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Ocean Rafting
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Quick Information For This Tour

Product – Ocean Rafting Tours Of The Whitsunday Islands
Price – From $191
Tours – Ocean rafting have 2 different tours, “Northern Exposure” and “SouthernLights” (see below for the details)
Price Includes –  snorkel equipment 
Extras – Lunch is not included in the ticket price. If you want lunch, you can order it through the booking form for $20, paid directly to the boat company.
Location – Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Type Of Boat – Fast Power Boat

Tip for this tour

Their exclusive access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach (inside the inlet) sets these Ocean Rafting Tours apart. This is the only company with a permit to access this location.

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Whitsunday Islands? Look no further than Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours, where you’ll embark on a thrilling journey filled with pristine reef snorkelling and a guided walk to the breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout.

Ocean Rafting offers two Whitehaven Beach tours: the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights. The Northern Exposure tour provides extra snorkelling time, while the Southern Lights tour offers more beach time. The choice is yours, and both promise unforgettable moments.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the ride of your life with Ocean Rafting. Their fleet of eight vessels, designed initially as rescue crafts, are equipped with 700hp engines, ensuring a thrilling and safe journey. Small group sizes mean you can savour the tropical paradise away from the crowds. 


Tour Offered By Ocean Rafting 

Ocean Rafting Tours product 1 Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure (most popular)

Check-in at 8am for 8:45am departure.
Returns 3:30pm
This tour visits – 

  • Hill Inlet Lookout (with special access to the beach)
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Two snorkel locations 
Southern Lights Tour by Ocean Rafting

Southern Lights

Check-in at 9am for 10am departure.
Returns at 4:30pm
This tour visits

  • Hill Inlet Lookout (with special access to the beach)
  • South Whitehaven Beach
  • South Whitehaven Lookout
  • One snorkel location 
Whats Included In The Ticket Price?
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling Reef and island naturalist talks by our Master Reef Guides,Eco Host and Marine Biologist
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Snorkel Eqipment (Mask and Snorkel)
Whats NOT Included In The Ticket Price?
  • Tropical lunch (AUD$20) 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
  • A QLD public holiday surcharge of $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 per family (2ad,2ch)
Are These Tours Suitable For You?

Ocean Rafting boats are suitable for most ages from 6 months upwards (weather permitting). If the winds and swell are forecast high for the day you travel with young children, don’t hesitate to contact the company directly at (07) 4946 6848.

Tours are unsuitable for guests with pre-existing back, neck or hip injuries or who are heavily pregnant (weather dependent). 

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Refund Policy

Ocean Rafting Tours Cancellation Policy allows cancellations up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Refunds require a 24-hours or more notice from the scheduled meeting time of your booked tour.

Changes to dates or refunds within 24 hours can’t be accepted.

Bad weather leads to rescheduling or a refund.

Terms and Conditions Of Travel

Ocean Rafting may use photographs of our clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, however if you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting.

Liability: Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our clients, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of the clients which are beyond our control. Tours are not suitable for guests with pre-existing back, neck or hip injuries or who are pregnant (weather dependant) or heavily pregnant. Minimum age 6 months. A signed release will be required from all participants on departure. We recommend you take out travel insurance.

Fitness and Health: Although good health and a positive attitude are essential, you do not need any prior experience to partake in an Ocean Rafting adventure.

Cancellations/Refund Policy: Your booking includes a 5% non-refundable booking fee for all cancellations. Cancellations after 7pm the night before departure no refund. Please Note: On occasion, in the interest of guest safety, we may have to cancel tours due to unfavourable weather conditions. In this unlikely event, you will be offered travel on another suitable day or issued a refund, minus 5% booking fee of your fare price.

