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“So much fun packed into one day.”
Review of Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Ranked #1 of 79 Tours in Airlie Beach
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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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“So much fun packed into one day.”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Honestly had one of the best days of my life on our Ocean Rafting trip today. Whitehaven Beach was breath taking!
A huge thanks to the crew, especially Nathan who went above and beyond to make our day spectacular :-)

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“Christine B”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

What a wonderful day Dylan and Sarah were great. Obviously more experienced and totally across this magnificent part of Qld. Did Northern Exposure this time next holiday will include Southern Lights for sure.

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome Six Hours !!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Wow - this tour far exceeded my expections ! Sarah and Muzz looked after us for the day, and were very accommodating & friendly. We were wondering how packed they make the rafts, and were pleasantly surprised to have alot of room to spread out as the numbers were quite reasonable. Two spots for snorkelling, then over to Inlet Hill for a 10 minute walk (if that) for the most magnificent view of Whitehaven Beach. A little wander down to the beach where the boats are up close to the beach for lunch service (lots of cold choices - do yourself a favour and pay the $15 !). Ample time to eat, walk and swim ... and just enjoy the surroundings. This has got to be one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. By the time they called us to leave, we were ready, so they've got their timing right on all activities. Abit of fun wake surfing the other boats on the way home, and a prompt delivery back to Airlie. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see some of the sights whilst feeling the wind in their face, rather than a slow sail there and back !

Visited October 2012
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“Up to 20 knots wind with rain... Amazing trip!!!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Many good words said in previous reviews.
But I mentioned the weather conditions. Just want to say that professional crew made our trip comfortable and enjoyable even for the 5yo! Lots of fun. See you guys again for sure. Highly recommended.

1 Thank OneCat76
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Gladstone, Australia
2 reviews
“What a great day”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

What a great day.

I took 25 International high school students for the day trip with Ocean Rafting. What a day! The 2 staff were excellent. This full day tour was very good with every student having a memorial day. We did some pretty cool stuff over the week tour from Brisbane to Cairns and on their end of trip feedback forms, most rated this experience the best.

Thanks Reef Adventure we will be sure to use you again

Visited September 2012
Thank Scott B
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