Northern Exposure | Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure day trip offers an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine Whitsundays snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.
Experience Ocean Rafting’s signature adrenalin fuelled action while exploring the islands, inlets and beaches on custom built vessels, travelling at speeds of up to 35 knots (65 km/hour). The vessels, originally designed and built as rescue crafts, are powered by 500hp engines, allowing you to experience a fun, high speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.
The Northern Exposure eco adventure is a favourite amongst avid snorkellers because it is the only Whitsunday adventure which includes two different snorkel destinations. Enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots, ensuring a memorable underwater experience.
Visit the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and experience a guided National Park walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. We are the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches, where you can explore, enjoy an optional fresh tropical lunch pack served at the beach and swim in the crystal clear turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand. Small groups allow you to experience this tropical paradise away from the crowds.
Listen to your naturalist guide talk about the flora and fauna of the area during nature walks and guided snorkeling expeditions (use of snorkel equipment is included). Afternoon tea and cake, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off, make this tour a convenient option.
- Fast boat to the Whitsunday Islands lets you make the most of your time
- Two snorkeling destinations
- Guided snorkeling sessions and nature walks ensure your comfort and safety
- Courtesy bus transfers from Airlie Beach
- Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
- Guided National Park walks
- Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
- Personalised snorkel instruction
- Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
- Reef and island naturalist talks
- Afternoon tea provided
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Buffet Style Lunches - $16
- Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire - $8
- Prescription Mask Hire - $15
- Drinks & Refreshments Available
Northern Exposure departs at 8:45am (check in 7.45am) from Airlie Beach & returns at 3:30pm to Airlie Beach.
Departs daily from the Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach
We offer pickup from central Airlie Beach accommodation.
Traveling with children
Child ticket: Age 2-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants travel free. Infants must sit on laps
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing
What to bring:
- A beach bag including a towel, hat and shoes.
- Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.
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The Ocean Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach departs daily from the Coral Sea Marina North Village, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach.