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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 #5 of 54 activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Despite less than ideal weather we had a blast. The two guides on Wild Thing Dylan and Braeden were extremely helpful, polite, accommodating and friendly. The boat trip was a wild ride at times but did not induce any seasickness at all. It's a different experience to being on larger, enclosed boats on other tours where we all felt nauseous... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The team at ocean rafting were excellent, very friendly, professional and great fun to be around for the day. You can really tell they enjoy their job! We went snorkelling at dumbell island then had lunch and beach time at whitehaven before a short walk for an amazing view at Hill's Inlet. Spectacular! The speed boat ride between the islands... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I did the Northern tour with more snorkeling time. Even though I didn't get to see any turtles on that day, the whole trip in general was amazing. William our tour guide kept us entertained, quite a character! knowledgeable too. We sat on the side of the boat on the way there, holding on to the roaps. That was fun... More

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Everybody told us that this was the best excursion in town for going to the Reef - especially if you want to avoid being sea sick. Everything about the excursion was great - a reasonable price, fun crew, a nice but simple picnic lunch and a couple of good spots for snorkeling. A few more tips for novice snorkelers would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great experience. Let's get the negatives out the way... Be prepared for a long wait on the jetty to get going. The checkin process for four boats takes a while. Stinger suits will cost you extra and they smell bad so get in the water quick! Either take snacks or cash for drinks and chocolate as lunch is late and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well run adventure trip. Staff we had were characters and made the day more enjoyable. We made three stops to do different things so it was not a there and back trip We were never rushed at any stop and never felt like we had to keep track of time. Well worth doing.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Staff are Fantastic cant do enough for you and made the day very enjoyable, thank you guys! The best way to see the inner reef as the boats are extremely fast and they don't pick you up early so you have time to have breakfast all other operators want to pick you up at 7.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had a fantastic day and made new friends. It was thrilling and great fun. The only major feedback I can give is in the order of events. I felt that we crammed everything into the first part of the trip and that we could have rated to the snorkeling, had lunch, chilled on the beach, did the bush walk... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great value for money. Went with the northern light tour which entails an awesome speed boat race to Whitehaven, two snorkeling sights and lunch and walk on Whitehaven. The front of house staff excellent with our UK bank problem. Both Tim and Will were enthusiastic and ensured that everyone in our group enjoyed the day. I shall remember this day... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The whole day was special; we loved the speed and excitement of the boat travel, the knowledgable but safe guides, the beautiful views from Hill Inlet lookout, the great lunch on the white sand beach, the time allowed to soak up the special locations, being able to swim in the sea and the lagoon, the two top spot snorkel sites... More

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