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Ocean 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
Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
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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 $116.56
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 $116.56

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.

Reviews (2,373)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Value for money and fast boat

I looked around Airlie beach for snorkeling tours I'm so glad i book this tour.It was an all day adventure and lunch was on Whitehaven beach.We had 3 snorkeling spots the fish were everywhere the Ocean Rafting team know the best spots in the Whitsundays.We...More

Thank jeff t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A good day trip.

My husband and I enjoyed our day out. The first snorkelling spot was amazing. A shame the second stop wasn't so good. It was basically a fish feeding stop and we weren't given any fins so couldn't snorkel away from the boat so just had...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile
Snorkelling and a fun ride!

We had a great experience! The whole day was full of fun! Whitehaven beach is a must see and as this is one of the few ways you can see it I would highly recommend!

Thank Bridget P
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile
Second best beach in the world in 2017.

The 96 per cent silicone sand coupled with the ultra clean turquoise water is breathtaking.Highly recommend .

Thank Piaric
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile
Best beach! Must visit!

Whitehaven beach was super impressive, even with our high expectation of it. The sand was soft and cool, apparently it stays 24 degree all day long and does not retain heat!

Thank Lili H
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