Ocean Rafting, Airlie Beach

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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. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including 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 500hp engines. 70% of the vessel is shaded providing comfort from our tropical sun. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. A buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean or just relax on the silica white sand.

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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  • One of the best tours I’ve done to date… excellent customer service the whole day long.. delicious lunch and drinks.. definitely worth it! Thank you Ocean Rafting for the best day!!! Tracy 
    One of the best tours I’ve done to date… excellent customer service the whole day long.. delicious lunch and drinks.. definitely worth it! Thank you Ocean Rafting for the best day!!! Tracy  more »
  • james and steve were absolutely amazing would recommend a million times made the day as fun and memorable as possible been about 8 times and will definitely be back for a 9th 
    james and steve were absolutely amazing would recommend a million times made the day as fun and memorable as possible been about 8 times and will definitely be back for a 9th  more »
  • We had the best experience at ocean rafting thanks to our amazing team of Kerr, Jas & Loui. They made the experience one to remember I would definitely recommend!! 
    We had the best experience at ocean rafting thanks to our amazing team of Kerr, Jas & Loui. They made the experience one to remember I would definitely recommend!!  more »
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  • SO much fun!! Paulie and Krystal were the BEST guides. This excursion was seriously one of the highlights of our trip. A nice hike up to the inlet, wonderful lunch on the beach, neat snorkelling, and finished up with a fun ride back! I couldn't stop giggling. Fast, fun, and beautiful!
  • Was incredible sights and atmosphere. Had the best day with a service that was genuine and happy. Could not recommend highly enough! Ask to go with Crystal, she was incredible
  • Amazing experience. Tours like this are great when everything is so well run. But then it comes down to the people.. And they made it so much better. Sarah and Darren was awesome with everyone on board. Sarah was super fun and funny. Darren was cool and chill and mm are everyone feel comfortable. Unforgettable experience. Definitely recommending to all family and friends.
  • Great experience, lots of fun, the kids really enjoyed it. The staff were extremely nice, knowledgeable and attentive. My only dissapointment was that I felt we were rushed just before going on the viewing platforms, would have loved to have gone for a splash in those beautiful turquoise waters, right where the stream of water cuts between the two hills. Overall a definite must if you head up to the Whitsundays
  • Easily the best tour/experience in the Whitsundays. Such an unforgettable experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to the Whitsundays or even passing through. Sarah K and Sarah C were so enthusiastic and made the whole day so much better. The food was good and you can can definitely see that they’ve perfected everything with their tours.

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