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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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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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One of the best snorkelling trips in Australia

I'm a local who has called Cairns home for over 5 years now (Cairns is located about 100 km away from Cape Tribulation). I heard about Ocean Safari reef trips about 2 years ago... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local who has called Cairns home for over 5 years now (Cairns is located about 100 km away from Cape Tribulation). I heard about Ocean Safari reef trips about 2 years ago from my friends and decided to give it a shot a year ago. Last year's trip was so good that I did it again last weekend... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

It was certainly great to see you again! Kane and Sarah are stoked you had such a fantastic time! Thanks for the awesome review and for sharing some of the epic photos from your journey. Until next time :-) More 

Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Team at Ocean Safari are without exception the best Operators in Australia. From the moment you walk into their Safari Lodge till your back on Dry land is an unforgettable professional day of adventure. The Operation is a well oiled machine and is worlds apart from the unfriendly mass tour group Ferry's that make you feel like a sardine.... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for this awesome review, we feel honored by your comments and we couldn't be happier to hear your experience with us was something to remember! You just can't beat that view of the Daintree Coastline from the water, pure magic! More 

Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an awesome trip with ocean safari last weekend. We stayed one night on their resort with twin room. very nice, clean and comfy accommodation! really surprised me! Plus super friendly staff made the trip and stay perfect! beautiful fish taco and coffee! it took about 25 mins to the Great Barrier Reef in a fast boat. I saw... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

Staying on site certainly would have ensured a leisurely start to the day and it sounds like you had a day to remember at Mackay Reef. Thanks for the amazing review! More 

Cairns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff where exceptional,and great with the kids. Highly recommended. Swam with turtles and giant clams.

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation. Stoked you and the kids had a great day and got to hang out with a few of our reef mates :-) More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you think you don't have time to see the reef and the Daintree Rainforest you'd be wrong. Head north over the Daintree river for an early morning drive through the rainforest and you will reach Cape Tribulation and the team at OCEAN SAFARI. Here you can head out 25 mins to the Great Barrier Reef in a fast boat... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

Wow Kim, thanks so much for the wonderful review. There is definitely no need to choose between the Rainforest and the Reef when you can enjoy both right here in Cape Tribulation! We are so glad you enjoyed your Ocean Safari experience. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to the reef on a beautiful sunny day with Kane and Sarah. They were amazing guides to lead our reef trip. The boat ride took only 25 minutes during which Kane shared with us some history about the Daintree area and discussed the importance of environmental conservation - as a Geography teacher, I appreciated this! Once at the... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

We can't wait to see you again! Kane, Sarah and the rest of team are so passionate about this delicate environment we call home and we love to share that passion with our guests. We are absolutely thrilled to hear you had such a magical day!! More 

Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great experience!! Nice crew, exciting experience, many fishes and also turtle!! However, the australian accent is very strong to understand. They should try to speak slowlier!!

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Thanks for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. It's fantastic to hear you had a memorable experience. :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my partner and 6 children. We saw reef sharks, turtles, rays etc etc The service was beyond amazing and we cannot wait to come back. Thank you for making such a special memory for my family.

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

It was so great to see even your youngest thoroughly enjoy themselves in the water and we'd love to see you all again someday. Until then we hope that those special memories will stay with you all :-) More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely astonishing trip with all professional manners, fabulous diver Sara (OMG, I wanna merry her) and skilled Skipper with his "Fireball". Thank you both guys so much for this lifetime experience, I will definitely come back, Lada

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Thanks for the awesome review Lada! Until next time, keep smiling :-) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ollie runs a tight ship, the whole tour was fantastically organised and great fun! Having never snorkelled before I was nervous but Sarah was great and by the end of a full mornings snorkelling I was diving!! Saw turtles, squid, corals, clams and fish of all descriptions which the guys were quick to inform us about and reveal some secrets... More 

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OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Ocean Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the recommendation! It sounds like you had the most amazing time exploring Mackay Reef with our team! More 

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