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“Awesome Day Ocean Rafting” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Rafting
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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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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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“Awesome Day Ocean Rafting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Just make a day to enjoy this thrilling adventure, snorkelling and swimming in the beauty of the waters in the Whitsundays before trekking up Hill Inlet to have your breath taken away by the ah-may-zing views and then when your relaxing on Whitehaven beach enjoy a delicious lunch whilst sitting on the shoreline watching the fish come to have a little bite of lunch with you too!

Visited October 2013
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“A ride of your life!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have been visiting family in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays. They have booked us on a Ocean Rafting day trip with them. We just had an amazing day! Just as the advertising brochure indicates that is what we have experienced and much more. Ride, beach, snorkel, bush walk all in one day! One word and that is EXCELLENT service. From checking in to saying good bye. The staff is hands on and at all times making sure every body is safe and having a great time with them. The skipper was very professional and safety was at all time first priority! Lunch must be mentioned, we beached at a small private beach and could spent time swimming and just walking or be in the sun. We were called for lunch and what a spread was put out for us. A buffet with meat, salads, ice-cold watermelon and fruits, juice,water and yes chocolates to buy if one felt the need for some chocolates. I will definitely recommend Ocean Rafting in Airlie Beach for there outstanding service and professionalism and most important their awareness to safety! Thank you for a great day and great memories in Australia!

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Highly recommend doing Ocean Rafting. I did the Southern Exposure one, snorkeled in the AM and did lunch on Whitehaven Beach. Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I wish i was able to book the next day and do the other tour. Great Guides, made the day so fun!. I also bought the video. Totally worth the money. Bring a water camera, but they do sell on the boat too

Visited October 2013
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Forest Hill
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“The best day trip ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

As a former whitsunday resident growing up I have been on loads of day trips out to islands and this one hands down is the best. I did this one with my 9 and 15 yr old and we all had a ball, great snorkelling spot, fun staff, fun boating, food was a bit average but worth suffering lol

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had an amazing day. Such a fantastic bunch of people that knew how to make the group comfortable with each other. Fantastic value at $129 for two snorkeling spots (we saw a turtle at one) and an amazing time at Hill Inlet on Whitehaven Beach. The views were spectacular. I'd also definitely recommend the $35 photo/video package.

Visited October 2013
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