Airlie Beach
Ocean Rafting
Tour Operator
Great Barrier Reef
1 Day

Operations resumed from 02nd June!

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! Our 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’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach on our Whitehaven Beach tours and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

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 beach time. Daily tours depart from Coral Sea Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) in Airlie Beach and both Whitehaven Beach tours are also ideal for private charters.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.

DURATIONNorthern Exposure: 8:45am (check in 7.45am) – 15:30pm

Southern Lights: 10.00am (check in at 9.00am) – 16.30pm

Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
Guided National Park walks
Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
Personalised snorkel instruction
Reef and island naturalist talks
Courtesy bus transfers
  • Fresh Tropical Lunch Pack – $16
  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire – $8
  • Prescription Mask Hire – $15
  • Water
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate
  • Private charters are available, carrying up to 25 guests.
  • All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees.
  • Sites are weather and tide permitting.
  • Although good health and positive attitude are essential, guests do not need any prior experience to partake in any activities.
  • Swimmers
  • A bag including a towel and hat
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board
  • If you have chosen not to have our fresh tropical lunch pack, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day
SPECIAL NOTECancellation fees: 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.



Pick up from Accomodation

Courtesy pick up from Cape Tribulation accomodation, or check in directly at Turtle Rock Cafe.

Begin Tour!

After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.

On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish.

The experienced Skipper and Eco Host ensure the trip is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side. Magical memories like these sometimes only happen once in a lifetime.



*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

Turtle Rock Cafe

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