday it got me thinking. I was really happy to be able to call on Sunday and get us booked in for that afternoon. The staff were helpful and the flight amazing – even more magical as we we’re the only passengers! The weather was perfect and the flight smooth. The pilot gave us useful information along the way. It was a perfect way to celebrate our special occasion.

“Flying in a seaplane over Hobart Tasmania” – January 2020

It was unbelievable Experience. I would recommend to anyone. Thank you again for the experience 😁 We loved it 🙏🏻

“Best experience of Hobart” – January 2020

Great flight and awesome staff! Went for a short flight over the city which was worth every dollar. Dave and Bonnie were friendly and professional with plenty of knowledge about the sky and ground. Will definitely be making another trip back for a second flight!

“Scenic seaplane” January 2020

This is something I never thought I’d do, my legs shook just climbing the steps into the plane. It was only me and my other half so we had the best seats haha!! The pilot was really good, the scenery was amazing, the landing was high adrenaline but it was all worth every penny and I’m so glad we did it

“Seaplane Ho”Picnic Island , Coles Bay, Freycinet NP – December 2019

Yes they did….. Go – Above and beyond for us when others said no. This trip took some planning and the team pulled it all together no questions asked. Surprise birthday event for my wife, via Hobart marina. “The Beaver” sea-plane and flight into Coles Bay with a direct beach landing. Coordinated water taxi pick next to plane and a fly drive car pick up hand over… fantastic thank you. The team were amazing (The owners, Bonnie and of course our pilot) flexible and accomodating and all parties worked together to make this flight experience a truely memorable one. I would fully recommend the Above and Beyond Sea Plane team to organise your next special Tasmanian destination. Well done..

“City Scenic”- December 2019

Amazing scenic flight in the Beaver floatplane. Very friendly staff and amazing views of Hobart and it’s surrounds. The pilot had great commentary of the area and history of Hobart.

“Perfect Flight” – December 2019

Sometimes a local needs to see their city from a different view. We loved our flight over Hobart in perfect weather. We highly recommend the Above and Beyond team fora great flight over our beautiful city.

“Hobart Seaplane” – December 2019

Just had an absolutely amazing trip fantastic way to see the true beauty of Hobart and surrounding areas . A must do experience . Dave and crew very professional and knowledgeable

“Beach Picnic” – November 2019

Henry and the team know what they are doing – professional and very accommodating. We had an incredible morning flight to Bruny Island for a beach breakfast picnic. The take off, landing and flight itself were all so smooth. To see Hobart from above was an amazing experience. Highly recommended!

” Fabulous Views: – November 2019

Did the half hour tour after seeing the seaplane when walking around the dock. Our first ever seaplane ride. Incredible views over Hobart. Pilot was informative and very good at his job. The office staff were fab as well. All in all I would totally recommend this to anyone wanting to do something different but spectacular whilst in Hobart. Very smooth in the air too. FABULOUS!

” A Must for all” – November 2019

This is a must for everyone, it is a new family run business and the staff and pilot are just lovely people, very helpful and obliging. The flight was fantastic, Hobart from the air was just the best viewing, the pilot was very knowledgeable and relayed interesting information on all of the points of interest. We will definitely fly with Above & Beyond again, very safe and we loved it.

“Incredible experience” – November 2019″

A wonderful experience. Dave, our pilot, and Bonnie, ground crew, made everything smooth and easy. Highly recommend the flight to Port Arthur, the view from the air and landing effortlessly in the bay, cruising past the historical ruins is amazing. Thanks again guys, a great day in Tassie.

Brilliant Flight” – November 2019

We had a brilliant flight with Henry and the Beaver. Thank you Henry,Ella and crew. Lou and I had a wonderful flight and I ticked another one off the list. Would love to do it again. Next trip perhaps. Thanks again guys. Keep up the good work.

 “Don’t put off an experience” – November 2019

What a fantastic way to see the beauty of the Hobart area! Dont put this off. When here its a must do.

