Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots - Northern Exposure 08:30 - Adults (age 15-99)

Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots

7 hours Airlie Beach, Australia

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"THE ORIGINAL AND MOST AWARDED TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS"

Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 

Ocean Rafting offers two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more Whitehaven beach time.

Ocean Rafting is the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and secret snorkel sites around the Whitsundays ensuring a memorable underwater experience.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Whitsunday Islands, Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Australia

Explore the Whitsunday Islands in one day, snorkelling at special fringing reef locations and the enjoying the ultimate access to Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Ocean Rafting, Shingley Drive Coral Sea Marina North Village, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia

Check in at Ocean Rafting's office at Coral Sea Marina or take advantage of a courtesy transfer from your accommodation.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia

Experience world famous Whitehaven Beach and the beautiful swirling sands of Hill Inlet at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hill Inlet Hill Inlet Whitsunday Island National Park Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia

Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to Hill Inlet beaches and lookout. Enjoy a guided walk to Hill Inlet lookout for photo opportunities of the famous view!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Whitehaven Beach, 4802 Australia

Experience world famous Whitehaven Beach and the beautiful swirling sands of Hill Inlet at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Whitsunday Islands National Park, 4802 Australia

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. A buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.

Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Skipper and Eco Host will ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service with snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands. Tours depart from Coral Sea Marina North and courtesy coach pickups are included.

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ITINERARY
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Northern Exposure

Explore the swirling sands of Hill Inlet beaches, lunch time in Hill Inlet, two snorkel destinations and Hill Inlet Lookout. This tour offers the ride of your life to experience unparalleled access to Hill Inlet Beaches at North Whitehaven where you will spend an hour relaxing on the beach. Join your guide on a bushwalk for breathtaking views at Hill Inlet Lookout. Snorkel two pristine fringing coral reefs around Hook Island, home to an array of tropical fish, turtles and other amazing marine life.

Southern Lights

Enjoy both ends and lunch time at world famous Whitehaven Beach, one snorkelling destination and Hill Inlet Lookout. Experience an exhilarating ride to the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at South Whitehaven and a guided bush walk to Hill Inlet Lookout to view the spectacular shifting white silica sands. View pristine coral reefs at a top Whitsunday snorkel site, offering amazing marine life encounters in uncrowded locations.

Duration: 5 hours

Included

  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Reef and island naturalist talks by our Master Reef Guides,Eco Host and Marine Biologist
  • Courtesy bus transfers

Excluded

  • Tropical lunch (AU$17) payable direct. Please add in booking notes if you would like to add.
  • Hire sunsuits/wetsuits - $8pp to hire on check in (Students with ID, Senior & Children FREE))
  • Assorted Alcoholic and NON Alcoholic Drinks and snacks (available to purchase - Cash or Credit Card)
  • Prescription Mask hire Available - $15 pp on check in

Departure Point

Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please reconfirm your pick up time with Ocean Rafting 24 hours prior to travel by calling

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please back in a small bag swimwear, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, refillable water bottle and comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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3174 Reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
271
3 Stars
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2 Stars
20
1 Stars
11

Angela T November 2021

Great day out, highly recommended. Sabrina and Taylor were exceptional hosts, very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Snorkelling spots were awesome even though the weather was overcast. Very enjoyable day out with very entertaining hosts and wonderful selection of music to keep us entertained.

558eesh November 2021

The tour guides were amazing, and the Northern explorer tour was great snorkeling. Didn't feel rushed at all, and had plenty of time at every site. Would definately recommend for everyone!!!

l0nni3 November 2021

Loved the experience overall however, ‘tropical lunch’ was not worth $17 and not tropical either. Would go again but would bring my own lunch.

janefM6272IL November 2021

Snorkelling the reefs and seeing a turtle up close was amazing. A great fun day with Pauly and Shelley onboard Black Betty!

JimMcNugget November 2021

Great day out on Riptide with Pauly and Benny. The view from the platforms and then Hill inlet for lunch was AMAZING. Snorkelling was good, visibility not the best but the guys took us to a couple of good spots given the weather/tide. Definitely recommended.

juliabH4260FC November 2021

Absolutely tops tour by these guys, highly recommended and I would definitely do their trip again. Skipper Scotty was hilarious, very cool and made the trip super fun. Kate the tour guide was equally amazing, she found a beautiful green turtle for us while snorkelling. Lovely company & most of all- great to see they are protecting the reef and minimising the impact of their presence on this world heritage listed gem. My 9 year old daughter absolutely loved it also. Great work guys!

Hayley E November 2021

Went on the Joyride raft with Sabrina and Paul. They made it a really fun, entertaining trip. Such a great way to experience some of the beautiful Whitsundays. Highly recommend.

LindaNDarren November 2021

Thank you so much to Ocean Rafting for an amazing day but AJ and Sabrina were the 2 that really made the day a blast. Fantastic communication throughout the day. The day was fun filled and a real adventure, the lookout were to die for, definitely worth the stairs to get up there. Thank you again. Darren and Linda

Scott_M November 2021

Swimming with fish the was awsome. The boat ride was great fun. The staff were very helpful and knew lots of facts.

dh007DM November 2021

Always been a loyal return guest to this company. Whenever i drive to Airlie Beach and visit Whitsundays they are the only one i would consider to.book the tour with. Since i enjoyed my last tour, i was in Riptide with M&M.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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