Ocean Rafting

An ideal way to appreciate the true beauty of the Whitsundays, Ocean Rafting allows you to spend time exploring an amazing range of beautiful islands, snorkel the crystal waters and visit iconic Whitehaven Beach.

There are two distinct tours available with Ocean Rafting including Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights and these marine safaris offer a great range of adventure. The vessels are environmentally friendly and despite reaching a cruising speed of over 30 knots, their unique design reduces fuel usage ensuring the Whitsunday Islands remain beautiful.


Northern Exposure: A favourite with snorkellers, this tour is the only Whitsundays experience which offers two different snorkelling destinations. It also includes a visit to the north end of stunning Whitehaven Beach in the restricted but stunning area of Hill Inlet and a guided walk through the National Park to the lookout. This tour offers more snorkelling time.

Southern Lights: Exploring the north and south ends of Whitehaven Beach, this tour offers two hours of bliss relaxing on the soft white sand before a guided walk takes you to the breathtaking views of the Whitsunday's crystal waters and Pentecost Island from the lookout. Snorkel beautiful Dumbell Island, Border Island or a 'secret' snorkelling spot and marvel at the amazing colourful hard and soft finging coral reefs. This tour offers plenty of beach time.


  • Whitehaven Beach
  • National Park Walks
  • Snorkelling


  • Accommodation transfers
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef & island naturalist talks
  • Guided National Park Walk
  • Snorkel flotation devices
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Cake for afternoon tea
  • Sunscreen


Northern Exposure
Departs: 8.45 am daily from Abel Point Marina North, Airlie Beach (check in from 7.45 am)
Returns: 3.30 pm

Southern Lights
Departs: 10.00 am daily from Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach (check in from 9.00 am)
Returns: 4.30 pm

Additional Info

Children: 2 - 14 yeas child rates apply
Closed: Easter Weekend & 25 December
Excludes: Lunch, stinger suits and wetsuits, payable on the day of the tour
Operated By: Ocean Rafting