Water activity

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Activity provider: Ocean Rafting

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Activity provider: Ocean Rafting
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From US$ 122.83 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on an exciting, eco-adventure tour from Airlie Beach. Fly over the ocean on a thrilling rafting ride, relax on the beach, snorkel, and go for a bushwalk — all in one day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 6.5 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Courtesy coach pick-ups are available from local hotels, motels, caravan parks and hostels from 745-815 AM for the Northern Exposure tour and from 845-930 AM for the Southern Lights tour. If you are making your own way to the office for check-in, please make sure that you arrive by 8 AM for the Northern Exposure tour and 9 AM for the Southern Lights tour. Courtesy coach pick-ups must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. Please reconfirm the pickup time/location by calling Ocean Rafting. For scenic flights and Fly + Raft packages, courtesy coach pick-ups are available from 06:10 am-1:45 pm. Please reconfirm the pick-up time/location by calling Ocean Rafting. Please wait at the pickup location on the confirmation email from Ocean Rafting 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Should you have not received this confirmation email, please get in touch with Ocean Rafting. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an exhilarating ride on the fastest Whitsundays vessels
  • Wonder at the iconic Hill Inlet's breathtaking view
  • Visit pristine, exclusive snorkel sites of Hook and Border Island
  • Bask in the sun on Whitehaven Beach
  • Protect the environment, this tour is ecotourism certified
Full description

Ride, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach. Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and enjoy a guided nature walk, inner coral reef snorkeling, personalized snorkel instruction, and more.

Departing from Airlie Beach, climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays. Experience an informative ride and thrilling adventure on super fast semi-rigid inflatable vessels capable of speeds of up to 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour). Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours of relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breathtaking views of the tropical waters. Snorkel for over an hour amid corals and fringing reefs.

Whatever option you choose, enjoy the only tour in the Whitsundays to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven. Have peace of mind by traveling with an advanced ecotourism-certified, climate change business and green travel leader.

Includes
  • Semi-rigid inflatable boat tour
  • Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet visit
  • Guided national park walk
  • Inner coral reef snorkeling
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus pickup and drop-off
  • Tropical lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks (available to purchase)
  • Hire sunsuits/wetsuits ($8 per person/children and seniors are free)
  • A Queensland public holiday surcharge of $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 per family (2 adults and 2 children)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind, and other weather conditions
  • The tropical-style lunch is available at Whitehaven Beach for AUD$20, payable on the day. You can also choose to bring your own lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 602 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Whole trip was well planned with safety and enjoyment high on the agenda Max our mother duck (as she called it) made sure everyone had a good time and could not have done more for everyone on board our driver Dan had moments of what seemed like madness with his piloting of the boat - but it certainly made it exciting and himself showed a great sense of humour towards all ages on board

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January 12, 2023

Absolutely loved it! Oak and Nicole were awesome. Very friendly and bubbly, typical Aussies. The boat trip to and from whitehaven was a blast. Made me and the wife feel like teenagers again. Whitehaven Beach never disappoints. The best trip in Airlie/Whitsundays. Would highly recommend. Make sure you book well in advance as the trip books up very quickly.

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January 1, 2023

Our family of four (including 8 and 13 year old boys) had an amazing day out on the water with our awesome skipper & first mate, Scotty & Kurt! These legends went above and beyond to ensure that an exciting, fun day was had by all! The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking, with layers of crystal clear turquoise waters meeting pristine white sands. Scotty kept us laughing all day and Kurt's extensive knowledge of anime earned him some serious street cred with the boys! This experience is a must-do in the Whitsundays! Thanks so much Scotty & Kurt, and all the crew at Ocean Rafting! We had the best day!

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December 29, 2022

Product ID: 192783