Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

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From $124.38 $105.73 per person

Embark on an exciting, eco-adventure tour from Airlie Beach. With a maximum 32 people, enjoy all the perks of a small group. Fly over the ocean on a thrilling rafting ride, relax on the beach, snorkel, and bush walk — all in one day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6.5 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from central Airlie Beach accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Enjoy an exhilarating ride on the fastest Whitsundays vessels
  • Wonder at the iconic Hill Inlet's breathtaking view
  • Visit pristine, exclusive snorkel sites of Hook and Border Island
  • Bask in the sun on Whitehaven Beach
  • Protect the environment, this tour is ecotourism certified
Full description
The first option, North Whitehaven, is perfect for snorkellers, visit 2 different snorkel destinations. The South Whitehaven option is ideal for relaxing, this option allows for more beach time. Visit 1 snorkel location and spend more time on Whitehaven Beach. Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel and bush walk… all in one day. Enjoy the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach. Departing from Airlie Beach, climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays. This means it is not only an adventurous ride, but distances are covered in a shorter time, leaving more time for activities. 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. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, enjoy a guided bushwalk to spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout to view and capture photographs of the stunning swirling silica sands and aqua water. This operator is the only tour to have direct access to all areas of the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach to ensure you enjoy the most memorable experience of this special place. If you have selected the 'North Whitehaven' option: This 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. If you have selected the South Whitehaven option: This tour visits both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach with more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the world famous white silica sand and guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout enjoying breathtaking views of the tropical waters of the Whitsundays. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of the “secret” snorkel spots, enjoying the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs.
  • Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Visitand Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walk
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus pickup and drop-off
  • Tropical style lunch ($16 lunch is payable direct to local operator on the day)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Reusable water bottle

    Know before you go

    • This is the only tour in the Whitsundays to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches at Whitehaven
    • Have peace of mind travel with an Advanced Ecotourism Certified, Climate Change Business and Green Travel Leader
    • Please note: The above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions
    • Travel on semi-rigid inflatable vessels, travelling at speeds of up to 35 knots (65 km/hour) The vessels are up to 12 metre semi-rigid inflatable vessels, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines, allowing you to experience a fun, high speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 364 reviews

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    Absolutely fantastic experience -- ocean raft ride to and from Whitehaven Beach was fun, the hike from Hill Inlet and observation deck to see the Whitehaven Beach was breathtaking, the snorkeling was super enjoyable, and lounging on south Whitehaven Beach was relaxing and refreshing. Highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting the area.

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    June 27, 2021

    Great activities and good amount of time at each location. Snorkelling was amazing! Mandy and Rory were fantastic crew members and made the trip very enjoyable! Good value for money although the lunch wasn’t worth $16 as was just a packed lunch of meat and salad - bring your own lunch if you go on this tour. Everything else was top notch!

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    June 20, 2021

    My friends and I had an absolute blast on board the Riptide with Kevin and Merryn! Even though it was crazy windy and there was lots of swell, the crew made it such an exciting time. The snorkel spots were amazing we saw lots of fish and coral and we had plenty of time in the water!

    June 9, 2021

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