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Ocean Rafting Private Charter

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Perfect for any group... social, corporate, conference, weddings, bucks/hens celebrations, birthdays and educational school group charters!

  • Spend you day, your way!
  • Able to cater for up to 206 guests at a time!
  • Vessels that 25 - 32 passengers each and are great for private functions
  • See the Whitsundays with perfect combo of comfort and speed
  • Ideal for any social event and offers a unique experience

Ocean Rafting's Whitsunday tours visit the "wild side" of the Whitsunday Islands and are perfect for anyone looking to squeeze the Whitsundays into one day. The Ocean Rafting vessels are powered by 500hp engines, so you don't have to worry about wasting any time between your destinations. Our past guests agree that getting from one place to the next is half the fun!

Tour Features:

  • Flexible itinerary! Pick one of our suggestions or make your own!
  • Snorkelling equipment and flotations devices 
  • One of the fastest and most adventurous day boats in the Whitsundays
  • With great speed there is less travel time and more time for activities
  • Exclusive permit to ALL areas of Hill Inlet and guided national park walks
  • Reef and island naturalist talks are offered by the Skipper and Eco Host
  • Courtesy bus pick-up and drop-off included to/from local accommodation
  • Buffet lunch with complementary soft drink, water and ice. 
  • Whale Watching (June - October)

As a multi-award winner, Ocean Rafting is dedicated to both preserving the Great Barrier Reef and supporting our tourism industry!

Sample Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

Choose your favourite destinations in the Whitsundays and tailor your private charter to suit your group. Ocean Rafting hold special permits which allow them to access Hill Inlet Beach at Whitehaven beach and snorkel in natural, protected areas within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. They also offer fantastic secret snorkel spots where you can snorkel the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef around the Whitsunday Islands.

Ocean Rafting has suggested itineraries for the day which we can recommend. Weather conditions and tides will also affect itinerary options and what can be done on any particular day. Ocean Rafting can tailor-make your day to suit your requirements such as departure times and locations. Please discuss your preferences with us!

Sample Menu

  • To view the sample menu for Ocean Rafting please click here.

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What To Bring

  • Swimmers
  • A beach bag including a towel, hat and sand shoes.
  • A sweater or jacket in the winter months to protect you from the wind and keep you warm after snorkelling.
  • Cameras ideally in a waterproof case or Tupperware.
  • A sense of humour is always welcome!

What's Included

  • Ocean Rafting private vessel charter with Skipper and Eco Host
  • Guided National Park walks
  • Inner fringing coral reef Whitsundays snorkelling
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Use of snorkel equipment and flotation devices
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit
  • Reef and island naturalist talks
  • Buffet style lunch
  • Softdrinks/water and ice.
  • Courtesy bus transfers

What's Extra

  • Beer/Cider
  • Chocolate
  • Prescription masks*

*Prescription masks available for hire for $15.00

Terms and Conditions


Important Information:

The specified deposit amount is required to secure the booking, with the remaining balance due prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before the due date stated on the voucher may result in termination of the charter (cancellation fees apply).

Ocean Rafting may use photographs of clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media. If you do not consent please advise Ocean Rafting.


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit the non-refundable deposit. All balance payments are due 21 days prior to departure. Failure to pay the remaining balance before this scheduled date will result in termination of the charter and forfeit of the non-refundable deposit. Once the balance payment has been made, no shows and client cancellations made within 21 days of departure forfeit 100% of the full ticket price.

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Sailing Whitsundays/Sailing Whitsundays. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


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