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Ocean Rafting

#1 of 81 Tours in Airlie Beach Features Animals
Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North (Next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848
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US$ 119.26*
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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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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North (Next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an awesome time! The staff was very cheerful and always willing to help make our trip comfortable. The place was terrific, I've never seen a beach as beautiful as the one by Hill inlet. Totally worth every penny.

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Thank Jeanne R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef, and this adventure certainly provided ample opportunity. We took advantage of the two tour combo special, saving a bucket load on two different day tours on the GBR. This gave us three snorkel opportunities in three separate...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very excellent and exciting experience, great crews. we enjoy it sooo much, and love it sooo much! Thank to Thomas, another Thomas and Danny!

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Thank JIN W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really great day out. We were stuck with which tour to do with 2 teenage boys and an 8 year old girl and we were not disappointed with this one. Dee's knowledge of the area was great. She was very attentive to everyone especially the...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an amazing time thanks to Josh and Reino on Jammin Northern Exposure Tour. The highlight of the tour was without a doubt snorkelling along the coral bed with fish, turtles, sharks, manta rays. Not for the faint hearted as it is a fast...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whitehaven is always amazing and the guides will answer your questions, while giving you some sick history of the surrounding areas. Highly recommend if you are travelling through the whitsundays.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I plus our two kids (8 & 6) had the most amazing day on this ocean rafting tour. Despite the effects of the recent cyclone, the snorkelling was amazing. We weren't sure how our kids would go snorkelling for so long but...More

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Thank natre09
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thank you guys for an AMAZING day snorkeling the reef and visiting Whitehaven beach. We did the Southern Lights tour as a couple. The whole day was planned to perfection. I'd also recommend you opt for the buffet lunch as there is a pretty awesome...More

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Thank jehnap
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thrill seeking and also relaxing! Food was great and guides were fun and Interactive with all ages!great day highly recommend and would go again

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Thank Lily R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tom, Tom and Dani were great tour guides. They took good care of everyone and made the experience really fun. Tom can speak Chinese and Captain Tom and Dani were really helpful. We had so much fun!!!!

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Donna H
If you go on a p and o cruise can you book direct with them has anyone else done this ? Much cheaper than going through cruise ?
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
How long is the boat ride on the southern lights trip ? Can't wait for this trip but a teeny bit scared of boats so knowing how long the boat ride helps me a lot!! Thanks
1 May 2017|
Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Hi there! At most, the longest ride is 45 minutes out to the Whitsundays Islands. You enjoy more beach time on the Southern Lights tour and there is one snorkelling stop as well! We are sure you will have a great day out... More