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Ocean Rafting

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Address: Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North (Next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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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.

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Such a fun weekend in the Whitsundays!

My partner & I decided on the double deal option through ocean rafting- one day Southern Lights tour and the next Northern Exposure. We had so much fun being out on/in the water... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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My partner & I decided on the double deal option through ocean rafting- one day Southern Lights tour and the next Northern Exposure. We had so much fun being out on/in the water with super informative and fun deckies and of course, the driver with goofy jokes (even twice in a row). Thank you D, Tony, and Rosco for a... More 

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Our family loved the southern lights tour. Was the first snorkeling experience for the kids and Sam and Tim on the Thunderstruck made the day exhilarating (with the speedy ride), and so welcoming and supportive (such a relaxed crew that took you step by step through what was happening, when and how). We went out on a wet and quite... More 

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We had the best day of our australian holiday with ocean rafting. We did the "northern exposure" tour, with time on whithaven beach and 2 places to snorkel. The organization is very professional, from the pick up right until drop off at your hotel. Safety during the tour is their main concern, without compromising on the fun. The crew is... More 

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From Start to Finish it was an amazing experience. The raft was fun an the staff are amazing. I have never snorkelled before the staff members made us feel very comfortable.

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Great service by our tour guides, they made everybody feel very comfortable!! Very informative about the marine life and were very welcoming. My family and I really enjoyed snorkeling with the fishies big & small ! Definately recommend doing this tour because if we had the chance, we would definately do it again !!

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Had really great time Ocean Rafting on the Thrilla day out, great staff and very knowledgeable, well looked after even for snorkeling beginner, nothing was too much trouble. Plenty of good grub.

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Thank Deauville08
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour was awesome! It was super enjoyable riding not he edge of the raft but just as fun sitting on the inside! The tour was a perfect combination of snorkeling, beach time, and boat time. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great trip with snorkling, exploring the islands, relaxing at the beach and an exiting speed boat cruise! Lunch was very delitious. We had a great day with a super fun staff. This trip is worth the money!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the best and most exciting experience of a life time ever at airlie beach. Thanks too Dee and Tommon for their hospitality and guided tour. It was fun, interesting and helpful with lots of time to enjoy the beautiful wonder of Whitsunday!!

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Had the most amazing day. Picnic lunch on Whitehaven beach. The food was brilliant. A cider or beer or two. Snorkelling the reef. The captain and his skippers were well entertaining, fun and knowledgeable of the places we visited and great company to have around. They could do enough for us all, it was overall a fun, beautiful day.

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