Ocean Rafting Whitsunday

Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life!

Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! Our semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting has operated since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing us to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are the only tour operator 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. Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.

Ocean Rafting's fleet of four vessels are 11 metre semi-rigid inflatables, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines. Each vessel takes a maximum of 28 passengers, with small groups allowing you to experience tropical paradise away from the crowds and 70% of the vessel is shaded, providing comfort from the tropical sun. Your Skipper and Eco Host will ensure you 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.

Two tours….your choice!

Ocean Rafting has two different tours to choose from, the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more beach time. Daily tours depart from the Coral Sea Resort jetty in Airlie Beach and both tours are also ideal for private charters. Ocean Rafting has built a reputation of consistent customer satisfaction…our visitor book says it all! Our motto is simple…“Treat every day as if it is the one and only day our guests will have to enjoy the Whitsunday Islands and all they have to offer”

An Award Winning Tour

Ocean Rafting is proud to have won the following awards:

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 Tourism Finalist 2007.

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Heading north? Experience Ocean Safari Tropical North Queensland Adventure Tours

Planning a trip further north to Tropical North Queensland's Cape Tribulation? We also offer exhilarating trips from The Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation with our sister company Ocean Safari. Our eco tours will take you to two snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef whilst allowing you to enjoy the untouched beauty of The Daintree. Visit Ocean Safari for information, rates and bookings. 

See links below to view our accreditations, memberships and contributions.


Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Climate Change Innovator
Green Travel Leader
TQUAL Accreditation
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Eye on the Reef program
Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association
Whitsundays Marketing and Development
Queensland Tourism Industry Council
Backpacking Queensland
Australian Tourism Export Council
Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators
Marine Safe Certification














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