1 Day Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure Tour from Airlie Beach

Adults from $149

Go places other people cannot get to! Join a tour with unique speed boats & plenty of snorkelling!

​On a high speed semi-rigid inflatable you will take a breathtaking ride to the first location of the tour, Whitehaven Beach.

Whitehaven Beach is made of bright white silica sand. Here you will have time to swim, relax, or explore as well as join a guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout.

A delicious buffet lunch will be served on the beach. Finish off your day snorkeling at two sites off Hook Island such as Mantaray Bay and Maureen’s Cove. Snorkel the fringing reefs in the calm bays.

These shallow bays have a range of hard and soft corals. Maori wrasse, sweetlip and red emperor are often seen. The fast semi-rigid inflatable boats are powered by 500hp engines. The small groups of up to 32 passengers makes this an exciting personal experience.

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Departures: Tour departs daily.

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour 8:45am 3:30pm 7 Hours


Ticket Details Price
Adults Travel on or Before 31 March 2017 $149
Travel on or After 1 April 2017 $155
Children (2-14 yrs) Travel on or Before 31 March 2017 - Children under 2 not permitted $96
Travel on or After 1 April 2017 - Children under 2 not permitted $99


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Wet-suit/Stinger-suit Hire Stinger Suit & Lunch Package $15



Group Size: 32ppl max

  • 36ft Semi-rigid Inflatable


  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • National Park Fees
  • Expert Presentation
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Guided Walk

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 9 customer reviews)

54321 Probably the most value packed and exciting days in my life, and Ive had a few. We went out on a boat called "WILD THING", capable of carrying 22 PAX, but we only had 16, so plenty of room. This raft, ( Boat ) is powered by 500 Horsepower of Yamaha outboards, and does it move. Sammy and Sam were our tour guide and skipper, and they could not have been more helpfull, fun and entertaining the whole day. Snorkeling was brilliant, Whitehaven Beach amazing, Lunh Buffet delicious, and the ride home was awsome, with Sam showing of his skills and he made thenride every bit as thrilling as any theme park ride. Thoroughly reccomend this trip, the company is very professionally run, and the staff are there to make your day unforgettable. Thanks Guys and Gals. especially Sam and Sammy.
Bill Crompton — 17 March, 2017

54321 Best day of Australia for me by far! The ocean Rafting staff are great and the trip is a complete 5 stars. We had a great lunch and we snorkelled some amazing spots! The adventure free guys were great organising it as I had a few problems that were very quickly sorted. Thanks so much for a great day Ps it is totally worth the money!
Sam Cooke — 5 March, 2017

54321 It was incredible. My partner and I had the best time and the crew was so lovely and helpful, they all made the experience so much fun. It was so well facilitated and they had so much information about all the islands and the culture of Whitsundays. I could not recommend it more. Thank you guys for making my birthday such a great day :)
Jorjia Alexander — 27 February, 2017

54321 Wow! What a day. Dani and Sam went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect. The weather could not have been better. While snorkelling we got to see many fish species, turtles, star fish, stingrays and even a lemon shark. The reef is breathtakingly beautiful and Whitehaven was out of this world. We could have swam there all day. Although extremely sunburnt from no fault but our own it is a must do when travelling to Airlie Beach. Sam also added in some extreme fun adrenalin in the boat at the end. We will be back for some more fun.
Jenna Andersen — 19 February, 2017

54321 It was our 2nd tour with adventurefree and it was all just perfect. It was so much fun and the staff very friendly and highly motivated. The lunch was also high value, not just sandwiches. Brodie is the best skipper we've ever seen. If you are looking for a perfect day with wonderful sights, relaxing moments, fun, good music and action... this is it!!!
Maria — 5 February, 2017

54321 Amazing day! Was really impressed with the boat ride, entertainment, lunch and locations! Whitehaven beach was really a highlight. Would definitely do it again!!
Rebel — 29 December, 2016

54321 An incredible day and great value!!! The rafting boat was really fun and exciting especially with Ricos driving! The views we saw were unbelievable, and we didnt feel rushed once. The organisation of the day was superb! I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you Rico and Tottie (totties the best)
Melissa — 17 December, 2016

54321 What a day! Brodie and Shannon really kept us all entertained with crazy boat shenanigans, gorgeous reefs full of marine life, a spectacular beach tour complete with Shannon's deep insight and commentary AND the best music playlist you ever did hear! I can't urge you strongly enough. STOP reading my shitty review and get in on the action. Recommendations though: the other Ocean Rafting boats totally ate our wake. Try to get Brodie as your skipper. He's a BOSS!! Xx
Teneille de Jong — 16 December, 2016

54321 If you haven't seen Whitehaven you should go! I went out yesterday and even though the weather wasn't perfect our guide and the snorkeling were. Hope I get to come again. Thanks for making it easy to book too guys!
Peter Rundmann — 9 September, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Pickup from Airlie Beach Accommodation


Meet at Abel Point Marina and Board Vessel


Langford Reef

Visit Langford Reef for your first snorkelling stop

Mantaray Bay

Discover Fringing Coral Reefs At Mantaray Bay

Buffet Lunch

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

Hill Inlet Lookout

The only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches!

Whitehaven Beach

Pristine White Sand and Aqua Waters

Return to Abel Point Marina


Dropoff at Airlie Beach Accommodation


Tour Map

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