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“experience we will not forget”
Review of Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari
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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 Safari Lodge, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has Advanced Eco Accreditation.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“experience we will not forget”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We had a fantastic trip out to the reef with Ocean Safari and would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area. The staff were very friendly and professional but also very safety conscious so you always felt well looked after. We saw an amazing range of fish and turtles over the two or three hours we were out at sea, and the whole thing never felt rushed. They took the time to stop and look for humpback whales which we were lucky enough to see breaching several times. An extremely well run business.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank GiselleEdin
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great ride out for some fantastic snorkelling”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Great service and a beautiful boat ride out to some amazing snorkelling featuring giant clams and an abundance of colourful coral and spectacular fish.

The staff were friendly and accommodating and it was a well run operation. The reef was spectacular and there was plenty of unhurried time to snorkel.

Highly recommend this service!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Nicole S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb snorkelling experience”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Affordable, friendly, genuine experience. My son and I had snorkelled with a big boat tour at twice the price and had half the fun, half the service and half the range of reef views that Ocean Safari offered. The small group made the experience less crowded, much more fun and the staff could not have been better. Reef fantastic, unspoiled and a relaxed,more natural experience than big boat. highly recommended. Also a good excuse to go up to beautiful Cape Tribulation.

Visited August 2012
Thank Rosemary L
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great way to see the reef! Professional, knowledgeable staff!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

The reef is just a short boat trip from Cape Tribulation, so you have no excuse not to go. The staff were professional, knowledgeable and safety conscious; so I felt like I was in good hands. The reef itself was amazing. I saw so many beautiful fish, cuttlefish, a turtle, colorful coral! On the way back in we even saw four wales! The views of the coast as you travel out to the reef and back are

1 Thank Clive1978
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great snorkelling, great staff, great day out!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

One of the best snorkelling sites I've been at; visibility was amazing, plenty of fish life, corals were healthy and colourful.. The boat ride out to the reef is a lot of fun, and even though it was a bit choppy the skipper made the boat ride nice and comfortable, with a few exciting jumps :) Staff are really friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended, especially if you like fast boats and great snorkelling without big crowds.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Hannaleena
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