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Ocean Safari

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Cape Tribulation, Australia
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About Ocean Safari
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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Experience Cape Tribulation on a half-day snorkeling adventure. After a convenient pickup at your hotel, board a sturdy ocean safari vessel and head for the cape. Throw on your gear and dive in, watching for sea turtles, eagle rays, giant clams, brilliant coral, starfish, and tropical fish as you swim along the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at the Daintree Rainforest—a UNESCO World Heritage site—from the water.
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Coastal207040 wrote a review Yesterday
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100% recommend this company and this experience. My husband and I are experienced snorklers, but it was the first time snorkling for my 6 yr old and 8yr old. The staff, Fede and Scott, were so attentive to their needs and made sure they were warm and comfortable - "double wetsuiting" our 6yr old so she could stay in the water to see the turtles and other amazing reef fish and coral. They also ensured everyone was onboard with following procedures to preserve the coral and reef for years to come, which was so reassuring. It is nice to see a company caring more about the environment than their profits. Well done Ocean Safari - great staff and great philosophy/ethics!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Front Office Manager at Ocean Safari
Responded today
Thanks for the amazing feedback on your family’s adventure with Fede and Scott! We couldn’t be happier hearing your 6 and 8 year old had a wonderful first time snorkeling experience! Team Ocean Safari
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Jason W wrote a review 20 Sep
Darwin, Australia45 contributions9 helpful votes
An absolute must. Compared to Cairns and Port Douglas, this tour only takes half a day but you still get the same time in the water. And the cost is way lower. The guys running the tour were pretty helpful sand knowledgeable. The reef was absolutely pristine as this company is the only one to have a spot on the reef. So many colours and fish and, yes, turtles. I got to swim with one for about 30 mins. An experience I'll never forget and a big part of that is due to this well run company. Cheers guys
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari
Responded 5 days ago
We are stoked you got to tick off a bucket list item, getting in some glide time with our turtle-y amazing friends! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! Hope you made some fantastic memories! Team Ocean Safari
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marnockg wrote a review 1 Sep
Atherton, Queensland, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
Finally swam with a turtle! Benny and Oscar were fantastic, informative, helpful with out being too ott. This was my second trip and just as great. Will be bringing friends back!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari
Responded 3 weeks ago
Yes!!! How amazing are turtles!! So glad you got to spend some time cruising with them on your adventures with Benny and Oscar! Thanks for coming back to visit and can’t wait to see you next time! Team Ocean Safari
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travellingpaula wrote a review 1 Sep
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia54 contributions18 helpful votes
Our group had a great time snorkeling at Mackay Reef. It was great to see the team were so passionate about preserving the environment.. even taking a short detour to collect a plastic bottle they spotted in the ocean. We felt well cared for, and we all had a lot of fun.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are deeply passionate about protecting this incredible place we call home and sharing its beauty with our guests. Thanks so much for choosing to explore with us and for the amazing review. Team Ocean Safari
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Una C wrote a review Aug 2021
Portland, Australia5 contributions
Benny, Scott and Nathan were wonderful hosts. They were fun, knowledgeable and their passion for the reef and rainforest was contagious. Fabulous experience. Thank you all
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Response from OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari
Responded 3 weeks ago
Benny, Scott and Nathan are all passionate reef and rainforest advocates! It’s definitely contagious and we are sure that after experiencing its beauty for yourself you can understand why! Thanks so much for the stellar review! Team Ocean Safari
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