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Review of Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Ranked #1 of 82 Tours in Airlie Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We went on the northern tour and it was fantastic. We had Will for our guide and he was lovely and friendly and very funny!! The snorkelling was amazing in the first location and OK in the other. Whitehaven beach is gorgeous and a must do! The lunch was much better than expected. Overall a really fun day!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

The staff on the boat were amazing! very personable and friendly. They did a great job to make sure everyone was having fun and staying safe. I got a chance to meet Peter who was the owner and he really takes pride in his business and employes the best skippers to ensure the tour experience is top quality. There was buffet lunch included and also extra drink for purchase (first drink was free).The Islands were beautiful as expected. I was informed that this tour is one of the few with permits giving them access to the Hill Inlet which was by far the most beautiful scenery I saw during my year in OZ. Definitely a must see for anyone looking for some great photos!

1  Thank Kieran G
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We recently did the northern exposure tour with Ocean rafting and had a fantastic day. Dylan and Roley were excellent - heaps of fun and very entertaining. Thanks guys!!! Delicious lunch and plenty of it. Snorkelling at 2 beautiful locations, unfortunately visibility wasn't ideal due to the weather conditions, but we saw heaps of fish and coral and really enjoyed it. The boat ride was a thrill a minute, and it goes without saying that the scenery was absolutely spectacular. Just a tip if you are considering buying the media package I would recommend you pre pay for it. By doing this you ensure getting plenty of photos and video of yourselves. I thought the package was great value for money with approx 20 mins of video of the day and around 170 photos for $35.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Had a great day with Ocean rafting! Some some amazing beaches and reefs. I'd especially chosen this tour since I usually get seasick very easily, and this was apparantly the only boat that would keep me from getting sick --> and it worked; felt fine! The crew on the boat was hilarious and very friendly, the amount of time spent in the water/on the beach/on the boat was perfect, the lunch was very nice and afterwards we got some free drinks in the Down Under Bar, which was very nice as well. Overall, a very good day, but I wouldn't recommend it to solo travelers though; I was on a boat with couples and families only.

1  Thank Daniëlle J
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was by far one of the funnest days out we've had in a while. There was quite a large group of us and being from airlie beach hadn't really done any of the touristy stuff yet. This trip came highly recommended and we could see why! So much atmosphere and hilarious banter thrown around by the crew and the people on board and the host Nathan had us all in fits doing gangnam style up the front of the boat titanic style!! Classic. Defos would recommend if you are in town as a good way to see some of the most amazing sites in the whitsundays. The lunch was pretty delish as well!

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