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Ultimate Horizontal Falls 24hr Luxury Stay Seaplane Tour (ex Derby)

Price From $1700 From $1360 24 Hours
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Ultimate Horizontal Falls 24hr Luxury Stay Seaplane Tour (ex Derby)

From $1700 From $1360 per person
Scenic seaplane flights, heart-pumping fast boat rides, helicopter flights and a unique luxury 24 Hour stay!

The Derby, Horizontal Falls Seaplane tour lets you experience the incredible Horizontal Falls and the pristine beauty of the Kimberley from the unique perspective of both a seaplane, and fast-boat.

This amazing 24 hour experience showcases the rugged, ancient beauty of the Buccaneer Archipelago and its hundreds of islands, and of course the wondrous spectacle of the Horizontal Waterfalls, a natural phenomenon created by the massive 11 metre tides creating a huge rush of water to and from the inner bays.

This is your ONLY chance to experience both the incoming AND the outgoing tide of the Horizontal Falls.

  • Courtesy transfers from your accommodation in Derby.
  • Start your Horizontal Falls 24 Hour Overnight tour with a thrilling flight on our 14 seater turbo-prop jet seaplane over the massive tidal plains and the rugged McLarty Ranges.
  • Take in the breathtaking bays and islands of the unspoilt Buccaneer Archipelago.
  • Experience an exhilarating water landing at Talbot Bay.
  • Be thrilled by multiple rides on the fastest boat in the Kimberley through the narrow gorges and powerful rushing water of the Horizontal Falls.
  • Relax as you cruise down Cyclone Creek taking in the spectacular rock formations and scenery.
  • Refresh in the cooling clear waters of Talbot Bay in our huge marine viewing cage, protected from sharks and crocodiles.
  • Get up close with the amazing marine life while your guide points out the many species of fish and inquisitive sharks (snorkelling gear provided).
  • Wind down after an action packed day onboard Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures’ luxury houseboat.
  • Enjoy a night of peaceful seclusion on Talbot Bay and relax in the comfort and convenience of your air-conditioned ensuite cabin.
  • Savour sunset drinks and nibbles on the rooftop bar or relax in the private lounge.
  • Feast on a delicious dinner from our resident chef including the catch of the day and quality local produce.
  • Marvel at one of the most incredible night skies you’ll ever see from our stargazing deck.
  • Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast before boarding the seaplane for your scenic flight back to Derby.

NOTE: The Horizontal Falls Overnight Tour includes all tours, helicopter ride, and complimentary coach transfers in Derby. Also included is lunch on arrival, snacks, dinner and breakfast on the morning of departure. Guests provide their own alcohol.

*An additional Marine Park Overnight Fee of $17.00 per person will be added to your booking.

This Tour can get booked out well in advance so don’t wait until the last minute to book!!


  • Destination
  • Departure
    Derby Airport, Derby, Western Australia
  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Boat Tour
    Helicopter Flight
    Horizontal Falls
    Jet Boat Tour
    Scenic Flight
  • Not Included
    15 minute helicopter scenic flight
    4x4 Tour
    Accommodation Pickup and dropoff
    All Meals
    Alpine Landing
    Barossa Valley
    Beach Landing
    Breakfast or Lunch
    Bungle Bungles
    Cable Car Trip
    Cape Leveque
    Coach Tour
    Cygnet Bay
    Dolphin Discovery
    Ferry Trip
    Full day Bus Tour
    Glacier Landing
    Great Barrier Reef
    Heart Reef
    Hiking Tour
    Kakadu National Park
    Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
    Katherine Gorge
    Kayak Tour
    Kings Canyon
    Lunch (Full day only)
    Mount Maunganui
    Mt Conner
    No Booking or Credit Card Fees
    Optional Helicopter Flight (extra cost)
    Optional Lunch Stop (extra cost)
    Optional Winery Lunch (extra cost)
    Orakei Korako
    Port Arthur Harbour Cruise
    Rail Tour
    Rod and Tackle
    Uluru/Ayers Rock
    Volcano Landing
    Water and soft drinks
    Whale Watching
    Whitehaven Beach

Tour Location

Derby Airport, Derby, Western Australia

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CONFIRMED BOOKING: Your booking is confirmed when:
  • you have made the booking, complete with all information required
  • we have received your payment or where post departure payment terms are in place
  • the booking status is listed as “Confirmed” on the Booking Confirmation email sent to you


The following definitions apply and will be considered a Group Booking. Please refer to the Groups terms and conditions.
  • Bookings of 11 or more persons,
  • Bookings accompanied by a tour leader (irrespective of guest numbers)
  • Bookings where names cannot be provided at the time of reservation (irrespective of guest numbers)


WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS All guests must declare their accurate weight at time of booking to ensure safe loading of our aircraft. All guests will be weighed at the airport and may be refused boarding if their weight is over the declared weight and no refunds will be provided. Due to individual seat limitations on the aircraft, we cannot carry passengers weighing 120 kg or greater.
  • All weights are recorded in KG’s
Passengers can request to be seated together on the same aircraft; however, this is not guaranteed due to strict weight limits per aircraft. Multiple aircraft carry passengers on the same tour each day, therefore on rare occasions, larger parties may need to be split up depending on individual passenger weights and prior notice will be given. Children (aged 4-12 years) and parents are guaranteed to always be seated on the same aircraft.
Minimum age for Guests is 4 years and all children must be accompanied by an adult carer.
The boat ride through the horizontal falls may not be suitable for women over 26 weeks pregnant.
You must ensure that you are medically and physically fit for travel. The boat ride through the Horizontal Falls may not be suitable for people with pre-existing medical conditions such as back issues. Before you confirm your booking, you must advise us of any medical or physical condition(s) that may require medical attention, medication, or special treatment during your tour. If a guest has a condition that we decide may significantly affect the enjoyment, health or safety of themselves or any other person on board, we can refuse or cancel a booking. We are not able to accept guests with severe mobility issues or aided mobility. Crutches, walkers or wheelchairs are not able to be carried onboard a seaplane and on any other part of the tour. Guests must be able to walk reasonable distances unassisted, climb several stairs at various locations on tour, be able to keep balance onboard our floating pontoon and be able to keep up with the pace of the tour. Should a pilot deem a passenger unfit to travel for safety reason, we reserve the right to decline boarding and no refunds will be given. Any guests unsure about their fitness for travel should seek medical advice prior to booking.
We strongly recommend that all guests arrange their own travel insurance prior to travel to cover any unforeseen circumstances, cancellation, lost or damaged property and emergency medical treatment.
All dietary requirements must be advised at the time of booking. Whilst we endeavour to accommodate all requests, there is still a risk of cross contamination as all food is prepared in the same kitchen. If in doubt, please contact our Reservations Team directly.
Your luggage must not contain any items which in our opinion are dangerous, illegal, liable to harm or annoy other guests, or are otherwise unsuitable. We reserve the right to deny boarding or eject any Passenger that fails to comply with this clause.


All our tours feature a ride through the Horizontal Falls on a Fast Boat, which contains a certain degree of risk. We have a duty of care to all our passengers and take all necessary precautions to ensure guest and staff safety. However, as the tidal movements and the natural environment of the Horizontal Falls can be unpredictable, all guests must be aware that our tours are a dangerous recreational activity.
The Horizontal Falls are a natural phenomenon influenced by fluctuating tides that vary daily. For safety reasons we cannot guarantee passage through the narrow gap on all days.
The Horizontal Falls are a natural phenomenon influenced by fluctuating tides that vary daily. As this is the case, operations only take place when the predicted tidal movements are not neap, to avoid taking guests out when there is the least difference between high and low tide. Neap tide block out dates can be found on our website.
HFSA operates seasonally from March to November 2022 and exact season and individual tour commencement and conclusion dates are subject to change.


No Smoking Policy– All our vessels adhere to smoke free rules in accordance with relevant state government regulations. Unless designated areas have been created and assigned Passengers are not permitted to smoke (including e-cigarettes) on board. Safety
  • Passengers must always follow and carry out all lawful directions of the pilot, bus driver, Master and/or crew members of the relevant vessel/pontoon or at any of the Horizontal Falls tour arrival and departure points (hanger, airport, airstrip).
  • Passengers must take all reasonable precautions for their own safety and the safety of any person in their care (particularly children). This includes always using hand and guard rails as provided, appropriately restraining children, and ensuring that children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and paying attention to the safety briefing given by staff and/or crew members on commencement of tour or activity.
  • Neither we, the vessel nor any crew member/staff member shall be held responsible for any loss or damage (including personal injury) suffered by any person, as a result of breach of that person’s safety obligations, or their failure to utilise all safety devices and precautions as provided and/or advised on board the vessel, or caused by any passenger acting in an unreasonable, unnecessary, or unsafe manner.


FARE: The fare for your Tour is the amount stated in your Booking Confirmation, noting that:
  • We reserve the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport, and vary itineraries and services if necessary
  • All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST
  • Child fares are for children aged between 4-12 inclusive
  • Family rates are for 2 adults and 2 children travelling together
  • MARINE PARK FEES:  Marine Park Fees are payable at time of booking.
To ensure the conservation and preservation of the Lalang-garram / Horizontal Falls Marine Park, and to provide opportunities for Dambeemangarddee Traditional Owner employment, fees apply to all visitors. Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures collect fees on behalf of the Marine Park’s joint management body comprising of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, and the Dambeemangarddee Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Fees are as follows (subject to change): $5.50 per person for day (or part thereof) visitors $17.00 per adult and $7.20 per child (4-12 years inclusive) for overnight stays and $10.50 per guest older than 5 years for helicopter or fixed wing scenic flights from the Park.
(a) Time of Payment: The customer may elect to pay the full amount at time of booking, or a 50% deposit, with the balance due 6 weeks prior to date of departure.  (b) Refunds:  Where a refund is due, funds will be returned to the customer within 28 days of the tour date, or the date the cancellation is confirmed. (c) Refund Fees:  Customer requested refunds will incur a 3% refund fee of any monies paid to cover transaction and processing fees associated with the refund.  Where the operator has cancelled the tour, there will be no fees charged on refunds.
  • INCLUSIONS: Your Booking Confirmation sets out the details of all goods/services that are included in your tour.


