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$ 118.27 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
Pickup is offered from central Airlie Beach accommodation, and check-in is 1 hour before the scheduled tour departure time. Check-in for this option is at 7:45 AM. Tours depart from Coral Sea Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) at Airlie Beach. Courtesy coach pickups are available from local accommodation houses between 7:45 AM and 9:30 AM. If your accommodation is not listed as a pickup point, please note your accommodation and contact the local partner the day prior to travel. You will receive a confirmation email from Ocean Rafting with the pick-up time and location. Please wait at the pick-up 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

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 (Available for purchase on-site if pre-booked)
  • Drinks (Beer, wine, cider, soft drinks, and water is available for purchase onboard)
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
  • A tropical-style lunch is available at Whitehaven Beach for $17, payable on the day. You must pre-book the lunch 24 hours prior to travel.
  • If you don't want to purchase lunch, bring your own as you do not visit any resorts during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 561 reviews

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The excursion was great! A very nice, relaxed team of 3 crew members accompanied us on the boat. A lot was explained about the islands. Music played while driving. The mood was great. The first Galt was Hill Inlet. Two crew members took us to the vantage points, which can be reached via many steps through the forest. The third stayed on the boat. Then we went snorkeling. We got equipment on board including a swimming noodle. There were also life jackets for children. You could see fish and even turtles. We had plenty of time. Afterwards we drove to the beach. There you could enjoy the booked lunch or what you brought with you. The day was just fantastic. The crew tried very hard, was child-friendly and in a good mood. I had a lot of fun and would book the tour again. Highly Recommended! By the way: Stinger suits can be rented on site for 8 AUD.

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October 23, 2022

This was a fantastic day for the whole family. The Crew, Toby and Charlotte were awesome all day, and there was even a Courtesy bus driven by Nathan, that picked us up at the start of the day from our accommodation and then drove us back when the day was over. Cheers guys you were awesome.

October 8, 2022

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

Product ID: 192783