“Above and beyond awesome” -November 2019

Wow! Just got off the 30minute Seaplane trip with my kids. What an incredible experience to share with them and in such a beautiful plane. The instructor (Dave) was really informative and nice. I can’t really explain how enjoyable it was all I know is that we are still grinning from ear to ear! Great way to a Sunday morning in beautiful Tasmania.

“Three Capes” – October 2019

Spectacular flight around the Tasman Peninsular and Storm Bay coast line. Professionally run operation. Highly recommend it.

“Hobart”  – October 2019

We had great trip. Dave and Bonnie explained all the details of the trip before we left. The weather was perfect, beautiful smooth flight. Dave has good knowledge of the area along the way. Highly recommend anyone to do.

“Three capes panorama- seaplane” September 2019

We had a really amazing experience. Highly recommend, scenery was amazing, our pilot pointed out so many points of interest and provided an incredible experience. So good!!

“A Must do” – July 2019

Met by Henry on an early Sunday winters morning in Hobart, the staff were very friendly and we were soon after being briefed by our very professional pilot Dave.. Amazing views, a great aeroplane, a wonderful experience.. A must do when visiting Hobart

” Amazing Experience”

Wow! My wife, 7 &5 yr old children and I had the best time. Henry and his team were absolute professionals. A must do while in Hobart.

“All round 5 star experience” – June 2019

Henry and his team are awesome – friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Tasmania. We had an amazing 3 capes experience and saw things we never could have seen from the mainland. We had a limited number of days in Tassie and this was a great way to feel like we got to see some of the countryside outside of Hobart, where we stayed. The seaplane is really cool too – first time in one for me! Ask to sit up front 🙂

“Great flight and superb hamper” – June 2019

We booked the picnic option and could not have been more satisfied. We had a lovely hamper of food which we ate on the beach and had two very smooth takeoffs and landings and a wonderful scenic flight! Dave and Henry were very professional and made our day very enjoyable. I can recommend this experience without hesitation

“What a service!” – June 2019

These guys know service and safety. We needed to go to the airport after our air tour. Henry (tour operator and pilot)suggested we should grab our luggage from our hotel, come back and we would do the scenic tour then they would organise a landing at Hobart International airport to make our connection to Melbourne. Are you kidding! Land a seaplane at Hobart International! Well they did! Im in the aviation industry so ‘safety checks and balances’ are my thing. I felt every confidence in my pilot ‘Dave’. He also did a ‘touch and go’ on the water as we would touch down on tarmac at the airport and i would miss the opportunity of a water landing. What a thrill. My partner bought me this experience as a gift. I was Hesitant as i had never been on a small aircraft, but I absolutely loved it. Thanks Dave, Henry, and his beautiful partner who collected our luggage! highly recommend this tour operator

“Highly – recommend!” – June 2019 

They made the proposal to my girlfriend one to be remembered. The entire time I was organizing the proposal they were helpful, patient and went out of their way in creating the most amazing experience for both of us. They were able to land at the exact place I wanted to propose and they were happy for us to have a walk up the beach. Well worth flying with Above and Beyond and would recommend them to anyone.

“Absolutely Fantastic” – May 2019

Hi We were staying in the hotel chancellor when we notice the sea air plane in the water the weather was absolutely perfect in the afternoon on a Sunday, I looked up sea air planes and Above &Beyond came up I rang an a gorgeous girl named Bonnie answered and was so delightful in her manners that it was easy with payment and meeting the pilot David who was also very nice and calm and before we new it we were taking off on water 💦,WOW it was awesome experience,breathtaking,stunning views from above .We throughly recommendable to anyone who wants or gets the chance to do it Worth every cent thanks you above and beyond for 1 of the highlight s of my trip in Tasmania 😊

“Awesome way to experience some of Tasmania’s most beautiful landscapes” – April 2019

Arranged a 1.5 hour flight for 4 friends from Hobart waterfront over the East coast to Maria Island. The views from the seaplane were simply stunning.We were able to see landscapes not normally visible by travel over ground -areas where no roads exist -beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters.Landed on Maria Island where we met wombats,wallaby,devils and cape barren geese. Both land and water takeoffs and landings were remarkably smooth, the overall experience being very comfortable. The staff are very professional and enthusiastic and went out of their way to ensure the best of experiences.Their knowledge of the area regarding history,wildlife and ecology was remarkable. Will definitely be booking again.

