Fly & Raft

$409 1 Day

Departure / Return

Departs: 7:00am or 8:15am - Daily
Returns: 3:30pm or 4:30pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$409 / Person - Adult (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)
$359 / Person - Child (2-14 Years) (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting invites you to enjoy the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day!

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach, then ride the tropical waters with Ocean Rafting! Each Ocean Rafting adventure offers three days in one, choose between the Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour for a fun-filled day out around the islands.


  • 1 hour scenic flight over Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef
  • Full day boat tour on Ocean Rafting, multi award winning day tour
  • Special permits to access exclusive areas of Whitehaven Beach
  • Choose between more snorkel time, or more beach time


  • Guided National Park bushwalk
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Tropical buffet lunch and refreshments
  • Informative commentary throughout
  • Snorkelling equipment and flotation devices
  • Wetsuit/sunsuit hire
  • Courtesy transfers

Join the Southern Lights tour if you are looking for more time on Whitehaven Beach, or choose to do the Northern Exposure Tour if you would like your tour to have more of a focus on snorkeling. Regardless, both tours will still deliver you the opportunity to snorkel, take the Hill Inlet Bushwalk and explore Whitehaven Beach.


Scenic flight departs: 6.45am (Northern) or 8.15am (Southern)
Scenic flight returns: 7.45am (Northern) or 9.15am (Southern)

Ocean Rafting departs: 8.45am (Northern) or 10.00am (Southern)
Ocean Rafting returns: 3.30pm (Northern) or 4.30pm (Southern). 

*Timings will be confirmed upon booking. Please note this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change. 

Sample Itinerary

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, then ride the tropical waters on Ocean Rafting's Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour.

Hill Inlet, Ocean Rafting,

Enjoy a bird's eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers big window viewing, pilot commentary and the best views of the Whitsundays!

Ocean Rafting.

Following your flight, enjoy an Ocean Rafting adventure, offering three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. The Southern Lights tour offers more beach time and the Northern Exposure tour offers more snorkelling time.

Fly & Raft Map

More Information

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.

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

What's Extra

  • Prescription Mask Hire - $15
  • Water
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate

Terms and Conditions

All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees, National Park fees & GST. Sites are weather & tide permitting. Ocean Rafting reserves the right to charge our customers a fuel levy if fuel is over $1.50 per litre & the right to arrange an alternative itinerary when necessary.

Liability: Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our clients, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of the clients which are beyond our control. A signed release will be required from all participants on departure. We recommend you take out travel insurance.

Fitness & Heath: Although good health and a positive attitude are essential, you do not need any prior experience to partake in any of the activities and tours.

For legal and safety reasons all passengers are weighed prior to boarding.Individual weights in excess of 110kg will incur an extra seat surcharge. Combined body weights per two passenger bookings in excess of 180 kgs will incur an extra seat surcharge. Maximum per seat weight is 130 kgs. 

Minimum numbers of four passengers for flights/flight packages apply. Flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather and air traffic control. Ocean Rafting may use photographs of our clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, however if you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting. 

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of the total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the sailing holiday. If the sailing company has to cancel the trip (prior to the boat's departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given, minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel if you need any advice or assistance making arrangements for your accommodation or transfers please do not hesitate to ask

1 Guest Reviews (See All)

"This was really the highlight..."

120 days ago

"This was really the highlight of our trip in Australia so far. The scenic flight in the morning was mind-blowing and definitely worth money seeing the reef from above - the best scenery in my life! Travelling with my non-English-speaking parents was not easy, however, the crew were so friendly and super patient to guide my parents in the water and snorkelled with them! Really good fun and good lunch as well. Highly recommended to people like us that can only spend one full day in Airlie." - Peggy

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