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Ocean Rafting - Northern Exposure

FROM: $159

Departure Times

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

Pricing Options

$159 AUD per Person - Adult (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$175 AUD per Person - Adult Rafters Pack (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$102 AUD per Person - Child (2-14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$118 AUD per Person - Child Rafters Pack (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)
$476 AUD per Family - Family (2 adults + 2 children) (Between: 01 Apr 2018 and 01 Apr 2019)

Three days in one... This is the ultimate award-winning Whitsundays day tour offering speed, adventure and fun!

Soak up the sun at Whitehaven Beach, make a splash at two unique snorkel sites and enjoy a guided walking tour through the Whitsunday Island National Park... all in one day! The Ocean Rafting vessels are powered by 500hp engines, so you don't have to worry about wasting any time between your destinations. Our past guests agree that getting from one place to the next is half the fun! Choose from the Northern Exposure or Southern Lights tour. Trust us when we say these tours will NOT disappoint...


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.

whitehaven beach, ocean rafting

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.

The Northern Exposure Tour Features:

  • Visit 2 snorkel destinations around Hook Island!
  • 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
  • The "Rafters Pack" includes a delicious buffet lunch and stinger suit hire
  • As a multi-award winner, Ocean Rafting is dedicated to both preserving the Great Barrier Reef and supporting our tourism industry!

ocean rafting, whitehaven

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 Abel Point Marina at 8:45am. 

Hill inlet Ocean Rafting


Enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island at pristine location such as Mantaray Bay, Maureens 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 Humpheaded Maori Wrasse, Loggerhead Turtles, Dolphins and Whales (during the cooler months). 

Snorkel the Whitsundays!

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 swirling sand bars of Hill Inlet are the perfect place to relax and enjoy a tropical buffet lunch (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 on Whitsunday Island

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

Sample Menu:

Ocean Rafting's tropical buffet lunch includes:

  • Selection of large and small rolls as well as wraps
  • Platter of ham and Hungarian sliced salami
  • Sliced chicken breast with ranch dressing
  • Pacific seafood salad - barramundi cubes, slivers of crab, baby prawns, sliced seeded cucumber and celery. Marinated in coconut cream with lime and chilli dressing, garnished with smoked salmon
  • Sour cream potato salad
  • Asian noodle salad
  • Sweet and sour pasta
  • Green tossed salad
  • Gluten free tabouli salad - chickpeas, chopped parsley, tomato and onion with lemon, mint flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Condiments - 1000 Island Dressing, yoghurt garlic and mint dressing, margarine and sweet chilli sauce
  • Cheese selection
  • Selection of fruit - pineapple, watermelon, orange and rockmelon.

* Lunch menu subject to change. Most dietary requirements and food allergies can be catered for if advised upon booking or when re-confirming your tour. Please enquire upon booking if unsure.

Animals you may see when exploring with Ocean Rafting!

Ocean Rafting is also available for Private Charter.

Awards and Achievements

Awards and Achievements


Add to your Whitsundays experience... Combine multiple tours to unlock exclusive discounts!

Featured Add-on's for Ocean Rafting - Northern Exposure:

CW ReefworldBase Hostel AccommodationSkydive Airlie BeachHeart Reef

What To Bring

swimmers, towel, hat, sunscreen, soft soled footwear, money (cash) for on board purchases.

What's Included

Pick up from Accommodation
Marine park Fees
Guided walks and talks in National parks
Snorkelling gear, Mask, Snorkel, and fins

What's Extra

If you didn't book the Ocean Rafters Pack - Lunch if prebooked is $16 pp to pay on arrival, Stinger suits and wetsuits are payable on board: $8.00 per person.

Prescription masks available for hire for $15.00

Soft drinks and snacks available for purchase onboard

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or canceled at the discretion of the tour operator. 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 actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings or not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given, minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers traveling 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.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel if you need any advice or assistance making arrangements for your accommodation or transfers please do not hesitate to ask

"This is brilliant! Everyone wants to see Whitehaven Beach and this is the tour to choose (if you're up for a bit of adventure!). I couldn't find anywhere it said what the ride in the boat was like so know this: it does get pretty bumpy!!! They said the front seats were the bumpiest.. so I sat there! It was great but could be jarring at times. On the way back I sat on the edge of the boat which was awesome - I recommend you do that!! If you do not like bumpy rides or have 'old bones,' this is not for you! The crew were great (Keith and Dee) lunch was yum and plentiful; and the places we visited were fabulous. This tour is a must!"
"Ticks all the boxes! Pick up from hotel a bonus. Fast fun boat ride to a sheltered snorkel spot with a chance to see sea turtles. Snorkel gear, noodles and life jackets required if needed, then down the way a bit to Whitehaven beach and a walk up to the lookout. Lunch at the southern end of the beach and then another thrilling ride back to Airlie. Crew are very charming and made very enjoyable. Great trip to do if you only have a day in the area."
"Whitehaven Beach is breathless - the view from the north is unbelievable! Also, the lunch the crew served was really great!"
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