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Ocean Safari

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Address: Onsite at the Turtle Rock Cafe and Safari Lodge | Lot 4 , Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 0006
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched...

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.

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I loved snorkeling with Ocean Safari

REALY good snorkeling with Ocean Safari.There was only one turtle though.LOTS of coral and lots of different types of fish Best snorkeling with Ocean Safari FROM... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

REALY good snorkeling with Ocean Safari.There was only one turtle though.LOTS of coral and lots of different types of fish Best snorkeling with Ocean Safari FROM JULIAN I'm seven TO Ocean Safari

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ocean Safari Tours get 10 stars! From the awesome staff booking us in.. to skipper Adz n the awesome Sarah to the powerful smooth boat and comprehensive safety guidelines..these guys are the best!!!.. caring..environmentally aware..safe..fun and soo cool! We had the BEST time..beautiful reefs..clear visability and knowledgeable crew. They really look after people who are not confident and let the... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic experience with highly engaging, professional staff. Amazing coral, Turtles etc Highly recommended from someone who has done a few of these trips around the globe!!!

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience, the group was not too big with a great ambiance. We got good support during the snorkelactivities

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Goondiwindi, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to Cape Tribulation we had the pleasure of doing the Great Barrier Reef Experience with Ocean Safari. Sarah, Braeden & Adz were a fantastic crew who looked after us and gave us the most fanatastic experience. Two of our group had no previous experience with snorkling so Sarah guided us through with so much warmth and patience.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our morning out on the reef with Ocean Safari. Adz, Sarah and Tom were all great and you could tell they really cared for the reef and wanted every one of us to fall in love with it too. It was our favourite swim on the reef to date (of 5) and we highly recommend the trip to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going on the Great Barreer Reef so close to the beach was awesome. After a quick ride, we were already in the water checking out the Coral and fish (and turtles, sharks...). The crew was great: Ollie and Sarah made the trip safe and fun at the same time. We will do it agai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sarah and Ads really put on a 10/10 day for us kiwis! Great visibility! Swam with 6 sea turtles! So nice being on a small boat compared to the commercial cattle ship 😉 Ads even advised us of some epic swimming holes too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cape Tribulation with my wife and a friend and had a wonderful experience with the Ocean Safari Crew. We started at their base office and had a fun walk through the rain-forest and mangroves to the beach where we got on the boat to the reef. Also, those of us with glasses were given snorkel masks with prescriptions (powers... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend Ocean Safari if you are looking for a fun and exciting way to get to the Great Barrier Reef. There was great diversity across the two snorkel sites we visited at Undine and McKay Reefs. Our captain for the day "Ads" was awesome fun, knowledgeable and incredibly capable. Overall the vibe is relaxed and throw in a marina... More 

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