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Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation provided by Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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You'll start at
Turtle Rock Cafe
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    Ocean Safari
    Stop: 5 hours -
    This shared tour begins at 8am at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ocean Safari 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. On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Swim alongside sea turtles, which is found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colorful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish.off the Daintree Coast Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included and the Ocean Safari has an Advanced Eco Accreditation. The tour ends at approximately 12:30pm and your return will be at the original departure point.
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    Pass by Cape Tribulation Beach
    Pass by Daintree National Park
You'll end at
Turtle Rock Cafe
Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, AustraliaDeparture Point: Courtesy transfers from local accommodation. Ocean Safari check-in office inside the Turtle Rock Cafe.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Visit two reef sites
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off
  • National Park fees
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Sunsuit/wetsuits available for hire
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Group Maximum 25 travelers
  • Swimmers: a bag including a towel and hat, jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkeling.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jennifer K wrote a review 9 Aug
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Went out yesterday on the snorkel tour with Ocean Safari and it was honestly such an amazing experience! The coral at Mackay reef is stunning,colourful and super healthy looking. We saw turtles, giant clams, stingrays and hundreds of different types of fish! Meri and Brett are
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Elaryon wrote a review Jul 2020
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The reef is healthy here and it's amazing. Swimming with turtles, all the colors, so much fish! And the crew is lovely. We had a lot of fun on the boat too. You won't regret it!
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for the wonderful review!! Stoked you had a great adventure with the crew!! Team Ocean Safari 🐢🐙
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Evie d wrote a review Jul 2020
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Had an amazing time on this trip! I have done trips to the Great Barrier Reef before leaving from Cairns, but this one leaving from Cape Trib topped them. It starts with a super fun and bumpy boat ride for about 25 minutes until you reach the reef. We went to two different
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation
Responded 1 week ago
Woohoo!! We are stoked to have topped the list of your favourite snorkel locations!! 7 turtles, what a snorkel that would have been!! Thanks so much for the great feedback Evie!! Team Ocean Safari 🐢🐢
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Paul_and_Antonia wrote a review Jul 2020
Surfers Paradise, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
We combined a self drive trip up to Cape Tribulation from Port Douglas with this Ocean Safari trip. On our day we only went out to Mackay reef, two separate snorkeling sites, it only takes about 30 mins to get out there, our guides Brett and Raz made the whole trip all the more
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation
Responded 2 weeks ago
Brett and Raz would have made sure it was a day to remember for sure!! Thanks so much for driving up from Port to visit us! It's such a stunning drive and an experience in itself journeying through the worlds oldest rainforest and then setting off to see the Great Barrier Reef. Cheers for the taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback about your day! Team Ocean Safari
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Danny O wrote a review Jul 2020
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
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Booked with Ocean Safari tours and the experience did not disappoint. We travelled with two young girls aged 10 & 12 and the staff onboard were brilliant, Freddie in particular made sure the girls were comfortable and did not leave their side until they built up their confidence
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for letting us know about your reef experience Daniel! The team really do love sharing the wonders of the reef and we are delighted that your family had a magical time exploring all that was on offer in a safe and fun filled environment. Thanks again Team Ocean Safari
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MelanieD745
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Great way to see the reef!
Di and Brett were fantastic hosts. We got to snorkel on two reefs and the boat ride out only takes about 30 mins so
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261jonathan
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Jono & Darcey
Excellent Service, Brett & Freddie were awesome! Saw so much on the day, amazing time to do it and being so close t
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JenniferS7624
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1/2 day snorkel Mackay reef
great 1/2 day snorkel lovely coral and swim with turtles, fun fast boat ride, picked up from beach so all good
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melissredman
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Amazing! I want to go again!
My partner and I had such a wonderful experience on the half day reef tour to Mackay reef on Friday 7th August. We
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highestpeak
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Escape civilisation and breathe nature
It was a pleasure to support this business and it’s employees during reduced tourism time. From the rain on the lea
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John_Rowanne
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Great reef experience
This is my second trip to the reef with Ocean Safaris. The first was from Airlie Beach and this trip from the Daint
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kt90210
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Fantastic!
Had a wonderful trip with Ocean Safari. The crew were lovely, the boat trip out was super fun and the snorkelling w
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zahranolan
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Amazing
Amazing people, amazing reef, amazing snorkel, amazing boat ride, amazing all round! Huge thanks to the crew for th
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luch_santucci
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Best quality snorkel ever.
Brilliant operation - fast and fun boat road to super high quality snorkeling. I have scuba dived the barrier reef
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Leni162
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Must do
What a great morning the trip out to the reef was fast and most enjoyable, the snorkeling was excellent what a beau
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Paul H
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Really great time
The captain was funny and informative and there was LOTS to see in the water (I followed a green turtle around for
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mcbroekhuysen
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It was truly amazing!
We as a family of five. 3 small children had an amazing time at the reef with Ocean safari. Freddy was amazing show
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pipbranson
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Ocean Safari
We absolutely loved it - saw the most beautiful part fish and a turtle, incredible coral. They were great with our
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Club59
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Awesome CGR experience!!
Our favourite part of the tour was the clarity of the ocean, the time allowed actually in the water snorkelling (tw
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851anita
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Best Reef Experience EVER!!
Thank goodness we can still holiday in QLD!!!! Just returned from the most amazing girls trip to Cape Trip!! We saw
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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