Ocean Rafting Reviews On Google

Will Brett
Will Brett
05:22 04 Dec 23
Callum and Bernie were the best!!! would definitely recommend and will be revisiting!
José Stöckli
José Stöckli
09:17 02 Dec 23
The Southern Lights Tour was fantastic special thanks to Jesse and Oak for the great tour it was really funny with these guys.When you are in Airlie Beach Iwould highly recommend this tour.
judith angermayr
judith angermayr
07:50 02 Dec 23
Emily and Chrisi are so awesome - amazing tour
James Sanders
James Sanders
23:27 01 Dec 23
Had a great husband and wife team looking after us yesterday. Dave and Richie were great hosts and we had a blast! Please make sure they get a free beer for being so amazing.
Shannon keane
Shannon keane
08:38 28 Nov 23
Celly and Kurt were hilarious hosts, I would say they're in the wrong profession and should be comedians, but I won't say that as their knowledge and enthusiasm for the reef was unreal! Great craic all day, don't go on this tour if you're boring
Danika Munro
Danika Munro
13:57 14 Nov 23
We had the best time with Celeste and Kate out on the zodiac! We saw so many incredible types of fish and such vibrant corals too. This was the perfect way to spend a day at Airlie Beach!
Francisca Troncoso
Francisca Troncoso
10:32 14 Nov 23
The tour was amazing 🤩!The crew was awesome. Kurt was a really good and fun skipper and Bernie made our day fantastic, my family they don't speak in English so Bernie translate everything for them.I really recommend this company if you want to have an amazing day in Whitehaven.
Damien Chrzanowski
Damien Chrzanowski
09:06 14 Nov 23
An amazing day out! Can definitely recommend the team from Ocean Rafting making it an enjoyable, fun and safe day out on the water
Andre Cruz
Andre Cruz
08:56 14 Nov 23
what an incredible day we had. We started the the day in plane trip flying over the Great Barrier Reef and later the boat trip to White Haven Beach and snorkeling in the corals. the team was always excited and concerned about everyone. I highly recommend
Patrycja Witek
Patrycja Witek
07:47 14 Nov 23
We had a great day aboard Joyride yesterday! From the minute we boarded the boat, the experience was first class. A walk to the lookouts provided great views, time on the beach allowed us to relax and eat a delicious lunch prepared by the crew, which took into account various dietary restrictions, and finally snorkeling in two great locations! Bernie and Callum made it an unforgettable day, imparting loads of knowledge and interesting facts and providing the ride of our lives!
Rista Maharjan
Rista Maharjan
11:20 26 Oct 23
Magar Ashish
Magar Ashish
06:28 26 Oct 23
Ella Rendall
Ella Rendall
07:48 25 Oct 23
Phenomenal day!
06:19 25 Oct 23
We had an amazing time on Thrilla with Cal and Sel for the northern trip. They were so accommodating and brought so much laughter and fun to the day. The hike to the lookout was only about an hour in total with a beautiful views over Whitehaven. The snorkelling was divided over two spots and could cater to a range of ages. Could not rate high enough. We would definitely bring family and friends back for another day trip. Thanks guys!
Jeff Kambuts
Jeff Kambuts
06:04 23 Oct 23
Went on tour Sunday with Dan the man and Oak the vanilla milk man. Absolute legends. Good laughs and vibes all day. The manoeuvres in the boat and donuts where awesome! I have a severe nut allergy and I was catered for and checked on constantly! The guys were nice and I will definitely come back with friends/family and recommend this operation and these two blokes. 💯
Stef Bubb
Stef Bubb
04:14 23 Oct 23
We did the Southern Lights trip during school holidays September '23, with Daisy and Skipper Scotty, on the Wipeout. Such a great day! It was more like a day out with friends who are knowledgable locals than a tourist trip. My teenage kids voted this the best day of the holiday.
Lucia Ng
Lucia Ng
13:52 21 Oct 23
My family and I had the best experience! Snorkelling was absolutely fantastic, the inlet tour was breathtaking. The staff was very professional yet so fun to be around with. I cannot recommend this company enough. Will remember this day for a lifetime!
Daniel Stephenson
Daniel Stephenson
21:44 27 Sep 23
Highly recommended. The timing of the activities was well paced, locations for snorkeling were beautiful and a very organized operation. Plenty of time to enjoy the beach stop and lunch. The tour guides Callum and Emily were amazing - we were travelling with two kids under ten and our hosts were very attentive and made sure the kids were comfortable and having a good time. Lunch was fab - and they had a tasty gluten free option for my son. Really great value for money experience - we would do this tour again in future. Thanks Callum and Emily!
Bee Ledingham
Bee Ledingham
07:01 23 Sep 23
My husband and our two teenage boys were out with Kurt and Richard on board Thriller today! Weather was the greatest with 35 knots hitting us, however boys guys made sure we were safe and most importantly had fun! A bit of a change of plans in the itinerary, but nonetheless we had a ball! Lunch provided was great also! Thank you so much for such a great day. We will definitely be back again!!
Jacinta Hawkins
Jacinta Hawkins
10:12 05 Sep 23
My family spent the day with Taylor and Tommy on Joyride at Ocean Rafting. Snorkelling, Bush-walks and an exciting boat ride were just a few of the enjoyable experiences you get with choosing Ocean Rafting!Taylor was amazing, one of the best tour guides/skipper and part time comedian we have all ever had the pleasure to meet.Tommy was kind, alert, informative and made sure everyone was safe and having fun through the whole experience!Thank you to the boys at Ocean Rafting for making our Whitsundays experience all the more enjoyable. Myself and my family will be recommending Ocean Rafting to everyone and anyone visiting the Whitsundays!
Laura K. Allen
Laura K. Allen
08:51 05 Sep 23
My husband and I had a great time on our trip today! We had a beautiful boat ride and saw some whales in the distance. Our first stop was hill inlet/ white haven beach (so beautiful) and then snorkeled at two different locations. We saw a turtle, lots of vibrant coral, and loads of beautiful fish. Kate and Benny were excellent guides— some give these two a raise… Or at least a beer. Thanks for the great experience!
yidian Zhu
yidian Zhu
20:53 27 Aug 23
Absolutely 5 star experience!! My parents and I had an amazing day and we all loved it!! Driver Tom was friendly, high energy, and gave clear instructions. We went rafting with Heath and Jesse (hope I spell their names correctly and sorry I forgot the captain’s name). The whole crew was nice, friendly and thoughtful. Really appreciate Heath assisted my mum and I snorkelling, both of us can’t swim but we were still able to enjoy snorkelling and the amazing view underwater with Heath’s help!! And both of my parents can’t speak or understand English that much but they still feel how friendly and enthusiastic Jesse and Heath is:> Also the captain gave my parents instructions that was written in Chinese so they can read and follow. Again, we really loved today’s trip!!! The view was breathtaking and worth to take everything to protect it. Thank you for all the staff from Ocean Rafting!!! Will definitely visit again ₊⁺♡₊⁺
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