Ocean Rafting Tour To Whitehaven Beach - Hamilton Island

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    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 07 4946 6848... read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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, theNorthern Exposureand theSouthern Lightstour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time.

Ocean Raftingis the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

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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 Abell point marina North and courtesy coach pickups are included.


Northern Exposure
A favorite among avid snorkelers, this tour takes you to two different destinations in the Whitsundays to swim around magnificent coral reefs. You may snorkel at Border Island, Dumbell Island, or another snorkel spot known only by local insiders. Your visit includes ample time on a stunning part of Whitehaven Beach called Hill Inlet, plus a guided walk in the national park to a lookout point.

Southern Lights
Beach lovers should opt for this tour to spend more time on both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Dig your toes into Whitehaven Beach’s famous white sand, and stroll to the Hill Inlet lookout with your guide for breathtaking views of Pentecost Island. For more scenery, visit the Southern Whitehaven lookout. You'll also have more than an hour to watch the colorful fish and coral reefs as you kick around secluded snorkel spots in your provided gear.


Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

Guided National Park walks

Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling

Personalised snorkel instruction

Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices

Reef and island naturalist talks

Courtesy bus transfers


Tropical buffet lunch (AU$16 payable direct)

Use of sunsuits/wetsuits

Drinks and snacks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please bring swimwear, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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  • 30-Sep-2019

    Had a lovely day on the Thrilla, both the Skipper and Deck hand were really great, made the atmosphere so much fun. Will definitely come back and also spread the word of how great the experience was. The two stops of snorkelling and the Whitehaven beach aren’t unforgettable. Thanks Kerr and Tom! It was the best! You’ll were so friendly and fun to be with. You’ll went out of your way to show us the reef and made our time in Queensland amazing!!!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    It's a good trip. The staff is really nice, the lunch is good. The stop at Whitehaven beach was amazing. The choice of places for the snorkeling is very good : a lot of fish, a good view of the reef. I past a very good day.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a beautiful trip and it was a really fun ride with the raft. The ones that held the trip was really nice and helpful as well.

  • 31-Dec-2018

    We went out ocean rafting after a lot of rain, high tides and wind so we were warned it would be rough. It was but such great fun. Whitehaven Beach and the guided walks lovely too. Unfortunately not clear enough to snorkel but still a fab tour

  • 13-Nov-2018

    Awesome day!

  • 06-Apr-2018

    The tour was perfectly organised, good time keeping, the captain Josh and the other crew member nice British girl whose name I didn't catch were knowledgeable, attentive to everyone and fun people who apparently love their job. I went on the Southern tour, just one snorkelling spot, snorkelling was not impressive - due to the recent rain the water was not really transparent but nothing could be done about it The rest was great - the walk to the lookout, Whitehaven beach we spent around an hour and a half which for me was not enough but still gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting, the ride! The sea was rough, the raft was jumping up and down, lots of screaming and laughing maybe not good for people who are afraid or get sick in the sea but though I am not the bravest, I really enjoyed it. Overall, great fun and many new experiences, great way to see Whitehaven beach. Recommended!

  • 03-Mar-2018

    This tour was fantastic! Highly recommend. Our guide Krystal and Captain Josh were “extra-ordinary”! They were committed to making sure we all had a blast!!!

  • 02-Jan-2018

    The ride in the raft is just exciting! Then discovering Whitehaven Beach is amazing! The Beach by itself is really great, white powder sand and turquoise waters!

  • 01-Nov-2017

    The staff is very friendly and helpful . Whitehavean Beach is amazingly stunning

  • 06-Aug-2017

    Amazing day! Our tour guides Rossco and Danni were great fun and extremely knowledgeable. We had a fab time snorkelling and even got to see some turtles! We were also lucky enough to have whales and dolphins come up to the boat! Whitehaven beach was incredible and we had plenty time to enjoy.

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