Ocean Rafting

Tours Airlie Beach

Hours: Daily

"THE ORIGINAL AND MOST AWARD TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS"

Multi award winning 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 tour offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites and 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. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. A Tropcial buffet style lunch is served at the Whitehaven 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 with snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.

Fly and Raft package: See the Whitsundays from above with a stunning scenic flight over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach, then ride the tropical waters on Ocean Rafting’s Southern Lights or Northern Exposure tour.

Scenic Flight: Enjoy a 60 minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet!

Description

Multi award winning 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 and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. Ocean Rafting offers the ultimate access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience, with special permits allowing the vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time, and each tour has been packaged to create a range of fantastic Whitsunday experiences.

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. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Map & Directions

Location: Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia

Directions

Ocean Rafting departs from Coral Sea Marina North Village, a short walk along the boardwalk from the main street of Airlie Beach. Courtesy bus pick ups are also available.

News

#7 on Tripadvisor for Experience in Australia 2020

Awards

ORIGINAL AND MOST AWARD TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Gold 2019 Whitsunday People’s Choice Winner 2019 Queensland Major Tour & Transport Operator Silver 2019 Queensland Adventure Tourism Bronze 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards Eco and Sustainability Silver 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards Best Activity in Queensland Bronze 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards Best Activity in Australia Bronze 2019 Queensland Major Tour & Transport Operator Silver 2018 Whitsunday Major Tour & Transport Operator Silver 2018 Queensland Adventure Tourism Bronze 2018 Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Silver 2018 Australian Major Tour & Transport Operator Gold 2017 Queensland Major Tour & Transport Operator Gold 2017 Whitsunday Major Tour & Transport Operator Gold 2017 Queensland Adventure Tourism Bronze 2017 Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Bronze 2017 Australian Major Tour & Transport Operator Gold 2016 Queensland Major Tour & Transport Operator Gold 2016 Whitsunday Major Tour & Transport Operator Gold 2016 Queensland Major Tour & Transport Operator Silver 2015 Queensland Adventure Tourism Bronze 2015 Whitsunday Business of the Year Winner 2015 Whitsunday People’s Choice Winner 2015 Whitsunday Hall of Fame Winner 2014 Whitsunday Tour and/or Transport Operator Winner 2014 Queensland Tour and/or Transport Operator Winner 2013 Queensland Adventure Tourism Silver 2013 Whitsunday Tour and/or Transport Operator Winner 2013 Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Winner 2013 Australian Tour and/or Transport Operator Winner 2012 Australian Adventure Tourism Bronze 2012 Queensland Adventure Tourism Winner 2012 Queensland Tour and/or Transport Operator Winner 2012 Whitsunday Tour and/or Transport Operator Winner 2012 Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Winner 2011 Queensland Adventure Tourism Finalist 2011 Queensland Tour and/or Transport Operator Finalist 2011 Whitsunday Adventure Tourism “Hall of Fame” Award Whitsunday Adventure Tourism Winner 2008 Queensland Adventure

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are accepted up until 7.00pm the night prior to the Ocean Rafting tour and 12pm the day prior for flights. In the case that the operator cannot honour or must cancel bookings full refunds will be issued.