About Us

Swan River Seaplanes is a unique luxury tourism operator specialising in seaplane flights and tours direct from Perth CBD to Rottnest Island and Margaret River as well as scenic flights of Perth city. 

The company has an established reputation for professionalism, innovation and service excellence and has won numerous local and national awards.  

Founded in 2017 by two highly respected luminaries in the tourism industry, Troy Thomas and Kristy Bailey, Swan River Seaplanes has expanded into a multi-faceted tourism operator, offering a range of luxury seaplane tours to Western Australia’s most amazing destinations.  

In launching the company on the back of their proven success in the field of tourism marketing and adventure tourism (Troy previously owned the multi-award winning Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures in Broome), the duo pioneered a whole new era in luxury tourism in Western Australia.   

Their goal was to showcase this spectacular region in the most unique way and provide guests with memorable, bucket-list experiences – and they remain as passionate as ever about exceeding their customers’ expectations.

The Swan River Seaplanes management team continue to bring dynamic leadership, experience and expertise to the business with their latest venture, Rottnest Air Express, opening up convenient new gateways to WA’s favourite holiday island.   Now guests can enjoy the exhilarating freedom of one-way or return flights to Rottnest, combining these seaplane tours with a guided day-trip or a self-managed adventure. 

Professional, highly trained and experienced pilots add value to the guests’ experience with personal anecdotes and local insights, with a fleet of amphibious Cessna 208 Caravans as well as conventional planes ensuring spacious and stable comfort and of course, spectacular aerial views!

Whether it’s for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, a business rewards incentive or a snapshot visit for a time-poor traveller, choosing a seaplane to Margaret River or a flight to Rottnest combined with one of our magnificent tours will be the perfect package.

Visit our flights pages for more information on our Perth City Scenic FlightsRottnest Island Flights or Margaret River Flights. Or why not join one of our guided Margaret River tours or our Rottnest Island tours?  For a customised package, check out our Groups & Events page.