1 Day Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure Tour from Daydream Island

Adults from $180

At the direction of staff at all times. Subject to CASA guidelines. Not to be launched from the boat or the look-out platform.

    Snorkel at two locations, visit famous Whitehaven Beach, and go on a guided walk to view the picturesque Hill Inlet.

    Take a fun ride to the Whitsundays' abundant reefs to snorkel and swim amongst colourful corals, head ashore to leave your footprints on pristine Whitehaven Beach, and take a guided walk to Hill Inlet outlook.

    • An exciting ride on semi-rigid vessel to Whitehaven Beach
    • Snorkelling adventures at two reef sites
    • Visit secluded Hill Inlet beaches
    • Go on a guided walk through the Whitsunday Island National Park to Hill Inlet outlook
    • Feast on a buffet-style lunch on silica sands
    • Step aboard a semi-rigid inflatable vessel and experience an exhilarating, high-speed ride to the Whitsundays.

    Snorkel at two spectacular reef sites, home to a plethora of colourful corals, fish species, massive molluscs, turtles and even large mammals like whales and dolphins.

    Your friendly crew will take you ashore a beautiful beach at Hill Inlet where you can chow down on a buffet-style lunch. You'll also take a guided walk to Hill Inlet lookout through the Whitsunday Island National Park. At Hill Inlet lookout, feast your eyes on an amazing view of white beaches and the reef's sparkling aqua seas.

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    Departures: Daily

      Start Finish Duration
    Northern Exposure – Rafters Pack from Daydream Island 8:45am 3:30pm 7 Hours


    Pricing valid for travel until 31 March 2020.

    Ticket Price
    Adults $180
    Children (2-14 yrs) $121
    Family (2+2) $554
    Infants (0-1) Free



    Group Size: 32ppl max


    • Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
    • Guided National Park walks
    • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
    • Personalised snorkel instruction
    • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
    • Stinger Suit
    • Reef and island naturalist talks
    • National Park Fees
    • Buffet-Style Lunch
    • Cake for afternoon tea

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    The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

    Day 1

    Daydream Island


    Pickup from Daydream Island Jetty


    Enjoy snorkeling around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected spots to ensure a memorable underwater experience.

    Hook Island

    Hook Island is full of great locations to visit for snorkeling as it has many protected bays.

    Mantaray Bay

    Discover Fringing Coral Reefs At Mantaray Bay

    Maureens Cove

    Buffet Lunch

    Enjoy a buffet style lunch served at the beach and swim in the crystal clear turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.

    Hill Inlet Lookout

    The only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches! Enjoy a guided walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven.

    Whitehaven Beach

    Discover the pristine white sand and aqua waters of the stunning Whitehaven Beach

    Return to Daydream Island


    Not enough can be said about this absolute oasis in the Whitsundays, Daydream Island!

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    Our Tour Review

    The Good

    This tour is popular because it is a fast speed-boat ride to beautiful Whitehaven Beach & the spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout. Snorkel sites vary, they are chosen on the day taking into account the tides and winds. The friendly, attentive crew make this a fun day out!

    Things to Consider

    Snorkelling is from the boat so it is best suited to people who can swim. The walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout is not long or steep and can be done easily by all ages.

    Our Recommendation

    This is a fun day out perfect for anyone who wants to see the spectacular Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout along with snorkeling at diverse coral gardens.

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