Ocean Rafting – Southern Lights

From AU $134
Location: Coral Sea Jetty
Ocean Rafting – Southern Lights

Ocean Rafting is a succesful locally owned day cruise operator to the Whitsunday Islands existing since 1997 and having won many Whitsunday Tourism Awards and  Qld State Finalists.  They are accredited with Eco Certified – Ecotourism, Climate Action Innovator & Green Travel Leader.

Ocean Rafting are renowned for their exploration of both ends of the Whitehaven Beach area with over 2 boats operating daily you have a choice of 2 tours with either more snorkelling time (Northern Exposure) or more beach time (Southern Lights).   They are unique as the only company that is permitted and possible to enter the fabulous Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach with a walk up to the lookout.    This is due to attaining appropriate permits and that the vessels are rafts – with flat hulls to enter shallow waters.

They also offer snorkelling at the premier island fringing reef destination of Mantaray Bay on Hook Island or Border Island.

You can experience this all in a one day cruise – see information below on Ocean Rafting “Southern Lights

10 Features

  • Cruise through the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach for 1.5hours
  • Visit Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout National Park with 20minute guided bushwalk
  • Visit Border Island for premier fringing island reef snorkelling
  • Unique as the only company to have direct access to stunning and iconic Hill Inlet Beach
  • Buffet style lunch (extra cost) on Whitehaven Beach (vegetarians catered for on request), Tea/Coffee & Cake
  • Pickup and drop off from Whitsunday Coast accommodation
  • Snorkelling equipment, tuition and floating devices
  • Reef and Island Naturalist Talks
  • Maximum 28 guests

Consider also a Double Deal with their Northern Exposure (more snorkel time) cruise


Schedule Details

DepartsDaily from Coral Sea Jetty
Start Time10am
Duration6.5 hours
Pick Up / Departure
  • Bus available from your Whitsunday Coast accommodation or designated bus stop.
  • Allow up to approximately 1 hour prior to Boat departure.
Drop Off / Return
  • Return Bus to your Whitsunday Coast accommodation or designated bus stop.

Tour and Pricing Options

Adult PriceAU $134
Child PriceAU $87 (2-14yrs)
Concession PriceAU $399 Family (2ad. 2ch.)

Double Deal Adult AU $237 (1 Ad.over 2 Days) Double Deal Child AU $154 (1 Ch.over 2 Days) Ultimate Experience Package AU $181 (includes tour, buffet lunch, sunsuit & media package).

Additional Information


  • Adult AU $134
  • Child AU $87 (2-14yrs)
  • Family AU $399 (2 Ad.2Ch.)
  • Double Deal Adult AU $237 (1 Ad.over 2 Days)
  • Double Deal Child AU $154 (1 Ch.over 2 Days)
  • Return Bus & Boat transfers, snorkelling equipment with tuition & floatation devices, Tea/Coffee & cake, Reef & Island Naturalist Talks, guided bushwalk to Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout National Park


  • Buffet style lunch AU $15
  • Stinger suits AU $7 (students & pensioners free)
  • Prescription Masks AU $15
  • Memories Media Package AU $40 (usb with tour footage,minimum 30 pics & 2 postcards)
  • Double Deal - Northern & Southern cruises AU $237

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations are accepted up until 8.00am on the day of the tour.

Additional Info

  • Please bring beach bag with towel, hat, sandshoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimming costume, camera in waterproof case, jacket in winter, lunch if not purchasing and cash or credit card for drinks, snacks, light refreshments (or bring your own) and souvenir purchases.
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking, unless booking within 7 days of travel date. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • Nearest airports: Fly into Proserpine Airport, known as Whitsunday Coast Airport (35km from Airlie Beach) or fly into Hamilton Island Airport.

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