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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Make the most of your time exploring the Whitsunday Islands' Whitehaven Beach aboard a motorized raft on this full-day tour. Choose between tours that offer a snorkeling expedition or extended beach time at secluded spots you wouldn't be able to access on your own. Listen to your naturalist guide talk about the flora and fauna of the area during nature walks and guided snorkeling expeditions (use of snorkel equipment is included). Afternoon tea and cake, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off, make this tour a convenient option.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Coral Sea Marina
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Whitsunday Islands
    Stop: 5 hours
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  • 2
    Ocean Rafting
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Hill Inlet
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Whitehaven Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Coral Sea Marina
    Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
    North end village next to Sorrentos Restaurant.
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Highlights
  • Fast boat to the Whitsunday Islands lets you make the most of your time
  • Two tour options cater to both beach lovers and avid snorkelers
  • Guided snorkeling sessions and nature walks ensure your comfort and safety
  • Marine park fees included
  • Talks from a naturalist help explain the unique environment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless tour
  • Afternoon tea provided
What to Expect
Choose from two tour options when booking; both include a foray into the Whitsunday Islands, one with more snorkeling time, and one with more beach time. Regardless, begin with pickup at your Airlie Beach hotel and transfer to the marina for check-in and a quick orientation. On board the boat, take in the scenery while racing toward the Whitsunday Islands' Whitehaven Beach. The sturdy vessel makes getting to the islands much quicker and provides a sun shade to protect you from the elements. Once there, choose to lounge and explore the beach or dive in for a snorkeling adventure with the provided equipment. Your guide is on hand for snorkeling pointers relevant to beginners and experts alike. Beach lovers should opt for the "Southern Lights" tour that spends more time on both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach, with a stroll to the Hill Inlet lookout for views of Pentecost Island. For avid snorkelers, the "Northern Exposure" option takes you to two different destinations: Border Island, Dumbell Island, or another snorkel spot known only by locals. Afternoon tea is included. Return to Airlie Beach for drop-off at the end of your journey.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks by our Master Reef Guides,Eco Host and Marine Biologist
  • Courtesy bus transfers
Exclusions
  • Tropical lunch (AU$16) 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
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Olivia wrote a review 24 Nov
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Definitely a highlight of our trip! We did the northern tour. Smooth pick-up from our hotel. Ample time for snorkelling at beautiful coral reefs (I saw my first turtle, and many stunning varieties of fish!). It’s stinger season at the moment so we all wore stinger suits (suits
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots
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Whoa!! Thanks for much for the 10/10 feedback!!! It sounds like your day on the water with Keith, Nicole and Andrew was one to remember and seeing your first turtle is one for the memory books for sure!!! Thanks again and hope to see you back in the Whitsundays one day soon for another adventure! Team Ocean Rafting
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hmt wrote a review 22 Nov
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Trip led by Bree and Shelley, just a great team and a brilliant trip, loved the walk, excellent snorkelling spots, a fun trip
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots
Responded 4 days ago
Stoked you had a great adventure with Bree and Shelley exploring all the sights of the Whitsundays! Team Ocean Rafting
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Tia M wrote a review 22 Nov
Cannonvale, Australia8 contributions
Had some fun on the boat then snorkelled amongst some massive fish at Mantaray Bay! My son loved sitting on the edge of the boat and the beach time at Whitehaven too 👌🏼 Crew were also very helpful and knowledgeable!
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots
Responded 5 days ago
How awesome are the fish at Mantaray Bay, it's such a surreal experience to snorkel among them!! We are delighted that you and your family had a great day on the water with the crew!! Thanks for the awesome feedback! Team Ocean Rafting
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Ellie Therese wrote a review 19 Nov
Redland Bay, Australia3 contributions
Such a fun day! Hosts were amazing and informative. We did the northern exposure tour, with two snorkeling spots, Whitehaven beach trip and bush walk. Couldn’t recommend it enough.
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots
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Thanks for the awesome recommendation! We are stoked you had great day exploring on the Northern tour! Team Ocean Rafting
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naomikuss wrote a review 18 Nov
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Ocean rafting have perfected this tour. Fabulous snorkelling spot to see some breath taking fish! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout & Top Snorkel Spots
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We are delighted to hear that your day was as perfect as the scenery the Whitsundays has to offer! Team Ocean Rafting
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Gena5
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Fantastic day out
We went out with some friends and it was a fantastic day. The boat ride with Jaz as the driver was so much fun and
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Best trip
This was one of the most beautiful and pleasant places and people that I’ve gone and met. The crew are so well trai
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holidayoneonone
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Excellent highly recommend
Not only do these guys do an INCREDIBLE trip they also do beach clean ups! Just awesome crew and people.
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naomib74
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Incredible scenes!
We did the fly and raft package, which was great value for money considering everything included. We did the Nort
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We had an AMAZING experience with Ocean Rafting!
My partner and I have heard nothing but great things about ocean rafting. We finally decided to book a trip for his
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Flight and Rafting was epic!
Brilliant day out, Flight was spectacular and the Ocean Rafting was amazing! This comes highly recommended to anyon
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Kasspper
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Absolutely amazing
We did this day tour, we were picking up free of charge from our hotel and taken to the marina. We had the option
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Incredible day!
It was an incredible day with ocean rafting! The start to the day was smooth with a free pick up service by the com
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676BenM
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Brilliant
We were blown away by this trip. The crew from this first moment were hilarious and informative. Whitehaven and 2
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vmorrison58
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Fabulous Day
We (group 8) did a Southern Lights tour with Ocean Rafting. The tour covered everything special within the Whitsund
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Nannyjo65
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Snorkeling in the rain
Had a great day out with these guys, they are all very friendly and knowledgeable. They actually took us to a place
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Donna R
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Great day out!
The boat ride alone is worth it! Really fun and informative staff. Get on Taylor’s boat if you can. We visited Hill
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Zerocal
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What an AMAZING experience!
With more than 25 years experience in hospitality, safety and customer service oriented is quite difficult for us t
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Lee D
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Great Experience
Even though we were the oldest couple on the raft we sat on the side and hung on for a bumpy ride. Very exhilarati
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Fearless18165004771
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Beautiful Whitsundays
Pick up from Daydream Island was easy, James and Tim were excellent hosts, snorkeling was amazing although visibili
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