Ocean Rafting’s environmental sustainability philosophy is as follows: “The Ocean Rafting team are proud ambassadors for environmentally responsible, ethical, educational and sustainable tourism. The owners and crew are passionate about their duty in protecting the future of the Great Barrier Reef, adopting environmentally friendly practices into everyday operations. Ocean Rafting directly aligns its operations to its values, in particular environmental protection, management, education and overall sustainability as proud environmental guardians.”
Ocean Rafting holds Advanced Ecotourism Certification, is a Green Travel Leader and a Climate Action Business. As an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, Ocean Rafting has been accepted as a GBRMPA High Standard Tourism Operator and has been entered into the coveted Ecotourism Australia Hall of Fame for being continuously certified for 20 years or longer. There are only 14 operators Australia-wide who have been acknowledged with this achievement, with Ocean Rafting being the only one in the Whitsundays.
At Ocean Rafting, environmental and educational tourism is an essential part of our operation. With the Whitsundays situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, tourism plays a vital role in presenting the world heritage values to the public. We proud to promote sustainable practices and have positioned ourselves as one of the leading eco tours on the Great Barrier Reef.