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Explore the NSW South Coast by Seaplane!

Our main aircraft is a beautiful 1976 Maule M5-235C, registered as VH-YLJ.  In Alaska, where they know a thing or two about seaplanes, you mention “Maule” and the pilots all smile.  And that’s because they’re tough, have amazing performance, and are amazingly reliable.  YLJ spent her early years in Alaska, ferrying people to remote areas on floats, wheels and skis.

South Coast Seaplanes Maule M5

N81CJ on Kamodzi Pan, Botswana, June 2010

She was bought by our  Chief Pilot Tim Gilbo in 2006, fully refurbished, and started a new and exciting life – flying around Southern Africa (on wheels).  She flew across Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe – equally at home landing on sand tracks in Malawi or on salt pans in the Kalahari.

In 2010 she was brought to her third continent and to the Eurobodalla – ‘The Land of Many Waters’. It was soon clear that the time had come for her to be a seaplane again, and so floats went back on, along with other upgrades.  The Alaska bush pilots might think the custom leather interior she sports these days  is a bit too posh, but they’d agree that she has the perfect pedigree for the new job.  We’re very proud to be able to share the thrill of flying in this beautiful aircraft over such beautiful country.

And of course we spend a lot of effort making sure she stays beautiful.  After each day of flying she comes out of the water and is comprehensively washed, serviced and polished.


What Others Are Saying

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That was better than any other adrenalin thing you can do. That was awesome!

Ian Stathers


My family and i had the priveledge to have had a scenic tour of the beautiful south coast by means of south coast seaplanes and recommend it for everyone to have a go it was spectacular views and so much fun ….thankyou



Went on our first seaplane ride and got to see whales.

Hayley, Rhys and Jordan


Thanks for a great trip!

Jon, Walter and Anna, Canberra


That was epic!

Travis, Moruya, aged 8


Seeing all the waterways from the air was great.

Neil, Broulee, 40th birthday

I had no idea what to expect when we landed but the landing was amazing.

Michelle, Broulee


Absolutely amazing. Water landing was spectacular. Fantastic being able to see down into the water.


Gab and Rob, Broulee


Claire- You know this place is beautiful, but you don’t realise just how beautiful until you see it from up there.

Tim- We Had an absolute Ball. After Living here my whole life, I finally saw our beautiful coastline from the sky. Whales, Seals and even flew over our house. Highly recommended. Thanks Pilot Tim, Nutsy and Nat.

Claire and Tim, Tomakin