Clownfish – Finding Nemo in the Whitsundays
Perhaps the greatest of the Great 8? This icon was put on the map by a Mr P Sherman of 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney! These orange and white comedians shot to fame in Pixar’s ‘Finding Nemo’ released in 2003 but there is so much more to these little guys than first meets the eye. Nemo […]
Cleanup volunteers intercept 800kg of plastic from 3.5km of coast in the Whitsundays
Ocean conservation group Parley For The Oceans and Whitsunday Tour Operator, Ocean Rafting, collected over 800kg of washed-up marine debris from what seemed to be clean beaches on the central and southern island of the Whitsundays. Fuel drums, fishing rope, bleach bottles, toothbrushes and bottle caps were the most common items found during a marine […]
James becomes a master of the reef!
The Ocean Rafting team are proud to congratulate Skipper and Environmental Manager, James Unsworth, on becoming an accredited Master Reef Guide. Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world’s leading reef guides, interpreters and story tellers, sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. These reef ambassadors provide up to date information […]
Meet Sarah…our Environmental Manager and newly inducted Master Reef Guide!
The Ocean Rafting team are proud to congratulate our long term staff member and Environmental Manager, Sarah Vickery, on becoming an accredited Master Reef Guide! After undergoing a rigorous selection process and in depth training and field course, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators and Tourism and Events […]
Ocean Rafting’s beautiful beach clean up
A contingent of 11 Ocean Rafting staff came together on their day off last Friday, taking one of the vessels from the fleet, “Wild Thing” on an exploratory clean up trip to Thomas Island. Cleaning two south-easterly facing beaches over a period of four hours, the team collected 25 extra large bags of rubbish, as […]