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Airlie Beach

Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach

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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.
  • 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

Traveler pickup is offered
Please reconfirm your pick up time with Ocean Rafting 24 hours prior to travel by calling 07 4946 6848.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Tropical buffet lunch (AU$16) payable direct. Call Ocean Rafting on +61 7 4946 6848 to order.
  • Use of sunsuits/wetsuits
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring swimwear, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The tour was amazing! Jackie and Keith were both awesome and very knowledgeable. Very very highly recommend!! We will definitely be doing it again on another trip.
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This was a good day tour to do from Daydream island where we were staying. The boat was n time and we took off for some snorkeling. Both spots we went to near Hook island were just beautiful wonderful coral and millions of fish. Disappointed wedding spot a turtle but that wasn’t
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This was a fun day. The boats are fast and clean. They served a really good lunch and the staff was friendly and attentive to passengers. The hike up over the hill was a pretty good jaunt but worth the work, the views are amazing! After doing the lookout they let you swim
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We got picked up from our accomodation and dropped off antithesis end of the day, so we didn’t have to worry about the car. Out tour guides Adam & Nicole were super friendly and had a lot of information. The highlight of the day was definitely Whitehaven beach & swimming with a
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Jessice for leaving us this amazing review. Adam and Nicole will be stoked to hear you had a great day out with them! Having that direct access to Whitehaven Beach is the only way to experience with Ocean Rafting owning 5 out of the 6 permits to access this area. We hope to see you again one day. Thanks Team Ocean Rafting :)
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Truly the most spectacular day out. Sarah & Pauly were the most fabulous & funny hosts. The best in the business! They made our day ten times better. The snorkeling was a fun adventure and the beaches were to die for. The most beautiful place I have ever seen. We feel completely
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Whitehaven Beach is truly amazing isn’t it!! Ocean Rafting having the direct access to this amazing beach makes it all the more special! Thanks for coming to play with us! Thanks Team Ocean Rafting :)
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German
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