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Sailing Whitsundays Australia / Ocean Rafting Southern Lights Tour

Ocean Rafting Southern Lights Tour

$164 per person

Ocean Rafting – Southern Lights Tour

Here’s why you will love the Ocean Rafting Southern Lights Tour

Ocean Rafting southern lights tour is one of two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Southern Lights and the Northern Exposure tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Southern Lights offers more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time. Ocean Rafting has built a reputation of consistent customer satisfaction and their motto is simple…“Treat every day as if it is the one and only day our guests will have to enjoy the Whitsunday Islands and all they have to offer”

Spend more time on Whitehaven Beach

The Ocean Rafting Southern Lights Tour gives you more time on the Whitsundays top attraction, our magical Whitehaven beach. Made of 98 % silica it is truly one on natures awesome natural wonders of the world. So much so we have built a comprehensive guide with all you need to know about Whitehaven Beach. Check it out here


  • $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 Southern Lights Tour 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 Southern Lights Tour
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. 

Joy Ride the Whitsundays

This is no ordinary cruise - it is an adventure! Sit up on the side of your rafting boat and hang on to one of the ropes, race another Ocean Rafting boat to your first destination and enjoy the thrill of zigzagging your way out of the Airlie Beach bay and maybe some 360 degree turns.

Snorkelling the Whitsundays

Make your way to a secluded snorkel destination and swim amongst the fish and turtles and beautiful coral gardens of the Whitsunday Islands.

Hill Inlet Swirling Sands

Ocean Rafting has a special permit to pull right up into the swirling sands of the Hill Inlet, located at the northern end of Whitsunday Island. You will enjoy a quick ride from your snorkel location to this iconic destination. With direct access to the lookout you commence your guided Whitsunday Island National Park walk to the renowned Hill Inlet Lookout. Here you will have the time to have a group photo or photos with your travel companions with the spectacular shifting white silica sands as your background.

Whitehaven Beach

Travel up nice and close along the coast line of Whitehaven Beach from the Hill Inlet. From here you will disembark and enjoy your beach time from approximately 2 hours. If lunch is included in your package, this will be prepared for you on board the vessel where you help yourself and enjoy by the waters of Whitehaven Beach.

Return to Airlie Beach

Start your journey back to the mainland where your scenic route will be entertaining with more zigzagging and spins 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.