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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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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 out - don't miss it!

My husband and I hired two of the ocean rafting boats privately for a day out with our wedding guests. It was a truly magical day. We booked through whitsunday bookings however... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

My husband and I hired two of the ocean rafting boats privately for a day out with our wedding guests. It was a truly magical day. We booked through whitsunday bookings however any dealings with Ocean Rafting were made easy and prompt. They provide lunch on board so checked for any allergies/preferences anyone might have and adjusted accordingly. As for... More 

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Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

This trip was amazing in every respect. The snorkelling is awesome and the lookout walk is just sensational. Dylan and Ben were brilliant hosts and had great knowledge of the areas. It is a fun filled, high adrenaline trip for all ages. Don't miss it.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

I would recommend a trip on ocean rafting to any tourist or local, I have lived in Airlie Beach for over 20 years, on Saturday I took my two children aged 11 & 9 on wild thing, all I can say is that it was an awesome day, great snorkelling, beautiful Whitehaven beach, great food and a top crew, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

We took the ocean rafting tour whilst in Airlie Beach and it was the highlight of our holiday. We all loved the ocean raft, very fast and extremely fun! The snorkelling locations were fantastic. Having snorkelled before, this was the first time we took our kids snorkelling and we could not have asked for a better introduction for them. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

My partner I choose to do Ocean Rafting once we arrived in Airlie Beach as nearly everyone we spoke to recommended we try it. We were not dissapointed at all. We went on the 'Jammin' boat and our guides were Matty and Cam. They were fantastic and enthusiastic and cleary love their jobs!! This was one of three snorkeling tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We took the Northern Exposure tour, and had a great day. The operators were funny and friendly, the boats were fast and fun (my wife didn't get sea sick, which was also a bonus!), the two spots we went snorkeling had some great fish and coral to look at, the stop at Whitehaven Beach was amazing, they put on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

WOW what can I say this is my second time out with Ocean Rafting and it is simply AMAZING. It is a fun way to see the Whitsunday Islands and also Whitehaven Beach. The crew 10/10 the snorkelling 10/10 the views 11/10 yes 11/10 lunch 10/10 overall 10/10 we had a great day out. Ocean Rafting would have to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

We went on this tour on a wet and windy day in June. It was worth going in the bad weather because the big waves made the trip so exciting (if you do go in bad weather though make sure you dress warm! Some people on our boat looked very nippy in their shorts by the end of the day.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

Just want to let you know that we had a blast on our Southern Lights tour on 1/10/11. Being in our 50's we were the oldest couple on the boat but we had so much fun we felt like kids again. Our crew of Sarah & Cam were fantastic and provided great personal touches ,such as the cleaning of everyone's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

I took the Southern lights tour, which involved about an hour of snorkeling, a hike and 2 hours at the Whitehaven beach. The crew was excellent and very patient with this first time snorkeler. Had a lot of fun, crew has a great sense of humor, and I would highly recommend to others. This is a full day activity, leaving... More 

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