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Ocean Rafting

Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North (Next to Sorrento Restaurant & Bar), Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848
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Ranked #6 of 62 Activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Ocean Rafting visits the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We took our 15 and 14 year old sons on this day trip and we were all really impressed. The customer service is excellent and all the guides were friendly and accommodating. Whitehaven beach is pretty spectacular - we did the Southern Lights tour which included a light bushwalk and snorkeling. There is a small reef to explore and to... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Me and a friend went on the Whitsunday's southern lights tour today and had an absolutely fantastic time. Got picked up from a nearby bus stop at 9am and dropped back just after 4:30pm. The tour was amazing, Whitsunday's is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. We were Lucky enough to have swam with 2 turtles this morning on... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

From start to finish an awesome day out. Our hosts Shannon and Sarah were knowledgeable, professional and fun. The boats are brilliant and will get you round as much of the whitsundays in one day as a yacht will do in 3 days. Honestly can't think of anything negative to say. Will definitely go again and recommend to all my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My family and I went on the Southern Lights tour with Sarah and Shannon. My family of four agreed unanimously that it was the best activity we've ever done on holiday. The swimming was superb, the lunch was tasty, and the scenery was gorgeous. Our guides were very friendly, funny and professional. If you only have one day at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A great trip out on the boat. Staff members are friendly and warm hearted. All of us had great fun and enjoy the snorkeling. Recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a great trip to see the Whitehaven beach and the swirling sands. Seeing all the underwater life was amazing too! Our tour guides (Mary and Carl) were fantastic and made the trip even better! You get your money's worth with the food too. I'd recommend anyone to go on this trip because you get to see more of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The perfect way to see the Whitsundays - especially if you don't have much time. It was so fun, we saw so much, the boats were amazing and the team hosting the day rocked. Thank you very much we will be back and sending friends your way.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We went on the Northern exposure tour. After a boat ride taking in the islands, we stopped at two snorkelling spots with different things to offer, from amazing fish, bright coral and turtles swimming nearby. Easy to get up close to the wildlife as tour groups were around 16 people. Then a short walk to a look out where there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was a bit sceptical about this tourist attraction but it was the only way to get to Whitehaven Beach in a day; and it was actually a great day. We took the lunch on the beach. We had fun with the really fast zodiac and the atmosphere was great. The snorkeling also was really interesting. I would recommand you... More 

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Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A great day out on the boat. The 2 staff members on board (Dylan & Brayden) were great fun and ensured we had a fantastic day. Thanks fellas. Totally recommend it for any age group. Jan & Alison

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