Scenic Flights

Some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the Kimberley is within a short flying time from Derby. The features include the fascinating and awe-inspiring tidal phenomena of the Horizontal Waterfalls and the Thousand Islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago.

No visit to the West Kimberley would be complete without enjoying a scenic flight over this beautiful area.

As Derby is so close to these features, a scenic air tour or seaplane tour with a local operator using Derby as their home base is a very cost effective touring option.

Scenic air tours from Derby can include:

  • 6  Hour Seaplane tours that land at this unusual feature and take a boat ride through/to the falls
  • Seaplane landings connecting with extended boat tours
  • A Seaplane tour of the Buccaneer Archipelago including the Horizontal Waterfall
  • Scenic  Flights over the Buccaneer Archipelago that can include stopovers at Cape Leveque.


Flights are conducted in either high winged aircraft or float plane that seat from 5 to 10 passengers. Most  flights leave Derby to coincide with the best time to view the tidal feature of the Horizontal Waterfalls and so the time of departure may vary from day to day. All flights out of Derby include the Horizontal Waterfalls.

Between May and October flights depart regularly 7 days per week subject to minimum numbers. Between November and April flights are less frequent and departures are dictated by the weather and the availability of passengers.

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