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Ocean Safari

With the Boardwalk Cafe and Jungle Lodge | Lot 4 , Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia 4873, Australia
07 4098 0006
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. This half... more » Owner description: 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 newly built 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 the Boardwalk Cafe, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has advanced Eco Accreditation. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

When my partner suggested snorkelling the reef.... I thought...hmmm not so sure about that..But you only live once! Just to explain.... I don't 'do' water very well at all. Having water over my face is a nightmare (even in the shower) and I don't swim well... I can float sort of... but love a 'noodle' for assistance! So, to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic and knowledgeable staff introducing you to the stunning Great Barrier Reef? What more could you ask for? The boats only hold ~25, so the water doesn't get too crowded. The super-speedy trip out means you maximise your time in the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great way to experience the reef. The corals and overall aquatic life was breath-taking. Just like in pictures and on TV. Felt so spiritual after we did it. We spent the entire evening and the next day in hangover of what we had experienced. Kane and Jason were very friendly and professional. My wife doesn't swim well and the guys... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our family of five had a truely magnificent time yesterday. Our 3 kids have never snorkelled before, but both Kane & Jason were wonderful. They helped make the kids feel at ease and were so patient with them. Our youngest (aged 6) can't swim well. Kane & Jason took personal care of him which meant my hubby & I could... More

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a great outfit - we were taken out by Kane and Cam who were not only incredibly friendly and knowledgable, but also dead professional. The fun begins with the boat ride - we were there on a pretty choppy day, and it was like an amazing fairground ride all the way to the reef ....you can choose to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The best 1/2 day reef trip. Leave from beautiful cape trib beach. Perfect visibility day. Saw 7 different turtles at first site. Amazing day. Lovely crew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Reef trip with such a small group was fantastic. You visit a portion of the reef not visited by big groups, and it was far more beautiful than those visited by the big operators from port douglas or cairns, which we have done in the past. Cain and Jason took fantastic care and interest in our 3 girls, and made... More

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

An amazing trip to the reef with interesting responsible and fun organizers. Small groups which makes a huge different. Quick and fun trip out to the reef on board their lovely boat. Strict about the rules on the reef which is great ! We don't want it getting anymore damaged than it is ! An amazing trip out and beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When researching our trip, lots of sources claimed that Ocean Safari was the best way to see the Great Barrier Reef. The company only takes out 25 people at a time, as opposed to the 200+ people that go out on some of the big reef trips from Port Douglas. We definitely weren't disappointed with our decision to take a... More

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Mackay Reef in the capable and friendly hands of Cam and Jason. The reef is just stunning here and only 30 mins from Cape Trib. A day we'll always remember.

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