Cape Tribulation

Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation

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USD 121.75 Save USD 24.35

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Take an ocean safari to the Great Barrier Reef for a snorkeling excursion
  • Experience sea turtles, eagle rays, and giant clams in their natural habitat
  • Go sightseeing on at Cape Tribulation and the beautiful Daintree rainforest
  • Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • 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
  • Sunsuit/wetsuits available for hire
  • Beer, cider, wine, soft drinks, and water can be purchased with cards or cash on board
  • Public holiday surcharge of $20 per adult, $10 per child. Payable on check-in.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Turtle Rock Cafe
    3903 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia

    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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please reconfirm pick up time the day prior by calling Ocean Safari on 07 4098 0006.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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712 reviews
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Nice experience despite less than ideal weather conditions.
HansJuerg_O, Jan 2023
Check-in was detailed and efficient. Mates on the boat made sure customers had the best possible experience under rather challenging weather conditions. Overall a good experience. Well "oiled" team that supports the operation.
Must do
miaxo, Dec 2022
You cant visit cape trib and not go snorkelling at the great barrier reef. perfect 1/2 day adventure and was taken to some lovely snorkelling sites and the crew were super friendly and made our morning alot of fun and memories to last a lifetime. Dave & Court were the perfect guides
Amazing GBR snorkeling trip!!
Fiona_R, Dec 2022
The most beautiful and pristine reef yet! Seems quiet and u touched- compared to other areas (HI and further south in QLD). Courtney, the guide, was the best ever- excellent with our son too, patient and knowledgeable and taught us all a lot about life on the reef. Was a return trip for some of us- and have no hesitation to recommend you to all.
Worth the money
Amy_C, Nov 2022
A great sense of humour of the host, amazing location picked for a perfect underwater view. Right time schedule is just enough for fun but not too tiring.
A must
Eduard_P, Oct 2022
Beautiful tour and it is a must during your trip for Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is unique in the world and we need to protect it, visit it with respect and carefully.
Perfect snorkeling trip !
John_W, Aug 2022
Perfect day out to Mackay Reef. Best snorkelling we’ve ever done. Saw green turtles and amazing fish and coral ! Incredible day and perfect weather . Care we’re fantastic too. Highly recommend!
Deanna_H, July 2022
Seeing all the marine life was amazing. Even though it was overcast and raining, in the water I could still see everything clearly.
Absolutely amazing...
Zainab_B, May 2022
Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommended. Staff were accomodating, entertaining and informative
Reef adventure
Michelle_L, Apr 2022
Ride out on the boat was awesome fun and the reef was spectacular. Lived the sand island and the turtles
A must do tour
Jenny_R, Apr 2022
All adults and kids had a great experience learning and seeing the Great Barrier Reef. Saw lots of beautiful and colourful coral and fish.
Great experience,...
YeeShan_S, Apr 2022
Great experience, awesome!! Staff is super friendly and helpful and the reef is beautiful, excellent spot.
Great experience for a first time visiting the reef
Natasha_S, Feb 2022
It was an amazing experience! The clear and warm waters were spectacular, and I swam by my first turtle and a little shark. Really great experience and so glad we signed up!!
It doesn't get any better.
Tom_H, Jan 2022
There was high wind forecast for the day we booked, and the operator was nice enough to push back our booking. They pay a great deal of attention to your medical conditions - which for us was pregnancy, and the staff went out their way to provide the best possible care to us both on-board the boat and while snorkelling. They not only are knowledgeable with the local ecology but also have a great sense of humour. Smaller groups, shorter trips at sea, all the goodies. The reef itself was fantastic, even when the weather played up a little. You'll have to be there yourself to experience this amazing tour.
Relaxation and Fun on the Reef
Steve_W, Dec 2021
The reef was brilliant with Scott and Freddie taking us through the most wonderful morn. 3 snorkels which included the Wall. So many laughs and a very casual relaxing experience. Luv luv luv go again.
Spectacular Underwater Experience
PeiErn_K, Dec 2020
Highly recommend! Easily accessible even for amateur snorkellers. Due to the small group size, it was not over-crowded. Our guides Raz and Cole were incredibly helpful in pointing out the different marine life whether from the boat or while snorkelling with us, and of course giving a comprehensive safety briefing :)
Guys knew their stuff
Shianne_P, Sept 2020
The guys were so friendly and helpful. They knew their stuff and were able to point us in the right direction to see what we most wanted to see. Was a great time out. Highly recommend. Will definitely be returning ourselves.
Ocean Safari - Mackay Reef
Garry_W, Aug 2020
One of surreal moments of my life, just great seeing the coral and sea life, missed the turtle though. And not a bad boat ride either, great crew... Raz and Brett.. Thankyou.