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

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 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We chose a great day to book in for this one - the weather was perfect. Our guides were very helpful, knowledgeable, and passionate about what they do - and gave us lots of insight into the reef and the area. The ride was awesome, and all the kids (big kids included) had a blast. Definitely go for the wetsuit... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a great morning and a fantastic way to see the reef. Very basic but good equipment and a very quick trip out in their fast RIB. Definitely take their wet suit option (in July). A bit poor they don't even offer water, but a friendly crew make up for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What an experience! the jet boating experience was a highlight (especially if you have kids...all the kids on board had the time of their life)...I would definitely recommend getting a spot on the edge of the boat, especially for the thrill seekers out there! The staff were extremely knowledgeable and it was awesome to see a set of people who... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My daughter and I got very very lucky and went with ocean safari on the one fine day they'd had for weeks. The whole operation was great, the staff very knowledgeable, careful, friendly, the boat was spotless, the skipper clearly loves his job, the reef and cape trib. The snorkelling was superb, Crystal clear water and coral unscathed by tourists.... More

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