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Ocean Rafting | QLD

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience, with special permits allowing the vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. An optional buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand. Tours depart from Abell Point Marina North and courtesy coach pickups are included.
  • 2018 - Queensland Tourism Awards, Silver, Major Tour and Transport Operators
  • 2018 - Queensland Tourism Awards, Bronze, Adventure Tourism
  • 2017 - Queensland Tourism Awards, Gold, Major Tour and Transport Operators
  • 2017 - Queensland Tourism Awards, Bronze, Adventure Tourism
Contact Details : Phone: (07) 4946 6848 Fax: Mobile:

Accreditation

  • Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Climate Action Innovator
  • Boating Industry Association
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walk

Facilities

Services

Southern Lights
The Southern Lights tours visits both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the world famous white silica sand, walk to the Southern Whitehaven lookout with breathtaking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays, and join the guided walk to the stunning Hill Inlet lookout. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of their "secret" snorkel spots and enjoy the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs. The main difference between the two tours is that the Southern Lights has more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time.
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Full Day
  • Water - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
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. Explore the restricted area of beautiful Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach. The main difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights has more beach time.
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Full Day
  • Water - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
Chill and Thrill Package
Combine two of the Whitsundays’ best day tours with a Tallship Derwent Hunter Whitsundays sailing adventure and Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach tour on the Chill and Thrill package! Sail, raft, swim, snorkel and relax…you can do it all!
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Full Day
  • Water - Motorised
  • Water - Self Propelled
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Basic
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
Fly and Raft Package
Enjoy the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day with a 60 minute Whitsunday scenic flight and Ocean Rafting adventure! Experience the Whitsundays’ ultimate destinations - Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and secret snorkelling locations. See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach, then ride the tropical waters on Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers big window viewing, pilot commentary and the best views of the Whitsundays! Following your flight, enjoy an Ocean Rafting adventure, offering three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. The Southern Lights tour offers more beach time and the Northern Exposure tour offers more snorkelling time. The best view from above, on and below the water in the Whitsundays!
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Full Day
  • Air
  • Water - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours
  • Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Moderate
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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