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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach

  • 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
Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
From US$121.60
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Northern Exposure
Includes snorkeling at two sites, a stop at Hill Inlet on Whitehaven Beach and a guided walk. Ideal for those wanting maximum snorkeling time. Check-in at 8am for 8:45am departure. Returns 3:30pm
From US$121.58
Southern Lights
Visits both ends of Whitehaven Beach. Includes one snorkeling site and a Hill Inlet guided walk. Ideal for those wanting more beach time. Check-in at 9am for 10am departure. Returns at 4:30pm
From US$121.58

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.

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, you'll 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 will be on hand for snorkeling pointers relevant to beginners and experts alike. Beach lovers should opt for the 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, another 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow!!! What an amazing, fun filled day. Thanks to a Keith and Miriam for a day full of wonder at the beauty of the reef, lots of laughs and the adrenaline ride. Thanks also to Nate for the recommendation. The only other thing I might...More

1  Thank Kate R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Awesome crew

We had a great trip even though the weather wasn’t the best. Sarah and Ben on board of Thunder were absolutely awesome and made the day so enjoyable!

Thank Lenka S
Reviewed 4 days ago
An amazing trip

We did a Northern Exposure tour with Ocean Rafting and our skipper (Sarah) and our host (Krystal) were fantastic. They were knowledgeable and their jokes were downright hilarious. We had the chance to explore several beaches with the famous Whitehaven Sand and visit several snorkelling...More

Thank JackBolshaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Five Star!!

This tour is unmissable. Keith & Miriam gave us the most memorable adrenaline filled day! Even a bit of rain couldn't dull our day! No wonder they keep winning awards! Thank you to Nathan for the recommendation! Incredible.

Thank KylieMichelle
Reviewed 6 days ago
Highly Recommended!

My best friend and I had an amazing time on Joy Ride when we visited the Whitsundays last week! A massive thank you to Josh & Daniel for a great day. Even though we were off to a late start (because they didn't want to...More

Thank Katelyn M
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