Ocean Rafting Whitsundays is the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet Beach at Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, where you can observe the rare estuarine stingrays and ghost crabs in their natural habitat.
Join the guided walk to the stunning views at Hill Inlet Lookout, overlooking the silica sand of Whitehaven Beach, followed by a buffet style lunch at the beach. Enjoy two different snorkel destinations around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected snorkelling spots.
The main difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure has more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time. We offer a Double Deal for both cruises so you can experience more adventure for less!
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
Courtesy bus pick up
Tea, coffee and cake
Please note lunch is an optional extra
What To Bring
A beach bag including a towel, hat and sand shoes.
A sweater or jacket in the winter months to protect you from the wind and keep you warm after snorkelling.
Cameras ideally in a waterproof case
Water, soft drinks, fruit juices and chocolates as well as underwater cameras are for sale on board but you are welcome to bring your own
If you have chosen not to have our buffet style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day.
A sense of humour is always welcome!
Tours depart Coral Sea Resort jetty in Airlie Beach daily at 10.00am and return at 4.30pm.
Advance bookings are essential. Use our enquiry form below to email us for more information and to ask any questions you have. Each box will take a large amount of text. If booking one month or more in advance please go directly to our secure booking page. Check in is at Airlie Beach.
Northern Exposure or Southern Lights Day Trips
11 Metre semi rigid inflateables
Departs Daily 8.45am - check in 7.30am
Returns Daily 3.30pm
Duration Day Trip
Age Group Open
Courtesy Accommodation Transfers Yes
Snorkelling Snorkel gear provided
Trip Cost 1 Trip
Adult - $149.00
Child 2 - 14 years - 96.00
Family 2 adults 2 children - $446.00
Optional buffet lunch x 1 $15.00
Stinger suit hire $8.00 per person
Trip Cost Double Deal do both trips
Adult - $268.00
Child 2 - 14 years - $172.00
Optional buffet lunch x 2 $15.00 per person each day
Stinger suit hire $8.00 per person each day