Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! An Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach on our Whitehaven Beach tours and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.
All about the 2 day / 2 night Sailing on New Horizon
New Horizon offers a busy itinerary as well as stand-up paddleboards, a waterslide and a huge deck for relaxing and enjoying the views! You will sail around the Whitsundays, exploring the bays and beaches, visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout, and exploring some of the best snorkel sites in the Whitsundays.
2 day / 2 night Sailing on New Horizon
Tour itinerary - 2 Days
Snorkel and Swim on the Whitsundays
You will depart the Abel point Marina around 2:30pm. We have a briefing before the sails are hoisted to catch the winds across Whitsunday Passage. We will head past the Molle group of islands and venture to the southern end of Hook Island to Nara Inlet.
Once at the sheltered bay of Nara in the afternoon, New Horizon will anchor (for the night), and you can enjoy some time swimming in the warm waters or try out the stand up paddle boards.
As the sun sets on the horizon, fill your belly with a tasty meal, enjoy a few evening drinks and socialise!
The day will start early at 6:30am as the boats ventures over to the one and only Whitehaven Beach.
Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast including a delicious fresh fruit platter.
Arriving at Whitehaven at around 8:00am, passengers will be accompanied by an experienced tour guide as they make their way to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout for plenty of photo opportunities.
Afterwards enjoya walk to north Whitehaven Beach where you will experience the world-famous silica sand for yourself, spending some time sunbaking, wading, having a stroll or playing some beach games.
At around 11:00am, head back to the boat for some lunch and a brisk sail to the next destination for a snorkel and dive at some of the Whitsundays' best locations. After some time exploring the underwater world, it’s time for more fun on the diving board and paddle boards.
If there is time, New Horizon will head to the north of Hook island and enjoy another snorkel at Maureen’s or Butterfly Bay, before some afternoon snacks and a beverage.
Set sail again and watch the sunset as we make our way to the next overnight anchorage. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner, a few drinks and some socialising.
Snorkel or Dive
Another early start to head to another snorkel and dive site. This final location offers a discounted dive for second or third time divers. This final spot will be followed by plenty of time for swimming, jumping off the dive platform and cruising around on the SUP boards.
At 10:00am you'll begin heading back to Airlie Beach, where you can enjoy an after party in the evening with your new friends, where you can eat and drink for just $5!
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Guests should check in by 11am the day of departure.
- It is recommended that the double bunk fare is only booked by two people travelling together as otherwise pax will have to share the double bunk with another passenger.
- Passengers can bring their own alcohol as this vessel is not licensed. Please no glass bottles or red wine
- Certified Divers, should present a valid Dive Card, to complete the certified dive. All guests will need to complete a Dive Medical Questionnaire prior to diving.
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