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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, Adventure
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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 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.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I were recommended this half day snorkeling trip by our travel agent and it was absolutely brilliant! As a first timer the smaller group appealed, you really get a special intimate experience, plus our guide Cam was an absolute legend! Pretty much the closest we came to a real life crocodile dundee in our 3 years in... More

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

hands down the best snorkel experience we have had on the reef. Cam & Jase were our tour guides; so respectful and showed so much love for the reef and all of the creatures in it. i swam with a turtle and saw a massive variety of reef fish and beautiful coral. absolutely perfect weather and great visibility. Cam was... More

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Cape Town S. Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are a snorkeller then do not miss the Ocean Safari trip from Cape Tribulation. They go to the mid barrier reef for a half day trip and you do have 1 hour in the water at each of 2 places. This is the home of the giant clams and there is an abundance of both hard and soft... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Due to living in Cairns I have been out at the reef numerous times, and feel I can fairly access this as being the best trip to the reef I have ever had. To start the staff (especially Cam and Jason) are amazing and lovely and have an awesome sense of humour. The check in was easy and the fact... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An truly amazing reef experience with the team from Ocean Safari. My wife and I joined the small group of 25 on the trip to Mackay Reef. Cam was full of energy that got everyone on board set to enjoy the day - hard not to in such a perfect location. The crew where very friendly and had many stories... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went out in the morning on the ocean safari and it was fantastic. A short, but super fun trip out to the reef and we saw two different sections of the reef. The giant clam garden was incredible and all the fish life and coral equally special. This part of the reef is still healthy as there are no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went out with Cam today on the ocean safari. Saw a school of feeding blue fin tuna on the way out. Some of the best reef that close to the shore. 25mins out on the hi speed boat we got to see some beautiful coral, fish, turtles and the biggest clams ive seen. We were luck to have a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Thanks to Cameron, Jason and the rest of the staff at Ocean Safari for making our trip to the Great Barrier so amazing. It's always been one of dreams to visit the reef and it did not disappoint, definitely a highlight of our trip to Cape Tribulation. The trip was very well organised and as someone who unusually gets sea... More

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The nice thing about this trip out to the reef as opposed to those further south is that the travel distance is greatly reduced. The sites they visit are not overly visited so the reefs are in good shape. Also unlike reefs a lot futher south (Townsville or Whitsundays) there isn't a lot of algal damage to these reefs, they... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a brilliant ride out to the Great Barrier Reef on slightly rough seas. Once you're at the reef there is so much coral and wildlife to see. The guides were helpful and knowledgeable, and all gear that was provided was in good condition. A great trip to the reef, much closer than going from Cairns or Port Douglas.

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