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Ocean Rafting

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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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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
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We had a blast during our Ocean Rafting trip in the Whitsundays. Ross and Dan created a great environment for everyone on the raft and had us smiling and singing all day! We did the Northern Exposure trip and were so happy with the snorkelling,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the option to change for another day, as we were told the wind was high and the waves were bigger than usual. but glad we didnt change as it made the trip even better.

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Had the most fantastic day. Thankyou Miriam and Keith. Wasnt the best weather but still had so much fun. Thankyou for recommending it Nate.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

the staff were fantastic, friendly, funny, interactive and made the trip wonderful fro the kids. Lots of photos. Was a bit hard to hear the commentary sometimes, perhaps a microphone would be good. Also when the sister boat turned up it was hard to know...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Best day out ever rosco is the aqua man and not a bad skipper Best value for money and if you are in Airlie beach this tour is must

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qianyuc2018
21 February 2018|
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Hi there...you will receive an email shortly with a link to your photos from your day out with Ocean Rafting! We hope you had a great time! :-)
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molesend
21 December 2017|
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Ocean Rafting absolutely welcomes guests who require extra assistance however we do need to understand the extent of your disability in order to assess if the tour will be suitable for you in terms on boarding, disembarking... More
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HaveAlohaWillTravel
21 November 2017|
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Response from Madelyn V | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, but stinger suits were available for rent (or included in certain packages) which made us feel a lot better in the water!
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