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Ocean 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
Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
From US$115.97
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Northern Exposure
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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
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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
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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.

Reviews (2,387)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome day out with 5 & 10 yr

Great day for families and all ages wanting Fun!! We had a fabulous day with crew Rosco & Dan 2 snorkeling spots a walk up the lookout and Beach time. Catering was delicious.

Thank 947fionam
Reviewed yesterday
Well worth the money

We did this trip with Ocean Rafting while on holidays in Airlie beach. We were originally going to book fo another tour but it was sold out so did this instead and it was the best decision we made. We got Danny and Michael on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizaberry
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Highlight after highlight

Just spent the last hour sharing stories from today’s trip with our three kids over dinner (13,11,9 yrs). All of them added highlight after highlight. “It was the ride of my life”, the 11yr old said. We went on the Northern Exposure trip with Paulie...More

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

Oh wow! What wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear the kids enjoyed their day out and the Ocean Rafting ride! We hope you were able to create some wonderful family memories for many years to come of your Whitsunday adventure! A big thank...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Couldn't take the smile away

What a great day! Myself and a couple of mates booked a last minute trip so I could show them the Whitsundays, and we were not disappointed. Our Skipper Sarah and guide James were incredibly knowledgeable about the local area. James was great at checking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Troball
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so pleased to hear you had a day full of smiles and enjoyed your Ocean Rafting ride around the Whitsundays! That's great that you snorkelled with an array of our underwater friends! Next time you come back, you will have to try our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

We had a wonderful day on the ocean. These high-speed boats are super fun and it only takes one hour to Whitehaven Beach. Probably on of the most beautiful places on earth. The crew was super friendly, equipment in perfect condition and the lunch was...More

Thank Janarne1987
OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Amazing news! We are so glad you had such a fab day! You are welcome back any time :)

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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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