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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 57 Activities in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went on the Northern Exposure tour as we decided to go for more snorkel time rather than more beach time. We decided to try ocean rafting for the recommendations we had been given by friends and the hotel staff at Airlie Beach, but also as we didn't feel like going on a large or slow tour boat (I suffer... More

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victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

What an excellent experience crew were excellent very helpful . They are the google of the whitesundays not much they didn't know ..food everything was excellent .. Thanks Irvin and will was the best day 👍

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Shannon, rolly and Michael were fabulous. They were helpful and informative. They did just the right amount of talking for a group of teenagers. The trip was wonderful. We departed and arrived on time which was appreciated. The food was fresh and yummy. A fantastic day had by all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did the "Thunderstruck" rafting. The boat ride was excellent covering about 120kms for the day. The staff were friendly and helpful. We also had an onboard buffet which was good so we didn't have to worry about mucking about with taking lunch. Probably 2 improvements that could be looked at. The first lot of snorkeling was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We have just spent a fantastic day on this tour. The guides Ivan and Will were funny ,informative and made it a day to remember. They were both aware of the different ages amongst the passengers and were very willing to help in whichever way possible. They offered to take photos and checked on your well being during the ride... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Wow! So much fun, we did the southern trip which gave us more time on the beach, our guides were fantastic, knowledgeable about the area, the weather and the ocean, meaning we had an amazing trip on the boat. The boats fly across the water so be prepared for some big bumps but that's most of the fun. It's pretty... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was with interest I have spent time reading the negative reviews- of which there are only a few- and was perplexed and bemused as I am unsure WHAT there was to complain about . Yes - you will get wet . It's a boat ! There is water - so don't wear your jeans. You have to get on... More

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Port Fairy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Ocean rafting was a fabulous day had by all. Friendly staff, great locations and a fun time. Staff had booked us onto the wrong tour but gave us a discount and the free use of wetsuits.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We have 2 young children aged 4 and 6 and weren't sure what type of boat experience to go with on a recent Whitsundays visit. A friend recommended this but he's 22 so we weren't sure!! Well it was great, I would totally recommend it, the trip was high speed high fun and had just the right mix of boat,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing staff. An experience I will never forget. Would definitely recommend it to other people. Definitely returning in November

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