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“Barron River Rafting”

Raging Thunder Adventures
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Owner description: Raging Thunder has been taking thrill seekers White Water Rafting in North Queensland since 1984, and we offer 3 different levels of excitement .... 1) BARRON rafting is a afternoon trip perfect for those who have never rafted before, or want a fun afternoon close to Cairns .... 2) TULLY rafting is a full day adventure on the Tully River, regarded as the best rafting location across both Australia and New Zealand, no prior experience is necessary .... 3) XTREME rafting pumps up the adrenaline running a custom raft adventure for small groups of confident swimmers on the Tully River, rafting with our most experienced senior guides you will encounter extra challenges such as rock jumping, rapid swimming and raft surfing.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We initially booked Tully rafting, but this was cancelled because the road was blocked due to recent flooding. Great customer service in this regard and we were fully refunded. We decided to do the Barron as a but of a 'consolation' and I was worried it wouldn't be as fun, but I was wrong and we had a great time. The rapids were flowing after the recent rain and it turned out to be an action-packed two hours. There were 22 boats on the water that day, so sometimes it took awhile to wait for other boats to come through (we needed to watch for safety reasons); however, this also provided some unplanned entertainment as we could watch others navigate the rapids well (or more often, badly). Our guide Marty was a typical ocker Aussie bloke and certainly made the trip interesting. Will be hoping to come back and raft the Tully with them one day.

Thank Emily2040
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Allready on our way to Fitzroy island, it guides went around the boat and advertised for tours and bookings. I wouldn't usually book a tour that way, but I'm so happy I did went with Maeve on her new, guided, snorkelling tour.
Maeve took us out in a group of ten persons to a little more remote part of the shore/reef on the island. The corals were absolutely amazing and there were lots and lots of fish. Maeve herself were energetic, engaging, fun and a fountain of knowledge. She answered all our questions with great detail. There were lots of space and time to explore on your own and as a new snorkeller I felt really save and comfortable with Maeve.
We had to pay 35aud on top of the daytour charge, but it was so worth it. Really, really great experience.

The Island, the beach, the ferryride and the staff was all top of the line. So fun and friendly and gave a great top on where to spot sea turtles (we saw two).

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The people advising are so great and friendly, the Irish guy will make sure you choose best activities, everything is clear ans simple. They will plan all you you !

Thank IevaZ38
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This was one of the most fun tours of the entire trip, in large part due to our guide Spencer. He is hilarious and had us do some crazy stuff (glad we did) that at the time seemed impossible and too scary to try. We did the 1/2 day afternoon Barron river tour. Picked up at the hotel and dropped off at around 645pm.

Thank Lina333
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went on a trip to Fitzroy Island yesterday while on honeymoon in Cairns. Ok, the weather wasn't great, meaning we could do the activities we'd planned while on the island, but, what is completed unacceptable is being left at the end terminal on our return with no shuttle back to our hotel, having paid for a return trip!!

We were told to be a bus pick up 6 by the driver dropping us off in the morning for our return, but the bus never showed meaning me had to make our own way back in wet clothes and a huge storm. Shame on you!! It felt like "we've had your money, now sod you!!"..

Whilst on the island we were told there would be no lifeguards on duty and most of the activities would be cancelled due to the cyclone type storm approaching! There was a beautiful hotel facility at the island with a lovely pool, so why didn't they arrange for us to use those facilities as all our activities were cancelled, but no! Stranded on an island, albeit it a beautiful one, for 8 hours with nothing to do!! Why not just cancel the trip because of the bad weather, refund us and be done with it?? No, it was take our money, then leave us at the terminal on our return!! Absolutely shameful, and at least Dick Turpin had a mask on when he robbed poeple!!

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