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Ocean Safari

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Address: Cape Tribulation Road | The Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4098 0006
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Had one of the best days ever on this tour.. Jumping on the boat from the beach at cape trib the boat ride out to the reef was fairly quick and grat fun. Then when you jump in... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had one of the best days ever on this tour.. Jumping on the boat from the beach at cape trib the boat ride out to the reef was fairly quick and grat fun. Then when you jump in the water and get to see the life on the reef you are taken to another world. By far swimming with the... More 

Thank Jay T
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

After doing a fun snorkel in Port Douglas, my girlfriend and I wanted to try something different. A girl at a healing shop recommended this place, so we checked out the reviews on here and decided to give Ocean Safari a go. We were definitely interested in the reports of sea turtles and the more affordable pricing. We took the... More 

Thank Kosmosis707
Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow what an awesome snorkelling experience we had! Not only because of the beautiful turtles and shark we saw, and the quick and comfortable boat trip, no most of all, because of the way the crew interacted with our children (5, 7 and 8 years old). I would recommend this beautiful snorkelling trip to everybody but especially to people with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had snorkelled about 5 reefs this trip by the time we did the Ocean Safari trip & it was my absolute favourite! This was my favourite reef to snorkel & it was full of beautiful fish, coral & a super fast turtle which we caught on the go-pro. The staff were so friendly, chilled & carefree. I had been... More 

Thank KathPurk
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm impressed with this little outfit. Service is everything here and the reef they took us on was just fantastic. Even the boat ride was exhilarating. Highly highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying at Port Douglas however were recommended doing the reef snorkelling tour from Cape Tribulation as there were less people, so we booked the half day morning tour with Ocean Safari. The drive through the rainforest was beautiful, and the location is stunning. The group was small so I think this made it a more special experience. The... More 

Thank Diego G
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had an excellent snorkeling tour with Ocean safari in the greater barrier reef near Mackay reef with Ocean Safari. Particularly want to commend the work of our tour guide Keith who helped my son who is 9 and absolutely terrified of water to learn to breathe through his snorkel mask and see the wonderful sights of colourful corals, fishes and... More 

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1 Thank Radha D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reef is most beautiful, and experiencing it with Ocean Safari is the best: friendly staff, awesome trip there on a speedy motorboat, plenty of time in the water, and all that showing extreme care of the reef and environment. Thank you!

Thank Dariusz W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

1st They cancelled the visit the same morning without givimg any previous warning of possible bad weather + didnt offer any alternatives. Their boat is smal and can only sail in "perfect" conditions + as said by their own words: "it's not extrange to cancel visits in case of moderate wind/waves". Other companies with bigger float could depart without problem... More 

2 Thank Guille F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic day with Ocean Safari yesterday. If you want to see the GBR away from the crowds, this is the place. Easy to find, friendly staff, really fun boat ride out to the reef and plenty of time to snorkel on your own. So many things to see. Feel very privileged to have seen the GBR and gone... More 

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