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Ocean Safari

#1 of 19 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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Great 1st snorkel with our little ones

Sarah & Ads were amazing with our 5 & 9yr olds who had never been snorkelling before. Particularly... read more

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michaelmF3399FX
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Melbourne, Australia
Ocean safari experience

The trip was amazing the awesome guides helped you find many creatures the wild life was great and... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Tonia J
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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“mackay reef” (96 reviews)
“giant clams” (79 reviews)
“reef trip” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cape Tribulation Road | The Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Sarah & Ads were amazing with our 5 & 9yr olds who had never been snorkelling before. Particularly our nine year old, who suddenly freaked out and refused to go in the water. Sarah and Ads were brilliant in looking after her and eventually coxing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip was amazing the awesome guides helped you find many creatures the wild life was great and it was a nice small group we loved it it's awesome

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Thank Tonia J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our first experience snorkeling the great barrier reef was more than what we thought with ocean safari. We had a great time. My son got to swim very close with a turtle and we saw heaps of fish and a stringray. We had a great...More

Thank jobentley81
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an absolute highlight of our trip to Northern Queensland and something I'm sure our whole family will always remember. The Ocean Safari crew were friendly and good humoured people to spend time with on the 25 minute boat ride out to the idyllic...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did a lot of research on the best way to see the Reef and thanks to Trip Advisor chose this tour. 25 people in a fast boat to Mackay Reef. Although the day was overcast this did not effect our experience. Great coral, fish...More

Thank Chelle305
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best half-day trip ever. We swam with three green turtles, over giant clams among colourful fish and coral. Other interesting fish seen were groper and ray.

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Thank mauriero
Reviewed 4 days ago

we had a stunning afternoon with Ocean Safari. The ride out was a bit wild but nothing too bad, just lots of fun. The spot we stopped at was beautiful, water clarity was good, huge number of giant clams, plenty of fish, the odd stingray...More

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Thank Don M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip was very exciting. The team was bringing us to a shallow reef and gave us good instructions on how to swim and avoid destroying corals. We saw a turtle and many species of tropical fishes and some colorful corals - alll very well...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great trip, with Selina (?) and Adam. We were older than most on the trip - a couple in our 60s. Weather was kind, so the trip was comfortable and fast. Even saw a humpback whale on the way! I'm a confident...More

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family did the quick silver tour about three years ago which was great, but this tour is much better. You go out in a smaller group, get closer to the reef and marine life. We swam with 4 turtles while out snorkelling which was...More

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claireBournemouth
11 July 2017|
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari | Property representative |
Hi, we have an on board toilet, life jackets are part of our safety equipment, they don't have to be worn in transit but are readily available and part of our safety brief on board. Sea sickness is rare on our type of... More
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Kelly45215
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
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