Ocean Rafting - Southern Lights

$164 1 Day Perfect for Anyone! 32 Passengers

Departure / Return

Departs: 10:00 am - Daily
Returns: 4:30 pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$164 / Person - Adult (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)
$180 / Person - Adult Rafters Pack (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)
$105 / Person - Child (2-14 years) (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)
$121 / Person - Child Rafters Pack (2-14 years) (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)
$490 / Family - Family (2A+2C) (01 Apr 2019 to 01 Apr 2020)
$554 / Family - Family Rafters Pack (2A+2C) (20 Jan 2020 to 31 Mar 2020)

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. 


  • 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 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

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. 

The Tour 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. If you are concerned about the availability of a door-to-door service to/from your accommodation, please contact our reservations team prior to booking. 

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather and may be changed or cancelled at the discretion of the tour operator. 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 recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings or not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure.

Please note that 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.

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


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

9 Guest Reviews (See All)

"Amazing day Swam with turtles..."

59 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..."

59 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..."

179 days ago

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

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