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Ocean Rafting

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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
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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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Thank Abhijeet V
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Thank michael s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the best trip I have ever been on. We went on a boat called “Wild Thing” with Rosso and James. They are great fun and James really knows a lot about the Whitsundays so ask him almost anything about them and I’m sure...More

Thank ImogenWillis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day with Ross and Crystal doing the northern exposure. They were interesting, funny and enthusiastic guides. We couldn’t do the advertised snorkelling sites due to bad weather but spent an hour in a nearby bay with some nice coral and saw a...More

Thank MomDask
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff on our raft Dan and Ross made our day! Super friendly, fun, nothing was too much trouble for them, lots of jokes and laughs! All round had a great day. The places we visited were breathtaking,the lunch provided was great, lots of choice....More

Thank Amy G
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review....we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day out with Ocean Rafting. Yes, sometimes the ride can be more bumpy than others depending on the weather conditions and we are very flexible in offering guests the choice to travel and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks you Sara & Bobby making a fab & funny WILD ride 🤩❣️❣️❣️ Bobby assisted us with very quick response during snorkelling 🆘 ...the best lifesaver and knowledgable tour guild of 🇦🇺! Fantastic experience even though windy weather. Professional crew & adrenalin fueled ride!

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going with Ocean Rafting on a day trip was so much fun. We chose the Northern Exposure tour, and went out with Joyride with Josh and Bobby! First we went snorkelling and got to see the reef and some fishes, and it was so nice....More

Thank Piamant
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are pleased to hear you had a fantastic day on our Northern Exposure tour, visiting our special snorkelling locations and beautiful Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach! Thank you for choosing Ocean Rafting and we hope to see you again one day soon! :-)

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Thank eileenrosew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice day tour! We visited Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and a beautiful point for snorkelling. Crew was very friendly and funny. It’s worth it!

Thank JulianaCaixeta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean Rafting is definitely one os the best tours I've done in my trip in North Queensland. The crew were very friendly and the food was awesome. Highly recommended

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Thank stephankt
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for recommending Ocean Rafting! We love hearing that it was one of the best tours you have done in NQ...we hope you created many wonderful memories and enjoyed the rest of your time in the Whitsundays :-)

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Steve L
12 November 2017|
Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Hi Steve...you will see even more of the Whitsundays with this package as you enjoy two amazing day tours over two days! You definitely won't miss out on anything and will see some of the best locations the Whitsundays has... More
6 November 2017|
Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Yes not a problem at all....we have storage for bags under the seats and it is a great idea to bring your phone in a water resistant bag! We look forward to hopefully seeing you soon!