Eye on the Reef
Eye on the Reef is Ocean Rafting’s longest running environmental initiative with our initial engagement in this project starting in 2007. Here at Ocean Rafting, we are proud to hold the Advanced Ecotourism Certification as well as being entered in the Ecotourism Hall of Fame for being certified for over 20 years, one of only […]
05.11.20 – Osprey
This week we bring you another sighting from one of the islands. Nesting on the rocks is this magnificent bird of prey, an Osprey! Ospreys grow over half a meter tall and have a wingspan of up to 170cm! Easily confused with the white-bellied sea eagle the best way to distinguish this bird from other […]
What is Coral Spawning?
What is coral spawning? Something most people have heard of, but often something that people don’t fully understand. It is often mistaken for algae blooms such as Trichodesmium. But in reality, coral spawn is much rarer and more significant than people might think. Coral spawn is one of natures most spectacular events. Hard, stony corals […]
29.10.20 – False Killer Whales
Another rare sighting in Whitsunday waters this week as our crew onboard Thrilla were treated to a pod of 12 adult False Killer Whales on their way home from a day worth of reef surveying for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMPA). Ocean Rafting is proud to have been involved in a large scale […]
28.10.20 – Giant Clam
This weeks sighting is this monster mollusc! Nestled into the reef, the Giant clam is always a magnificent find on the GBR. Our eco-hosts on board know all about these amazing creatures, but want to do some reading before your tour? Check out this link for more information on the giant clam as well as […]
Parley team up with Ocean Rafting once again to remove half a tonne of debris over two days.
Parley revisit the Whitsundays for their bi-annual trip to the islands with Ocean Rafting. This time revisiting Hook and Hazelwood Island in late October 2020. The weather was PERFECT for an Island clean up with sunny weather and a 10-knot Northerly breeze; this is ideal conditions to focus on the rarely visited South-East facing beaches […]