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Ocean Rafting Southern Lights Tour
From $191pp

If a day trip out to the secluded parts of Whitehaven Beach is what you’re chasing, then it doesn’t get much better than this.

Forget spending your day snorkelling and catch some rays on this Ocean Rafting Southern Lights tour. This award winning company has some of the fastest boats on the coast, giving you maximum time at each location and a fun ride along the way through the 74 tropical islands. The knowledgeable onboard crew are there to show you a good time and keep you safe. All the main highlights such as Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet are included in your tour, as well as a beautiful optional al fresco lunch.

This trip is designed for a full blown beach goer. Unlike the “Northern Exposure Tour”, which features more snorkel time, this tour offers heaps of time at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach. If you’re not a keen snorkeller, then this trip could be just the right thing for you.

Trip Intinerary

Southern Lights Itinerary

Pick up from Airlie Beach Accommodation or self drive to Coral Sea Marina for check in
Enjoy exhilarating ride out to the Whitsunday Islands on board high speed vessel
Visit Whitehaven Beach and enjoy guided walk up to hill inlet lookout
Explore both Northern & Southern end of Whitehaven Beach (up to 2 hours beach time)
Enjoy a hearty freshly prepared lunch
Head out to snorkelling location at Dumbbell Island/Border Island
Return to shore

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Southern Lights Tour

1 x Southern Lights Tour With Snorkelling


Southern lights Tour With Tropic Lunch

1 x Southern Lights Tour With Snorkelling + Tropical Lunch


Inclusions & Extras


  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Guided National Park Bush Walk To Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Delicious Tropical Lunch (Optional Extra)
  • Inner Fringing Coral Reef Snorkelling
  • Personalised Snorkel Instruction
  • Snorkel Equipment And Flotation Devices
  • Stinger Suit/Wetsuit Hire
  • Reef & Island Naturalist Talk
  • Return Transfers

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shoes
  • Underwater Camera (optional)
  • Windbreaker or Jacket

Pick Ups & Departures

Pick up/drop off included from most hotels and hostels in Airlie Beach
Daily departures
All bookings MUST reconfirm 24hrs in advance

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Ocean Rafting Terms & Conditions

All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees and GST. Sites are weather and tide permitting. Ocean Rafting reserves the right to arrange alternate itinerary when necessary. Please note departure times may sometimes be weather and tidal dependent. Please reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior.
Ocean Rafting may use photographs of our clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media, however if you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting.
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. Tours are not suitable for guests with pre-existing back, neck or hip injuries or who are pregnant. Minimum age 6 months. 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 a positive attitude are essential, you do not need any prior experience to partake in an Ocean Rafting adventure.

Cancellations/Refund Policy: Your booking includes a 3% non-refundable booking fee for all cancellations. Cancellations after 7pm the night before departure no refund. Please Note: On occasion, in the interest of guest safety, we may have to cancel tours due to unfavourable weather conditions. In this unlikely event, you will be offered travel on another suitable day or issued a refund, minus 3% booking fee of your fare price.

As per Ocean Rafting T&C’s above. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted up until 7.00pm the night prior to the tour.
As per Ocean Rafting T&C’s above. Minimum numbers of four passengers for flights/flight packages apply. Flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather and air traffic control. 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. Pick up transfers for scenic flights only collect guests from their mainland accommodation and drop off transfers are always to Coral Sea Marina, with the exception of the last flight of the day, which may return guests to their mainland accommodation. The fly component of the Fly and Raft tour is operated by Whitsunday Air Services Pty Ltd AOC# 1-KPVQ0 -06, a licensed and certified Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) carrier. Cancellation Policy: 100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations after midday the day prior.
As per Ocean Rafting T&C’s above. Management reserves the right to change itinerary or times in extreme weather conditions. If a cancellation is necessary guests will be offered an alternate day or full refund. Due to the nature of using digital cameras in the harsh saltwater operational environment, adverse weather conditions, and the possibility of operator error or camera failure, we cannot guarantee provision of photos. Weight restrictions apply, maximum of 2 people per jetski or 200kg per jetski. Minimum jetski driver age: 16 years. Minimum jetski passenger age 8 years. Guests must have no prior medical conditions, or neck, back, heart conditions and guests who are pregnant must not ride. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made after 6pm the night before tour or ‘no show’ will incur a 100% charge.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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