Ocean Rafting – Whitsundays Southern Lights Day Tour – RatPack Travel



Ocean Rafting – Whitsundays Southern Lights Day Tour

From $185

Ocean Rafting – Whitsundays Southern Lights Day Tour

the low-down

Duration: 1 day (full day)

Currently running?: YES!! (as of the 1st July 2020)

Location: Whitsundays, Airlie Beach

Time: Courtesy coach pick ups from 8.45am - 9.30am. Departs 10am/ Returns 4.30pm

Meet Location: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach (next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar)

Vibe: Adrenaline, fun, banter

From $185

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Tour Info

The ULTIMATE day tour of the Whitsundays, these legends from Ocean Rafting are at the top of the Whitsundays game and produce awesome memorable trips day in day out. Without a doubt one of our faves as they have created the perfect mix of adrenaline, fun & beautiful locations! They are award winning and we love them for their banter and love for the Whitsundays.


Good news, this tour is RUNNING! Check out below what Ocean Rafting is doing to take care of the safety of their guests:

  • To allow for social distancing, the larger vessels will be capped at 25 (previously 32), smaller vessels with be capped at 15 (previously 25)
  • Further disinfection procedures have been implemented for stinger suits and masks
  • Vessels are heavily disinfected daily
  • Buses and the check in office are disinfected throughout the day (paying special attention to high touch areas)
  • All guests and staff have easy access to health stations with hand sanitisers
  • Ongoing training has been put in place to ensure team members are fully prepared to provide info and updates to guests


These guys will take you for a super fast, fun ride on the inflatable raft with up to 32 others to experience the wild side of the Whitsunday islands. You’ll experience 3 adventures in one day, an exhilarating ride to the famous Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet, amazing snorkel spots on the reef and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks to the Hill Inlet lookout point to see the iconic Whitsundays aqua swirls! Whilst cruising to the Whitsundays you’ll see the uninhabited islands with unreal scenery with marine, bird and animal life, your onboard Skipper and Eco Host will ensure you have a fun filled adventure as well as letting you in on you awesome facts about the area and the wildlife that lives there. {maybe you’ll even visit a place where a certain pirate film was filmed….}

You’ll be taken to the most instagrammable beach in the world – Whitehaven Beach, this place is the definition of INCREDIBLE and you’ll be wowed at how stunning it is in real life. You’ll be able to take in the beauty of 100% silica sand and crystal clear water, look out for the manta rays and your crew will take you on a guided bush walk up to hill inlet lookout where you will see ‘THE’ view << trust us this ones a beautyyyyyyy, cameras at the ready!

How to Book:

  1. Choose your date on the calendar and select how many people
  2.  Enter your deets
  3. Use the code RATPACK10 for 10% discount (a gift from us to you!)
  4. Once paid for you will instantly receive your tickets to your email address
  5. Head out on your adventure to the Whitsundays!


Is it safe?

YES these guys are doing their utmost to comply with the government guidelines for tour operators. You will be advised from the tour operator any safety guidelines when you arrive.

Is this the cheapest option to visit Whitehaven Beach?

It sure is! Just don’t forget to add your discount code >> RATPACK10 at the checkout to access your discount.

Why should I book with you?

Well first things first we can get you 10% discount off the direct rate by booking on our site, we are the only operator to give you a full refund if the tour operator cancels due to bad weather and you can contact us whenever you need us via WhatsApp, we are 24/7 team and there’s always someone online to help! {none of this being on hold to robots from this crew!}

Can my friend join?

FOR sure (if there’s space!), just book in the same way that you did to the same date : )

What happens if it rains?

Well first up don’t panic! But if your trip is cancelled due to bad weather by the operator you will receive a 100% refund from us, just shoot us a message and we’ll sort this out for you (FYI we are one of the only operators in the game to do this!)

Can I change the date?

Yeppppp within T&C’s of the operator*, click here to send us a WhatsApp to enquire about a date change.


The Southern Lights tour offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites ensure a memorable underwater experience. The Southern Lights tour visits both the northern and southern ends of Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy approximately two hours relaxing on the world famous white silica sand and enjoy a guided bushwalk to spectacular Hill Inlet Lookout to view and capture photographs of the stunning swirling silica sands and aqua water. Snorkel for over an hour at Border Island, Dumbell Island or one of our “secret” snorkel spots, enjoying the amazing hard and soft corals of the fringing reefs. The main difference between Ocean Rafting’s two tours is that the Southern Lights has more beach time and the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time.


Snorkel equipment

A full day at the Whitsundays!

What to bring:

Swimmers A beach bag including 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, beer, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board Lunch (if not chosen Ocean Rafting lunch)





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Rented a camper van through Sam and we had the BEST time cruisin the Great Ocean Road! He was super helpful and responsive, answered alllllll my dumb questions, happily made a few changes and everything worked or smoothly. Also got to meet him whe...
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05 March 2017

Thank you so much RatPack Travel for the most epic trip of a lifetime down the east coast! Loved every second and would do it all again in a heartbeat! Thanks Sam for all your help, you’ve been amazing 🤙🏽 From Kelly and Jenny x
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