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Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour From Airlie Beach

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Get ready for the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. From riding, snorkeling, and bushwalking, there's plenty of adventure in store for you!


  • Set sail on a thrilling ride on the fastest Whitsunday vessels.
  • Admire breathtaking views of the Hill Inlet.
  • Explore pristine snorkel sites of Hook and Border Island.
  • Loll in the sun on Whitehaven Beach.
  • This tour is eco-tourism certified and is not harmful to the environment.


Northern Exposure

  • Semi-rigid inflatable boat tour
  • Snorkelling at two fringing coral reefs around Hook Island
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Unparalleled access to Hill Inlet Beaches at North Whitehaven
  • A guided bushwalk with breathtaking views at Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Courtesy bus pick-up and drop-off

Southern Lights

  • Semi-rigid inflatable boat tour
  • Ride to the white silica sands at both ends of Whitehaven Beach
  • A guided bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout
  • One snorkeling destination
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Courtesy bus pick-up and drop-off


  • Food and drinks

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


75 reviews
Elisia Nichol



Aug, 2023

We had the most AMAZING day with Ocean Rafting on The Northern Exposure tour. Our crew, Dave and Jessie, were knowledgeable and great fun. Whitehaven and Hill Inlet were breathtaking. Snorkelling spot...wow...so many fish. Lunch packs were great value and convenient. Would highly recommend and we will do again when back in Airlie.
Shannon Jarvis



Jul, 2023

At Airlie Beach, board the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays. Your ride is guaranteed to be fun, educational, and filled with adventure. After all, the super-fast, semi-rigid inflatable vessel has the potential to reach speeds of up to 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour).

Northern Exposure

Love snorkeling? Choose the Northern Exposure option. Visit 2 North Whitehaven snorkel destinations for an eco-adventure that is popular with avid snorkelers. You'll also get to set foot in a stunning beach at Hill Inlet. This is followed by a guided walk in the National Park to the lookout over the silica sand of Whitehaven.

Southern Lights

Beach lovers should opt for the Southern Lights option. You'll be taken to South Whitehaven where you can spend at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand. Then, enjoy a guided walk to Hill Inlet for spectacular views of the tropical waters. Snorkel for about an hour and see corals and fringing reefs.

Regardless of what you choose, this is the only tour in the Whitsundays to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven.

Important Information

  • The vessels are up to 12-meter semi-rigid inflatable vessels, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 700hp engines, allowing you to experience a fun, high-speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.
  • Carry comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, towel, swimwear, a reusable water bottle, and a jacket.


  • Northern Exposure Tour: 8:45am to 3:30pm.
  • Southern Lights Tour: 10am to 4:30pm departure.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.
  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your experience to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Coral Sea Marina North (formerly Abell Point Marina), Airlie Beach.
  • Address: 1-3 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia.
  • Northern Exposure Tour: 8:45am departure.
  • Southern Lights Tour: 10am departure.

Note: Courtesy coach pick-ups are available from local accommodation houses from 7:45am to 8:15am for the Northern Exposure tour and from 8:45am to 9:30am for the Southern Lights tour.

Get Directions to Coral Sea Marina North


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