Master Reef Guide Masterclass
This week Skippers James and Toby, along with Director Jan were invited to Fitzroy Island for the Master Reef Guide Masterclass and the Tourism Leadership Event. This workshop aimed to bring together Master Reef Guides from across the Reef. Training in “Eyes and Ears” compliance, Reef Health and Impact Survey methodology, turtle nest monitoring and […]
What is a Fringing Reef?
Ocean Rafting offers a number of amazing products that visit Whitehaven, the number one beach in the world, the incredible Hill Inlet Lookout and of course the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef spans for over 344,400km² along the east coast of Australia, if that’s a bit hard to picture, imagine a football […]
01.12.21 – Marine Debris
Protect Paradise! As an Ecotourism Australia ‘Hall of Fame’ and ‘Advanced Eco Certified’ tourism operator, Ocean Rafting is committed to giving back to our stunning Visit Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. While many of our initiatives focus on the protection, conservation and education of our local fringing reefs, our passionate team […]
5.11.21 – Coral Spawning
Through October and November, Ocean Rafting teamed up with several local tour operators, Southern Cross University, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Reef Catchments in our annual ‘Boats4Corals’ initiative! In the days after the October and November full moon, the Great Barrier Reef comes alive with the annual Coral Spawn, otherwise […]
Mangroves are just muddy, smelly, mosquito-ridden playgrounds for crocodiles, right? Wrong! As part of the Queensland Governments Reef Assist Program’, Ocean Rafting was lucky enough to this week welcome Dr. Derek Ball and Steve Fisher from Reef Catchments, Wild Mob and Master Reef Guides, aboard for a 3 day workshop on our local Mangroves and terrestrial eco-systems! […]
Tourism Industry Activation and Reef Protection Initiative – The Results!
As part of the Australian Government‘s COVID Relief and Recovery Fund, Ocean Rafting was selected with several other high-standard tourism operators, to engage in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMPA) ‘Tourism Industry Activation and Reef Protection Initiative’. By repurposing crew and vessels along the Great Barrier Reef, this $3.2 million initiative has supported communities […]