Ocean Rafting, Airlie Beach

4.8
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Speed Boats Tour · Scuba / Snorkeling
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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  • Even though we were the oldest couple on the raft we sat on the side and hung on for a bumpy ride. Very exhilarating! Great snorkelling on the reef. Amazing coral and so up close. Got me hooked...  more »
  • Pick up from Daydream Island was easy, James and Tim were excellent hosts, snorkeling was amazing although visibility reduced due to previous 2-3 days of high winds. Whitehaven beach is heaven on...  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

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