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Ocean Safari

#1 of 18 things to do in Cape Tribulation Features Animals
Cape Tribulation Road | The Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 0006
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A remarkable underwater world to experience close to Cape Tribulation

The main reason we chose to do our great barrier reef snorkel from Cape Tribulation was the fact... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
The snorkelling experience we've had on GBR

Wow that was great! This is the third time and place we've been snorkelling this year on the Great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. This half day eco tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species.The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After an exhilarating fast ride of approximately 25 minutes guests are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. On most days the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, home to an abundance of marine life as well as beautiful hard and soft corals.The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines. The experienced Skipper and Eco Host ensure the trip is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side. Magical memories like these sometimes only happen once in a lifetime. The Ocean Safari check in office is at the Turtle Rock Cafe and Safari Lodge, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has Advanced Eco Accreditation.
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“reef trip” (48 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cape Tribulation Road | The Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 0006
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The main reason we chose to do our great barrier reef snorkel from Cape Tribulation was the fact that the time spent on the boat travelling to the reefs was the shortest, so good for those who easily get sea sick. It is a half...More

Thank Stupendous82
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow that was great! This is the third time and place we've been snorkelling this year on the Great Barrier Reef and I've been a couple of times in other years and places too but this was the best. On our morning we didn't see...More

Thank Nomadali
Reviewed 5 days ago

The weather was not perfect, but it was a great morning out. Sarah and Adam were fantastic, and looked after everyone, the kids got some great close up footage of a couple of turtles, as promised!

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Thank Mick R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Adds, the captain, was loud, funny and informative. He made sure that everyone was taken care of. Braddon was a very good and attentive guide .

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Thank witely7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There was more fish than there are anywhere I've ever seen!! Definitely a must see!!! I took a half day to explore the reef and the people were just amazing!!

Thank AnonymousHorseRider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent quick trip out to the reef. We were unfortunate in that the conditioned weren't great. But we still saw lots of beautiful coral and sea turtles. Equipment is top of the range. Staff really fun and helpful

Thank bourkecm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice trip to the reef and back. People are very vriendly and you'll see turtles, fish, coral, etc...

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Thank EUnikos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were picked up from our accommodation early and a quick safety introduction and into the wet suit and through the waves 25 mins from shore to the reef 2 different loco and more than 21/2 hours of snorkelling Very friendly staff and a great...More

Thank Loren L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only 22 person and the organisator and the captain of the boat were so kind and funny it was one the best tour I participate

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Thank Delphine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could rate this 10 stars! Our experience with Ocean Safari went a little like this: We were staying in Cape Trib for 8 days so had our accommodation call to confirm our tour for Sunday, during the conversation they noted that we...More

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Hello, I will be traveling with my husband and my 3 daughters. I am trying to find A reef tour from Cape Trib that we will all be able to enjoy. The issue is...2 of my daughters are in their early 20's and my little one is 5 yrs old. Yes, a big gap😀. Not sure if this will at all suit our whole family. Any suggestions? How long is the tour? She loves the water but this may be way too ambitious for her. Thanks! Kelly
1 January 2017|
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Response from RenaeG76 | Reviewed this property |
This is the only reef trip from Cape Trib.... It depends on if one of you plan to sit with the 5 year old whilst others snorkel as It's a small boat that has no more than 25 ppl on it, not sure that it would work for a 5... More
Nina D
We( two of us) will be arriving at Cape tribulation on the 13th Sept, and will spend a night at Cape Trib Beach House. Will you be able to pick us up at some time on the 14th, for a snorkelling experience on the reef? Many thanks, Nina & Petros
6 September 2016|
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Response from KarynMH | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nina - we were picked up by their courtesy bus from our campground (before we realised is was a short walk down the beach ha!), but it was arranged at the time we booked the tour. Maybe check with the person making the... More