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“Absolutely awesome!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Absolutely awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We were a group of 4 people and we each agreed Ocean Safari was the highlight of our Northern Queensland experiences! Staff members were so friendly and answered any questions we had. It really felt like an authentic experience; only around 20 people onboard and not another boat in sight as we were snorkelling. Gorgeous area and snorkel spot.
Thanks for a great experience!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank 110jacintheb
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Awesome Reef Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

This was THE snorkeling experience we were looking for. Staff was excellent... Very professional and knowledgable. Clear water and breath taking reef. Will recommend 100%!! Thanks for the highlight of our trip to Tropical Queensland!

1 Thank XReevesX
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

This was an excellent trip. Staff were very organized and friendly. We were provided with stinger suits and the option of wetsuits for an additional $8. The masks didn't fog up once and we also got fins. We had 2 full hours in the water, the guys on the boat were in no hurry to be back and we stayed out an extra half hour.

This place is out of the way but the scenery is worth the drive. It isn't busy and we had lots of times where we had beaches to ourselves.

I would definitely recommend a half days snorkeling with these guys.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank Seamus776
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Stony Creek, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Exceeds Expectations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Originally read about this outfit in a magazine that highlighted things to do in Australia that kept you away from the tourist crowds. This place was highly recommended as the best reef experience and they lived up to that reputation. The staff was helpful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They clearly love what they do which made our experience very enjoyable. It's worth traveling the extra mileage from Cairns to Cape Tribulation for this water safari!

Visited April 2014
2 Thank Terri L
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant Reef Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Highly recommend this trip. Small group numbers with very knowledgeable crew who absolutely ensure everyone has a great time. A very safe but casual trip.
Do have a burger at the café afterwards though. Best in Aussie.
Just a note, we are a couple in our late 50's - just to explain this is not just a trip for the kids!
A suggestion to make the trip even better would be if changing rooms and a shower were available, not everyone has accommodation in the area.

Visited April 2014
3 Thank Kerry G
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