1 Day
Duration
Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands
Location

Want to see the famous Whitsundays from both the air and also the sea?

Short on time and want to ultimate combined Whitsundays day trip?

Well this epic day of adventure with the crew of Ocean Rafting takes in all the best of the Whitsundays from Airlie Beach!

You’ll start your day with a stunning 60 minute scenic flight over the beautiful Whitsunday Islands – taking in Whitehaven Beach and the famous Heart Reef too!

Once you’ve landed safely back its time to head out on the Ocean Rafting day trip to experience it from the beach and ocean too! You’ll visit spots like including Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach and some of the amazing coral reefs that are dotted around the islands. It’s like packing 3 days into one!

Alongside the 60 minute Whitsundays scenic flight you’ve got two options to choose from depending on how you want to spend your day on the Whitsundays;

Northern Exposure (more snorkel time): For those who love to be in the water this trip has exclusive direct access to the Hill Inlet Beach for some incredible snorkelling and wandering around the pools of this iconic part of  The Whitsundays. Explore Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a guided walk of Whitsundays National Park

Southern Lights (more beach time): If you’re looking to chill out and top up your tan this is the way to go! You’ll spend at least two hours soaking up the beauty of Whitehaven Beach, enjoying guided walks through the National Park and some stunning views over Hill Inlet before heading to some amazing snorkelling spots.

Whichever option you choose it’s the ideal way to see the Whitsunday Islands from both air and sea!

Additional information

DepartsDaily
Trip OptionsNorthern Exposure + Flight, Southern Lights + Flight

What’s Included (Northern Exposure):

60 minute scenic flight + Ocean Rafting Day trip

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach

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.

What’s Included (Southern Lights):

60 minute scenic flight + Ocean Rafting Day trip

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach

Visit both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Join our guided walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our secret snorkel spots. We will visit the best spot on the day, weather depending.  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.

What’s included

60 minute reef and island scenic flight
Tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
Guided National Park walks
Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
Tropical buffet lunch
Refreshments
Personalised snorkel instruction
Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
Sunsuit/wetsuit
Reef and island naturalist talks
Courtesy bus transfers
Lunch : All

What to bring

Swimmers
A beach bag with a towel, hat and shoes
A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling.
Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
Cash for water, soft drinks, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.
Everything you need for the day as you will not return to your accommodation between tours.
Age Recommendation:
2-70 yrs
Age Restriction
Minimum 2 years old
Fitness Requirement
Average
Group Size
4-19
Trip Length
1 Day and 0 Night

Ocean Rafting tour:

Departs: 10.00am 

Returns: 4.30pm

Ocean Rafting flight:

Departs: 8.30am 

Returns: 9.30am

Drinks, snacks and wetsuit hire are optional extras.

Departs: Airlie Beach. Reef tax is included. Open date tickets please call your agent to book and make sure you give 14 days notice to avoid disappointment. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance. Ph: 07 4946 6848 or from outside AU: +61 7 4946 6848.

Office hours 7am till 8.30pm – 7 days a week. Water, softdrinks and chocolates for sale on boat.  wetsuit/stinger suit hire is payable direct to Ocean Rafting on check in. Prescription masks also available for hire.  Northern Exposure Tours depart Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) in Airlie Beach daily at 8.45am and return at 3.30pm. Courtesy coach pick ups are available from 7.45am – 8.30am or if making you own way, check in at 8.00am. We look forward to taking you on “THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE”!

Provider Details
Ocean Rafting
Phone: 0749466848

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