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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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Great day on the Whitsundays!

We spent the day with ocean rafting as a couple. It was an amazing day. They collect you from your hotel and take you to the boat. You then race round the Whitsunday's and snorkel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day with ocean rafting as a couple. It was an amazing day. They collect you from your hotel and take you to the boat. You then race round the Whitsunday's and snorkel at two great sites on hook island. Then you take a bushwalk through whitsunday island to the hill inlet lookout. Finishing with a great lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guys are great and made the day trip as best as possible. Loved sitting on the sides of the rafts even with high winds and not the best weather in the morning turned out to be an amazing day!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and our 2 boys aged 10 & 8 looked at a lot of boat trips in Airlie and opted for this. The company gives stinger suits (8 dollars adults and free for kids) snorkelling equipment, and look after you the whole time. Our two tour guides were enthusiastic and great fun throughout the day. It takes an... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

That's fabulous to hear that your family enjoyed your day out with us and even your youngest son had a fun snorkelling adventure! We really appreciate your detailed review and thank you for recommending us! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Australian travels! :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the staff was wonderful and very memorable trip, diving, dolphins, turtles and walk to Ilnet Hill...wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a way to see the Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven. The snorkeling site off Dumbell Island was incredible and even though it was a rainy day our all female crew (Sam and Sarah) did an amazing job of keeping spirits up and ensuring we still had a fantastic time. The Whitehaven lookout and time on the beach was totally out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked on a private charter with 16 other people from a cruise ship we were holidaying on. We were due to arrive at Abell Point marina. However we were taken to a different marina. Thankfully the staff at Ocean rafting realizing we weren't at Abell Point decided to come and look for us. Once found they quickly arranged... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour to the whitsundays islands unfortunately, nice staff but didn't receive the photos they told us to send.

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

That's great to hear you enjoyed your day out with us but sorry to hear you haven't been able to access your photos. Please just contact our office on 07 4946 6848 and they will be able to assist :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an outstanding experience. We were in a raft boat ("Riptide") that started out fast from the get go. Sit on the edges (where you hold on to a belt) for a fun ride. We took the Southern Lights trip where there is less snorkeling (just one stop, where it was nice) but more hiking/beach time. Note that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day out visiting the beautiful islands. Great hosts that kept us entertained and great lunch buffet

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a shore tour with Ocean Rafting when our P&O cruise the Pacific Aria docked at Airlie beach. It was an amazing experience the crew were absolutely fantastic. The crew were so much fun and their knowledge of the reef was exceptional.

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