Ocean Rafting – Sth

Ocean Rafting visits the ‘Wild Side’ of the Whitsundays, offering exhilarating tours to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine reef snorkelling and guided bush walks. The fast semi-rigid inflatable vessels allow guests to experience a fun ride amongst the beauty …

Day Trip – Southern Lights Tour

Visit both the northern and southern ends of world famous Whitehaven Beach and spend at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand or exploring the 7km stretch of beach. Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to stunning Hill Inlet beach. Walk to the Southern Whitehaven lookout with breathtaking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays, and join the guided walk to the stunning Hill Inlet lookout. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots and enjoy the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs. You can see why we call it 3 days in one!

The main difference between the two tours is that the Southern Lights has more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time.

What’s Included:
Visit both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Join our guided walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our secret snorkel spots. We will visit the best spot on the day, weather depending. Tour includes courtesy bus pickup, personalised snorkel instruction, reef and island naturalist talks, guided National Park walk, snorkel floatation devices, use of snorkel equipment and cake for afternoon tea.

Extra Cost: Lunch, sun suits, drinks and snacks.

Ocean Rafting is an Australian Tourism Award winner and offers the fastest tour around the Whitsunday Islands, exploring Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling pristine reefs and tropical island guided walks.

The focus of Ocean Rafting is on adventure, participation, education, and the natural environment, appealing to the adventurous and the young at heart. Ocean Rafting is exciting, different and fun.

Ocean Rafting was the first tour company in the Whitsundays to hold ecological accreditation from the Ecotourism Association of Australia, an accolade of which they are very proud. With a cruising speed of over 30 knots, the vessels can explore vast areas of the Whitsundays in one day – but the design of the vessel reduces fuel usage and impact and therefore is more environmentally friendly.

A complement of only 25 to 32 guests and 2 crew on each vessel allows for personal service, from the courtesy bus pick up in the morning, individual snorkel lessons, and guided National Park walking trails. 70% of the boats are under shade providing comfort from the tropical sun.

Ocean Rafting has built a reputation of consistent customer satisfaction. Our visitors book says it all. The company has two distinctly different tours…the Southern Lights and the Northern Exposure.

Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour visits both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the world famous white silica sand, a guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout and experience the Southern Whitehaven Lookout, enjoying breathtaking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots, enjoying the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs. The main difference between Ocean Rafting’s two tours is that the Southern Lights has more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time.

Departs: 10am, Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach.

Returns: 4.30pm

Courtesy coach pick ups from 8.45am – 9.30am

Buffet style lunch $15 per person.

Drinks, snacks and wetsuit hire optional extras.