Cape Tribulation Reef Tour

Cape Tribulation Great Barrier Reef Tour will be the highlight of your visit to the top end!

Go on an exhilarating, morning or afternoon jet-boat ride from Cape Tribulation Beach and experience two pristine snorkel locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Picture yourself gliding across the top of the crystal clear waters along one of the world’s oldest beaches, spotting tropical islands on the horizon, famous sand cays, exceptional reef spots and friendly turtles in the wild.

Jump in, for your chance to get a photo with one of the turtles! See corals, clams, anemone fish and eagle rays up close.

You can opt for the morning tour departure and be back before lunchtime! If you’re not an early bird, then you can wake up in the rainforest and go exploring after breakfast whilst still having time for an afternoon of rafting adventures.

Advanced Eco Tourism Certified

Ocean Safari has the best snorkelling guides in Cape Tribulation. Take a half-day Cape Tribulation Reef tour to discover the Great Barrier Reef and marine life that lies just off the coast from the abundant Daintree Rainforest.

Ocean Safari are proud members of the Citizens of the Reef and are Advanced Eco Tourism Certified. This small locally owned company have been winning major awards at the Queensland Tourism Awards for the last five years.

Stay nearby at the Cape Trib Beach House, click here to book!

For more Ocean Rafting, visit the Whitsundays!

Highlights

Ocean Safari highlights

  • Visit two reef sites, Mackay Cay and Undine Reefs
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation and eco presentations
  • Courtesy bus transfers

Itinerary

  • Morning Check-in 7.45 am
  • Returns at 12.30 pm

After a fast 25-minute ride, you are ready to snorkel to 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.

Too early? This tour also runs an afternoon tour from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm. Book HERE.

Currently, for travel between 30 March and 31st May 2024, this tour is only running once a day, from 9am and returns at 2pm. To book, click HERE.

Included

  • Visit 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 and eco presentations
  • Courtesy bus transfers

Optional Extras

  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire
  •  Prescription Mask Hire
  •  Water
  •  Soft Drinks/Juice
  •  Beer/Cider
  •  Chocolate

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel, hat and shoes
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling
  • Waterproof camera
  • Snacks

How to get there

Tours depart daily. Check-in and meeting point is The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation at 7.30 am for the morning tour. Courtesy transfers are available from local accommodation houses – please let us know where you are staying at the time of booking.

Important Information

Ocean Safari booking information

  • Cape Tribulation is in Tropical North Queensland, 110km north of Cairns
  • Ocean Safari office is in the Turtle Cafe, situated 400m from the beach
  • Ocean Safari does not provide lunch
  • Private charter rates available upon request

Please note: The ocean safari in Cape Tribulation is subject to weather conditions and availability. Prices and schedules may vary. Checking with the tour operator for the most up-to-date information is always recommended.

*QLD Public Holiday surcharges of $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 per family apply. This will be paid directly to Ocean Safari on the day of travel.

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