Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

4.9 / 5

16 Reviews

Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

From US$ 122.36 per person

Snorkel the pristine Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. Travel with maximum 25 passengers on this half-day eco tour. Glide over the water on a rigid inflatable boat with fast engines.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is included from local accommodation in Cape Tribulation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit two reef sites – Mackay and Undine Reefs
  • Explore the underwater world
  • Spot turtles and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a small group size of only 25 people
Full description
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. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. After a fast 25-minute ride, 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 alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and starfish. 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.
Includes
  • Visit to two reef sites – Mackay and Undine Reefs
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pickup and drop-off
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear

    Know before you go

    • Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included and the tour is proud to have Advanced Eco Accreditation
    • Cold drinks and chocolates available to purchase on board
    • All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees
    • Sites are weather and tide permitting
    • Although good health and positive attitude are essential, guests do not need any
    • prior experience to partake in any activities
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 16 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.8 / 5
    • Organization
      4.8 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.7 / 5
    • Safety
      5 / 5
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    This was the best day. We travelled up from port Douglas in the morning which was a beautiful drive. My friend has never been snorkeling before but the instructions from the crew, Brett and Mary made her feel comfortable and excited. Mackay reef is a special part of the world and one of the best reefs I’ve snorkeled ever! The crew make this experience extra special. Thank you!!

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    1 November 2020

    Ocean Safari crew Bret and Freddie were professional and keen for us to enjoy and respect the reef. We had two hours snorkelling at two different locations. The experience was magic. We swam with turtles and the reef was truly beautiful. The experience at Cape Tribulation was unforgettable and I would thoroughly recommend this trip to others.

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    14 February 2020

    Beautiful staff but rough weather

    Perfect location being that it was only 20 mins to the snorkel site of the great barrier reef, beautiful staff (friendly, approachable, accomodating, enthusiastic). Staff made every attempts to provide a nice experience but the weather made it a challenge in that it was a very bumpy ride out. 1 x person on the trip was seen to still suffered from nausea on return from trip. The other feedback is that the hired go pro camera was fuzzy and resulted in overall grey-blue pictures on all the photos which was Soo dissapointimg given the cost of renting was an additional $50, one would be better off either not renting or buying your own go pro.

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    26 May 2019

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