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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 53 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We did the north tour, went to 2 awesome snorkel spots, didn't see Nemo but that was the only negative! They had heaps of snorkels and noodles to swim with and were really helpful with putting gear on. Then we had lunch at Whitehaven beach which was awesome. A really worthwhile tour with guys that genuinely love what they do.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy snorkelling, good food, friendly and knowledgeable service, adventure; do yourself a favour and book this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great value for money with something for everyone. Fun and friendly staff. Awesome boats and dive spots. We took the Northern exposure tour and had the best time. I highly recommend this tour....

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Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the best experiences I have had . Value for money. Lunch was great.Crew members were excellent. Paid for a media package showing the experience of the day.Value to show friends of the great day I had.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My partner and I initially wanted to go to reef world, however, due to a boat breakdown were unable to get on a trip. I am glad that ocean rafting was recommended by the resort. My partner and I had the best day, the raft was fast and fun. We snorkeled at different locations and had a lovely lunch at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Staff were awesome and friendly. Reasonable cheap, excellent boat for the adventure seeker :) Views were great. Snorkelling spots were amazing!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I joined the Ocean Rafting tour (southern line) on 18-August-2014. It is a sunny day. Firstly, the crew brought us to snorkeling spot. The coral reef was very close to the water surface. The fish was not much but the coral is beautiful. The water is crystal clear at 21-22 degree C. It is little cold. If u put on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My sister and I had a great day out with Ocean rafting on "Wild thing" with Wil and Sarah. The highlight of the day was Hill inlet and the view. A word of advice, if you go in winter as we did (August) take a sweatshirt to put on after snorkelling and for travelling between locations. The raft is fast... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a trip on Ocean Rafting from Airlie Beach around Hayman, Hamilton, and Whitsunday Islands, including Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet. The entire trip was excellent, with Ivan as the skipper, and Braydon as crew. To top it off, the weather gods were smiling upon us, with the trip coinciding with our 30th wedding anniversary. We snorkelled some reef.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Sarah & Will for unbelievable day. Turtles,dolphins, fish and great company. Will was knowledgeable and extremely entertaining whilst Sarah gave us a trip to remember. Thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone of any age.

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