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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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+61 7 4946 6848
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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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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Fun and efficient way of seeing the highlights of the Whitsundays

The crew was really fun and great, and we got to see the most beautiful beaches in one day! The ride was fun and bumpy :)

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The crew was really fun and great, and we got to see the most beautiful beaches in one day! The ride was fun and bumpy :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice crew overall, sometimes a bit too naggy (complaining about water and sand in the boat, for example). In retrospect I would have done the tour with more snorkelling time instead of beach time, because there wasn't much to do on the beach itself. After our beach visit, one of the guides said that the sand was special, you could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing time on the tour. The crew was friendly and funny, making sure we had a great time on the boat. Snorkelling was one of my favorite things I've ever done and Whitehaven Beach was incredibly beautiful. The tour was very well planned and directed because, considering we had just one day, we spent exactly the right... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

That's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your snorkelling adventure and time spent on Whitehaven Beach! Yes it truly is a beautiful, relaxing spot! That's great you had fun on the Ocean Rafting "ride" and we hope you created many wonderful memories! Thank you for choosing Ocean Rafting! :-) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Day with nice staff. Funniest Captain of a boat I have ever had!! We did snorkeling in coral reefs and spent afternoon in Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Unforgettable experience!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christmas eve experience I will never forget. The 2 girls that took us out on the boat were great, from start to finish it was fantastic I would definitely recommend this trip if you are looking for a great boat ride, excitement and fun along with beautiful places to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most exciting, beautiful experience. The crew was incredible and funny, the ocean rafting was unbelievable and the snorkelling and Whitehaven beach were truly remarkable. Definitely recommend for families and thrill seekers.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I first saw Ocean rafting I thought this was going to be a "big touristic attraction" with lots of rafts and people. However because of the price and the previous positive reviews on trip advisor I booked a tour for my mother and I. It ended up being the highlight of our trip! The raft is very comfortable and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good time out but at the very beginning it would have been useful if we'd known that we would have to pay extra to hire stinger suits to go in the water. Being jelly fish season and all that you'd have thought they would have been supplied in with the cost of the trip. You'll need money also... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear you had a great day. In regards to the extras, we certainly don't aim to hide them, in fact we promote these as options for guests on all of our brochures, website etc, as we like to give guests the choice of what they would like to include in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my highlights on my 5 week holiday in Australia. First of all, I didn't get sick on the boat :D Cool experience, to almost fly over the the waves. The staff was amazing. Very good skipper who gave us some cool music while making our way to our snorkling spot. During the trip another staff member... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I were recently in Airlie Beach on vacation and finding ourselves unable to book onto a sailing ship, we opted for plan B which included a scenic flight over the reef and a full day Ocean Rafting out to Whitehaven Beach that also took in a spot of snorkeling. We are both adventurous people, I an Australian... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our Fly and Ride package with GSL Aviation...it certainly is a good way to see the Whitsundays from on and above the water! We are pleased you enjoyed the Ocean Rafting adventure and the "ride" and it was a highlight for you during your stay in Airlie Beach. We look forward to seeing you again one... More 

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