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Review of Ocean Rafting

Ocean Rafting
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
Ranked #1 of 82 Tours in Airlie Beach
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 25 May 2014

All the stars aligned & provided a perfect day. Tristan & Jess made it that more memorable.
Total awesome is so often overused, but not in this case. From the bottom of our hearts a big thankyou. Cheers Andrew, Juli, Fiona, & Rachelle.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Our friends from Cairns and Townsville raved about Ocean Rafting and they were both right on the mark. We enjoyed a well organised fun tour from start to finish. We booked the northern exposure online as lunch was half price and decided after we were dropped off at jetty to add on a memories media pack which was well worth it as we felt we could just relax & soak up the scenery while someone else took the photos. The boat ride was exciting especially if u sit on the sides! Passed a few turtles and sting rays along the way to Whitehaven beach which was absolutely beautiful with its white soft silica sand and little ghost crabs but watch out for the seagulls who may try and swoop on your lunch! Mantraray Bay snorkelling had quite a few different types of large fish while the other site near Butterfly Bay had smaller fish but amazing coral and clearer visibility. Along with Gosta & the rest of the happy helpful ocean rafting team, our friendly skipper Tristan and funny eco host Braeden also looked after us. A fresh fun experience with a personal touch. Loved it!

Thank hiltonfreedom
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I went for a daytrip with Ocean Rafting but went for a longer sailing trip around the Whitsundays a bit later as well and having done both I have to say that i would not necessarily do OR again, which does not mean they don´t do a good job, it is pretty much what you expect, fast boats with young people on it, loud music and a few hours on Whitehaven. If you want that you can go for Ocean Rafting but if you really want to see the Whitsundays I strongly recommend to do another, longer trip!

Thank Jannis K
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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time in the Whitsundays. The Whitsundays offers a wonderful range or tour options to suit all visitors to the region, from overnight sailing vessels for guests who have more time, to day tours around the islands and Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Rafting covers over 150km during the day and the fast semi-rigid inflatable vessels ensure guests see as much of the Whitsundays as possible in one day, travelling through the Whitsunday Islands, visits to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, as well as guided National Park walks and snorkelling at some of the Whitsunday's most pristine fringing reefs. The great thing about the Whitsundays is that there is something for everyone and Ocean Rafting is proud to show guests of all ages and nationalities this wonderful region of ours!

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We had a great time on the Southern Lights tour with our funny and knowledgeable guide Will and our easygoing captain Rolly. The both of them had us entertained for the whole tour with intersting stories, sarcastic but well meant comments and a truly fast and bumpy boat ride, as should be. We went snorkeling (sadly the water was a little cloudy, but the expereince was amazing), hiked to the Hill Inlet and relaxed at Whitehaven Beach. The trip is realy recommendable.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We did a GSL & Ocean Rafting Day Package.
Well worth the money. Murray & Tim were our Crew on the Boat Jammin. Weather wasn't the best, but we all had a great time. The Hill inlet view was amazing, The lunch at Whitehaven Beach was the Best Vegemite Sandwiches ever (only joking) and the trip back was even better*- trying out the new motors to see how fast they could go wave jumping.
Highly recomend this tour.

Thank megz_bulge
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