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Ocean Rafting

#1 of 81 Tours in Airlie Beach Features Animals
Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848
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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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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome day trip to the world famous Whitsunday Island and Whitehaven beach. We had a snorkel stop at Haslewood island reef and right after that a great lunch with different types of salad, bread, fish and meat so no one would die of starvation ;-)...More

Thank Andre F
Reviewed yesterday

The trip was amazing. It was our best day in Australia. Whitehaven Beach is a dream and the most beautifull beach I have ever seen. The snorkling was nice too. On our way back we met a whale with a calf and another whale, which...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Staff on Thriller were great. Professional, friendly, and trying to involve multi nationals on board to enjoy the experience. They were also very knowledgeable and informative of the surrounding areas we were travelling around. A great day, and would highly recommend the excursion.

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Reviewed yesterday

I was surprised how good the tour was. We definitely got more for our money then expected. We also got a local's discount. I got a vegetarian option for lunch as I had mentioned it on the phone. Very thoughtful! Thank you.

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Reviewed yesterday

Booked in to do combo [1hr. joy flight & rafting} but couldn't do both on same day, thank god for that as it would've been to much, so did the flight one afternoon and then the rafting the next day! Got picked up from our...More

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Thank ashleywalterb
Reviewed 2 days ago

best day out in the whit Sundays. Whales, turtles, dolphins, good food, fast boat good music and good company all in one day.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great day - my only advice would be to not discourage tourists from not getting a lift back to Base via shuttle bus even if it is only a "5 minute walk". Staff were a bit rude, and after a long day we were happy...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went out on Wild Thing and did the full day southern cruise. One of the best days we have ever had, scenery stunning Whitehaven beach should go on everyone's bucket list, enjoyed snorkelling and swimming. Day really topped of with a great skipper Boxy and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Exhilarating, beautiful, beyond expectations!! Staff were fantastic!! Snorkelling was amazing!! Ride out and back so much fun!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a fantastic day with ocean rafting spotted whales dophins and amazing fish snorkelling a must do in Airlie Beach

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12 July 2017|
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Response from kristin B | Reviewed this property |
we were told southern is more time on the beach, and northern is more snorkeling. we did northern, but still got to go to Hill inlet, and had a leisurely lunch on Whitehaven where no other boats were allowed. it was awesome... More
Donna H
25 May 2017|
Response from TinCanBayKitty | Reviewed this property |
They were saying they prefer you to book directly through them. As long as you have your dates etc they work with other operators and I'm assuming that includes PnO
Joleen S
7 May 2017|
Response from narelle501 | Reviewed this property |
HI , it was a hot day when we went anyway , so we wore light clothing and take a towel, hat and sunscreen. you are in the sun a lot and you are in and out of the water often, and they supply rash suits