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Sailing Whitsundays Australia / Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure

Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure

$164 per person

Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure

Here’s why you will love seeing the Whitsunday Islands on the Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure Tour

Ocean rafting Northern Exposure is one of two different Whitehaven beach tours to choose from, the other is the Southern Lights Tour, which offers more time on Whitehaven beach. Whereas this tour offers more snorkelling time

Now having built a strong and reputable reputation with consistent customer satisfaction we can guarantee you’ll have a great time out on the water with ocean rafting

Spend more time snorkelling to see turtles

Its turtle season all year round here in the Whitsundays. So if you want the chance to see one of these majestic creatures in their natural environment we recommend the Northern Exposure tour as you get more time in the water. The marine life is spectacular, so even if you don’t see a turtle, you wont be disappointed.


  • $164 Per Adult
  • $180 Per Adult, Rafters Package inclusive of Lunch & Stinger Suit Hire
  • $105 Per Child* (2-14 years)
  • $490 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)

*Child price includes stinger suit hire.

This tour is not suitable for infants under 2 years.

Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure Inclusions

  • Courtesy bus pick up & drop off from your local accommodation
  • Cake for afternoon tea
  • Snorkelling equipment



  • Buffet lunch $16 per person
  • Stinger suit hire $8 per person
  • Prescription mask hire $15 per person
  • Water, soft drinks, beer & chocolates

What to bring?

  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
  • Camera
  • Light footwear
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Airlie Beach - Abell Point Marina
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Included
    Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure
Courtesy Pick Up

Start your day with a courtesy pick up by the Ocean Rafting minibus. You will be taken to Abell Point Marina, where the Ocean Rafting Office is located. From here you will conduct a check-in along with your stinger suit hire sizing. Your group will be designated a rafting boat for the day and the friendly crew will walk you down the marina to hop on board.

Snorkel 2 Whitsunday Island Destinations

Ocean Rafting is no ordinary day cruise - enjoy the thrill of high speeds and the wind in your hair as you duck and weave your way through the many of the islands scattered throughout the Whitsundays. Pull up at one of your secluded snorkelling destinations, followed by second. The 2 fringing reef locations are filled with friendly fish life and coral formations. You may even swim alongside turtles!

Hill Inlet Lookout and Swirling Sands

Your Ocean Rafting tour will jet it's way to the swirling sands of the Hill Inlet, located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach. Commence your guided walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout and capture the stunning views of the iconic swirling sands.


Whitehaven Beach

Decend your way to the swirling sands and enjoy your beach time at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, where your optional buffet lunch is prepared onboard. Take this opportunity to cool down by taking a dip in the clear turquise waters of the Whitsundays.

Return to Airlie Beach

Commence your ride back to the mainland where your scenic route will be entertaining with zigzagging and joyful turns to end your day.


Courtesy Bus Drop Off Airlie Beach Accommodation

 Return to Abell Point Marina where your courtesy bus awaits for your accommodation drop off.



Value For Money

Please note: A cancellation and amendment policy applies to all bookings. Please refer to our Cancellation and Amendment terms below or contact us for further details.

Terms and Conditions

“supplier” means any tour operator or other supplier of the services

“you” means the guest booking and person named on this reservation booking

“we”, “our” means The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and  A.J.LAURENT PTY LTD

These terms and conditions apply to all bookings made through The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre. Placing a booking with The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre and paying a deposit constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Booking Conditions

For bookings made more than 30 days prior to travel, a 25% deposit is due to secure your booking with the balance due 30 days prior to travel. For bookings made within 30 days of travel, the full payment is due immediately to secure your booking. If we do not receive your full payment within 30 days of your travel date and you do not contact us to cancel, your deposit is forfeited and your booking may be automatically cancelled by us, the supplier or both.


Prices are quoted in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST, and all payments must be made in Australian dollars. Your reservation will only be confirmed when funds have been received and are cleared. The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre is not responsible for delays in postal delivery, bank or payment system processing. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are received within the times specified. If the deposit or final payment is not received by the due date, The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre has the right cancel the booking. If your final payment is not paid by the due date and in any event within 30 days of your departure, we have the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit in full without any reimbursement to cover our costs and those of any supplier.

Cancellations and Amendments to Bookings

If you wish to cancel or amend any booking made you need to contact us in writing. You can only cancel or amend a confirmed booking by contacting us directly. If you do not contact us to cancel prior to your booking departure date, you may forfeit your deposit and further costs.

Cancellation Charges and Amendment Fees

Any cancellation or amendment made more than 30 days before travel will incur an administration fee of 25% of the total booking fee.  All cancellations or amendments made within 30 days of your travel date departure will incur both an administration fee of 25% in addition to the individual supplier’s fees.

Any changes requested to your booking, including but not limited to dates, are subject to availability and if they are not available, you may be required to cancel and agree to the cancellation terms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some services and activities may not permit any refund for certain bookings. You should check with the individual supplier or The Whitsundays Central Reservations Centre prior to paying for your booking to confirm any special non-refundable conditions.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your reservation, and valuable items (e.g. cameras). Your travel insurance policy should include coverage to protect against unforeseen and last-minute cancellations or medical conditions that may prevent travel and also to cover any medical emergencies during travel at minimum.

Supplier Tours and Services Changes

In the unlikely case of a vessel break down, maintenance or unavailability, the supplier will supply an alternate vessel of a similar standard and quality. Itineraries may be affected by elements beyond our and the supplier’s control such as wind, tide, rain, storm or other weather conditions which make travel dangerous and require a delay or cancellation. It is the skipper's requirement to ensure passenger safety at all times and may use his/her professional judgment in any manner to keep his/her guests and crew safe. In the instance of such delay or cancellation, alternative options will be provided by the supplier. In the event a cancellation or delay occurs and your tour or service is cancelled and rescheduled, you will receive a full refund if you are unable to rebook your tour or service.


You are using these services and taking any tours at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss or damage, including direct, indirect or consequential loss you may suffer as a result of your reservation, booking or anything related to your tour or services provided by any supplier.  You need to ensure you are medically sound, fit and physically able to use the services. We are not liable for the event that you are refused access to any services or tours due to your medical, physical or other reasons, including intoxication. Any such claims should be addressed to the suppliers directly.

You should note that sailing can be a dangerous activity and while crews will make every effort to ensure your safety, they cannot be accountable for actions or injury to you that may be ‘beyond their control’. Every effort is make to ensure your safety and you may be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement waiver during the check-in process of your tour with the supplier directly. We are not affiliated with nor responsible for our suppliers in any way other than as intermediary to arrange their services on you and their behalf. If you have any issues, injury, suffer any loss or damage, you need to take it up with the supplier directly.

If we are obligated to cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, the liability of will be limited to a refund of all monies paid by you.

Ocean Rafting Terms and Conditions

Ocean Rafting accepts cancellations and amendments for all bookings up until 7pm the night prior to departure. Cancellations after 7pm the night prior to departure will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded.

All fares are inclusive of Marin Park fees, National Park fees & GST. Sites are weather and tide permitting. Ocean Rafting reserves the right to change our customers a fuel levy if fuel is over $1.50 per litre and the right to arrange alternative itinerary when necessary.

Liability: Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our clients, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of the clients which are beyond our control. A signed release will be required from all participants on departure. We recommend you take out travel insurance.

Fitness and Health: Although good health and positive attitude are essential, you do not need any prior experience to partake in any of the activities and tours.