Tour ID: 10048585

You will love this tour, it is the fastest tour to Whitehaven Beach.Your amazing day will include a visit to two separate unspoiled snorkelling reefs at Hook Island and Border Island. You will also have a walk through the national park to Whitehaven Beach Lookout. Of course you get time at Whitehaven Beach, voted one of the best beaches in the world!

  • Visit Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet
  • Personalised snorkelling instruction
  • 2 snorkelling sites (approx. 45 mins per site)
  • Reef & island naturalist talks
  • Guided national park walk


Each cruise offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine Whitsundays snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.

The Northern Exposure eco adventure is a favourite amongst avid snorkellers because it is the only Whitsunday adventure which includes two different snorkel destinations. Enjoy snorkelling around Hook Island including Mantaray Bay, Maureens Cove and other specially selected Whitsundays snorkelling spots, ensuring a memorable underwater experience.

The tour also includes a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, north end of Whitehaven Beach, and a guided National Park walk to Hill Inlet lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to Hill Inlet beaches, where you can explore, enjoy an optional buffet style lunch served at the beach and swim in the crystal clear turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand. Small groups allow you to experience this tropical paradise away from the crowds.

Experience the signature adrenalin fuelled action while exploring the islands, inlets and beaches on custom built semi-rigid inflatable vessels, travelling at speeds of up to 35 knots (65 km/hour). The vessels are up to 12 metre semi-rigid inflatable vessels, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines, allowing you to experience a fun, high speed ride amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Visit to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
    Personalised snorkel instruction
    Reef and island naturalist talks
    Guided national park walks
    Use of snorkel equipment

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Optional Tropical Buffet buffet style lunch $16 (payable direct)
    Sunsuit/Wetsuit hire $8
    Prescription Masks $15
    Water, softdrinks, chocolates and underwater cameras also available for sale on board vessel.

  • Duration:

    6.75 hours

  • Departure:

    8:45 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Returns to Coral Sea Marina North Village at 3.30pm.

  • Departure points:

    Airlie Beach and Whitsundays

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    This tours departs at 8.45am from Coral Sea Marina - North Village- Airlie Beach.

    Courtesy coach pick ups are available from local accommodation houses between 08:00-8:30am.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunscreen, swimmers, towel, camera, money for optional extras, light jacket in cooler months.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child age 2 - 14 years.

  • Additional Information:

    Ride Guide:
    0-10 knots: Fun, fast ride
    15 knots: Fun, surfing ride
    20 knots: Wild surfing ride
    25+ knots: Exhilarating wild ride.
    In the case of rough weather, we must be told of any pre-existing medical conditions. A signed release will be required from all participants on departure. Although good health and a positive attitude are essential, you do not need any prior experience to partake in this activity.
    All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees, National Park fees and GST.
    Sites are weather and tide permitting and we reserve the right to arrange alternative itinerary when necessary.

  • Destinations:

    Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Whitsundays

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