Coral Re-seeding Project
Ocean Rafting has been involved in another environmental initiative this week in a project named Boats4Corals. The once a year natural phenomenon that is coral spawning occurred this week, with all the corals around our islands simultaneously releasing their reproductive cells into the water column. The spawning is a key date on the reef calendar […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Giant Clam – The Monster Mollusc
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 a Giant Clam, or see the magnificent Humpback […]
Ocean Rafting’s continued involvement in the Whitsunday Water Quality Sampling Project
This week an additional three staff members took part in a fresh round of training in the Whitsunday water quality monitoring citizen science project. Ocean Rafting has been involved in this Blueprint for Tourism operators since February 2020 and were able to repurpose vessels under Covid-19 guidelines to continue to collect this valuable data during […]