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Ocean Rafting

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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
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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.
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 20:00
Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848

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Reviewed yesterday

We got the 2 days tour Chill and thrill, 1st day we did the Southern Lights tour, it was amazing! The guys responsible for the boat were great, they made it really enjoyable, 5/5 for them. 2nd day in the Derwent Hunter could be better,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time with Ocean Rafting discovering the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday islands, Whitehaven beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. The two guides we had were awesome, really nice and they make sure you have a good time. We did snorkeling and it was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on the rafting experience yesterday. It was the best day out! Tim and Tom were our guides for the day and they were so fantastic! We went on the northern trip with two snorkelling spots. They had great local knowledge...More

Thank Caitlin A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Josh and Sarah were an excellent Captain and crew. They took us snorkelling and to Whitehaven North and South on a day trip. What a gorgeous part of the world and we could tell how proud they were of their backyard! From checking in in...More

Thank Virginia N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose this trip against type as we are mid sixties and most people going on it were twenties; but it was excellent all round. The sea was dead calm, but Josh made the most of the power and agility of the semi rigid power...More

Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The only company willing to take you out when the ocean is slightly violent. Makes for a fanatic experience, I chased reef sharks through the shallows and saw a myriad of marine life. The only way to see the Reef.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 4 days ago

white heaven is so beatiful and will cherish it in my memory. i have shared it with my friends and propose your good service.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Southern Lights Whitehaven Beach tour with Ocean Rafting. it was an amazing experience and one of the main highlights of the tour. The staff on board were very friendly and the atmosphere on the boat was full of fun. The first stop...More

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Thank Balagopal R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Customer service was really good, buffet had alot of varity of food. Boats were in good conditions. Tour guide D was best.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The reason why im rating this average is because the tour is for young people with no children. The speed of the boat, the wind and the fact that there were way too many people on boat (ie my son had to sit on my...More

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry to hear that there were elements to your experience which didn't meet your expectations. Please rest assured that with a fleet of six vessels and the style of tour, Ocean Rafting caters for a range...More

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4 September 2017|
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Response from Lanzlove2travel | Reviewed this property |
We done the Southern highlights tour and stopped at one snorkelling spot off hook island. We were the only boat there so wasn't crowded at all. They planned it that way which was awesome. We snorkeled there for about 40min... More
12 July 2017|
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Response from travelvirgin101 | Reviewed this property |
Loved Northern your
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25 May 2017|
Response from TinCanBayKitty | Reviewed this property |
They were saying they prefer you to book directly through them. As long as you have your dates etc they work with other operators and I'm assuming that includes PnO