“Best way to see beautiful Hobart” – March 2019

We did the 30 minute city scenic flight and absolutely loved it! The staff were fantastic, highly experienced and it is a very professional operation. We had sensational views of Hobart and also flew to the south where we could admire the beauty of southern Tassie and Bruny Island. The Beaver seaplane is an absolute classic and Above & Beyond’s plane is in beautiful, recently restored condition. I am a pilot for a living and I felt very safe taking my wife along for this flight. This is the must do tour when in Tassie!

“Amazing” – February 2019

This was the best activity of my tour of Australia so far. The plane is gorgeous and the take off and landing were fun but really smooth. I would recommend this to everyone.

“Highlight of our holiday!!!” – January 2019

Our flight in the seaplane was without a doubt the highlight of our trip to Tasmania! We enjoyed a scenic flight on our last morning in Hobart and we’re so glad we did it. I am quite a nervous flyer and someone that gets motion sick (particularly on the water) but it was the smoothest flight, including takeoff and landing, I’ve ever been on… if only our flight back to Sydney was as smooth! Our pilot provided reassurance throughout the entire flight along with commentary on the city and coastlines below. The views were spectacular!! We could see so much more from this flight than from the top of Mt Wellington the day before, plus you get to see the mountain in all of its glory. If we return to Tasmania, taking another flight with the Above and Beyond team will be at the top of our to-do list. We hear the other destinations they fly to are just as beautiful. I can’t thank them enough for putting up with this nervous passenger and giving me an unforgettable experience!!!

“Breathtaking Experience” – January 2019

What an amazing way to spend the last day of 2018. A morning flight around Hobart and the coastline. It was my first time in a seaplane and I highly recommend it for anyone who would love to see Tassie’s amazing landscape. It’s the most breaktaking island and these photos don’t do it any justice. It was also so pretty so see all the yachts on the waterfront as we came into land. For someone who can get motion sick, I was completely fine. I was looking down and it was the smoothest landing I’ve ever felt in a plane. This really is an adventure for everyone. Enjoy :

“A must do for anyone in Hobart” – December 2018

We took our family on a Hobart scenic flight (2 adults, 3 kids aged 11, 8 and 3) with Above and Beyond and we all absolutely loved it. Such a unique experience to be able to motor out amongst the boats from Kings Pier and become airborne on the Derwent river. The scenery was amazing, the staff were friendly and helpful and the aircraft was beautiful. My daughter was a little nervous before we arrived but Henry, Dave and the team were so professional the she immediately relaxed and throughly enjoyed the whole flight. Thank you to the team at Above and Beyond for a truly unforgettable experience for the whole family.

“Bucket List” – December 2018

Awesome. From the moment we took off to landing a must do. Cannot rate high enough. The smile did not leave my face and the views are spectacular from in the air. Best way to see Hobart.

“Don’t hesitate. Just do it. Spectacular!” – December 2018

Best surprise Christmas present ever! Told my family at Franklin wharf only 20 mins before take off. Very excited! We were privileged to be some of the 1st flying guests to enjoy the new Above & Beyond 30 minute City Scenic flight. A beautiful route taking in Hobart, the coast, Bruny Island, Mount Wellington and the Derwent river. The friendly and helpful ground staff were at the wharf to welcome us and provide any assistance. In the hands of experienced pilot Jethro we enjoyed a smooth ride, with great commentary throughout. Loved the water landing! A brilliant day and one to remember.