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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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+61 7 4946 6848
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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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The main sights with a fun ride too!

An awesome day, the organisation was great, right from our pick up from our resort through to the drop off. We were suberbly looked after by Dee and Ross who couldn't have been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good day very fun good Skipper even if the condition was not perfect ! We didn't expect to spent such a good day

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An awesome day, the organisation was great, right from our pick up from our resort through to the drop off. We were suberbly looked after by Dee and Ross who couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming! The boat was great fun and a quick way of getting between the main sights but the pace of the day was perfect... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

That's wonderful to hear you had a great day out exploring the Whitsundays with us! Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to hopefully seeing you back again one day soon!:-) More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out with dee and Thomas and had a blast. Both super friendly and made the day enjoyable and definitely worth the trip

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Southern Lights Tour as it gave us more time at Whitehaven Beach. We would have preferred Northern Exposure Tour for the snorkeling but due to the recent cyclone the visibility isn't the best but still saw some coral and some fish. We would recommend contacting Ocean Rafting before hand to get an update on the snorkeling before... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was really good experience. It covers white haven beach and also snorkelling. I'd like to spend a bit more time on white haven beach.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ocean rafting was such a great experience We did snorkeling and white haven beach which was amazing Shame it's changed since cyclone but still such a beautiful day and would highly recommend for others to do this tour! Staff were definitely the highlight and made the day even better

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I liked the adventure experience provided by Ocean Rafting. Bobby and Matt made the best out of spotty weather and post cyclone environment with an exhilarating ride on the boat, trip to Hill Inlet and Whitehaven beach. I was surprised by the lunch, plentiful and delicious and the snorkelling was okay in the circumstances (not Ocean Rafting's fault, blame the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went on this trip about 3 weeks after the cyclone, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the place bounced back. Yeah, the bush walk is not as pretty as it might have been, and the vision under water kind of sucks, BUT every single spot still took my breath away, whether it's Hill Hinlet or Whitehaven Beach.... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear that the Whitsundays took your breath away! Thank you for choosing our Southern Lights tour and for recommending Ocean Rafting....we are pleased you enjoyed our slice of paradise! More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an experience, that is what I will say. Me and friend booked Ocean Rafting after hearing good things about it already and all I can say is that the trip lived up to what we heard and exceeded it. The team for our boat on the day, Bobby and Josh, were super friendly, made it enjoyable and made sure... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're short on time in the area, this day tour is perfect. The boat goes really fast, so we were able to see so much of the area in very little time. Great staff and an awesome day in general!

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