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Ocean Rafting

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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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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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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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"hill inlet"
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"fish"
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"boat ride"
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"day trip"
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"great fun"
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"bush walk"
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"fast boat"
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"a lot of fun"
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"buffet lunch"
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"whitsunday islands"
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent fun, great food, and beautiful views. Snorkeling could be a bit longer otherwise this was a blast and felt safe. Highly recommend this company.

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Reviewed yesterday

Great experience. The snorkeling was great and the crew could not have been more helpful or friendly.

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Reviewed yesterday

Everything about the day was superb. Pick up from hotel was on time. Check in went smoothly. Trip out to first snorkle site was fast but not uncomfortable. Range of ages on boat but all enjoyed it. Snorkling at both sites was amazing. Highlight of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I highly recommend to everyone young, old and in between! We done the North trip and had Moxy as our Sipper and Bradon as our deck/host, both guys made our day the best it possibly could have been. The places we were taken were absolutely...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Everything was incredible, Jammin so good guide tour and also Sam!!!!! Thanks for all girls!!!! I’ll definitly recommed this tour!!!

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Reviewed yesterday

Nice trip and good taking care from guides, we were enjoy boat riding,,,it was a fantasic and the beach is so beautiful. Was enjoy the buffet lunch and we’ve got so much fun.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to do the Northen Exposure tour, it was extremely entertaining. We had such a good day, with had such a great crewie Crystal and an great skipper Moxy. It is such an enjoyable day, perfect locations for snorkeling, beautiful lunch...More

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That's wonderful to hear you had a great day out on our Northern Exposure tour and enjoyed the beauty of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and the snorkelling sites we visit. We hope to see you back again one day soon! :-)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve done Ocean rafting 3 times now and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is an awesome day out, very well run. I get sea sick very easy but did not on this boat. 5 stars to our skipper moxy !!! Total legend

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow three times, you are a regular! That's awesome...thank you for continuing to experience the Whitsunday Islands with us and we hope to see you back again soon! Thanks from Moxy :-)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really good experience. Lots of fun. First time into the sea, my daughter loves it as well. She and her friend really like to play Thomas

Thank Yuan P
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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That is wonderful to hear your family and friends enjoyed your day out with us. The beautiful waters of the Whitsundays are the perfect place for your first ocean adventure! :-) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Whitsundays!

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qianyuc2018
21 February 2018|
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Hi there...you will receive an email shortly with a link to your photos from your day out with Ocean Rafting! We hope you had a great time! :-)
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molesend
21 December 2017|
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Ocean Rafting absolutely welcomes guests who require extra assistance however we do need to understand the extent of your disability in order to assess if the tour will be suitable for you in terms on boarding, disembarking... More
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HaveAlohaWillTravel
21 November 2017|
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Response from Madelyn V | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, but stinger suits were available for rent (or included in certain packages) which made us feel a lot better in the water!
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