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Ocean Rafting

25 Ocean View Ave | The Jetty Office, Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
07 4946 6848
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Ranked #6 of 56 activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a wild ride - this is not a relaxing sailing trip around the Whitsundays! The ocean rafts are great fun, but they are serious about getting you to each place as fast as possible, and the rafts literally do bounce across the waves. If the forecast is for 30 knot winds, like it was on our day,... More

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was awesome : we had a great team (with Will and Sarah) that took an excellent care of us! We got to see the reef and heaps of colourfull fishes! Then we got to White heaven beach that was unreal! unbelievable! Thank you to all i really had the best ride of my life!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day, beautiful beaches - Dylon and Roly were great fun and very experienced and knowledgable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

the weather was perfect. It started with an organised and friendly "check-in team". We were 1 of 2 southern tours. The fast rafting, short hikingtour, snorkling, food, being on the water, enjoying nature and its animals, everything was great :o) Whitehaven is a little paradise! Ivan & his collegue ( sorry, forget his name) were fun and professional. Thanks for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We originally booked a two night whitsundays trip for a ridiculous amount of money from another company then we saw this tour for one day at a much more reasonable price so we cancelled it and did ocean rafting instead. We still saw everything we would have wanted in just one day! The staff were very friendly and up for... More

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Viernheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We saw some nice spotts but the snorkel spots weren't very nice. There were mostly lots of dead corals. However we saw some nice and colourfull fishes. Whiteheavenbeach is nice to see. A tourmember asked the tour guide something about it and all he did is complaining that we are all tourists and all what tourists do is come over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Hang on for the ride of your life! Loved this day. Good snorkelling. Whitehaven Beach is a must see. The beautiful white sand which never gets hot. Take the bush walk up to the top and see the magnificent views. Have lunch on Whitehaven Beach. Time to relax or go exploring. Just before reaching home they will take you "zooming"... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

it definetly could not have been better! Our tour guides were funny, responsible, approachable and competent. you will see beautiful fishes right in front of you and amazing coral. Most importantly the white heaven beach! true heaven! big reminder ! please do remember to bring a jacket or jumper with you even if the sun is big and the weather... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The boat was uncomfortable and boring Lacked excitemwnt as was advertised South trip snorkeling wasn't very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great day out. Pick jammin boat. Views were beautiful. Your guides really knew what they were talking about. They were interesting to listen to and really seemed to care if you were enjoying yourself

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