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Whitehaven Beach Tours

Semi Rigid Inflatables

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.

Whitehaven Beach – 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, Whitehaven Beach with fresh cooked BBQ Lunch and  Snorkelling. 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)

Hill Inlet lookout, Snorkelling and/or Diving - Certified or Novice

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. Includes a delicious lunch, all snorkelling equipment and return resort transfers.

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

72 ft Classic Racing Yacht

Limited to only 24 passengers with a focus on excellent service (crew are all “White Boat trained”) and Gourmet food.

Sailing from Port of Airlie to Tongue Bay and Hill Inlet. Assist with sailing or sit back and relax, Gourmet lunch aboard or take a picnic basket and a shade marquee for two and have lunch on the beach are the only decisions you will need to make on your day out.

This tour includes swimming time at Hill Inlet as well as a snorkelling stop at another location. Morning tea, gourmet lunch and a glass of sparkling and antipasta platter as you sail home are included, as is a stinger suit if you wish to go for a swim.
Hotel Transfers included

Whitehaven Beach – Half Day

Morning or Afternoon tour available.

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.

Please note: This tour does not visit Hill Inlet.

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.

85 ft Sailing Catamaran

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

Included: BBQ lunch on board, morning and afternoon tea, water, soft drinks, Wine and Light Beer, as well as all snorkelling equipment.

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.

Please note: Hotel transfers are available at an additional charge.

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

Hill Inlet and Langford Reef with 2 Snorkelling Stops

An exhilarating ride around the spectacular Whitsundays in a 12 m x 3.5 m Ocean going boat which has been designed for stability and speed.

Visit Hill inlet, including the walk up to the look out, as well as visiting Langford Reef.

Includes: All meals and snacks, stinger suit, snorkelling equipment and return hotel transfers.

Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach + Snorkel Stop (Optional Extra Dive Available)

Travel on a fast power catamaran, specially designed to provide speed and ride and guest comfort, including a full size powder room aboard.

A lunch of a wrap, piece of fruit, Muffin, Cheese and cracker pack and a bottle of water is provided to you at the beginning of the day to eat when you choose.

All snorkelling equipment and return hotel transfers are included.

Please note: Dives if required must be pre booked.

Gaff Rigged Schooner

Sail to Whitehaven Beach on classic gaff rigged schooner, visiting Betty’s beach, Hill inlet lookout and snorkelling at Dumbell Island.

Morning and afternoon tea and lunch included.

Hotel Transfers included.

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