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“Awesome Day Out!”
Review of Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting
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$119.10*
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you've only got a day to spend in the Whitsundays I would highly recommend this trip! The boat speedily transported us to all the main sites, stopping to watch whales and to snorkel in the most amazing spots. We chose Northern exposure and had an amazing day. Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet was fantastic although we were unfortunate that the weather turned on us out there and had some rain but it didn't spoil our experience.Had a fun ride through the "Washing machine" followed by a delicious lunch on the beach. The crew were great fun and they provided lots of nice food for us.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We chose Northern exposure and had an amazing day. We saw myriad fish & beautiful coral while snorkelling,as well as turtles, whales & of course Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet.Had a fun ride through the "Washing machine" followed by a delicious lunch on the beach. The crew of Thrilla were fun & knowledgable. Will definitely be taking another trip with them on our next visit. Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank LizJ53
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Was very close to cancelling the tour because I was feeling under the weather and am not fond of snorkelling but persevered and do not regret it one bit. Did the Northern Exposure and we had brilliant weather and clear conditions. It was so still the coral released algae so we didn't go to the planned destination but the crew took us around to plan B and it was great. I am a nervous snorkeler so the crew kept a close watch and made me feel right at ease. The ride is beautiful and the views are just breath taking. I couldn't wait to show the photos, it was unbelievable. The best way to get a good overview of the Whitsundays!

Thank Thanh198
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My friend and I choose this as a last minute trip so we could mainly see Whitehaven beach and we had one of the best days! The weather wasn't very good to start, which only added to the fun of the ride to the snorkel site! It was fast and bumpy and we got absolutely soaked and it was a blast! We had so much fun snorkeling in the rain and than the walk up to the Hill Inlet was beautiful with one of the best views i have ever seen so far! Ending on Whitehaven beach with the softest sand a delicious lunch - the day all together was amazing and the staff were really great! If you have a chance to go on this i would definitley recommend it, well worth it!

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My partner and I visit the whitsunday coast often and we recently had our second experience with Ocean Rafting. It was better than the first which was amazing also! We were blessed to have the perfect conditions that day and was certainly another day to remember. Staff are just wonderful. Funny, knowledgeable and so friendly, it's like you have known them for years. If you are looking for a adventurous, fun, and unforgettable experience of the whitsundays islands and the reef, do yourself a favour and book a day out with these guys. Don't worry if you have never snorkelled before, they provide full instruction along with all the gear. The snorkel spots were perfectly positioned to explore the absolutely stunning reef with hundreds of species to encounter. We also had whales and turtles popping up to say hello on the journey around the islands. The food is delicious and plentiful so you can devour seconds or thirds if you desire, on the iconic Whitehaven beach. The trip back is icing on the cake. Adrenalin pumped through my body as we met up with the other 2 'rafts' to 'play'. I cannot compliment Ocean Rafting enough. We will definitely book another day out with them when we return. It's just a awesome day you will be bragging to your mates about for years.

Thank ShazAzz
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