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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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Reviewed yesterday

We went with the crew on the 8th November and it was the most incredible experience of our lives (cannot remember the name of our guides, a young fun girl and cool dude, hence the date reference). We had so much fun, felt so chilled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeckyJA93
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Haha thanks Becky! It was Brooke and Glenn, and they are super stoked that you had such a great time! It sounds like you had some incredible encounters with marine life too! I mean swimming with turtles in their natural environment is something you won't...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an experience we will always remember! From start to finish the OS team were professional, kind, clear with directives and made us feel safe without being restrictive. It was a beautiful day, short fun ride to the reef and we saw spectacular life below...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 23lisamarie
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lisa, anytime!! Thank you for choosing Ocean Safari to enjoy it with :) We absolutely LOVE receiving amazing feedback like this, and we will be sure to pass it on to our crew :) See you next time!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great - but would have liked the 2nd dive spot abit further away. It was only about 2mins from the 'first' dive.More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Mate! Thanks for the review :) The Ocean Safari crew are stoked that you had a great day! It may only seem like a small distance to move however the beauty with the reef is every area is different! The first site you visited...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The best experience in the ocean we have so far,the cruise staff has been helping with the information about the marin life and we felt safe and looked after. Thank you and see you again in 2019.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We were happy we could celebrate with you and can't wait for the next one! Cheers for the review :)

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great morning out snorkeling, saw turtles and sting ray amongst over fish. Brook was very pleasant and informative, looked after everyone on the trip.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deanna W
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Cheers Deanna, we love hearing amazing feedback about our crew :) it sounds like you had an awesome experience with the marine life too! Thanks so much for the 5 stars review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably picked the best day ever to go out to the reef. The sea was like a mirror, the sun was shining and the turtles and sea life abundant. This trip was amazing....family of 5 (kids are 13, 11 & 8) novice snorkellers who were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nel0not
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy that we were able to make some awesome family memories! Those sort of glass out days are just pure magic, it all feels a little surreal when you are heading out on the boat and you can see your reflection in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great half-day with Ocean Safari (some great weather also helped), the crew was very helpful and knowledgeable and made the ride both fun and exciting (including some motivational Top Gun music ;-)). The reefs themselves were gorgeous, huge variety of plant and...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey there! The Ocean Safari crew are super happy to hear that you had a great experience. The Great Barrier Reef and its natural beauty is truly a sight to be seen, add in some epic crew with sweet tunes.. that's a recipe for an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a couple of friends and honestly we couldn’t have had a better time. Staff were energetic and friendly, we all had a good laugh and as for the snorkelling experience, it was incredible. Brooke was a fantastic tour guide along with Ben, both...More

Thank lforsythe13
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much mate! The crew are stoked that you enjoyed the morning out on the reef! You had some pretty picture perfect weather while you on board too :) Cheers for taking the time to give some great feedback and the 5 stars!! Enjoy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Four turtles in the first 20 minutes nailed it for me. Loved this trip to the reef 30 minutes off the coast of Cape Tribulation. Well organised, professional and knowledgeable guides and a comfortable and quick trip out to the reef. The weather also blessed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madalitravels
OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

5mins per turtle... not a bad ratio at all :) The crew are very happy to hear that you had a great time over all and enjoyed the personalised service that comes with smaller groups! The natural beauty in this part of the world is...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Boat ride to the coral is only 30 mins and is good fun too2 hours of snorkeling and there's so much to seeOnly sharing the reef with the people who came on your boatStaff are really cool, friendly and knowledgeableOne of my favourite trips that...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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OceanRafting_Safari, Manager at Ocean Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there ! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your (amazing) Ocean Safari experience !!! We are all so happy that you enjoyed the crew and what they had to offer. They are most definitely passionate about their jobs and always...More

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9 October 2018|
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Response from GBVNZ | Reviewed this property |
We had to check in at 12.00. We left Port Douglas at 9.30 to allow plenty of time, in case the ferry was busy on the way up.
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Response from chantalguy2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes wet suits are provided, and a noodle for floating is you so desire. If it is stinger season you are gonna wnat the suit.
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