Ocean Rafting - Southern Lights

1 Day Perfect for Anyone! 32 Passengers

Departure / Return

Departs: 10:00 am - Daily
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Returns: 4:30 pm - Daily
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Join Ocean Rafting's Southern Lights tour and discover the beauty of the Whitsundays.

Ride, beach, bushwalk and snorkel whilst rafting through the tranquil waters on board the fastest boats in the Whitsundays. Soak up the sun at Whitehaven Beach, make a splash at two unique snorkel sites and enjoy a guided walking tour through the Whitsunday Island National Park... all in one day! Come join Ocean Rafting and their team for a trip of a lifetime, you won't regret. 

Highlights

  • Multi-award winning tour
  • Guided national park bushwalks
  • Exclusive permit to ALL areas of Hill Inlet 
  • Visit the north and south end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Spend 2hrs at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach
  • Snorkel for over an hour in a pristine Whitsunday bay
  • Snorkelling equipment and flotations devices provided
  • Reef and island naturalist talks available
  • Courtesy bus pick-up and drop-off 
  • Fast and adventurous boat ride

Ocean Rafting is dedicated to both preserving the Great Barrier Reef and supporting our tourism industry!

Sample Itinerary

Courtesy pick-up included for guests from local accommodations between 8:45am and 9:30am. 
Get ready for an adrenaline fuelled day exploring the pristine islands, inlets, bays and beaches of the Whitsundays! Ocean Rafting's Southern Lights tour will depart Coral Sea Marina at 10:00am. 

Hill Inlet Lookout 
Your crew will take you on a guided bush walk on Whitsunday Island, leading you to the iconic, swirling sands of Hill Inlet. Providing you with the best photo opportunities to capture your moment with the forever shifting silica sands and clear blue waters. With direct access into Hill Inlet Beach, you will be able to explore and experience all areas, creating unforgettable moments.  

Whitehaven Beach
Once arrived at the southern end, you will have 2 hours to relax, swim and explore Whitehaven Beach, whilst your crew will sets up a cold buffet style lunch and a range of drinks onboard the vessel. Afterwards, take in the serenity of Whitehaven Beach, capture unforgettable moments with new or old friends, making the most of your trip.

Snorkelling
Snorkelling for an hour, you have the chance to swim amongst some marine locals such as turtles, colourful fish and the hard and soft corals at either Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our 'secret' locations. 

Sample Menu

Ocean Rafting's tropical buffet lunch includes:

  • Selection of Large and Small Rolls and Wraps (VEG) (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Platter of Ham and Hungarian Sliced Salami (GF, LF)
  • Sliced Chicken Breast with Ranch Dressing
  • Pacific Seafood Salad - Barramundi Cubes, Slivers of Crab, Baby Prawns, Sliced Seeded Cucumber and Celery, Marinated in Coconut Cream with Lime and Chilli dressing, garnished with Smoked Salmon (GF)
  • Sour Cream Potato Salad (VEG, GF)
  • Asian Noodle Salad (VEG)
  • Sweet and Sour Pasta (VEG) (may contain traces of nuts)
  • Green Tossed Salad (VEG, LF, GF, VEGAN)
  • Gluten Free Tabouli Salad - Chickpeas, chopped Parsley, Tomato and Onion with Lemon and Mint Flakes and Salt and Pepper (VEG, LF, GF, VEGAN)
  • Condiments - 1000 Island Dressing, Yoghurt garlic and Mint Dressing, Margarine and Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Selection of Fresh Fruit - Pineapple and watermelon and rock melon (VEG, LF, GF, VEGAN)
  • Lamingtons (VEG) (Contains Nuts)

Individual Nut Allergy Lunch Packs are available - These must be pre-arranged 24 hours prior to departure by calling the office.

*Lunch menu subject to change. Most dietary requirements and food allergies can be catered for if advised upon booking or when re-confirming your tour. Please enquire upon booking if unsure.

More Information

What To Bring

A beach bag including a towel, hat and sand shoes. A sweater or jacket in the winter months to protect you from the wind and keep you warm after snorkelling. Cameras should be in a waterproof case or Tupperware. If you have chosen not to have our buffet style lunch, please ensure that you bring your own as we do not visit any resorts during the day. A sense of humour is always welcome!

What's Included

  • Marine park Fees
  • Guided walks and talks in National parks
  • Snorkelling gear, Mask, Snorkel, and fins
  • Courtesy transfers to/from select local accommodations

What's Extra

  • Buffet Style Lunches - $16*
  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire - $8*
  • Prescription Mask Hire - $15
  • Water
  • Soft Drinks/Juice
  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate

The "Rafters Pack" includes lunch and sunsuit/wetsuit hire. 

Terms and Conditions


Important Information: 

Guests departing and returning to/from Daydream Island must book the rafters pack and will incur a slightly shorter day than specified (approx. 20-30 minutes). Please let us know your wetsuit size upon booking. 

Ocean Rafting may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media. If you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting.


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

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.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 7 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

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.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


9 Guest Reviews (See All)

"Amazing day Swam with turtles..."

106 days ago

"Amazing day!!! Swam with turtles, Nemo, colourful coral and even spotted some dolphins on our way back home. Our crew were fantastic and taught us so much about the Whitsunday Islands and sea life. Having lunch on Whitehaven was incredible. The boat ride was lots of fun. It is an action-packed day and one I would recommend to anyone." - Emily Plummer

"We decided to take a..."

106 days ago

"‘We decided to take a last minute day trip on the Ocean Rafting tour and definitely do not regret it. We booked online and the staff were so helpful from the get go. The day was lots of fun because we had the skipper (Claudia) who was ‘sending it’ around the waves. Although the boat was fast and furious we felt perfectly safe the whole time. Whitehaven Beach is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been to. Thanks for a fun day out!" - Jack

"Had a great day out..."

226 days ago

"Had a great day out on Ocean Rafting, the crew were a hoot! " - Helen

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