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“What a fantastic part of the world!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting
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$115.57*
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Ranked #1 of 79 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.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“What a fantastic part of the world!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Was a great day! Boats are awesome and crew are easy going and informative. Bit exy but you only live once. Cheers Cam for your great character and personality mate.
Brett, Leanne, Angus and Lachie

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

If your looking a quick trip on the water to the whitsundays, with plenty time on whitehaven beach?? Then this is what you need, had an amzing day and even seen some whales and turtles the crew were very imformative and i personally had one the best experiences of my life!!

Visited September 2013
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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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“Fantasicgasm!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

My partner and I went out on the 21st of September.
It was a beautiful day! the beaches were amazing and the boat ride was just an experience not to be missed!
We went snorkeling and seen a few whales! It was wonderful.

After having an awesome day I found myself getting seasick :( but the staff where absolutely amazing with me. They were very helpful and kind about the whole thing.

Thanks guys! I had an amazing time and recommend this to everyone!!

Visited September 2013
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“Great idea to spend the day at the Whitsundays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We did the south part, everything was great!!
I would just add a little more beach time to the trip.

Visited September 2013
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“Great way to experience the Whitsundays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I went on this tour on 22 September onboard 'Thrilla'. It was a thrilling ride indeed! We love snorkelling so took the Northern Exposure tour. We snorkelled at Black Island where we swam with 2 sea turtles and at Manta Ray Bay where we saw plenty of gorgeous colourful reefs and tropical fish. On the way, we also had a pod of dolphins swim alongside the raft. The view at Hills inlet is simply stunning - what you see on the brochures is exactly what you get - the clear turquoise ocean against the white swirling sands, none of the photos are exaggerated, this is really how beautiful the view is! Lunch on the beach was excellent and we got to spend some nice relaxing time swimming, we also saw a few sting rays. All in all, an excellent day trip, with a friendly and informative crew. The rafts travel at high speed (complete with a soundtrack) and it is certainly an exciting way of seeing the Whitsundays. I would highly recommend this tour. The media package, where you can get photos and videos taken from the day is also good value and a great way to capture the memories from the day. Top tour!

Visited September 2013
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