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“Such a blast!”
Review of Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting
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US$117.41*
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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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Bondi, Australia
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“Such a blast!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

What an awesome day on Thrilla with guide Will and skipper Dylan! Just sign up...Ocean Rafting takes care of the rest. Your day starts with being picked up from your accommodations, free tea/coffee while you register, and then it's on to one of four boats. Don't worry if you end up boarding last – the best seat is on the side of the raft itself! The views of the Whitsunday Islands were just gorgeous, and the guides tell plenty of fun stories about the area's history along the way. Whitehaven Beach will blow your mind. Eat lunch with your feet in the water so you can look for stingrays! I opted for the 'Northern Exposure' trip, which gives you two 45-minute scuba diving sessions on the outer reef. The 'Southern Lights' tour gives you more time on Whitehaven Beach, whatever you prefer. By the end of the trip, everyone on board was friends. Highly recommend!!!

Visited May 2014
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“Very nice, super vegan food, highly recommended”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Very nice trip with great vegan food and lots to see and enjoy.

Only one word of caution: this is a bumpy ride so if you have back problems, take care. Otherwise, go for it - you will enjoy it.

Visited May 2014
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“Unbelievable experience!!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We could only pick one activity to do with the limited time we had at airley and I must say we were beyond amazed with the day we had. Every moment was thrilling. The hosts were so entertaining but informative too, big shout out to Will and Dylan!! The snorkel locations were breathtaking. The boat ride was so gripping and we hadn't laughed that much in ages. BOOK THIS TRIP NOW, it's the ride of your life!

Visited May 2014
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Kurrajong Heights, Australia
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“Family Fun”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We all had a great day, from the time the Ocean Rafting Crew Member picked us up from our accommodation in Airlie Beach. We booked in, got into the raft, headed out for our trip, the girls snorkelled, we went for a bush walk on white haven beach, had a picnic lunch on whitehaven beach, returned to Airlie. The crew are great and took us for a few wild spins in the raft, are informative and friendly.

Visited April 2014
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Harrietville, Australia
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“Spectacular scenery above and below sea level!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Great snorkelling and relaxing buffet lunch on Whitehaven beach. The staff are friendly and try at theatrical storey telling of the areas history with a twist of modernisation. Thrilling rafting experience would definitely book another expedition next time we visit the Whitsundays.

Visited May 2014
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