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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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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Excellent tour - guides informative and great fun. Sights amazing. However, we did not get an email re all the GoPro photos that were taken.More

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

That's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your Southern Lights tour with us! I'm sorry to hear that you didn't receive the email link to your photos....we will look into to it to see what happened. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

It was a great experience. Smooth check in . Good selection of scuba diving site. Nice lunch at whiiteheaven beach. The lookout point was amazing

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I love Paul, Thompson and Oliver, Those guys at good at speak chinese and provide amazing travel experience! LOL!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I went solo and had a great day and enjoyed all the views we got to see, and met a lot of great people on the way. The time on the boat was also great, quite a fun ride!. Would definitely recommend this tour

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

That's awesome to hear you had a great day out and enjoyed the Ocean Rafting "ride"! We love showcasing the Whitsundays to guests from all over the world...thank you for choosing Ocean Rafting! :-)

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The snorkelling was awesome, and Whitehaven was magical. Ross and Miriam were great, very knowledgeable and very friendly, making for a great day.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A great day out with a ln excellent crew. Boats really comfortable but fast. Food was delicious and Whitehaven pristine. Had two snorkels as well as an hour and a half lazing about in the crystal clear waters of Whitehaven. Thoroughly recommend this day out....More

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

That's great to hear you enjoyed your Ocean Rafting experience! Thanks so much for recommending Ocean Rafting and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Whitsundays! :-)

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qianyuc2018
21 February 2018|
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
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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21 December 2017|
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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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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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