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Whitehaven Beach Tours

Ocean Rafting - Choice of 2 Tours

Looking for the ultimate Whitehaven Beach tour? 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.  There are two exciting Whitehaven Beach tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights.  Each Ocean Rafting day 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 at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.

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 buffet 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 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.

Northern Tour (More Snorkelling time)
Departs: 8:45am
Returns: 3:30pm

Southern Tour (More Beach time)
Departs: 10:00am
Returns: 4:30pm

Tours depart from Abell Point Marina North, which is a short walk along the boardwalk from Coral Sea Resort.

Cruise Whitsundays – Full Day

For those that LOVE the beach and want the maximum time to explore and enjoy it.

Full day guests travel out on the Morning Half day cruise and then return on the Afternoon day vessel.  A host/guide will remain with the full day guests throughout the day and can provide informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area.

Your experience begins at the southern end of the 7 km strip of Silica sand where the crew will advise you of the times for the days activities – including a trip to Hill Inlet at the Northern end of the beach and a snorkelling trip.  These will vary depending on the weather conditions.

Departs: 7:00 am
Returns: 6:20 pm

Whitehaven Express

Family owned and operated for a maximum of 47 guests. Includes being tendered ashore at Tongue bay for an easy walk through the National Park  to the Hill Inlet lookout, before going to Whitehaven Beach where you are free to walk on the beach, swim or bush walk for approximately 1 hour while the crew cook your delicious BBQ lunch to eat on the shaded lunch tables.  A stop on the way to snorkel or go in the Glass bottom boat for some coral viewing.  Afternoon tea of Cheese and Biscuits is served on the way home.  Return Transfers are included

Departs: 9:00 am
Returns: 5:00 pm (Approximately)

Mantaray Charters

Mantaray Charters provide a comfortable 54 foot Motor vessel with an enclosed cabin and outdoor shaded seating area for a maximum of 36 guests to  visit Hill Inlet lookout and Whitsunday Island Reefs.

Fully set up to allow for snorkelling as well as Diving for the novice as well as certified divers  on fringing reefs.

Cruise Whitsundays – ½ Day (Morning or Afternoon)

Scenic Cruise to the Magnificent Whitehaven Beach

The skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area.  Sea conditions permitting you will do a complete navigation of Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the region.

Whitehaven / Daydream Island

Spend 2 hours at the southern tip of Whitehaven Beach, offering time to take a leisurely stroll through the sand and have time to experience its crystal clear waters and kilometres of white sandy beaches before heading to Daydream Island for lunch.

After lunch explore Daydream, visiting the Living Reef and Lovers Cove or heading to the south end or the island to play a round of Mini Golf.

Choose your lunch option – either the Boathouse Lunch or Mermaids Restaurant.

Whitehaven / Hamilton Island

Visit Hamilton Island where you can use the hop on / hop off shuttle bus to work your way around the island visiting locations such as Catseye Beach, Front Street and the Marina Village, Swim in any of the island pools including the Main Pool which features a swim up bar!

Then on to Whitehaven Beach. The skipper will provide an informative commentary about the history and natural wonders of the Whitsunday as you head to your destination where you get to spend 1.5-2 hours to spend enjoying the crystal clear waters and white silica sands.

This tour can also be done in reverse, visiting Whitehaven Beach in the morning and Hamilton Island in the afternoon if you prefer.

3 Island Guided Tour – Daydream Island / Hamilton Island / Whitehaven Beach

Explore the Whitsundays with a fully guided tour visiting 3 islands for a taste of what’s on offer.

Your day starts with a stop at Daydream Island with a quick trip to visit the Mermaids before heading over to Lovers Cove.  Your guide will provide you with some interesting and fun facts about the area. Then it’s off to the Living Reef, a large man-made lagoon featuring over 140 species of fish and 83 species of coral for the Shark and Stingray feeding.

Next it’s over to Hamilton Island where you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Marina Tavern.  Spend time wandering along Front Street to the Unique Yacht club and explore the boutiques, galleries and cafes that overlook the marina.

In the afternoon you will depart for Whitehaven Beach where you will have 2 hours to enjoy the crystal clear waters and white silica sands.


Sail aboard the awesome 85 FT Camira – one of the world’s fastest commercial sailing catamarans.  The all-inclusive day stops at Whitehaven Beach as well as a snorkelling spot.

This is a sailing trip so naturally things will vary according to the conditions, but the fun, well informed crew with years of local experience will give you the best sailing experience and ensure you have a day to remember.

Contact us today for more information about Whitehaven Beach tours and cruises.

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