Ocean Rafting

An ideal way to appreciate the true beauty of the Whitsundays, Ocean Rafting allows you to spend more time exploring an amazing range of beautiful islands, snorkel the crystal waters and visit iconic Whitehaven Beach. Ocean Rafting is the only operator in the Whitsundays with a permit to land you right on the beach at Hill Inlet. This means more time to swim, snorkel and explore.

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.


Fly and Raft Package: Most Popular Tour! Experience the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef by Air, Land and Sea. A spectacular 60 minute Whitsundays scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Islands including Heart Reef as well as your choice of the Southern Lights or Northern Exposure Tour by Raft. Package includes Lunch and sunsuit for the Raft portion of your tour. Great Value for the most memorable experience. You can choose to do this all in one day or split over 2 days - whatever works with your holiday plans.

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 fringing coral reefs. This tour offers plenty of beach time.


  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • National Park Walks
  • Snorkelling


  • Complimentary 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
  • Lunch is included for departures from Daydream Island


Fly & Raft
Pick up available from 6.10am - 1.45pm Depending if all in one day or split.

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

Departs: 9.00am daily from Daydream Island Resort
Returns: 3.15pm

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

Departs: 10.15am daily from Daydream Island Resort
Returns: 4.00pm

Additional Info

Children: 2 - 14 years child rates apply
Excludes: Lunch, stinger suits and wetsuits, payable direct on the day of the tour
Operated By: Ocean Rafting