Water activity

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Activity provider: Ocean Rafting

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Activity provider: Ocean Rafting
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From US$ 113.35 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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6.5 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from central Airlie Beach accommodations. If your accommodation is not listed as a pickup option, please note your accommodation address and contact the local partner to confirm the day prior to travel.


  • 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

Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach.

Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. Experience a fun ride, adventure, and education 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 stunning 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 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.

Either way, enjoy the only tour in the Whitsundays to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven. And have peace of mind by traveling with an advanced ecotourism-certified, climate change business and green travel leader.

  • 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
  • Food and drinks (a tropical style lunch is available at Whitehaven Beach for $17, which is payable direct on the day and must be pre-booked)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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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 above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions
  • The vessels are up to 12-metre semi-rigid inflatable vessels, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines, allowing you to experience a fun, high-speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays
  • If you have chosen not to have the buffet style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as you do not visit any resorts during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 524 reviews

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It was one of the best days of my life! Happy family memories made, amd we will still be thinking of this tour when we return to the UK. We have an autistic teenager who was very nervous about the boat and activities. The team, Maz and Benny, couldn't have been more accommodating, yet discreet, in their care. My son took part in everything and his smile on the boat as we sailed home will stay with me forever. Cannot recommend this company and their trip more highly.

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August 12, 2022

Had such a great time, our guide and skipper on Rip tide ( the two lovely females ) were such a hoot and made the trip all the more fun. Their knowledge and team spirit was professional and their enthusiasm was well shared amongst their passengers which created an up best vibe. Snorkelling amongst the coral was amazing and our lunch was good value. Thanks so much girls for a great day Vicki & Anthony

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July 28, 2022

Awesome tour with our amazing hosts Scottie & Emily!! The weather may not have been the best (overcast & windy), but we got to snorkel with Manta Ray’s, and saw some beautiful fish & coral. We saw about 10 Manta Ray from the raft! The walk to the lookout was very easy, and the view breathtaking! Lunch on Whitehaven was delicious, and the water was still quite warm for swimming. Our kids 8 & 11 loved the snorkeling & the donuts & tricks on the boat by Scottie. The raft is also very smooth & comfortable. Highly recommend

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July 1, 2022

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