Departs 7 days per week
Departs: 8.45am, Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach.
Courtesy coach pick ups from 7.45am – 8.30am
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.
The Northern Exposure is a favourite amongst avid snorkellers, including two different snorkel destinations. Not only that, but it includes a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Guests explore the restricted area of beautiful Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach.
The main difference between Ocean Rafting’s two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights has more beach time.
Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet Beach at Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, where you can observe the rare estuarine stingrays and ghost crabs in their natural habitat. Join the guided walk to the stunning views at Hill Inlet Lookout, overlooking the silica sand of Whitehaven Beach, followed by a buffet style lunch at the beach. Enjoy two different snorkel destinations around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected snorkeling spots.
Departs: Airlie Beach. Reef tax is included. Open date tickets please call your agent to book and make sure you give 14 days notice to avoid disappointment. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance. Ph: 07 4946 6848 or from outside AU: +61 7 4946 6848.
Office hours 7am till 8.30pm – 7 days a week. Water, softdrinks and chocolates for sale on boat. Optional buffet style lunch ($15) and wetsuit/stinger suit hire is payable direct to Ocean Rafting on check in. Prescription masks also available for hire. Northern Exposure Tours depart Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) in Airlie Beach daily at 8.45am and return at 3.30pm. Courtesy coach pick ups are available from 7.45am – 8.30am or if making you own way, check in at 8.00am. We look forward to taking you on “THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE”!
Buffet style lunch $15 per person.
Drinks, snacks and sunsuit/wetsuit hire are optional extras.