Ocean Rafting

Whitehaven Beach Northern Exposure Tour

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  • Explore stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • All snorkel equipment provided
  • Snorkelling & beach tour
  • Visit the Northern part of Whitehaven Beach
  • Walk to Hill Inlet and enjoy the views
  • Visit 2 great snorkelling sites
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Love Snorkelling?

Enjoy the ride of your life to experience unparalleled access to Hill Inlet Beaches at North Whitehaven where you will spend an hour relaxing on the beach. Join your guide on a bushwalk for breathtaking views at Hill Inlet Lookout. Snorkel two pristine fringing coral reefs around Hook Island, home to an array of tropical fish, turtles and other amazing marine life.

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. The Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure day tour offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, two pristine snorkelling reef sites and guided Whitsunday Island National Park walks. The Northern Exposure tour offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience. The main difference between Ocean Rafting’s two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights has more beach time.

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. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. A tropical style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.

Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Skipper and Eco Host will ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service with snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands. Tours depart from Coral Sea Marina, Northern Village and courtesy coach pickups are included.


  • QLD Public Holiday surcharges of $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 per family (2ad and 2ch) for Northern Exposure, Southern Lights and Fly Raft apply. These are payable on check in. Scenic flights do not incur a surcharge.


  • The ride of your life to Hill Inlet at North Whitehaven
  • An hour relaxing on the swirling sands of Hill Inlet beaches
  • Lunch time in Hill Inlet
  • Guided bush-walk to breathtaking Hill Inlet Lookout
  • More snorkelling time at two pristine fringing coral reefs
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus transfers
  • Cake and fruit platter
  • Whale watching from June to October


  • Tropical style lunch - $20 (please advise upon booking and any dietary requirements)
  • Sunsuit / wetsuit hire (Student & Pensioners free hire) - $8
  • Prescription mask hire available - $20
  • Water, soft drinks, alcohol and chocolates for sale on boat


  • Adult: 15 years & over
  • Child: 2-14 years
  • Infant: 0-23 months FOC
  • Family: 2 adults & 2 children


  • Tours depart daily at 8:45am and returns at 3:30pm
  • Check in time is 7:45am


  • 6.5 hours


  • This tour departs from Coral Sea Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, QLD 4802

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 should be in a waterproof case or Tupperware
  • 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 tropical style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day

Additional Information

  • A Chinese guide is available daily but is not guaranteed for all the boats
  • Vessel subject to change without notice
  • Prices subject to change

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations are accepted up until 7pm the night prior to travel.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • Offers and inclusions are subject to change without notice
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 48 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • The operator reserves the right to update their rates without notice
This high-speed option is a great way to combine sightseeing with a bit of an extra rush, while also saving time by accessing some of the Whitsundays' top highlights far quicker than a regular cruise.
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