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Reef Trip - Ocean Safari - Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef - Cape Tribulation


Join Ocean Safari as we set off from The Daintree Coast, Cape Tribulation, for an exhilarating ride out to snorkel some of the most pristine areas of the Great Barrier Reef! This is your chance to snorkel with Turtles!


  • Quickest tour to the Great Barrier Reef! Only 25 minutes there with 2 hours to explore the reef
  • Visit to two stunning reef locations with pristine coral
  • Swim with turtles!
  • Small group tour – maximum 25 people
  • Advanced Ecotourism Certified operation

On a clear day you will be able to see the Rainforest on the coastline as you snorkel the reef, it's a truly amazing experience.

This is a snorkel only trip, however if you wish you can come along for the ride and just enjoy being on the water. Being a short and fast 25 minute ride to the reef, the risk of sea sickness is minimized and easily allows us to visit 2 locations on the one half day trip. You will get to see an extraordinary array of coral species and marine life!

The boat ride to the reef, while we take every precaution to make this trip as safe as possible, is for the adventurous so if you have any serious pre-existing back or neck injuries we don't advise this trip, if you are at all concerned please contact us and we will discuss options.

Your experienced eco host and skipper will ensure you are left with an appreciation for this World Heritage area and a smile on your face.

Morning trip check in 8am - returns 12:30pm

Afternoon trip check in 12pm - returns 4:30pm

Check in location: The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation

Snorkel equipment is included, wetsuit and stinger suit hire is available on request at a small additional fee ($8 per person)

Trip departs from Cape Tribulation, approx. 2.5 hours north of Cairns, or 1.5 hours north of Port Douglas. Public transport to get here is not readily available. While you can easily make the return journey in a day we recommend you take your time to experience the vast amount that Cape Tribulation has to offer.

Cancellation: The operator reserves the right to alter the time, date and locations of the trip due to weather or mechanical reasons. If this no longer suits your itinerary we will arrange a refund.

Adult $169.00
Family $506.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Child $109.00 (Aged 2-14 years)

What's included

  • Visit to two reef sites – Mackay and Undine Reefs
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from Cape Tribulation accomodation houses


  • The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation
  • Rd, Cape Tribulation


  • Minimum age: 2


  • Family package includes 2 adults and 2 children

    Child age range: 2 - 14 years inclusive

Available Bookings from 08 Aug to 14 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$109.00
  • Family$506.00

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$109.00
  • Family$506.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Mark Basili from Australia wrote on 25 September 2021

Reef experience

Although it was a rough day on the sea our boat rude was fun Although not for the faint hearted. Both the guys were really good explaining what we could expect and how the day was going to go. The reef was amazing and then after an hour it was nice to relax on our own little beach.

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Our expert team would have maneuvered the vessel with precision in the bumpy conditions and ensured that all of our guests were well informed of what the day's adventures would bring. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your adventure and we hope to see you again someday! Thanks so much for the five star feedback! Team Ocean Safari

Johanna Williams from Australia wrote on 27 July 2021

Great tour!

Had an absolutely amazing time on this tour yesterday, saw turtles, blue starfish, amazing coral and weird and wonderful sea creatures. Great view of the Daintree from a distance too.

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Thanks so much for the amazing feedback Johanna!! We couldn't be happier knowing you had a great time exploring the reef with us! Team Ocean Safari

Kerryn Stevens from Australia wrote on 14 August 2020

Unbelievable adventure

Had an awesome time out on the reef. Cole the skipper and Fredo were fantastic and very amusing tour guides, who were full of information. Beautiful coral, fish and turtles. Highly rate this tour. Great morning out. Do yourself a favour and book this tour. You won't be disappointed.

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julieb18 from Australia wrote on 14 July 2020

Great Operator

Really well organised day with very professional company - all equipment is top notch and a great part of the reef. As a FNQ local who has done 3 different parts of the reef with different companies - this was my favourite!

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Hey Julie, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! We are so please you had a great day out with the team! We pride ourselves in ensuring we offer our guest the best experience with the best equipment! We hope to see you again one day in the jungle! Thanks, Team Ocean Rafting :)

david greig from Australia wrote on 24 January 2020


Great trip, value for money and awesome staff. This trip exceeded our expectations because we went out to the reef where not many boats were. It was a small group of people but for us that was part of the attraction because you could ask as many questions as you wanted as well as a decent amount of snorkelling on 2 different reefs. We saw a lot of fish, coral, stingrays and turtles. The crew gave us informative information about the reef and do’s and dont’s for protecting the reef. Suitable for all ages and would highly recommend this trip. We travelled from Port Douglas and had to get up very early but we were so glad we did. Freddy and Glen were absolutely amazing crew and made the trip into the experience it was. Do yourself a favour and book this trip and I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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      Child Aged 2-14 years

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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