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Ocean Rafting Whitsundays

Best of the Whitsundays Day Tour

  • Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Book Here to Earn Eco-Rewards
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  • 2 Reefs ⇢ More Snorkel Time
  • Departs Daily
  • 8:45am ⇢ 3:30pm
  • 31 passengers
  • Buffet Lunch or BYO Packages
We Love Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach Adventures

Each Ocean Rafting Whitsundays tour offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine Whitsundays snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.

This Ocean Rafting Whitsundays “Best of” eco adventure is a favourite amongst avid snorkellers visiting two different snorkel destinations.  

In addition this our also visits Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and a guided National Park walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven.

Whats special about Ocean Rafting Whitsundays?
This is the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches meaning you step off your super fast jet boat onto the stunning silica sand itself without a boat in sight.

On a budget? There are two options that make it affordable for those on a budget, or those who want an all inclusive day.

Your epic day will include the following highlights;

  • Visit world famous Whitehaven Beach
  • Guided Bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout for epic views
  • Snorkel TWO spectacular Fringing Island Reefs
  • Discover Wonderful Marine Life
  • Ride the Fastest Day Boats in the Whitsundays
  • Lots of Fun!

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Departs/Returns:

Departs Everyday from Abell Point (Coral Sea) Marina South Village;

  • Departure Time: 8:45am
  • Returns: 3:30pm
  • Courtesy transfers from 7:15am
What is Included:
  • Visit to Northern Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling at TWO locations
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Delicious buffet lunch (All Inclusive Package)
  • Wet Suits (All Inclusive Package)
Optional Extras:
  • Buffet Style Lunches – $16 (included in ‘All Inclusive Package’)
  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire – $8 (included in ‘All Inclusive Package’)
  • Prescription Mask Hire – $15
  • Bottled Water (Free refills for your sustainable bottles)
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate

Take the ride of your life around the stunning Whitsundays – Hill Inlet – Whitehaven Beach – 2 Snorkel Locations – Informative and Passionate Guides – Ocean Rafting Whitsundays

What you need:
  • Appropriate clothing (in winter pack a hoody/jacket)
  • Beach Bag with Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Bare feet preferred for boat, plus soft sole, closed in shoes for walking ashore
Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach Itinerary:
Airlie Beach → Airlie Beach | Departs Daily at 8:45am

Enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots, ensuring a memorable underwater experience.

This Ocean Rafting Whitsundays tour also includes a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and a guided National Park walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven.

Ocean Rafting Whitsundays and Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach: Where We Go MapThis is the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches, where you can explore, enjoy an optional buffet style lunch 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.

Experience Ocean Rafting Whitsundays signature adrenalin fuelled action while exploring the islands, inlets and beaches on custom built 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.

A visit to Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling pristine coral reefs all in one day, along with the “ride of your life”, allows for a very special adventure!

Note:
There are no set itineraries as the trips vary according to the weather, allowing for a customised and personalised experience.
Important Information
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
We recommend you purchase travel insurance which would cover for such things as Road Closures, flight,  bus or tour cancellations
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Eco-Certification Awards

The following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

✓ Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

✓ Climate Action Innovator

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction strategies and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint.


Ocean Rafting Whitsundays and Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach Adventures_Master Reef Guides

Master Reef Guides of the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Rafting’s Skipper and Environmental Manager, James, is an accredited Master Reef Guide.  Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers, sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. These reef ambassadors provide up to date information on the reef, share stories of the magical World Heritage Area and explain what guests can do to make a difference.  The Master Reef Guide program is delivered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators and Tourism and Events Queensland, and is the first of its kind for the reef.

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How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.


☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.

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All Inclusive (Lunch & Wetsuit)

  • Adult: $180
  • Child: $121

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Starter Package (BYO Lunch)

  • Adult: $164
  • Child: $105
  • Family: $490

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  • Operator: Ocean Rafting
  • Marine Park/National Park Fees Included
  • Snorkel Gear Included
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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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