Water activity

Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

4.9 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean Safari
Water activity

Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

Activity provider: Ocean Safari
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From US$ 119.66 per person

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Snorkel the pristine Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. Travel with maximum 25 passengers on this half-day eco-tour.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is included from local accommodation in Cape Tribulation.


  • Visit two reef sites at Mackay Reef
  • Explore the underwater world
  • Spot turtles and other wildlife
  • Enjoy a small group size of only 25 people
  • Join a multi award-winning and family-owned and operated tour
Full description
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. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. After a fast 25-minute ride, guests are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay Reef. On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and starfish. 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.
  • Visit to two reef sites at Mackay Reefs
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalized snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pickup and drop-off from Cape Tribulation
  • Alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks (available to purchase)
  • Sunsuits/wetsuits ($8 per person/child; seniors are free)
  • Queensland public holiday surcharge of $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 per family (2 adults and 2 children); payable at check in.
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included
  • * The tour is proud to have Advanced Eco Accreditation
  • Cold drinks and chocolates available to purchase on board
  • All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees
  • Sites are weather and tide permitting
  • Although good health and positive attitude are essential, guests do not need any prior experience to partake in any activities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 57 reviews

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A very well run snorkelling activity for all the family to enjoy. The guides really know all the different types of marine life and coral well and happily answer questions and tell us about it all during the course of the trip. Dave the boat driver is a real crack up. Highly recommend.

March 23, 2023

From the start of the tour, I felt welcome and comfortable. Brooke and David our Skipper were absolutely AWESOME! We had a blast visiting the reef from Cape Trib- if you’re thinking you’ve seen it before, it’s definitely worth doing this trip… because it’s completely different seeing the reef feom Cape Trib than it is from other areas. I particularly enjoyed how unique this tour was from other ones we have done and we thoroughly enjoyed our day!

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March 23, 2023

We had a great time, the snorkelling was amazing. Beautiful coral and many different fish. I would highly recommend staying for a couple of nights in Cape Tribulation to go on the ocean safari and spend some time walking through the Daintree rainforest. Just an amazing time.

March 23, 2023

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