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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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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Cape trib is remote but accessible. The journey up from Cairns keeps the ecoburden (bus loads of tourists) away... as a result you can enjoy a small tour to a healthy part of the reef... full of colour and life... Ocean Safari was excellent value for money and well worth the trip, the guides Ollie and Cain were knowledgeable, fun... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We've snorkeled in many great snorkeling spots in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia but the spots where Ocean Safari took us were yet something else. We were blown away by the variety of fish and coral, the colors and the visibility. We had chosen to go to the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Safari rather than with one... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

the landscape cap tribulation it's beautiful. only on the reef , i can see a lot fish all colors and Scorpaenidae. good staff !!

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The experience with Ocean Safari out to the reef was the highlight if our Nth Qld trip. Every detail was well managed, the trip to the reef awesome (which is saying something for someone like me who doesn't do so well on boats).....the reef was amazing, the staff ultra friendly and the experience was one that is never to be... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Fun morning on the reef with a small group and enthusiastic staff. A bit rough on the day we went but visibility still good and able to swim with turtles. Highly recommend!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Amazing experience. We went out with a film crew that was creating some new promotional material for the company. We went to a few locations and I got to see everything I had hoped for. Swam with some massive sea turtles, saw some rays and tons of beautiful fish. They are the only company that's authorized to go to this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

we took our 3 kids out in july and whilst our youngest (5 year old) was not so keen on the snorkling at first, with the great leadership of the crew they took her on the adventure of her life! great arvo at undine reef. ...dolphins, reef sharks, fish everywhere, the only boat there and amzing water clarity. thankyou for... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We did 3 reef trips on our holiday, and this was by far and away the best. The Mackay reef is in much better condition than those further south, and you have it all to yourself with marvellous visibility and many many fish, including giant moray eels (scary). Launching off the beach was great fun and the Aussie bloke skippers... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Whatever you do, don't leave this part of the world without doing this trip!! The staff are great and a real laugh, they have researched some great spots to go and explore. Seeing turtles was particularly magical. Just don't stick your head too far under the water so you end up breathing in the seawater that floods your snorkel. It's... More

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a great way to see the reef with a smaller group. We went out on a day when the crew warned us it would be rough. Some people did struggle but we found it fine. The guides were very helpful and the boat was well set up (dry boxes, rain coats etc). The reefs we visited were shallower... More

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