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The Best Whitsunday 1 Day Tour with Tropical Lunch

- Ocean Rafting snorkel & Whitehaven Beach

From AUD $151

Best Seller

All Year

Wildlife, Nature

Airlie Beach

All Ages

Eco Friendly

What you need to Know?

Start Location:

Coral Sea Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach

Departure Time:

8:45am (check in from 7:45am)

Return Time:




Free date changes:

Subject to availability


  • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet (photos opportunity)
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Coral reef snorkelling
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Tropical lunch
  • Australian snack for afternoon tea
  • Snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Reef and Island Naturalist Talk
  • Accommodation bus transfers (pickup and drop off)
  • Tax (GST)


What to expect?

Get ready for an incredible adventure in the stunning Whitsundays! Hop aboard our speedy ocean raft for a thrilling journey through the best Whitsunday 1 day tour! Hold on tight as we zip across the waves, taking in breathtaking views of lush islands and hidden coves.

Dive into the vibrant underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with our guided snorkeling tour. Don’t worry if you’re new to snorkeling. Our friendly guides will provide personalised instruction to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Next stop: the world-famous Whitehaven Beach! Feel the soft sand between your toes and marvel at the stunning azure waters. Don’t forget your camera. The photo opportunities at Hill Inlet are not to be missed!

As you explore the stunning Whitsundays, witness pristine beaches and vibrant coral gardens teeming with life. Feel connected to nature’s wonders on this extraordinary adventure with Ocean Rafting’s Whitsunday 1-day tour.

But the adventure doesn’t end there! Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach, surrounded by stunning natural scenery and the sounds of the ocean lapping at the shore. Throughout the tour, knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights about the reef and islands, enriching your experience with their expertise.

Experience the thrill of the best Whitsunday 1-day tour with signature adrenaline-fueled action aboard custom-built semi-rigid inflatable vessels. These vessels, reaching speeds of up to 30 knots, are up to 12 meters in length and were originally designed and built as rescue craft

So what are you waiting for? Join us on the best Whitsunday 1 day tour adventure and experience the thrill of a lifetime with Ocean Rafting’s Northern Exposure tour! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure in paradise. Book your spot now and let the fun begin! Are you ready?

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Why do we love "The Best Whitsunday 1 Day Tour with Tropical Lunch"


Chris says:
Get ready for an absolute blast in the Whitsundays! Spend your day cruising through crystal-clear waters, spotting incredible marine life, lounging on hidden beaches, and exploring vibrant coral reefs!



Know Before You Go

What should I bring?

For your Ocean Rafting adventure in the Whitsundays we recommend bringing:

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Smartphone
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof bag or beach bag
  • Seasickness medication (if needed)
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Jacket (during winter months)

What is not included?

Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire – $8.

In the Whitsundays, stinger season usually lasts from late October to April/May. During this time, we highly recommend hiring a stinger suit. These suits cover approximately 90% of your body, while fins protect most of your feet and the mask shields part of your face, leaving less than 5% of your body exposed. Wet suits are available for hire during the winter months, providing an extra layer of warmth while snorkeling. Arrangements for stinger suits and wetsuits can be made upon check-in.

Not Included in the tour price:

  • Water
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate These items can be purchased on board.

Additional Option:

  • Prescription Mask Hire – $20

What else should I know before I go?

  • The above tour itinerary serves as a guideline and is subject to change based on tide, wind, and other weather conditions.
  • Public holiday surcharges apply: $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 per family (2 adults and 2 children), payable on the day of the tour.
  • Courtesy coach pick-ups are available and included in the tour price from local hotels, motels, caravan parks, and hostels. If you’re making your own way to the office for check-in, ensure you arrive by 8 AM. Courtesy coach pick-ups must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. Please confirm the pickup time and location by calling Ocean Rafting at 07 4946 6848. Arrive at the pickup location listed in the confirmation email from Ocean Rafting 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If you haven’t received this confirmation email, please contact Ocean Rafting. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

We hope this information helps you prepare for an incredible experience with Ocean Rafting in the Whitsundays!

What is the cancellation policy?

  • If Ocean Rafting cancels your tour due to weather or other reasons, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you need to change your tour date, we offer flexibility at no charge. Simply let us know at least 48 hours before your scheduled date, subject to availability.
  • However, if you change your mind or need to cancel for any other reason, a cancellation fee will apply according to VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions available on our website.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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