Cape Tribulation Half Day Snorkel Tour - Great Barrier Reef Trip

Tour Code: 870

Departing: Daintree Rainforest

Snorkel Tour Cape Tribulation - 2 Coral Reefs
  • Cape Tribulation snorkel tour – the fastest boat ride to the outer Barrier Reef.  In only 25 minutes and you are then snorkelling 2 coral reefs
  • Small group tour only 18 people (Covid-19) and you are on the reef for two hours swimming with turtles on our half day snorkel tours
  • We are an Advanced Eco Tourism marine company on the Great Barrier Reef and an award winning tour operator 
  • Departing from beautiful Cape Tribulation on a half day snorkel tour in the morning or in the afternoon

Included In Price

  • Fast 25 minute ride to the Reef
  • Small groups - max 25 passengers
  • 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
  • Onboard toilets
  • Cape Tribulation Accommodation Transfers

Cape Tribulation snorkel tours. Half day snorkel tours to the outer Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and explore 2 uniquely different coral reefs alive with colourful marine life and corals Book a half day snorkel tour for the morning or an afternoon snorkel tour

We set off from Cape Tribulation on the coastline of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest to another World Heritage listed icon the Great Barrier Reef that lines the East Coast of Australia for our 2 x half day snorkel tours where we show off our wonderful reef to Far North Queensland visitors all year round.

Our half day snorkel tours are an exhilarating 25 minute fast rib boat ride out to two coral reefs known as Mackay Reef and Undine Reef. 

We normally carry 25 guests on our snorkel tours but due to social distancing we now only carry 18 guests making it a very personalised Great Barrier Reef tour

For the half day morning snorkel tour or the afternoon tour we spend 2 hours exploring the wonderful vibrant reefs and their eco systems.

Please Note:- The afternoon tour runs regularly July-October, and on demand the rest of the year

These 2 coral reefs are home to resident turtles who are certainly not shy in saying hello when our snorkelers descend under the water and into their homely domain.

What You Need To Know About Our Great Barrier Reef Tours

We have an Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation

We have received many tourism awards for our half day snorkel tours from Cape Tribulation

We are a small group tour hosting only 18 guests

Families are welcome with children from 2 – 14 years – must be able to swim and own flotation gear

The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines.

We have you out on the Great Barrier Reef on our fast 25 minute boat ride

Your get to snorkel 2 unique coral reefs

It’s your choice of a morning or afternoon snorkel tour

You are nearly guaranteed to snorkel with turtles

All your snorkel gear is supplied  

You can hire prescription snorkel gear

You can hire sun/wet suits

The afternoon tour runs regularly July-October, and on demand the rest of the year

The Itinerary

If you are self-driving meet your Great Barrier Reef skipper and eco snorkel guide at The Turtle Rock Cafe and Bar which is located on the Cape Tribulation Road, opposite PK’s at the time allocated on your tour booking voucher or we will collect you from your Cape Tribulation accommodation.

Departs: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until 17 Sep, then daily thereafter.

13 Jun 2020-17 Sep 2020: Departs 10.00am, Returns 2.00pm

18 Sep 2020-31 Mar 2021: Departs 8.00am, Returns 12.00pm

Please Note:- Afternoon snorkel tours peak season only

We explore two coral reefs on our two hour Great Barrier Reef tours from Cape Tribulation

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Daintree Rainforest

Departure Time
  • Morning Tour: check in 7.45am, returns 12.30pm.
  • Afternoon Tour: check in 11.45am, returns 4.30pm - operates during peak seasons only.
Departure Instructions
  • Check in & meeting point will be The Turtle Rock Cafe and Jungle Lodge
  • If staying in Cape Tribulation Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included
  • Time of pick up will be advised on booking – please do not be late
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Undine Reef
  • Mackay Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4.5 hours in total

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Sunsuit/wetsuit hire: $8 per person
  • Prescription Mask Hire: $20 per person
  • On Board Purchases (water, soft drink, chocolates and underwater cameras)
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active


Not suitable for those that cannot swim or may have back injuries or may be pregnant

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • A jacket during winter to protect you from wind and for warmth after snorkelling
  • A bag including a towel and hat
  • Cameras in a waterproof case or Tupperware
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, fruit juices and chocolates for sale on board
  • Cash for drinks and snacks

  • Children are to be supervised by parents or guardians at all times and must be confident swimmers
  • 2nd Child Travels Free

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Tour OPerator's T&Cs

QLD Public Holiday surcharges of $20 per adult, $10 per child and $50 per family apply.

100% cancellation fee applies for cancellations after midday the day prior.

Cape Tribulation Half Day Snorkel Tour - Great Barrier Reef Trip

Tour Code: 870

Departing: Daintree Rainforest

Snorkel Tour Cape Tribulation - 2 Coral Reefs



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$118.00
Family: au$552.00

Tour Code: 870



15 yrs & over

2 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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