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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach

  • Fast boat to the Whitsunday Islands lets you make the most of your time
  • Two tour options cater to both beach lovers and avid snorkelers
  • Guided snorkeling sessions and nature walks ensure your comfort and safety
Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
From US$120.50
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Northern Exposure
Includes snorkeling at two sites, a stop at Hill Inlet on Whitehaven Beach and a guided walk. Ideal for those wanting maximum snorkeling time. Check-in at 8am for 8:45am departure. Returns 3:30pm
From US$120.47
Southern Lights
Visits both ends of Whitehaven Beach. Includes one snorkeling site and a Hill Inlet guided walk. Ideal for those wanting more beach time. Check-in at 9am for 10am departure. Returns at 4:30pm
From US$120.47

Make the most of your time exploring the Whitsunday Islands' Whitehaven Beach aboard a motorized raft on this full-day tour. Choose between tours that offer a snorkeling expedition or extended beach time at secluded spots you wouldn't be able to access on your own. Listen to your naturalist guide talk about the flora and fauna of the area during nature walks and guided snorkeling expeditions (use of snorkel equipment is included). Afternoon tea and cake, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off, make this tour a convenient option.

What to Expect

Choose from two tour options when booking; both include a foray into the Whitsunday Islands, one with more snorkeling time, and one with more beach time. Regardless, you'll begin with pickup at your Airlie Beach hotel and transfer to the marina for check-in and a quick orientation.

On board the boat, take in the scenery while racing toward the Whitsunday Islands' Whitehaven Beach. The sturdy vessel makes getting to the islands much quicker and provides a sun shade to protect you from the elements.

Once there, choose to lounge and explore the beach or dive in for a snorkeling adventure with the provided equipment. Your guide will be on hand for snorkeling pointers relevant to beginners and experts alike. Beach lovers should opt for the tour that spends more time on both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach, with a stroll to the Hill Inlet lookout for views of Pentecost Island. For avid snorkelers, another option takes you to two different destinations: Border Island, Dumbell Island, or another snorkel spot known only by locals.

Afternoon tea is included.

Return to Airlie Beach for drop-off at the end of your journey.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Rad day trip

This is one of the best day trips I've ever done! Not my first time on Ocean Rafting, but the crew exceeded expectations and provided such an epic tour today! Really good mix of people on the boat and our skippers Paul and Dan were...More

1  Thank Neets241
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow that is awesome to hear! We are so pleased to hear you had such a great day out with us! A big cheers from Paul and Dan and we look forward to seeing you again soon! :-)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
North island tour

Tour with two snorkeling spots and white heaven beach. Starts with the lookout of the beach, then lunch while on the beach for about one hour and a half. After that, the two snorkeling spots, one for the coral and the other for the fishes....More

Thank Etienne C
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing our Northern Exposure tour for your Whitsunday Island adventure! That's awesome to hear that you enjoyed your snorkelling experience and time at Whitehaven Beach. Guests are more than welcome to bring their own cameras and our crew can assist in taking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great fun day out.

A great, fun day out – Ocean Rafting were so much fun and really informative on our day out. We worried on looking at the rib that this may be a day out for your 18-30 crowd but we couldn’t have been more wrong. There...More

Thank annettelaurie
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had a great day out and enjoyed Whitehaven Beach and your snorkelling experience. Our apologies in regards to the photos...we will look into it to see if there was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Perfect day!

We did the northern exposure trip and had a ball. The crew Sam and Dan were fantastic and the food is a nice spread. The snorkelling was fantastic! Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Thank James W
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing our Northern Exposure tour! That's awesome to hear you had a fantastic snorkelling experience! Thank you from Sam, Dan and the entire Ocean Rafting team! :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience with some very cool dudes

My family and I took the southern Whitsunday Island tour which consisted of 2 snorkel dives, sightseeing at Whitehaven beach, a walk up to the look out and then rounding out with some awesome speed boating. Tim & Ben were our crew for the day...More

Thank Calum L
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That's awesome to hear you had a great day out with us! We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and for recommending Ocean Rafting. We hope to see you back again one day soon. A big thanks from Tim, Ben and the...More

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Elva C
9 May 2018|
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The Northern exposure typically departs around 8:00 a.m. and comes back by 4:00 p.m.
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