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Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation provided by Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation

Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
25
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    25
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a 4.5-hour experience at the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef at Cape Tribulation. This half-day eco-tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. Get ready to snorkel, alongside sea turtles, two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. Swim over reefs full of colorful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and starfish.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55308P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Visit two reef sites
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off
Exclusions
  • Sunsuit/wetsuits available for hire
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Courtesy transfers from local accommodation. Ocean Safari check-in office inside the Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation. Tour returns to the original departure point. Check in starts from 7.30am for AM tour and 11.30am for PM tour
  • Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia Departure Point: Courtesy transfers from local accommodation. Ocean Safari check-in office inside the Turtle Rock Cafe. Check in starts from 7.30am for AM tour and 11.30am for PM tour
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Group Maximum 25 travelers
  • Bring a bag including swimmers, a towel and hat, jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkeling.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Visit two reef sites
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off
Exclusions
  • Sunsuit/wetsuits available for hire
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Courtesy transfers from local accommodation. Ocean Safari check-in office inside the Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation. Tour returns to the original departure point. Check in starts from 7.30am for AM tour and 11.30am for PM tour
  • Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia Departure Point: Courtesy transfers from local accommodation. Ocean Safari check-in office inside the Turtle Rock Cafe. Check in starts from 7.30am for AM tour and 11.30am for PM tour
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Group Maximum 25 travelers
  • Bring a bag including swimmers, a towel and hat, jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkeling.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Turtle Rock Cafe
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ocean Safari
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Cape Tribulation Beach
    Daintree National Park
  • 2
    Great Barrier Reef
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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SIRholidayalot
gold coast20 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Absolute must do. Unforgettable experience. Seriously next level snorkeling. Crew are very entertaining and know the meaning of humour Just go!!! 11/10
Written 15 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheers for the epic feedback! Team Ocean Safari
Written 16 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ramesh S
2 contributions
The turtle trip was incredible. We went with 3 kids and had lots of time to snorkle with turtles, reef sharks, sting rays and many others. Cole and Scot were great with the kids, keeping it fun and upbeat but ensuring they were safe and comfortable. Was a trip to remember for a liftime. Can't recommend this highly enough.
Written 14 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a fantastic day out with Cole and Scotty!! It sounds like the Mackay Reef locals were out and about and you got to see some incredible marine life during your trip. Thanks so much for the feedback! Team Ocean Safari
Written 15 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

George
Newcastle, Australia14 contributions
What a great snorkelling trip to Mackay Reef. After a full start two days ago when we had to turn back due to adverse weather conditions, we rebooked without any problem for extra charges and we are certainly glad we did. This was probably the best snorkelling we have ever done (and we have done a fair bit of it over the years). Turtles, sharks, rays, a wide variety of fish, excellent diverse corals and sensational visibility added up for a perfect experience. A fast vessel for a cool ride out to the reef (about 30 mins), a relatively small snorkelling group and a great crew (Scotty and Feddy) made the trip out and back great as well, despite some rain. In my opinion, this is a must do experience in Cape Trib.
Written 11 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It sounds like the stars aligned for a sensational day on the water with Scott and Fede! Stoked to hear it was your best snorkel to date! Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback! Team Ocean Safari
Written 12 January 2022
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Slugger171
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions
Dec 2021
This was a fantastic snorkelling trip. It's brilliantly run (Fede was excellent), the boat ride is an adventure on its own, the scenery is absolutely spectacular and the snorkelling was the best I've ever done. We saw turtles, reef sharks, rays and lots and lots of fish. Was the highlight of our two weeks in FNQ!
Written 10 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are stoked to hear the trip was a holiday highlight filled with amazing sights, good people and adventure! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Team Ocean Safari
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

691nishac
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Did the tour in December, Fede was our tour guide and did an amazing job, he took us on a guided snorkel, free to charge and spotted a few turtles for us. Love the boat ride and the marine life at the snorkeling spots is incredible, amazing colourful coral, beautiful fishes, trurtles!!! This was our second time on the ocean Safari and we are definitely coming again next time we are in Cape Trib!!
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheers for the “must do” status and for coming back to visit us again for another adventure!! Sounds like you had a fantastic time and made some awesome memories!! Looking forward to seeing you next time! Team Ocean Safari
Written 4 January 2022
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Sam X
4 contributions
I booked and paid for a snorkelling trip in the afternoon of the 29th of Decenber for my partner and I.
I was texted on on the morning of the tour at 11am to say that it had been cancelled. I also received a phone call from a gentleman there. I confirmed that I would like the refund. He said a receipt would be sent when done, which hasn't happened.
When I called today, I was rudely told by a lady that there were no refunds and to email them. Even after I explained that it wasn't me that cancelled in the first place !!
I sent an email and have had no response.
WTF?
Attached is a photo of the text message and time of call.
I understand that trips get cancelled but this I a joke.
Written 2 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry to hear that you felt the communication from the team to be lacking in regards to the cancellation of your tour. We do our utmost to keep guests well informed, especially when there are impending weather concerns. We initially reached out to you and all guests scheduled for tours on the 29th by email on the afternoon of the 27th to provide information on how the low-pressure system might affect the tour. All guests were again contacted on the 28th to provide an update on conditions. On the morning of the 29th it was decided the tour would be cancelled as the conditions on the water had not eased sufficiently for the tour to proceed. Guests were advised by text message of the cancellation, follow up calls were made to ensure they had received the message and for arrangements to be made to either reschedule tours or in some cases such as yours provided refunds. Our accounts department was sent an authorisation for your refund on the 29th, the same day the tour was cancelled. We received your email following up on the refund on the 2nd of January and it was responded to within 24 hours of being received. As advised, refunds can take anywhere from 7 to 10 days to reach your account, in most cases it is earlier, however being the holiday season with several public holidays and significant refunds being processed due to the current climate, there have been some delays. We are truly sorry for the delay however it is out of our control. Team Ocean Safari
Written 5 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charan K
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
We made a last-minute booking to go on the Ocean Safari while staying at Cape Tribulation and it was one of the best decisions we had made. Right from check-in to changing out of our wet suits, staff were extremely friendly. The food at the cafe was delicious as well. Bray and Scotty ensured we had a fun and very memorable snorkelling experience despite the rain later on.
Moreover, there were beverages available for purchase on the boat.
This is a must-do activity for anyone visiting far north Queensland.
Written 1 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stoked that the last minute decision paid big dividends and it sounds like you had an epic day out with Bray and Scotty!! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us. Team Ocean Safari
Written 4 January 2022
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LittleLaurie008
Melbourne, Australia71 contributions
The office confirmed the day before that despite the forecast rain, the trip was safe to go ahead. We woke up to really heavy rain and were feeling a bit miserable about our bad luck with the weather. But Fede reassured us with some humour that the rain wouldn’t impact us. They gave us raincoats. It was a fabulous morning. The weather cleared and being on a small boat was a treat. Scott and Fede are fun guys with lots of great jokes but clearly prioritise safety, hygiene and respect for the reef. My equipment was great. I paid $15 extra for a prescription mask which meant I could see. Fede adjusted my mask in the water and that bit of care made all the difference. He’s a very kind, caring guide.

