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Ocean Rafting

#1 of 82 Tours in Airlie Beach Features Animals
Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848
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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
+61 7 4946 6848

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This trip was fantastic. We did the northern tour with Skipper Mogsy and Eco guide Ryno. They were fantastic hosts and made our trip unforgettable with their knowledge, humour and wit. The food was delicious and fresh with a variety of dishes. We can recommend...More

Thank Moeffie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the Southern Lights tour on 'thrilla'. The weather wasn't that great (lots of wind and rain and it was fairly overcast), however that didn't matter as we still got some great photos and had a great day out. Moxy and Dan were great...More

Thank Jacki W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an amazing time at whitehaven beach with my partner great hosts . Even got see whales. Only thing that let us down was the price of the beverages while on bored.

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Thank Josh M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely fantastic day right from making the booking till the trip completed. Excellent friendly helpful and informative staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Have highly recommended it to friends and family back in N.Z.

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Thank 804cathc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The "ocean rafting" boats parked 5 abreast at Whitehaven ensuring that no one on the beach could get an unobstructed view or image. One of their rafts almost mowed me down while paddling in the shallows. It was as if i were suddenly swimming in...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip itinerary is very interesting including many kinds of activities in a single day such as snorkeling, climbing the bushy hill inlet, enjoying sunlight at white heaven beach. The staff is very nice and the trip is memorable.

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Thank ustccuik
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing day out to the Whitsunday Islands, in particular Whitehaven Bay. Unreal! The boat ride is rough but great craic and you will get wet on the trip. Bringing the right gear will make it all the more enjoyable. Our 2 girl guides were...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw whales, the beautiful Whitehaven beach and the boat ride was awesome. Had older children and toddlers and it was great for both.

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Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After much research and reading of reviews, I selected this company as it gets you to where you want to go the quickest. The company has several boats which cross over between snorkelling and the beach. We headed to Whitsunday lookout point first. It's a...More

Thank Dearmans
Reviewed 6 days ago

The whole expérience was amazing: the landscape was like a living dream, the crew was the nicest and funniest you could hope for, and the meal was of a great quality... An experience I would try again any time !

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12 July 2017|
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Response from kristin B | Reviewed this property |
we were told southern is more time on the beach, and northern is more snorkeling. we did northern, but still got to go to Hill inlet, and had a leisurely lunch on Whitehaven where no other boats were allowed. it was awesome... More
Donna H
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
Joleen S
7 May 2017|
Response from narelle501 | Reviewed this property |
HI , it was a hot day when we went anyway , so we wore light clothing and take a towel, hat and sunscreen. you are in the sun a lot and you are in and out of the water often, and they supply rash suits