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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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Awesome day!!! Highly Recommended

Had the best day with Nate and Keith on Riptide! Perfect way to see the islands and have some fun! Couldn't recommend enough- thanks folks!

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Good day out, especially on a good day weather wise. The crew were great - very entertaining and knowledgeable. Thanks back door Sam (James & Borris). Highly worth the southern tour day trip while in Airie. Only downfall was having to pay for photos at the end of the trip that were taken, considering how much money you spend per... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Had the best day with Nate and Keith on Riptide! Perfect way to see the islands and have some fun! Couldn't recommend enough- thanks folks!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Was a great day with beautiful beaches and snorkelling spots. The boat was great fun, it's like 2 experiences in 1!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A perfect end to our stay in the Whitsundays!! Friendly skipper and guide, stunning scenery and a delicious lunch!! Definitely recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took 2 days to northern and southern and we had such a good time. Such a good staff and boats. We enjoyed and highly recommended

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Thank you for choosing to do our "Double Deal" and spend double the amount of time exploring the Whitsundays with us! Thanks so much for the recommendation! :-) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very fun and entertaining thoroughly enjoyed it would definatley recommend and do again if I come back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We booked to go Ocean rafting as they have the best access to White Haven Beach based on our research. The whole day was fabulous-the fact that they had prescription masks for hire, the upbeat music played throughout the trip, the knowledge and fun filled attitude of our tour guides, the excellent food, the quiet and exquisite snorkelling spot and... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It was nice to snorkel by in the barrier reef. It was also nice to visit the beautiful Whitehaven beach. But most fun of all was almost the ride with the 500 horsepower rafting boat. The crew were very nice and funny. Also the food was better than expected. Overall a very fun trip that I would recommend anyone going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The weather was crap, let's start with that, and the team tried to avoid the rain choosing different routes as much as they could. The snorkeling bit was OK but the visibility was low (blame the rain?). The second part of the trip had to be Whitsunday itself. It started pouring when we approached the island and we had to... More 

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Thank you for your feedback on what sounded like a very wet day! We had a lot of tropical rain when you travelled, so yes, it certainly can make the day more challenging but our main goal is to still make sure people have fun and see the most of the Whitsundays. We are very flexible in allowing guests to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The girlfriend and I went ocean rafting today. The weather wasnt the best, it rained for half the trip but the crew members tom and sam made the day still fun. We snorkel the reefs and saw many fish and even a turtle. This is a must do!!! Even for families!!!

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