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Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

From US$ 126.16 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 • Check-in is 1 hour before the scheduled tour departure time • Check-in for this option is at 9:00 AM • Tours depart from Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach • Courtesy coach pickups are available from local accommodation houses between 7:45 AM and 9:30 AM
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

Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach.

Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. 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. Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breathtaking views of the tropical waters. Snorkel for over an hour amid corals and 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 at Whitehaven Beach ($17 lunch is payable direct on the day and must be pre-booked)
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • 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
  • If you have chosen not to have the buffet style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as you do not visit any resorts during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 398 reviews

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Skipper AJ and deckhand Deeray are so helpful and informative but knew how to have fun so they made the trip very enjoyable. These guys have the best job in the world! We chose the south whitehaven beach tour and got to snorkel, bushwalk and swim. That’s great value and if you don’t have much time to spend at Airlie. this is the activity to do because you get to do lots and that little boat takes you there - fast! There’s lunch you can purchase beforehand, we chose a pork free meal and it was delicious. Soft drink, water, beer and cider are also available for purchase onboard. Ocean rafting is the best way to see Whitehaven beach by boat. 10/10.

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October 18, 2021

It was wonderful, fun, great music, great hosting with Rory and Bennie- the only thing that would have made it better was to go up the inlet a bit, or at least have time to play on the inlet, rather than just walk past it to the lookout. Thats what we thought we were paying for. But overall, a great day.

October 4, 2021

Unforgettable experience! Even before we got on the boat, there were good vibes a plenty. Kids loved the thrill of sitting up on the edge of the boat, as it was doing donuts and other fun/fast manoeuvres. I was impressed with how safety was always the top priority. Never once did I feel myself or the kids were in any danger. The crew were funny, knowledgeable, patient and entertaining throughout the whole experience. The kids kept saying ‘This is the best! This is so much fun!’ I agreed! The music on the boat was great. Really added a well thought out soundtrack to the experience (and though we didn’t need it, it helped people feel more comfortable using the on board toilet too). Whitehaven beach and surrounds were incredibly beautiful. Kids loved paddling in the crystal clear water with fish swimming around them. Google ‘#1 beach in the world 2021’ and you’ll see it’s Whitehaven, according to Tripadvisor! We were all blown away with what an incredible experience it was!

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October 1, 2021

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