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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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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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I booked a 'northern' tour with my boyfriend through the ocean rafting website. It was a FANTASTIC experience!! The speedboat runned very fast and me and my boyfriend totally... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I booked a 'northern' tour with my boyfriend through the ocean rafting website. It was a FANTASTIC experience!! The speedboat runned very fast and me and my boyfriend totally enjoyed it! Sam and Miriam were great instructors and they played some music while we were on the boat. Fantastic atmosphere, sympathetic guys - great lunch at the whitehaven beach and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like speeding, you will have lots and lots of fun! Food is good. Everything in the adequate dose: snorkel, beach, views and service. Boat team had a great mood.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have just returned from an absolutely Amazing day With Ocean Rafting. Our Host for the day was Sam and our Skipper was Ads ( sorry if I've spelt that wrong) they made the whole day super smooth and great fun and their Knowledge of the Whitsundays and what's under the water is incredible .!. Thank you for an Amazing... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation...it's much appreciated! That's great you enjoyed all aspects of your Ocean Rafting adventure and a big thanks from Sam and Ads! We hope to see you back again one day soon! :-) More 

South Gate, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The crew was fun and very knowledgeable! We had a great time touring around the whitsundays and snorkeling the beautiful Reef

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Not for the faint of heart, but a great day on the water and excellent snorkelling. Totally recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had an awesome day with an epic crew! Jess and Todd were fantastic and definitely made our day!!! Such an exciting and relaxing day. Will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our ocean craft was piloted by an amazing young lady, who took us on a fast-paced, fun, and wonderful ride to tow very diverse snorkel locations. We were blessed with perfect weather, and they showed us one location with great coral and one with amazing fish. Lunch was delicious, with something for everyone. And our safety and happy experience was... More 

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Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Ocean Rafting adventure! That is great you had an amazing snorkelling experience, and yes we do suggest not to wear fins to minimise coral damage, but certainly agree it can assist with your snorkelling. We are so pleased Ocean Rafting was a highlight of your... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Professional skipper and crew. Wonderful island, great atmosphere, unforgetable views,money well spent

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great day. Roscoe and Dee very entertaining and knowledgable. Good lunch and good snorkel place. Highlight of the day the lookout

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great trip, fun and knowledgeable staff - did the southern tour to spend more time at Whitehaven. Throughly recommend if you don't want to stay on a boat or don't have much time to explore the whitsundays.

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for experiencing our Southern Lights tour! We hope you enjoyed your time on Whitehaven Beach and your time spent exploring the Whitsunday Islands with us! All the best for the rest of your travels! :-) More 

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