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“Ocean Safari - Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Safari
Onsite at the Turtle Rock Cafe and Jungle Lodge | Lot 4 , Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 0006
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Ocean Safari - Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Had a fantastic day out with Ocean Safari, snorkeling at the reef. The colorful fish, star fish, clams and turtles were in abundance and because the group was small, it meant you weren't bumping into others to see things. The tour leaders were professional and talked with great passion and knowledge of the area. Had a great time in the sea, which was warm, calm and perfect sunny weather. It was well worth the drive from Port Douglas, especially through the Daintree Rainforest.

The quick trip out meant we were in the water within 40 mins. Would definitely do this again if we get back to Port Douglas.

Visited September 2013
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Can highly reccomend this tour, we had a great day. The snorkeling was fantastic, saw many turtles. Lovely staff who are extrememly passionate about what they do. The group was nice and small, about 20 people which meant we had an authentic and rewarding expperience - I don't think the big operators could match this. Definately worth the trip, you see so much more of the surrounding area.
Great cafe too! Burgers were delicious.

Visited September 2013
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We recently went snorkelling with Ocean Safari. The conditions were perfect and the professionalism of the guide and boat captain was superb. Their knowledge , skill and interest in the environment was impressive.
We are experienced snorkelers and thoroughly enjoyed the experience
Heather and Jerry
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Visited September 2013
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“The best part of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The tour is every bit as good as the other reviews say it is, well organised, safe and spectacularly beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing and soooo worth the money! A must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

These guys provide such a great experience. I was a bit nervous not having done much snorkelling before bit the trip was amazing and the staff help you all you need. The reefs were amazing and beautiful, and you spend a total of 2 hours in the water which is lots as you can get a bit chilly. This made my experience in Cape Trib, it really was worthwhile. No more than 25 people at a time, and they are very careful not to impact on the reef. There are marine biologists to show you around and you can buy disposable underwater cameras for $25. The fish are so friendly and close and there are so many great things to see. Highly recommend this business.

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