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Noosa Oceanrider

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Tewantin, Australia
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About Noosa Oceanrider
Noosa's original ocean tour company and consistently voted the best. Choose from the Thrill Ride, Dolphin Safari or Whale Watching Tour; an Oceanrider tour is a ‘must-do’ on the list of ‘things to do in Noosa’ Twelve passengers seated in six rows of two means that everyone gets a ‘window seat’ and a personalized experience that only a small group allows. ​ Our RIB boat is the same that the Navy, Coast Guard, and Water Police use, which reflects its reliability and high safety standards. Your Captain Nathan has extensive Australian and international maritime experience, so you are in good hands. For more information on the boat or captain,​ read the respective blogs on our website. Come and enjoy the tour of your choice and take in the beautiful Noosa coast from a different perspective.
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Noosa Oceanrider Scenic Dolphin Safari

Prepare to get a taste of Noosa from the water and discover the cheeky dolphins that play along the coast on the amazing Dolphin Safari!

Departing from Noosa Marina, Captain Nathan will take you on a relaxing scenic cruise down the Noosa River and around the headland where you will soak up amazing views of Noosa, spectacular scenery and iconic sights including Hells Gate and more!

Once at sea, our mammal mates will come and play – they know the Ocean Rider well! Get up close and personal with the beautiful dolphins as they feed and socialise, and look out for the varied species of birds before finishing with a relaxing cruise back to Noosa Marina.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $44.76

Noosa Oceanrider - Thrill Ride

Screaming and lots of laughing is mandatory. The sound of a few hundred horsepower behind you… The heart starts to beat a little faster as your driver opens up the throttle and points the nose towards the waves… The feeling of weightlessness as you get airborne… The feel of the wind in your hair and the salt spray in your face all adds up to one thing… Noosa’s original & best ‘Thrill Ride’!
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $56.90

2-Hour Guided Whale Watching Tour at Noosa

Prepare for an experience like no other as you witness the majestic beauty of the humpback whale in Noosa’s aquatic playground during their annual migration.

Beginning with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River, you’ll soak up the sights and views over Noosa from the water before Captain Nathan cruises out off Noosa heads in search of the friendly giants.

Your nature focused cruise will take you to locations that cannot be fully appreciated from the land, including amazing natural cliff formations, emerald forests, hidden coves a​nd sweeping beaches.

On finding the whales, you’ll enjoy an awe inspiring experience that is difficult to put into words - Breaches, tail lobs & pectoral slaps are all part of the spectacular display, and if you come in the later ​half of the season you may even see a mama with her calf!
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2 hours
from $44.76
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Wanderer642072 wrote a review Oct 19
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
What a memorable afternoon - we had a scream (literally) - so much fun - can't wait to do it again - it was beautiful day
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from oceanridernoosa, Owner at Noosa Oceanrider
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the review. Happy to hear you had fun. Look forward to seeing you back onboard again!
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alanyol2 wrote a review Oct 18
Noosa, Australia24 contributions3 helpful votes
12 screaming ladies in the Thriller boat...poor Nathan. But he was great and gave us lots of fast and furious thrills. There was lots of screaming, laughter and getting a bit wet, we loved it. We even managed to see dolphins at play while we cruised the waters around Noosa. Perfect weather, perfect ride, perfect host. Would highly recommend this ride. Thank you to Noosa Oceanrider for a wonderful afternoon.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from oceanridernoosa, Owner at Noosa Oceanrider
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for the glowing recommendation. It was a pleasure hosting your group and happy to hear you all enjoyed your tour. Hope to see you back again.
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Nina F wrote a review Oct 17
Brisbane, Australia100 contributions40 helpful votes
Nathan gave us a fantastic, fun thrill ride on a beautiful afternoon this week. With twists and turns and speed we flew over waves and landed with sea spray in our faces, and squealed like teenagers. Seeing dolphins surfing and playing around, oblivious to us being there, was an added delight. If you’re looking for a exhilarating adventure, I highly recommend the Noosa Oveanrider.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from oceanridernoosa, Owner at Noosa Oceanrider
Responded yesterday
Hi Nina, thanks for the review and recommendation :) Also, apologies for the belated reply.
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Andrea W wrote a review Oct 12
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome time out on the Ocean Rider with Nathan. Unfortunately didn't see any whales as getting late in the season but heaps of fun in the choppy conditions. Will try again maybe next year to see the whales.
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Response from oceanridernoosa, Owner at Noosa Oceanrider
Responded 1 week ago
Time of the season and conditions made it more challenging for sure, but we had had several good sightings, close to shore in Laguna Bay the week leading up to your tour, so it was still worthwhile getting out and trying our luck. Glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you back again next season.
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HMcN2015 wrote a review Oct 10
Brisbane Region, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
Loved this trip with Nathan on Oceanrider. Great guide, open boat, seats 12, perfect for whale and dolphin watching. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from oceanridernoosa, Owner at Noosa Oceanrider
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review and recommendation, glad you enjoyed your tour.
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