Water activity

Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

From $118.04 per person

Snorkel the pristine Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. Travel with maximum 25 passengers on this half-day eco tour. Glide over the water on a rigid inflatable boat with fast engines.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup is included from local accommodation in Cape Tribulation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit two reef sites – Mackay and Undine Reefs
  • Explore the underwater world
  • Spot turtles and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a small group size of only 25 people
Full description
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. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. After a fast 25-minute ride, 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 alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and starfish. 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.
Includes
  • Visit to two reef sites – Mackay and Undine Reefs
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pickup and drop-off
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear

    Know before you go

    • Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included and the tour is proud to have Advanced Eco Accreditation
    • Cold drinks and chocolates available to purchase on board
    • All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees
    • Sites are weather and tide permitting
    • Although good health and positive attitude are essential, guests do not need any
    • prior experience to partake in any activities
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 25 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Scott and Bray were awesome taking us out to the reef. We had a fabulous afternoon. Quick fun trip out on the boat and the fish were amazing. The coral in this area was much more colourful than that we had seen on the reef off cairns or Port Douglas. Thanks for an awesome, informative trip!

    July 9, 2021

    We particularly enjoyed the small group atmosphere. It was very special to go to part of the great barrier reef where there was no commercial infastructure - a big big plus in my view. We just snorkeled at a sandy cay and we were the only group there. The inclusion of a marine scientist was greatly appreciated. The knowledge of all the staff was diverse and extensive. Peter, our captain, was very hospitable, as were all the staff. This is a family owned and run business and the attention to detail and friendliness of everyone involved helped make the experience truly one to remember. We will be back the next time we are in Cairns. We have also done a tour with their sister company - Ocean Rafting a few years ago when we were in Airlie Beach. Again, a truly memorable day.

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    April 17, 2021

    I went there with a friend and we had such a wonderful day with a rather smaller group. Meri and Bretto were really friendly and always helpful with questions. The two snorkeling spots were amazing. We saw a couple of green sea turtles and so many other fishes. All in all we had a really fun day I can only recommend!

    March 18, 2021

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