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Ocean Safari

#1 of 20 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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Fast boat, fun crew, two great spots for snorkelling.

Unlike many in Cairns, this is not a long, slow time-consuming cruise. It's a fast, small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bronwyn F
Ocean Tour

Great tour! Got to the reef in only 30min so we had time to snorkel at 2 different spots. Water was... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
nderome
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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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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 2 days ago

Unlike many in Cairns, this is not a long, slow time-consuming cruise. It's a fast, small semi-inflatable with great crew, upbeat and informative. Wetsuits, flippers, snorkelling gear provided. A bonus was seeing a humpback whale and her calf; motor was stopped and we sat quietly...More

Thank Bronwyn F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tour! Got to the reef in only 30min so we had time to snorkel at 2 different spots. Water was very clear, lots of colourful fish, and also saw a stingray and sea turtle.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my second visit to Cape Trib to do the Ocean Safari Reef trip. We stayed at the Lodge the night before and the accommodation and facilities are fantastic! Had an amazing day out at the Reef and the staff are so nice and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience, friendly team. I would bring my own flask of warm tea or coffee next time. Love not being with 100 other day visitors in one spot !

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Thank helena n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Friendly & capable staff. Good snorkling instruction & equipement. Fadt bost. Visted grest spots on the reef!. Opportunity to snorkle with Turtles. Both the tour on cape tribulation (Ocean safari) as on the whitsundays (Ocean rafting) were superb!!

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Thank 30anouk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun, lovely staff! Great snorkelling - so surprised at how much I saw - turtles, a bull ray, some true nemos! ( more than I've seen diving ) And first ever drift snorkel for me! Definitely do this if you're in the cape!

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Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean Safari was an excellent way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Fantastic fast ride out to the reef, great staff on land and on the water (Adsy our skipper & Sarah in water snorkel guide), made even better by an absolute Pearler of a...More

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Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW... what a fantastic day! All 7 members of the family - four in their 20s and a thirteen year old rated it our best day in Australia. A fabulous speedy ride out to a shallow reef where we felt like we were in the...More

Thank 153Kate157
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly recommend this tour. Selina and Sarah couldn't have been nicer. Really clear instructions on how to get the most out of the trip and lots of support for a nervous teen. They made it a fantastic experience for everyone. One of our party missed...More

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Thank Lucinda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't sit to the right next to the skipper on the way out to the reef as you get totally drenched all the way there. Everything else was fantastic.

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Julie J
25 July 2017|
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Response from Jenny E | Reviewed this property |
we used their gear as was high quality and clean . we booked 4 months ahead because we wanted a certain date as we were staying in the Daintree at Cow Bay we booked the morning tour privately for 17 of us. it was fabulous... More
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claireBournemouth
11 July 2017|
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Response from DazzDicko | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a toilet on board the vessel and life jackets are available if required. No-one suffered any sea sickness on the day we went, but if your daughter suffers from mal de mere, then I would take precautions against... 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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