Water activity

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Activity provider:Ocean Rafting
Water activity

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Activity provider:Ocean Rafting
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From US$ 121.59 per person

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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

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Duration 6.5 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
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.


  • 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.

A tropical lunch pack is available to be pre-booked at the check out and paid for on the day of the tour. Water, soft drinks, beer, fruit juices, and chocolates are also available for sale on board or you can bring your own non-alcoholic drinks and lunch.

  • 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
  • Lunch (unless selected at check out; $20 per person, paid on site)
  • 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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Important information

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 of the tour, or you can choose to bring your own lunch
  • Bring cash for water, soft drinks, beer, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 711 reviews

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Kurt and Decs were so fun! They navigated us to places to snorkel, enjoy the white beach with lunch and then to hike. I appreciated their energy and humor!!! I didn’t see many fish and was pretty disappointed in the weather that was pouring rain on the boat home but these two guides did a great job to keep us happy and safe. Thank you!!

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April 7, 2023

Such a nice experience! Everything was perfect: from the pick-up by bus next to my hostel, to the experience. We snorkelled twice: once to see corals, once to swim with tropical fish. Then we headed up to a hill to admire the panorama over the withsundays. We finished with a lunch on one of the islands. Kech and Amelie were the best and made us enjoying also the rafting ride with cool music, fresh fruit and a dessert. Top experience

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March 24, 2023

Kurt & Decs were fantastic tour guides. Kurt made the journey in the boat a hell of a ride which put smiles on everyone's faces. Decs knew the answers to all our questions.! 1 first time snorkeller who absolutely loved it. The crew gave us a informative and fun safety briefing to ensure if at anytime we needed help, we knew how to get their attention. If you are uncertain, book it now. No needto second guess!

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March 6, 2023

Product ID: 192783