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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On tour with a combo of Australians and Americans. Had no idea that we were in for such a great day. Moxie and Tommo were awesome. Good times, great music and amazing scenery. The boat ride is not for the faint of heart but if...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

The trip was amazing - Wild things was such a great tour group! One of the best experiences of my life

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Thank rachael_chappuis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dani and Moxy on the thunderstruck provided a entertaining, enjoyable and fun day out for the family! We had a sunny calm day on the water and the snorkelling was spectacular the coral reef on Makerel Bay was definitely a sight to see! Value for...More

Thank worldynew
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trip was fantastic, snorkelling great, Whitehaven Beach unbelievable. Lunch really good value. The best of all were the guides, they made it an awesome day.

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Thank H7418LJjanetc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic. If you are looking for a great day out, Get on Thunderstruck with Danni and Moxcy. Great smorgasbord lunch provided by crew on Whitehaven beach- amazing coral snorkelling- great day out. Loved it '

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Thank kathym172017
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with my husband and 2 sons (4 and 8 years) and everyone loved this trip. The boys particularly loved the snorkelling. Very excited to see a turtle and still talking about it 2 weeks later!

Thank BlueMarley07
Reviewed 5 days ago

Huge thumbs up for the Ocean Rafting trip to Whitehaven. Totally cool ride out and back in the raft. Great staff on board. Whitehaven would have to be the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Snorkeling at Hook Island was enjoyable and the fish...More

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Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Southern lights was such a great experience, the guys on board were so nice! Whitehaven took my breath away :)

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Thank mizzdeere
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the southern lights tour on Friday and it was nothing short of amazing. Our guides were energetic, fun and informative. They showed us a great snorkeling spot where we saw turtles, a massive clam and beautiful reef. The view of the swirls...More

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Thank amymaher2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

The boys on Wild thing did a great job with the day trip. They were both friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable. A great day out.

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5 September 2017|
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Response from ReneeAlesha | Reviewed this property |
We chose the southern highlights tour which is more beach time than snorkelling. We had one snorkel for about 40 mins, and then headed to the shallow south end of the beach to walk up to hill inlet. We had 30 mins for the... More
12 July 2017|
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Response from travelvirgin101 | Reviewed this property |
Loved Northern your
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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