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Address: Onsite at the Turtle Rock Cafe and Jungle Lodge | Lot 4 , Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia 4873, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4098 0006
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched...
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 Jungle 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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AWESOME REEF TRIP!

IF your thinking of doing a reef trip, this is a great option! Not only is it only 25minutes to the reef!! I found the reef more vibrant than others that I had seen out of Cairns... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

IF your thinking of doing a reef trip, this is a great option! Not only is it only 25minutes to the reef!! I found the reef more vibrant than others that I had seen out of Cairns and saw 3 different turtles!! Got some awesome Go pro footage!! Just the right amount of time out on the reef and loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The snorkeling excursion my husband and I took from Cape Trib with Ocean Safari was spectacular! Unlike snorkeling trips from Port Douglas out to the Low Isles -- where half a dozen boats and 50-60 other snorkelers crowd the murky waters -- Ocean Safari has exclusive rights to anchor at a particular site on the Great Barrier Reef where we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really friendly, funny and knowledgable crew. Appreciated the fact that they really care about looking after the reef. We spent 2 hours snorkelling in 2 different amazing locations. The first was shallow with colourful coral and heaps of little fish, and the second deeper with bigger fish and giant clams. Better than the snorkelling trip we did on Green Island,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Bottom line up front: This tour - with this company - is a must do if you want to experience the Great Barrier Reef in its full glory. My trip to Oz started off with a 1 ½ day live-aboard dive trip to Thetford Reef, ~3 ½ hrs out of Cairns. While the crew was delightful and the sights were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Highly recommend a trip on the Ocean Safari. The reef was amazing, with giant clams, blue starfish and turtles being some of the highlights as well as all the other coral and sea life. The guys doing the tour were all super nice and informative, taking people on guided tours of parts of the reef if they wished. The on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I visited Cape Tribulation in May to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef for her birthday. We had a great experience with Ocean Safari for a half day tour. Although we had brought equipment with us, all equipment was provided. We opted to rent their wetsuits, since ours were shorties and the water was a bit cool this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Snorkelling with Ocean Safari was wonderful. The crew was professionnal and friendly. Snorkelling spots were fabulous ! We saw turtles, dolphin, amazing coral ! It was a incredible experience !

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Perth, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the best snorkelling trip I've ever done. The people in the office were very helpful, and patient with questions, and the actual trip was outstanding. It was a rough crossing and the weather could have been better, but we felt totally safe the whole time. I was concerned we had done the wrong thing in going on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have been on other reef tours To the Great Barrier Reef and overseas but this was the best! A small tour with a max of 25 people the atmosphere is relaxed and the guys Jason and Kane were happy to share info, tips and some laughs with everyone. Their passion for the area is infectious and we were all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Spent several days weighing up all the reef tours from Cairns and Port Douglas when we found these guys whilst we were camping at Cape Trib. So glad we did - all the staff, from the moment we arrived at the office to enquire and book to the skipper and snorkel guide, were amazingly friendly and professional. Despite the weather... More 

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