Half Day Great Barrier Reef Experience

You will not believe what you can fit into 3.5 hours. Just imagine snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and being able to see the Daintree when you pop up for more air! This truely is the most amazing morning you can have. You will also learn more about the beautiful reef.

  •  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

We offer 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. 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. Our vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers 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.

Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included. Our company is proud to have Advanced Eco Accreditation.

Check in, is at the Turtle Rock Café and Safari Lodge. Turtle Rock Café offers freshly cooked wholesome meals, great coffee and tropical outdoor dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • 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

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Sunsuits/wetsuits and prescription masks are available for hire. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

  • Duration:

    Check in 8.00am. Tour time 3.5 hours.

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Returns 12.30pm.

  • Departure points:

    Cape Tribulation

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Tours depart daily. Check in and meeting point is The Turtle Rock Café, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation at 8.00am. Courtesy transfers are available from local accommodation houses. Please reconfirm pick up time 12 hours prior with your accommodation.

  • What to bring:

    A bag including a towel and hat
    A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling
    Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware
    Cash for water, soft drinks, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board
    A sense of humour is always welcome!

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child age 2 – 14 years. Infants 0-1 FOC.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Cape Tribulation and Great Barrier Reef


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1/190 Brown St, Cairns, 4870, Queensland, Australia
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