Once In a Lifetime | Great Barrier Reef + 60 minutes Scenic Flight with Ocean Rafting + Sailing Snorkeling 3 Day Trip Package

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  • Tour Only
  • Option
Adult
$957.00
Child (3-14 yrs)
$732.00
Airport to Airlie Beach (Return Transfer) - Adult
$42.00
Airport to Airlie Beach (Return Transfer) - Child (3-12 yrs)
$26.00
Airlie Beach to Marina Return Transfer (Adult)
$13.00
Airlie Beach to Marina Return Transfer (Adult)
$7.00
Introductory Dive (2nd Day)
$169.00
Certified Discover Scuba (2nd Day)
$129.00
2nd Scuba Diving (2nd Day)
$79.00

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

Highlight

Once In a Lifetime: All in One for the Classic Activities.

  1. 60-minute Scenic Flight with Whitehaven Beach on the Same Day
  2. The Scenic Flight Airport is located in the city, only a 10-minute drive away.
  3. Ocean Rafting is one of the best day trips in the Whitsunday region, offering beautiful snorkeling sites.
  4. The Tongarra Day Sail was awarded the GOLD Winner for Adventure Tourism and SILVER Winner for Major Tour & Transport Operator in March 2022 at the National Australian Tourism Awards. The tour also received GOLD awards in 2018 and 2019 for being the best Major Tour and Transport Operator in Australia!
  5. The Whitehaven Beach Day Trip includes a visit to Hill Inlet and snorkeling activities.

Friendly Reminder
We recommend guests to book in advance and plan ahead. This tour does not included the hotels, we can help you to book the hotel with an extra cost, please contact our friendly staffs

Day 1: Arrival at the Whitsunday Islands → Airlie Beach (Airport Transfer is the optional with an additional cost)

Upon arrival at Whitsunday Coast Airport, you can choose to be picked up and transferred to your hotel or self drive to your accommodation to relax. Afterward, you can choose to explore Airlie Beach town on your own or relax at the hotel. The afternoon is free for leisure activities.

Day 2: Great Barrier Reef  Full Day Adventures

All Day Trip Time Reference Departure (Check-in) Return
From PORT OF AIRLIE 8:00AM (7:15 AM) 6:10PM

Departing either Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island or Daydream Island, spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the World Heritage-listed wonder off the Queensland coast. Enjoy the magic of the reef with incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral.

Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Reefworld, our multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore – an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is unforgettable.

Or if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from our underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving

Itinerary

  • 7:15-7:30 Check in at Port of Airlie
  • 8:00 Departure from Port of Airlie
  • 11:30 Arrival to Knuckle Reef or Hardy Reef Pontoon
  • 11:30-15:30 Free time on the Pontoon, you can enjoy the snorkeling, semi-submarin and underwater observatory or join Snorkel Safari, Scuba Diving and Heli-Scenic flight with an additional cost.
  • 15:30 Departure from the Pontoon
  • 18:20 Back to Port of Airlie

Day 3: 60 minutes Reef & Island Scenic Flight → Whitehaven Beach Day Trip (Return transfer from your accommodation)

All in One Day Trip, departure and Return Time (Please reconfirm with our friendly staff)
The Northern Exposure Tour The Southern Lights Tour
Departure time Return Time Departure time Return Time
60 minutes Scenic Flight 7:00am 8:00am 8:30am 9:30am
Ocean Rafting 8:45am  3:30pm 10:00am 4:30pm

Highlight:

  • Ocean Rafting is heading to the Whitsunday Islands, home to the Best Beach in Australia - Whitehaven Beach.
  • The Southern Lights Tour: This tour allows you to spend 2 hours at Whitehaven Beach and 1 hour at a Southern Snorkeling site. (You have the option to spend more time at Whitehaven Beach if you prefer.)
  • The Northern Exposure Tour: With this tour, you can enjoy 1.5 hours at Whitehaven Beach and explore 2 Northern Snorkeling sites for up to 1.5 hours. (These sites are renowned as the Best Snorkeling Sites.)

  • Please refer to the Orange route for The Southern Light.
  • Please refer to the Purple route for The Northern Exposure.

Enjoy the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day with a Whitsunday scenic flight and Ocean Rafting adventure! Experience the Whitsundays’ ultimate destinations… Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and secret snorkeling locations.

See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning Whitsunday scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach, then ride the tropical waters on Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed wing aircraft offers offers guaranteed window seats with big window viewing, pilot commentary and the best views of the Whitsundays!

Following your flight, enjoy an Ocean Rafting adventure, offering three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. The Southern Lights tour offers more beach time and the Northern Exposure tour offers more snorkelling time.

We recommend this tour for the best view above, on and below the water in the Whitsundays!

Enjoy the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day with a Whitsunday scenic flight and Ocean Rafting adventure! Experience the Whitsundays’ ultimate destinations… Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and secret snorkeling locations.

For your Rafting trip, choose our Northern Exposure tour for more snorkeling, or Southern Lights for more time at Whitehaven beach.

Option 1 - FLY RAFT NORTHERN EXPOSURE

All Day Trip:6:15-6:30am pick up and 4pm return

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.

