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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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Really good experience. Lots of fun. First time into the sea, my daughter loves it as well. She and her friend really like to play Thomas

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We did the snorkel day trip. Was a fantastic day out with Josh and Dan. The fun started before we were even on the boat. Great for all ages. Saw amazing coral and fish. Josh put us on the spots every time. Great lunch spot...More

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Absolutely awesome day trip. Braidon and Moxy were absolute legends on the boat ‘Thriller’. They were entertaining the whole time. The snorkelling was phenomenal. We bumped into hundreds of different types of fish and even got to see a massive manta ray. Loved it fellas....More

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This tour was awesome, great fast boat, fantastic fun and informative staff (Sam and Brando), good variety of food in the $16 lunch option. Breathtaking views at Hill Inlet, Whitehaven is beautiful and until you touch and see that white sand you won't realise just...More

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OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for coming and playing with Ocean Rafting! We are glad you and your family had a fantastic day out with Sam and Braden. The tropical buffet lunch is great value for $16 especially when you can sit on the beautiful Whitehaven Beach and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take the recommended Northern tour. Fast boatride! Beautifue view of Whitehaven Beach sfter a 10 min. Walk. Hour + time on beutiful white powder sand beach. Great lunch was only $15, more food thsn we could eat and delish!😁 on to two snorkeling locations. One...More

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OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for leaving us a review! Glad you had a great day out with the boys! The buffet lunch for $16 is great value! Your eyes are bigger than your belly just like mine :) Be sure to tell all your family and friends to...More

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