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1 Day Ocean Rafting Southern Lights or Northern Exposure Tour


Byo Food or add the Rafters Lunch Pack
Approx 4:30pm
Only have one day to visit the Whitsundays?

Ocean Rafting is the fastest way to see as much of this natural wonder as you can! Enjoy more beach time with the Southern Lights Tour,  more snorkelling time with the Northern lights tour or enjoy the ultimate experience and do both! Hop on board the speedy ocean rafting boats to get the most out of a one day trip to the Whitsundays.

Visit the North and south of Whitehaven beach and be amazed by the pure white quartz sand, the beautiful water and surrounds. Ocean Rafting is the only company to have direct access to the amazing Hill Inlet Beach.

Snorkel at border and Dumbell island or Maureens cove and Mantaray Bay and experience the stunning marine life and reef. What an amazing day(or 2!) in the Whitsundays!


  • Your choice of the Northern exposure or Southern lights tour or both over 2 days!
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Accommodation pickup
  • Tea, coffee and cake

Optional Extras – Buffet lunch, sunsuit/wetsuit or choose the rafters pack to have these included!

Click here to check out the Fraser Island Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Package!


“Ocean Rafting is a super fun way to get out and experience Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach while having a blast!  The white sand on Whitehaven Beach is just unbelievable” – Liz  – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert



  • Choose from the Northern Exposure (more snorkel time) or the Southern Lights (more beach time) tour
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park Walk
  • Snorkel the beautiful reefs
  • Border and Dumbell Islands (southern lights)
  • Maureens Cove and Mantaray Bay (Northern Exposure)

Southern Lights:
Visit both the northern and southern ends of world famous Whitehaven Beach and spend at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand or exploring the 7km stretch of beach.  Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to stunning Hill Inlet beach.  Walk to the Southern Whitehaven lookout with breathtaking views of Pentecost Island and the tropical waters of the Whitsundays, and join the guided walk to the stunning Hill Inlet lookout. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots and enjoy the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs. You can see why we call it 3 days in one!
Northern Exposure:
The Northern Exposure tour offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.  Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites ensure a memorable underwater experience.

What's Included: Explore the restricted area of Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach. Join our guided walk to the stunning views at Hill Inlet lookout and visit several Hook Island snorkel sites. Tour includes courtesy bus pickup, personalised snorkel instruction, reef and island naturalist talks, guided National Park Walk, snorkel floatation devices, use of snorkel equipment and cake for afternoon tea.

The main difference between the two tours is that the Southern Lights has more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time.

Extra costs
Buffet style lunch $16 per person (unless you take the Rafters Pack)

Sunsuit / wetsuit hire $8 per person (unless you take the Rafters Pack)

Prescription Mask Hire $15 per person

Southern Lights Tours depart Coral Sea Resort jetty in Airlie Beach daily at 10.00am and return at 4.30pm with complimentary pickups from Airlie Beach accommodation offered.
Northern Exposure Tours depart Coral Sea Resort jetty in Airlie Beach daily at 8.45am and return at 3.30pm with complimentary pickups from Airlie Beach accommodation offered.
Check in begins one hour prior to departure.
Drinks, snacks and wetsuit hire are optional extras

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