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Ocean Rafting

Three top Whitsunday Island destinations all in one day. Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs around Hook and Border Islands and guided Whitsunday Island National Park walks.

Ocean Rafting semi rigid crafts are super fast doing up to 30 knots and allowing you to experience a fun fast ride, adventure, education and participation in amongst the natural beauty of the tropical Whitsunday Islands.

Ocean Rafting are the proud winners of the Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Award three years in a row.

Ocean Rafting was the first tour company in the Whitsundays to hold ecological accreditation from the Ecotourism Association of Australia and they consistently strive to be environmentally friendly.

25 guests per boat offer personalized snorkelling lessons and great service.
Eighty per cent of the vessels are shaded and a unique bow-boarding stair makes beach access easy.

There are two different tours to choose from or you could take advantage of their double deal and do both. Both marine safaris depart at 10.00 a.m. from the jetty at Coral Sea Resort. The Ocean Rafting courtesy bus can collect you from your accommodation anywhere in Airlie Beach.

Ocean Rafting appeals to the ‘young at heart’.

Touring Options

Northern Exposure

The Northern Exposure is for the snorkel enthusiast offering two different snorkel destinations around Hook Island’s fringing reefs. An unforgettable visit to the protected shifting sands of Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach and a guided walk to the look out, rounds off a perfect day in paradise.

Southern Lights

The Southern Lights includes a guided island walk to the Aboriginal Cave at Nara Inlet on Hook Island, a tropical snorkel at the pristine fringing reef of Border Island and relaxing on the white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach.

Activites and Experiences at Ocean Rafting

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Savannah Guide
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rock art.
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking Island National Parks.
  • Cruising Around the islands.
  • Flora Guided National Park walk.
  • Snorkelling Fringing reef around islands.
  • Swimming Beaches.
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing Marine and Island flora and fauna.
  • Marine Animal watching Whales, dolphins, turtles and mantarays.
  • Walking Guided bush walks.
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Checkin Desk
  • Public toilet
  • Waiting Area
  • Active
  • Adventure Ocean rafting.
  • Eco Tourism Guided tours.
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Marine
  • Nature based
  • Remote
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • World Heritage
  • Dutch
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Family
  • Group
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Single
  • Boating Industry Association
  • Tourism Whitsundays
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Youth Hostels Association
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa

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