Option 2 - FLY RAFT SOUTHERN LIGHT

All Day Trip:7:30-8am pick up and 5pm return

Ride, beach, snorkel and bushwalk…all in one day! Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights tour offers the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world famous beach and enjoying approximately two hours relaxing at the southern end of the 7km stretch of Whitehaven Beach.

PLEASE NOTE: Full names and exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking due to flight weight availability.

*The Fly Raft package departs from the mainland. This package is unfortunately not available for guests of Long Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island or Daydream Island.

PLEASE NOTE: Full names and exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking due to flight weight availability.

Luxury Choice: 60 MINUTE WHITSUNDAY SCENIC FLIGHT & OCEAN RAFTING PACKAGE (Lunch Included)

Meals are included in the tour (beverages are excluded, available for purchase onboard).

Day 4: TONGARRA Snorkel, Sail & Sunset - Whitsundays Day Tour

This all-inclusive day tour will take you off the beaten track to experience the Whitsunday Islands’ secret spots. You will explore the most incredible range of marine life and witness the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from above and below the surface.

As an award-winning national business and accredited Climate Action Leaders, we invite you to relax with your friends or family. Tongarra day sail offers a large comfortable deck, spacious seating, chilled tunes and spectacular scenery. We provide informative history talks, and guests will learn from our experienced crew about the reefs and the beautiful islands. Snorkel at pristine locations in secluded anchorages and bays and come face to face with tropical fish, colourful corals and more.
So grab your camera, feel the ocean breeze in your hair and enjoy Whitsunday’s unique locations.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore some of the Whitsunday’s best-kept secret spots
  • Fun and informative ECO tour guides
  • Sit back and relax on the deck of Tongarra (bean bags included)
  • Feast on delicious snacks and freshly prepared lunch
  • Snorkels at the best fringing reefs the region has to offer
  • Enjoy a fun “Banana Boat” ride
  • Explore Langford Sandbar and snorkel the fringing Langford Reef straight off the sand
  • Return sunset sail back to Airlie Beach
  • BYO Alcohol (and we provide the eski and ice)
  • Australian owned, and family operated business for the past 10 years
  • We are the elite guiding experience and are proud to be Australia’s only marine accredited Savannah Guide Enterprise
  • 2018 and 2019 Gold winners for the best “Major Tour and Transport Operator” in Australia!
  • 2021 Gold winner for the best “Adventure Tourism” Business in Australia!
  • WHALES! Keep your eyes on the horizon for Humpback Whales – frequently seen between the months of June to September!
  • Children under six years old must be approved before departure and supply their own lifejacket.

Winter Schedule: 1st June to 31st October
Departs: Coral Sea Marina 9:30 am (Check in 9:00am)
Returns: Coral Sea Marina 6:00 pm

Summer Schedule: 1st November to 31st May
Departs: Coral Sea Marina 10:00 am (Check in 9:30am)
Returns: Coral Sea Marina 6:30 pm

Day 5: Free Day @ Airlie Beach

On the fifth day, after enjoying leisure time at your hotel, you have the day free for leisure activities. You can take a stroll through the streets of Airlie Beach town and savor the last moments of your vacation in this charming Australian beach town. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and explore the local shops, cafes, or simply soak up the sun on the beach.

Later, depends on your flight schedule, marking the end of your wonderful journey in the Whitsunday Islands.

Tour Inclusive

Great Barrier Reef

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

60 minutes flights with Ocean Rafting

  • Full-day tour to the 60 minutes scenic flight with Whitehaven Beach one Day Trip, including round-trip transfers to the marina, lunch, and return transfers to the pier
  • 60 minute reef and island scenic flight with guaranteed window seats
  • Tour to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef snorkelling
  • Fresh tropical lunch pack
  • Refreshments
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Courtesy bus transfers

TONGARRA Snorkel, Sail & Sunset - Whitsundays Day Tour

  • Lycra suit hire
  • Snorkelling equipment (excluding prescription masks)
  • Banana boat ride
  • Paddleboard hire
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Marine environmental charge
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife
  • Sunset Sailing
  • Fuel levy

Tour Exclusive

  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving
  • 10 Scenic Heli Flight can be booked onboard
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverage can be purchased on Board
  • Airlie Beach Hotels Bus transfer (Need Pre-Book)
  • Accommodation
  • PUBLIC HOLIDAY SURCHARGE
  • Please bring your own swimming suits, towel and clothes.
  • Prescription Mask Hire - $15

Transportation

  • Day2: Make Own Way to Cruise Whitsundays 24 The Cv Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802
  • Day3: Return Transfer from Airlie Beach Main Hotels to the Airport and Marina
  • Day4: Make your own way to Coral Sea Marina North End – Meeting Point B.

Notices

  • Currency: The quoted prices are in Australian dollars (AUD).
  • Children under four years old must be approved before departure and supply their own lifejacket.

What to Bring: 

  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag with 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, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board.
  • Everything you need for the day as you will not return to your accommodation between tours.

PLEASE NOTE: Full names and exact weights per passenger must be advised when booking due to flight weight availability.

**Please note: The above tour itineraries are a guideline only and are subject to change depending on tide, wind and other weather conditions. Maximum per seat weight is 125kgs. Rates shown are valid for travel until 31 March 24.  For travel after that date, relevant rates will display when future dates are selected in the booking table. Please call Ocean Rafting 48 hours prior to departure on 07 4946 6848 to reconfirm booking and pick up time. 

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