We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North (Next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4946 6848
Website
Today
07:30 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
Description:

Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the...

Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights, and each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. The vessels were originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 450hp engines. 70% of the vessel is shaded, providing comfort from the tropical sun. Small groups allow guests to experience tropical paradise away from the crowds.Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Skipper and Eco Host will ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service, from the courtesy bus pick up in the morning to snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 113.12*
and up
Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,569 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2855
    Excellent
  • 394
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Northern tour on 'Thriller'

Amazing day , no surprise this company brings home tourism awards! From check in to days end, the whole show is seamless - it is professional and loaded with fast and furious fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brigitte M
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Airlie Beach

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

3,569 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,344: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing day , no surprise this company brings home tourism awards! From check in to days end, the whole show is seamless - it is professional and loaded with fast and furious fun! My six year old did not want the day to end, and honestly nor did I! A must do, you will not be sorry!

Helpful?
Thank Brigitte M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brodie and Tom took us out today on our trip. It was the single most amazing trip of Airlie Beach. I highly recommend doing ocean rafting as the crew are very knowledgeable about the islands and where the most private spots are. Great food and even better views!!

Helpful?
Thank Brodie P
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
819 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At Peter Pan's at Airlie Beach we had booked a day tour at Ocen Rafting. We picked the Northern Exposure for $164. This included a visit to the beautiful Whitehaven Beach on a fast boat and snorkeling twice. Due to the super moon there were a lot of waves and rough water.

Helpful?
Thank Ronaldo070
San Pedro, Belize
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From start till end, this trip was amazing. We were on the red boat, "thunderstruck". Both the hosts made the day. They were funny, knowledgeable and really created a good mood on the boat. We stopped at 2 beautiful snorkeling spots, however the highlight was definitely Whitehaven beach. The boat was nice and fast and the crew made it so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Malicki90
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
184 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys are doing a great job. Everything is very well organized. If you're on a schedule you should definitely consider doing this tour. You'll see many places, get some good food, snorkeling, etc. well done! Highly recommended!

Helpful?
Thank Benjamin F
Potomac, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went on this with my adult daughter and we had a blast. Crew was energetic and fun. Stops were great and we saw lots of fishes, coral, and even a few sea turtles and small, harmless lemon sharks. Lunch was tasty and the whole thing was well-organized. Highle recommend.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Sharon M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked through telephone and online with very efficient people confirming all. Picked up ayt location and taken to harbour - bit of a wait and had to sign in everything which was a bit of a 'faff' - since I had already done it online before. We went in the 'Thrilla' Boat with 2 greta hosts - that were both... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark D
Cannonvale, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ocean Rafting is a great experience and a must do when visiting the Whitsundays. This was my third time doing the tour, and I would do it again without hesitation. Keith and Jess, our crew were fantastic!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank hannbartolo
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect mix of thrills and chills. Thrills of the boat ride as they carved in the wake of other boats SUPER FUN! Chills of relaxing at Whitehaven beach and taking in the spectacular view. Also loved the snorkelling so many beautiful fish to see! Definitely worth the $$

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank sophie_white90
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ocean rafting was a lot of fun. The mix of snorkeling, boating and walking/beach time was perfect for us. Beautiful sites and the lunch is definitely worth an extra $10! Book it 😆

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
1 Thank Mossy_4_6

Travellers who viewed Ocean Rafting also viewed

Airlie Beach, Queensland
Airlie Beach, Queensland
 
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Airlie Beach, Queensland
 

Been to Ocean Rafting? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ocean Rafting and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Ocean Rafting staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?