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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 2013
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, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

An amazing way to see the coral reef! An exhilarating boat ride only 25 minutes out to the reef to visit two pristine locations on Mackay Cay for an hour each. Snorkeling among an enormous variety of fish, corals, sea turtles, giant clams to explore freely, or follow the guide. Not being a super confident swimmer, they were fantastic in... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My husband and I have been out to many reef sites, both on our own, and with different tour operators here in the north, in fact, My husband proposed to me on one of the reefs, so we are pretty experienced with reef trips. We had done the full day tour with the sister company in Airlie beach, and although... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went out for a snorkel during the wet season. It rained and the seas were a bit rough. If you have the option, wait for calmer seas to go out to the Reef. Still, the boat was totally fun (and small), the operation went fairly smoothly and, for the money, this is one of the better reef visit options... More

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Moss, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

MUST DO in Cape Tribulation!! Fantastic crew, they were fun, knowledgeable, engaging and very helpful. Fun and safe boat ride, brilliant snorkeling with spectacular corals and fish in all the colours of the rainbow, words can really not describe the beauty and marvel of the Great Barrier Reef, and Ocean Safari takes you to a great spot for exploring the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We have just arrived back from Ocean Safari - an absolutely wonderful day. I went with my 3 kids, and it was brilliant from beginning to end. Snorkelling on the reefs was suburb - we saw beautiful fish, stingrays, turtles -- it is just like swimming in a tropical fish tank ! The crew were absolutely fantastic and we would... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Thanks for a great day. I'd highly recommend these guys! Very friendly and knowledgable. Small and more personal experience. The reef is only 30 min from the beach at Cape Trib and an amazing location. Had a great time snorkeling with the fish, sting rays and turtles.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had an exquisite day on the reef. Started out clear with calm seas and seemed to get better. The first stop was to snorkel on Mackay Reef. Fish, turtles, giant clams, and all sorts of fish. Because the day was so calm our next snorkel was a drift along the break between the reef and the deep blue sea.... More

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Cow Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

With calm sea and a great crew, once again Mackay Reef was brilliant. I went New Years Eve and I am still thinking of the number of turtles I saw, resting and swimming, loads of parrot fish, all different colours, blue coral and starfish, and the coral so clear and sparkling in the sunshine. Just like in the movies but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went out with Ocean Safari on Christmas Eve, we're lucky enough to have pristine conditions, and found the experience to be thoroughly enjoyable. It was great to go with a smaller outfit , the boat trip out to the reef was quick, and fun, and the guys in charge were friendly, knowledgable, and competent. We are a family of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This half-day reef snorkelling tour departed Cape Tribulation on a beautiful, still, and sunny morning, the cruise to Mackay reef taking around half an hour. During the trip, we enjoyed a breathtaking view back to the Daintree rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and Mount Sorrow, as well as spotting tuna frollicking near the boat. We snorkelled at two different sites, probably spending... More

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