Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip from Cape Tribulation

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Highlights & inclusions

Half day Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Visit 2 reef sites
2 hours snorkelling
Swim with turtles
Only 25 minutes to the reef
Small group experience
or 4 payments of $49.25 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Sun, Jul 14, 2024

What you can expect

This half day eco tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, 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 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 tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This vessel caters for small group tours 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.


What you need to know

  • Half day Great Barrier Reef adventure
  • Visit two reef sites at Mackay Reef
  • 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalised snorkel instruction
  • Reef interpretation talks and eco appreciation presentations
  • Marine Park fees
  • Courtesy transfers from Cape Tribulation accommodation
  • Transfers from Port Douglas, Cairns or Northern Beaches hotels
  • Lunch
  • Cold drinks and chocolates available to purchase on board
  • Fresh wholesome meals and great coffee available onsite at Turtle Rock Cafe
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit hire is available for $8 per person on the day - free for students and pensioners
  • Prescription mask hire is available for $15 per person on the day
  • A Queensland public holiday surcharge of $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 per family (2 adults and 2 children) Payable on check in
  • Quickest tour to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit to two stunning reef locations
  • Snorkelling pristine coral reefs
  • Swimming with turtles
  • Small groups
  • Free use of snorkel equipment
  • Free personalised snorkel instruction
  • Free reef interpretation talks
  • AM tour departs at 8.30am and returns 12.30pm. Check in is at 7.30am
  • PM tour departs at 12.30pm and returns 4.30pm. Check in at 11.30am
  • Check-in at the Turtle Rock Cafe
  • Pick ups for courtesy transfers from Cape Tribulation accommodation are at 11.50am
What To Bring
  • A small bag with a towel, hat, sunscreen
  • A light jacket in the winter months
  • Camera in a waterproof case
  • Water, drinks and snacks
  • Sense of adventure
Additional Information
  • A Queensland public holiday surcharge of $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $50 per family (2 adults and 2 children) Payable on check in
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

55 reviews

Absolutely unreal day thanks to Ocean Safari and the lovely staff! Hands down the best tour we’ve ever done.

We did the 12:30pm tour with Eve and Col and had an absolute blast. They were both super professional and made the experience fun and exciting. The vibe was so good with the music playing in the boat, epic playlist. We felt super safe and felt as though Eve and Col were there to help us with anything we needed. The service was exceptional including the ice-cold ciders and beer when we finished snorkelling. Eve and Col were super friendly and made the experience super personal, they also had amazing knowledge about the area which they shared. Definitely the best tour we’ve done to date and would 100% go again!

Jo-Elle Summerton about 1 year ago

We were taken out on a speed boat to the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.

We had the most amazing trip. We have been on so many tours and this is the first one that we got to see the most amazing colourful coral. The staff answered all our questions and made sure that we had a pleasant journey. The snorkelling was guided if you wanted to join in but it was also possible to go off on your own. Courtney did the guided snorkel and pointed out so many animals and fish with full explanations on everything. Hands down best trip since I've been in Aus. 10/10 Thanks to the crew.

Temimah Michal Lasky over 1 year ago


ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We saw 3 turtles and plenty of other sea-life. This experience is so much better than the larger commercial tours to the reef. The skipper and Snorkel guide was brilliant! The remoteness of the location and the tiny island! I want to go back already.

Elysia Leaver almost 5 years ago

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