We had such an amazing morning. Everything was perfect (despite the weather, but hey we knew we were coming to Daintree in the rainy season and it’s a rainforest so it rains).

The fish and coral were of course the highlight. Stunning. Loved being on a sandbar in the middle of the sea. Loved that the turtle wasn’t fed (like a previous big boat operator in Cairns). Ocean Safari is a quality operator.
Written 29 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Never let rain dampen your spirits and you can count on the fact that, our team will deliver an incredible day at sea rain or shine! It sounds like your day with Scott and Fede was a winner and having the prescription mask would have been a game changer!! Thank you so much for the five star feedback! Team Ocean Safari
Written 2 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CorubaBaxter
Burleigh Heads, Australia20 contributions
This trip is a must do, we loved it so much 12 months ago that we decided to come again. The captain of the craft and the marine biologist Feddy were amazing, both informative and easy going. I went with my 2 children aged 11 and 10, my wife and extended family including my father in law who is 70 plus. We all agreed that this was the highlight of our North Qld holiday. We saw several turtles, numerous types of fish, coral and giant clams. I would recommend this tour to people of all ages. If we get back to the area we will definitely be doing this again. Thanks Ocean Safari for a great day snorkeling and an amazing experience.
Written 27 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for coming back to visit us again!! It sounds like you and the family had an incredible time exploring the underwater world with the crew! Hope some lifelong memories were made!! We’ll see you next time! Team Ocean Safari
Written 29 December 2021
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Kain W
Rockhampton, Australia37 contributions
Could not have been more impressed with the trip. From the super quick boat ride to the reef with good music playing. The equipment was really comfortable, Federico the marine biologies took up to find turtles, rays, clown fish and much more. Scott the boat curtain was very professional but also lighthearted and funny making us feel relaxed and welcomed.
Written 24 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stoked to hear you had an outstanding day out with Scott and Fede, enjoying a few laughs and seeing lots of the Mackay Reef locals up close and personal! Thanks for choosing to travel with us! Team Ocean Safari
Written 25 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing experience and exceptional service
We were worried about the rainy windy weather but the company kept us well informed and Scott and Fede were amazing
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cape trib reef visit
top crew made it fun and informative. everyone had a great time and the weather was perfect. there were drinks avai
Shell6265
Shell6265
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Beautiful Cape Tribulation
Beautiful ocean - fun staff- great trip to the Cay - perfect weather - amazing scenery and ocean life
Carol H
Carol H
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Great day out
Great staff, really cared about the reef. Had a great day and saw turtles and plenty of coral. Quick trip too.
schwarzlj
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The best reef trip we’ve done in QLD
An awesome day out on Mackay Reef, snorkelling, best coral, colours and fish and marine life we’ve seen in Qld . Tu
andrewP1163NG
andrewP1163NG
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Most Excellent day!
Family inclusively of two kids (9 and 11) had an absolute ball on the day. The weather was perfect and the snorkell
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Awesome day out on the reef
Loved every minute. Great snorkelling with expert guidance, plenty of underwater treasures to see, absolutely stunn
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Great snorkelling in superb spot for those who are confident swimmers
This is a wonderful and adventurous trip to do if you have reasonable fitness and are confident swimmers and have d
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celswims
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Ocean safari cape Tribulation snorkeling
We went on the morning session Wednesday 29/9. Awesome experience. Bear took a photo of my husband and I on the boa
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Best snorkel trip off Cape Tribulation
My family loved this half day snorkel trip! Teenagers 13 & 16 were right into it. Everything was great from Scotty'
Jayelle C
Jayelle C
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Amazing snorkelling and great tour guides
Visited the beautiful Mackay reef and sand cay with Ocean Safari. Excellent guides who made us feel safe despite a
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lestone2021
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Ocean Safari - Turtle Tripper
Awesome day on the reef. The whole family rated this as their highlight of the holiday. The boat ride out was just
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Bruce M
We took this trip off Cape Trib as the lure of a 20 minute trip to the reef was far more enticing than hours of tra
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Fab Snorkelling tour
Our half day trip with Ocean Safari was excellent. Our Guide Fed, was knowledgeable, organised and entertaining. Th
Lucy M
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A magical experience
Ocean Safari runs an extremely good operation. The staff are friendly but also appropriately professional. The to
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