northern exposure

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Enjoy more snorkelling time with visits to two pristine coral reefs, an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, walk to Hill Inlet Lookout and Hill Inlet Beach!

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southern lights

Southern Lights

Southern Lights
Enjoy more beach time with an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, walk to Hill Inlet Lookout, time at Southern Whitehaven Beach and visit to a pristine coral reef. More info...
southern lights

Double Deal

Double Deal
Enjoy a Double Deal with two Ocean Rafting tours over two days on the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights tours and experience more adventure for less!

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Fly Raft 6

Fly and Raft

Fly and Raft

Combine a 60 minute scenic flight over the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef with an Ocean Rafting adventure to Whitehaven Beach!

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Fly Raft 6

Scenic Flight

Scenic Flight
Enjoy a 60 minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet!

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ocean safari

Cape Trib Deal

Cape Trib Deal

Double the fun and enjoy two awesome aquatic experiences with Ocean Rafting Whitsundays and Ocean Safari Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.

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Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! Our semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach on our Whitehaven Beach tours and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

Two tours to choose from!

Ocean Rafting offers two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time. Daily tours depart from Coral Sea Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) in Airlie Beach and both Whitehaven Beach tours are also ideal for private charters.

The ride of your life!

Ocean Rafting’s fleet of seven vessels are 12 metre semi-rigid inflatables, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines. Each vessel takes a maximum of 25 – 32 passengers on our Whitehaven Beach tours, with small groups allowing you to experience tropical paradise away from the crowds.

Ocean Rafting Statement re COVID-19 - Operations Suspended

Effective from 23 March 2020, Ocean Rafting is suspending operations due to the ongoing COVID-19 developments.  

We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks/months, however at this stage we are accepting bookings for Ocean Rafting from 01 June 2020, if at that point we are able to recommence if safe to do so.  Of course, this is subject to change so we will monitor any updates and advise accordingly, including any changes to bookings/refunds for travel after 01 June 2020.

In the meantime, our reservations team will be in contact with any pending bookings. 

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone but we look forward to once again showcasing the beautiful Whitsundays when the time is right.  At that time, Ocean Rafting will be ready to run so we will be sure to keep you updated. 

Thank you everyone....from our team to yours, stay strong and let's get through this!

Best wishes from the Ocean Rafting team!