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Address: Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North (Next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4946 6848
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Description: 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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Wonderful experience with a wonderful crew!

This is by far the best way to see some of the best spots in the Whitsundays and you do it all in one day! Great snorkeling, great beaches and best of all a great crew that made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went on 13/4/2015 on the Whitehaven North Trip. Whitehaven is absolutely stunning! We have been previously on the same kind of trip with a different company and I regret not having done it with them again. Although the trip was fast & fun, I would not recommend Ocean Rafting. The skipper was friendly & knowlegable, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best way to see some of the best spots in the Whitsundays and you do it all in one day! Great snorkeling, great beaches and best of all a great crew that made it a fun experience for all. It is a bit of a bumpy ride so if you have back problems don't go... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What an amazing trip! We had the pleasure today of being on Thrilla with Dillan and Shannon. Those two know how to keep a boat load of tourists entertained!!!! In our family group we had ages from 7 to 63 and we all spent so much time laughing while still learning so much about the area. The weather was looking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went in late March with my boyfriend. The ride was fantastic! True to its name being ocean rafting. However, the buffet style lunch was not worth the amount paid. The food was cold and it could have been better. We also found out a few days later that usually there will be a photographer onboard the raft to take photographs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dylan & Shannon were awesome host and the tour itself was fantastic. Highly recommend the combined tour with flight over islands and reef. Very well organised

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We went on Ocean Rafting for a day and we had a really good time ! That was fun to be on a fast boat and we went very close to the islands ! That was sooo beautiful. The crew was fun and friendly they gave us a lot of information and shew us a lot of wild animals (turtles,... More 

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Cleator Moor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

What a way to finish off our short stay in the Whitsundays,brilliant fun combined with stunning views of Whitehaven beach and hill inlet and a great crew with Jess and Sarah.

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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great staff, great boat. The trip to Whitehaven was filled with adrenalized boating and a tour leader with remarkable knowledge and the ability to keep everyone in a vibe of laughter and excitement. The approach to Whitehaven was delicately done not to spoil the first sighting, the curiosity was building and when Whitehaven was finally revealed from the high point... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was a great day trip. The boats were a very fun way to navigate through the rough seas up close and personal. The hike was nice and the food excellent. There was a lot to see snorkelling before chilling at whitehaven beach. Heaps achieved in a day thanks to this trip. Staff were friendly and informative as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best day in the Witsundays snorkelling and catching rays on White haven beach, would definatly recommended it to anyone travelling there!!

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