Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight & Ocean Rafting Whitehaven Beach Day Trip

65
Duration | 9 hours (approx)
Mobile Ticket OK

Combine two popular Australia destinations in one day: the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Following a scenic flight by fixed-wing aircraft, embark on an ocean rafting adventure to Whitehaven Beach. The bird’s-eye views, including Heart Reef, are unparalleled. A buffet lunch and snorkeling on the coral reef are included. Opt for more beach time with the Southern Lights tour or extra snorkeling with the Northern Exposure itinerary.

What makes it Great?

  • Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands scenic flight with large viewing windows
  • Exhilarating ocean raft takes you to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Fringe coral reef offers pristine snorkeling with personalized instruction
  • Naturalist guides lead Whitsunday Island national park walks, with buffet lunch

Inclusions:

  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight
  • Tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Refreshments
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit
  • Reef and island naturalist talks

Optional Extras

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Prescription Mask Hire - AUD$15 payable on day of travel

Departure times & locations:
Departure Point: Coral Sea Marina, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802. We offer pickup from central Airlie Beach accommodation.

Scenic flight departs: 7.00am (Northern) or 8.30am (Southern) at Whitsunday Airport Australia, Shute Harbour Rd, Cannonvale QLD

Northern Exposure departs at 8:45am (check in 7.45am) from Airlie Beach & returns at 3:30pm to Airlie Beach.
Southern Lights departs at 10.00am (check in at 9.00am) from Airlie Beach & returns at 4.30pm to Airlie Beach.

Timings will be confirmed upon booking.

Your day at a glance

Stop at: Hill Inlet | 60 minutes 
View famous Hill Inlet from the air on a scenic flight followed by an Ocean Rafting tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, where you will enjoy a guided bushwalk to the spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout to view and capture photographs of the stunning swirling silica sands and aqua water.

Stop at: Whitehaven Beach | 2 hours
View Whitehaven Beach from the air on a 60 minute scenic flight followed by an Ocean Rafting adventure to Hill Inlet and Hill Inlet Lookout at Whitehaven Beach. The Southern Lights tour also visits the South End of Whitehaven Beach to swim and relax on this world famous beach.

Stop at: Whitsunday Islands | 8 hours
Experience the best view from above, on and below the water in the Whitsundays!

Stop at: Whitehaven Beach | 2 hours
View Whitehaven Beach from the air on a 60 minute scenic flight followed by an Ocean Rafting adventure to Hill Inlet and Hill Inlet Lookout at Whitehaven Beach. The Southern Lights tour also visits the South End of Whitehaven Beach to swim and relax on this world famous beach.

Traveling with children
Child ticket: Age 2-14. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants travel free. Infants must sit on laps

Booking Info
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

Additional Info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note: For legal and safety reasons all passengers are weighed prior to boarding. Individual weights in excess of 110kg will incur an extra seat surcharge. Maximum per seat weight is 130 kgs. Full names and exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking due to flight weight availability.

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.

Booking Info

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

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About Ocean Rafting

Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience, with special permits allowing the vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group.

Coral Sea Marina North Village, Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802