Ocean Rafting is an Australian Tourism Award winner and offers the fastest tour around the Whitsunday Islands, exploring Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling pristine reefs and tropical island guided walks.
The focus of Ocean Rafting is on adventure, participation, education, and the natural environment, appealing to the adventurous and the young at heart. Ocean Rafting is exciting, different and fun.
Ocean Rafting was the first tour company in the Whitsundays to hold ecological accreditation from the Ecotourism Association of Australia, an accolade of which they are very proud. With a cruising speed of over 30 knots, the vessels can explore vast areas of the Whitsundays in one day - but the design of the vessel reduces fuel usage and impact and therefore is more environmentally friendly.
A complement of only 25 to 32 guests and 2 crew on each vessel allows for personal service, from the courtesy bus pick up in the morning, individual snorkel lessons, and guided National Park walking trails. 70% of the boats are under shade providing comfort from the tropical sun.
Ocean Rafting has built a reputation of consistent customer satisfaction. Our visitors book says it all. The company has two distinctly different tours...the Southern Lights and the Northern Exposure.
Northern Exposure: The Northern Exposure eco adventure is a favourite amongst avid snorkellers because it is the only Whitsunday adventure which includes two different snorkel destinations. Not only that, but it includes a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Guests explore the restricted area of beautiful Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach. The main difference between Ocean Rafting’s two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights has more beach time.
Day Trip - Northern ExposureTour
The Northern Exposure tour offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites ensure a memorable underwater experience.
What's Included: Explore the restricted area of Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach. Join our guided walk to the stunning views at Hill Inlet lookout and visit several Hook Island snorkel sites. Tour includes courtesy bus pickup, personalised snorkel instruction, reef and island naturalist talks, guided National Park Walk, snorkel floatation devices, use of snorkel equipment and cake for afternoon tea.
Departs: 8.45am, Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach.
Courtesy coach pick ups from 8.00am - 8.30am
Buffet style lunch $15 per person.
Drinks, snacks and wetsuit hire are optional extras.
Extra Cost: Lunch, sun suit hire, drinks and snacks.