Cape Tribulation Half Day Snorkel Tours |Great Barrier Reef Tours

Tour Code: 229

Departing: Cape Tribulation

Pickup: Cape Tribulation

Snorkel Tour Cape Tribulation - 2 Coral Reefs
  • A very small group snorkel tour from Cape Tribulation for up to only 24 guests.
  • Visit two reefs on a half day tour and explore the beautiful Undine and Mackay Reefs. Both have an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species.
  • The morning snorkel tour departs for chek in at 8.00am and returns at 12.30pm. During peak season the afternoon tour checks in at 12.00pmand returns 4.30pm.

Included In Price

  • Fast 25 minute ride to the Reef
  • Small groups - max 25 passengers
  • Visit 2 Great Barier Reef sites
  • 2 hours exploring the reef
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Personalised snorkel tuition
  • Reef & eco presentations
  • Onboard toilets
  • Cape Tribulation Accommodation Transfers

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Cape Tribulation Reef Tours - Snorkel Tour with a Small Group 

The journey out to the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation to these pristine reefs takes only 25 thrilling minutes.

Our rigid inflatable boat that is driven by 700hp engine departs from the shores of Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Rainforest with only 24 guests onboard.

Visit beautiful Undine and Mackay Reefs for two hours of snorkelling beautiful untouched corals beds, teeming with a huge variety of marine life. A regular hotspot for turtles, also keep your eyes peeled for rays, little reef sharks, giant clams and the odd octopus passing by not to mention the many species of colourful resident fish.

Great Barrier Reef Tour Check In - Cape Tribulation

Check in is at the Turtle Rock Café across from PK’s Backpackers on Cape Tribulation Road, in the Daintree rainforest, perfect spot to get a coffee and snacks before your reef trip.

Wet suits and/or lycra suits are issued on check in allowing them to be worn on the journey out to the reef.

Boarding is directly from the beaches; that exact point where two World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest National Park meet.

The crew will guide you down to the departure site on Myall beach which is a 5 minute walk or transfer you by courtesy coach to Cape Tribulation Bay depending on weather conditions.  

Once aboard the crew will assist you with storing your belongings in the dry boxes on board (enough room for a small day pack) before you are whisked away on an undeniably fun ride with twists and turns to the first reef site.

Cape Tribulation Great Barrier Reef Tour Itinerary

Morning Tour

Check in – 08:00am

Departure – 09:00am

Return – 12:30pm

Afternoon Tour - Peak Season Only

Check in – 12:00noon

Departure – 13:00pm

Return – 4:30pm

Getting There

Complimentary transfer from Cape Tribulation accommodation available

Cape Tribulation Beach House 8:00am and 12:00noon
Cape Tribulation Camp Ground 8:00am and 12:00noon
Cape Tribulation Farm Stay, Fruit Farm & Rainforest Hideaway 8:10am and 12:10pm
Ferntree Rainforest Lodge 8:10am and 12:10pm

Two hour self drive from Port Douglas

Three hour self drive from Cairns

Allow approx $30 for Daintree Ferry river crossing for a car (return)

The Daintree Ferry river crossing service operates from 6:00am to midnight

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Tour From Cape Tribulation

You do not need to have snorkelled previous to your trip out on the Great Barrier Reef as the experienced crew will provide you with free snorkel tuition and a guided snorkel tour if you require, floatation noodles and life rings are used for non-confident swimmers.

Depending on the weather conditions on the day, you may anchor in a shallow blue lagoon surrounded by spectacular reef or drift along with the boat in waters a little deeper on the reefs edge.

Crew will distribute snorkelling equipment on arrival to the first site and assist you with fitting your mask, snorkel and fins correctly.

Take your time to slowly explore Undine and Mackay Reefs reefs and enjoy up close and personal experiences with an abundance of marine life, you’ll have approx. 1 hour snorkel time at each site.

The crew are very passionate about this unique eco system and will share their knowledge with you throughout the day.

All snorkel equipment is supplied and you can hire wetsuits and prescription masks, lycra suits are included in the price.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cape Tribulation

Departure Time

Departs/Returns: Morning tour check in: 8.00am, Afternoon tour check in: 12.00pm/Morning tour returns: 12.30pm, Afternoon tour returns: 4.30pm

Departure Instructions

Check in & meeting point will be The Turtle Rock Cafe and Jungle Lodge at 8:00am (morning tour) or 12:00noon (afternoon tour)

Pickup Locations

Cape Tribulation

  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mackay & Undine Reefs
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



3.5 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Sunsuit/Wetsuit Hire
  • Prescription Masks Hire
  • On Board Purchases (water, soft drink, chocolates and underwater cameras)
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Additional Information

Please note this tour is not suitable for pregnant women.

Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

Small day pack, wear swimwear, towel, sun protection, change of clothes/something warm for journey back, bottle of water, snacks and travel voucher

Child price applies to children age 2 to 14

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted up until 5.00pm the night prior to day of the tour. 

Cape Tribulation Half Day Snorkel Tours |Great Barrier Reef Tours

Tour Code: 229

Departing: Cape Tribulation

Pickup: Cape Tribulation

Snorkel Tour Cape Tribulation - 2 Coral Reefs



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

Child: au$104.00
Family: au$485.00

Tour Code: 229



15 yrs & over

2 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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