Noosa Oceanrider is the ORIGINAL ‘Thrill Ride’ in Noosa and has been consistently voted the BEST. The company has evolved over its 18 years in operation to include the crowd-pleasing Dolphin Safari’s and Whale Watching tours.  An Oceanrider tour is a ‘must do’ on the list of ‘things to do in Noosa’

A maximum of 12 passengers seated in six rows of two means that everyone gets a ‘window seat’ and a personalised experience that only a small group allows.

Our RIB boat is the same that the Navy, Coast Guard, and nature tour operators worldwide use which reflects its reliability and high safety standards.  Your Captain Nathan has over 20 years boating and marine experience so you are in good hands.

Located at the convenient Noosa Marina with FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE come and enjoy the tour of your choice and take in the beautiful Noosa coast from a different perspective.

What Our Guests Are Saying


We have worked with Noosa ocean rider for a number of years to provide international students with a fun experience! They are always great with the students and it is often called the highlight of their time of Australia!

– Thrill Ride - Trip Advisor review June 18 2019
Just. WOWW!

Just. WOWW! Nathan knows his stuff! OceanRider Thrill and dolphin adventure is AmaZiiing! Thanks for the best time out in our back yard. I am sooo recommending this to all my fam and friends! I'll be back... 😎🐬🐳

– Thrill Ride - Facebook review July 22 2019
Must do in Noosa!

Not only was this a fantastic whale watching tour, but this was a great experience an afternoon on the water itself! Worth every penny and more! Nathan (the captain) was friendly and knowledgeable, we were able to spot dolphins, whales, turtles, stingrays ... the list goes on. Emerald green waters and amazing scenery the entire trip. I will be back and will be recommending it to everyone who heads to Noosa!

– Whale Watching Tour - Tripadvisor review August 25 2019
Lovely & unforgettable experience with Penny & Nathan at Noosa Oceanrider

We have nothing but good things to say about this tour. It is the hospitality and warmth of Nathan and Penny that sets this tour apart from others. Thank you both for being amazing at what you do. From the thoughtful shuttle transfer from our AirBnb + Penny's enjoyable conversation and the company of little Siggy, to the comfortable, entertaining, and awesome whale watching boat trip with Nathan. Nathan is very experienced from the way he steered the boat, and was able to spot whales, turtles and dolphins from a distance. The boat was clean, well maintained and comfortable. Thanks for throwing in all the Noosa coastal sights, jokes and the fun thrill rides at the end! We wish we could do it again!

– Whale Watching Tour - Tripadvisor review August 30 2019
Highlight of our trip - AMAZING!

Absolutely outstanding whale watching trip. We saw two pods of dolphins on our way out and in from the trip which each had around 7-10 dolphins in. Nathan quickly spotted a whale which swam around/under our boat for around an hour. It was phenomenal. I have never seen a whale so close and probably never will again. Nathan was funny & very knowledgable. It’s difficult to put into words and photos how amazing this trip was. Definitely do this trip if you can.

– Whale Watching Tour - Tripadvisor review August 15 2019
These guys are just AWESOME!

These guys are just AWESOME! Loved every second - close to the water, speed thrown in for free and the whales and dolphins were magical! Penelope and Nate and the people to do this with - they care about their customers and their business is beyond compare. We were out for well over 2 hours - Nate's main concern was that we had a great time and got to see as much whale and dolphin magic as possible! The highlight of our holiday - thank you from the very bottom of our hearts! Friendly operator, felt safe at all times (Even when we were flying through the air), saw some whales & dolphins but the best bit was hitting the waves.

– Whale Watching Tour - Facebook review July 29 2019