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 […]
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 […]
Cultural Heritage of the Whitsunday Region
The team at Ocean Rafting was this week humbled, and honoured, to welcome one of our beautiful land’s traditional owners, and Ngaro elder, Peter Pryor, to the Rafting family! The beautiful Whitsundays region lies in the Ngaro, Gia/Giya and Juru people’s country, whose history dates back over 10,000 years. There has long been a gap […]
Tourism Industry Activation and Reef Protection Initiative
Ocean Rafting is proud to have secured a funding opportunity as part of the Australian Governments $1 Billion Covid-19 Relief and Recovery Fund to support regions, communities and industry sectors severely affected by the coronavirus crisis. The $3.2 million Tourism Industry Activation and Reef Protection Initiative will repurpose vessels and crew from 17 operators to […]
Sharks – “I am a nice Shark, not a mindless Eating Machine” – Bruce
THE GREAT 8 The Great 8 are the Great Barrier Reef’s living icons. The creatures we all want to see! Ranging from reptile to mammals, from little to large, the Great 8 wish list reflects the outstanding diversity of the reef. Have you always wanted to see Sharks in the wild, or see the magnificent […]
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 […]