Media Release: 23.10.23
The Whitsundays’ original and most awarded tour operator, Ocean Rafting, celebrated a triple win on Friday night at the glamorous Whitsunday Tourism Awards. Held at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Ocean Rafting won gold in the ‘Major Tour & Transport’ and ‘Adventure Tourism’ categories and was also acknowledged as the Whitsundays’ favourite tourism experiences in the consumer-voted ‘People’s Choice Award Experience’ at the gala industry awards.
James Unsworth, Ocean Rafting’s Environmental Manager, Senior Skipper and Master Reef Guide, was also acknowledged for his extensive contribution to the industry in the areas of marine conservation and protection, winning the esteemed Young Achiever Award.
Owned by long-time locals, Peter and Jan Claxton for 26 years and with six family owners/members over three generations actively working in the business, Operations Manager and son, Kerr Claxton, attended the celebrations on the night, along with 39 staff…yes, you read that right – 39!