GUEST AMENDMENTS Date change, tour change, guest name changes are accepted subject to availability up to 72 hours prior to the tour departure Nil amendments permitted within 72 hours prior to tour departure, any amendments within 72 hours prior to tour departure will be considered as cancellation
GUEST CANCELLATION Cancellation for any reason prior to 14 days to tour departure Receive full refund less applicable refund fees.
Cancellation for any reason other than Force Majeure event (eg change of mind, change of plans) within 14 days prior to tour departure Full cancellation penalty, no refunds and no credit vouchers permitted
Cancellation due to a Force Majeure event or government-imposed travel restrictions due to Covid 19 can be made 14 days - 24 hours prior to tour departure Receive credit voucher for the full value of the booking/monies paid on the booking. The voucher will be valid for travel until 31 December 2023 on Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures or any other Journey Beyond product.  Once a secondary booking has been made using the travel voucher, the booking cannot be cancelled or refunded at any time regardless of notice period however additional date changes will be permitted - see Guest Amendments.
Cancellation for any reason within 24 hours prior to tour departure Full cancellation penalty, no refunds and no credit vouchers permitted
OPERATOR CANCELLATION Cancellation made by the Operator due to operational requirements or adverse weather conditions up to the date of the tour The Operator will endeavour to accommodate guests on an alternative tour date pending availability. If this is not possible then a full refund will be issued.


(a) Connections.  We cannot guarantee our schedule. To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any costs deriving from the failure of a Passenger to connect with other services. As a result, Passengers should allow ample time for connections to flights and other services. (b) Warranties, Exclusions and Limitation of Liability.
  • To the extent permissible by law (and without limiting the operation of any statutory guarantee under the ACL), we will not be liable for any death or personal injury, loss of or damage to luggage or goods, consequential losses, loss of profit or any similar claims arising from any use of the services or arising out of our negligence, including delay, or any inaccuracy with respect to information relating to transport, services or pricing.
  • We are not liable in negligence for harm suffered by anyone as a result of the materialisation of an obvious risk of any dangerous recreational activities. You and any passengers travelling under this booking are made aware of the obvious risks of boarding a vessel and participating in any related activities.
  • To the extent that part of the services is supplied to the guest by a third party, any warranty offered by us in relation to those services will be limited to our right of redress against the third party arising out of any alleged fault or defect in the services.
Nothing in this agreement restricts, limits or modifies your rights or remedies as a consumer against us for failure of a statutory guarantee under the ACL.


WAIVER AND AMENDMENT (a) Waiver and Amendment. A provision of this agreement may not be amended or waived except in writing signed by our authorised representative. (b) Enforceability. If a term of this agreement is unenforceable it shall be read down to be enforceable or, if it cannot be read down, the condition shall be severed from this agreement without affecting the enforceability of the remaining conditions. (c) Disclaimer. Images in any of our brochures or advertising materials are indicative only and may not reflect the exact experience or destination. (d) Third Parties. The service that you book through us may involve several parts, some of which are provided by us, some of which are provided by third party operators. We may act as an agent for such third-party operators (such as local tours and catering) but we have no liability to you for their services. (e) Group Bookings and Charters. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to group and charter travel. Separate booking conditions, pricing and payment terms will be provided for group/charter travel.


(a) ACL means the Australian Consumer Law as that term is defined in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). (b) Booking Confirmation means the notification from us to you containing the details of your booking. (c) Dollars or $ means Australian Dollars. (d) Force Majeure event means an event or circumstance which is beyond our control and without our fault or negligence and which was not reasonably preventable, including:
  • riot, war, invasion or acts of terrorism.
  • requisition or compulsory acquisition by any governmental or competent authority, a material change in legislation or directions by a government authority;
  • medical outbreak, or contamination of any kind;
  • earthquakes, flood, fire, or other physical natural disasters; and
  • strikes or industrial disputes which affect an essential part of the service.
(e) Passenger means anyone travelling with us under your booking. (f) We/us means Horizontal Falls Pty Ltd, ACN  140 138 852 in the Booking Confirmation (g) You means the person or entity that made the booking and is named in the Booking Confirmation

Booking Information

Operated by: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

Ph: +61 8 9192 1172

Email: bookings@horizontalfallsadventures.com

  • REZDY not connected to Operator – they use their own “Customlinc” booking system.
  • Go to https://horizontalfallsadventures.com.au/
  • Bottom righthand side of their homepage click “Agent Login”
  • Username is: Scenic Flight
  • Password is: Scenic
  • Follow prompts to book customers in.
  • You will need to make up a booking in our REZDY system to charge customer and this order number will need to be entered into the operator booking system when you book.