The Northern Exposure Tour
Whitsundays snorkelling adventure and Whitehaven Beach
Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet Beach at Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, where you can observe the rare estuarine stingrays and ghost crabs in their natural habitat. Join the guided walk to the stunning views at Hill Inlet Lookout, overlooking the silica sand of Whitehaven Beach, followed by a buffet style lunch at the beach. Enjoy two different Whitsundays snorkelling destinations around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots.
The main difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure has more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time. We offer a Double Deal for both cruises so you can experience more adventure for less!
*Please note: The above tour itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions.
- Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
- Guided National Park walks
- Inner fringing coral reef Whitsundays snorkelling
- Personalised snorkel instruction
- Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
- Reef and island naturalist talks
- Courtesy bus pick up
- Cake for afternoon tea
- Please note lunch, other beverages and sun/stinger suits are optional extras – please see Bookings, Rates and Charters page for details.
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 ideally in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
- Cash for water, soft drinks, beer, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.
- 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!
The Northern Exposure Tour departs Abell Point Marina North (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar) in Airlie Beach daily at 8.45am and returns at 3.30pm. Courtesy coach pick ups from mainland accommodation are available between 7.45am-8.30am and if making your own way, please check in at 8.00am.
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Heading north? Experience Ocean Safari Tropical North Queensland Adventure Tours
Planning a trip further north to Tropical North Queensland's Cape Tribulation? We also offer exhilarating trips from The Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation with our sister company Ocean Safari. Our eco tours will take you to two snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef whilst allowing you to enjoy the untouched beauty of The Daintree. Visit Ocean Safari for further information, tour rates and bookings.