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Ocean Rafting

#1 of 82 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Shingley Drive | Abell Point Marina North, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6848

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is the only trip i've taken since moving to Airlie but is one I would recommend anyone to go on. We took a off off trip to Whitehaven and the staff and friendly and of course have excellent knowledge of the region.

Thank CarlNield92
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Northern trip on a rainy, windy cold day was still make fun by the crew with they way we made our way to Whitehaven Beach and back. Rough ride but that's why it was fun - surfing the waves. Coral not so great after cyclone...More

Thank Justrollwithit
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your review. Yes, it is indeed true how the weather can showcase different aspects of the Whitsundays and of course "the ride" itself! It's great that you could experience two different days and thank you for choosing our Double Deal and coming...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent service from start to finish. We had an awesome day with Thomas and Shannon. They are very knowledgeable and fun. The ride on the rib and the Whitehaven beach was one we will never forget. Thanks once again! Hope to see you in Malta...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Surberb day out on Jammin, great tour guides with a wealth of knowledge. Best day out in Airlie Beach for me. Great views at Hill Inlet and good snorkelling too..

1  Thank geoffg2010
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We did the Whitsundays day cruise a week after doing their sister company's snorkeling tour up north at Cape Tribulation. If you only have one day to spend on the Whitsundays Coast and want to make the most of it, this is the way to...More

Thank diedose
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

That's great to hear that you booked with Ocean Rafting after experiencing our sister company, Ocean Safari, in the Daintree. We endeavour to showcase as much of the Whitsundays in one day for those with limited time including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and snorkelling locations....and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If you've only got one day to see the islands then this day tour is the one to go for! The staff were so friendly and fun and the food served at lunch on Whitehaven Beach was amazing. Took us to 2 snorkeling spots, which...More

Thank Charlie F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is a must, very well organised and action packed tour. The day was perfect, snorkelling was amazing and the views on Whitehaven are the best I've ever seen on the planet! The crew made the day with their knowledge, banter and good fun, but...More

Thank Ryan N
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed experiencing the beauty of Whitehaven Beach...the views from Hill Inlet surely are hard to beat! It's great to hear you enjoyed your day out with us and thank you for choosing Ocean Rafting! :-)

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out on the water. The views, the amazing Whitehaven Beach, and snorkelling were well organised and the staff were professionals and loads of fun! A must do tour if you are visiting the Whitsundays

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A nice bloke at the pub told us we couldn't leave Airlie without going Ocean Rafting, he was so right!!! My new hubby and I had a ball!! Whitehaven Beach was incredible! We saw lots of fish at Manteray Bay and coral, fish and an...More

Thank Michelle C
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

That's lovely to hear you enjoyed your day out Ocean Rafting, your time at Whitehaven Beach and discovering the magical underwater world of the Whitsundays! Congratulations from the Ocean Rafting team on your honeymoon and we hope you see you back for your anniversary! :-)

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I am currently living in Australia on a gap year and my parents are visiting from England - I wanted them to experience everything that the Whitsundays has to offer so we booked a day trip with Ocean Rafting. Ross and Todd were our crew...More

Thank justhevx
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

We hope you are enjoying your gap year and thank you for choosing Ocean Rafting to showcase the Whitsundays to your visiting family! A HUGE thanks from Ross and Todd and thank you for recommending Ocean Rafting...we really appreciate it!

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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