Ocean Rafting - Northern Exposure

FROM: $140
32
SingleDay
5.0 (15 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:45 am - Daily
Returns: 3:30 pm - Daily

Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

Pricing Options

RRP $185 $140 AUD / Person - Schoolies Special (All Inclusive Rafter's Pack) (Between: 19 Nov 2021 and 11 Dec 2021)
RRP $169 $154 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 17 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $185 $175 AUD / Person - Adult All-Inclusive Rafters Pack (Between: 17 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $556 $504 AUD / Family - Family (2A+2C) (Between: 17 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $620 $568 AUD / Family - Family All-Inclusive Rafters Pack (2A+2C) (Between: 17 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $109 $105 AUD / Person - Child (2-14 years) (Between: 17 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
RRP $125 $120 AUD / Person - Child All-Inclusive Rafters Pack (2-14 years) (Between: 17 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-2 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2022)

Offering speed, adventure and fun, this is the ultimate tour for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • Travel at high speeds to get from one place to the next!
  • Exclusive access make Ocean Rafting the only boat permitted to go inside Hill Inlet's swirling sands! 
  • Soak up the sun and relax at the beautiful Whitehaven Beach
  • Make a splash at two snorkel sites and spot vibrant marine life!
  • Enjoy a guided bushwalk through Whitsunday National Park
  • Have a great time with a fun and social crew!

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 7pm The Day Prior
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Ocean Rafting's Whitsunday tours visit the "wild side" of the Whitsunday Islands and are perfect for anyone looking to squeeze the Whitsundays into one day. This multi-award-winning tour has special permits which allow access all areas of Hill Inlet, including the beach! There's no other Whitsundays tour which can cruise all the way through the "postcard perfect" swirling sands of Hill Inlet.

Highlights & Features:

  • Visit 2 snorkel destinations around Hook Island!
  • Exclusive access inside the dreamy Hill Inlet waters
  • One of the fastest and most adventurous day boats in the Whitsundays
  • With great speed, there is less travel time and more time for activities
  • All snorkelling equipment and flotations devices are included
  • Exclusive permit to ALL areas of Hill Inlet and guided national park walks
  • Reef and island naturalist talks are offered by the skipper and eco host
  • Whale watching (June - October)
  • Courtesy bus pick-up and drop-off included to/from local accommodation
  • As a multi-award winner, Ocean Rafting is dedicated to both preserving the Great Barrier Reef and supporting our tourism industry!

The Northern Exposure tour has more of a focus on snorkelling so you will get to enjoy two snorkelling sites around the renowned Hook Island. For a tour with more time at Whitehaven Beach check out Ocean Rafting's Southern Lights tour. On both tours, you will see Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and have the chance to snorkel amongst vibrant coral reefs.

ocean rafting, whitehaven

Ocean Rafting is also available for Private Charter.


Important Notes: 

  • General tickets do not include lunch or wet/stinger suit hire. Please purchase the "Rafters Pack" if you wish to purchase an all-inclusive tour featuring a Tropical Lunch Pack and wet/stinger suit hire.
  • This tour has the option depart and return to Daydream Island, please refer to Ocean Rafting - Northern Exposure ex DDI.

Sample Itinerary

Courtesy pick-up included for guests from local accommodations between 7:45am and 8:15am. 
Get ready for an adrenaline-fuelled day exploring the pristine islands, inlets, bays and beaches of the Whitsundays! Ocean Rafting's Northern Exposure tour will depart Coral Sea Marina at 8:45am. 

Snorkelling
Enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island at pristine locations such as Mantaray Bay, Maureen's Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots. The exact snorkel locations depend on the condition at sea - your knowledgeable skipper will determine the best snorkelling location on the day to ensure a memorable underwater experience. You will see an abundant range of corals and marine life such as life Humphead Maori Wrasse, loggerhead turtles, dolphins and whales (during the cooler months). 

snorkelling

Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach is a massive 7kms in length! With Ocean Rafting's Northern Exposure tour you will visit the northern end of the beach where the swirling sands of Hill Inlet are located. Choose to simply relax and bathe in the beautiful turquoise waters or bring along some beach toys and enjoy activities such as beach cricket, football or frisbee! 

Whitehaven Beach

Hill Inlet 
Ocean Rafting has special permits which allow access to all areas of Hill Inlet - the only boat able to do this in the entire Whitsundays! The swirling sand bars of Hill Inlet are the perfect place to relax and enjoy a tropical lunch pack (optional). A guided bush walk to Hill Inlet lookout will provide panoramic views of the swirling sands below. If you look closely you can quite often see harmless stingrays and lemon sharks resting in the shallows. 

Hill inlet Ocean Rafting

It may be time to head home but the fun isn't over yet! The Ocean Rafting boats will often weave and race against each other on the way home to finish the day off with some more of Ocean Rafting's signature adrenaline-fuelled action!

ocean rafting

Tour Map

The Northern Exposure tour follows the purple coloured path around the Whitsunday Islands. 


Sample Menu

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More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Soft soled footwear
  • Money (cash) for onboard purchases

What's Included

  • Marine Park Fees
  • Guided walks and talks in National parks
  • Snorkelling gear, mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Courtest transfers to/from select local accommodations 

What's Extra

  • Tropical Lunch Pack - $17*
  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire - $8*
  • Prescription Mask Hire - $15
  • Water
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate

*The "All-Inclusive Rafters Pack" includes lunch and sunsuit/wetsuit hire. 

*Schoolies Special (All Inclusive Rafter's Pack) available from November 19th 2021 to December 11th 2021 - all schoolies must have their schoolies ID at boat check-in

Terms and Conditions


Important Information: 

Guests departing and returning to/from Daydream Island must book the rafters pack and will incur a slightly shorter day than specified (approx. 20-30 minutes). Please let us know your wetsuit size upon booking. 

Ocean Rafting may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media. If you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting.


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling outreview-table-column the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made after 7pm, the day prior to departure, forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


Reviews

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Based on 15 reviews

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Reviews by our Sailing Whitsundays customers

Gen, 15 Oct 21
What a spectacular day. The guys on the boat made the ride to the islands like so much fun. Sitting on the yellow tubes was so much fun. We stopped right in Hill Inlet and walked all the way up to the amazing lookout. We had around an hour to snorkel which was perfect. Thank you guys.
Rhys, 12 Oct 20
did the northern ocean rafting tour with some mates and we had such a sick day. really liked that we got to go to two different snorkelling locations and see heaps of different fish and the crew were mad.
Maria, 29 Sep 20
The crew is amazing and the raft flies, it is heaps of fun! We saw George, the Great Maori Wrasse, and Whitehaven Beach is beautiful. Great trip!
David, 12 Jun 20
Had so much fun on Ocean Rafting! Saw some huge fish, got some great photos of Whitehaven beach and had a lot of fun on the boat!
Sara
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