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Go to the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation!

The Great Barrier Reef is closer to the coast at Cape Tribulation than anywhere else in Queensland and you can be out there in only in half to one hour for a great day of snorkelling and scuba diving!
From Cape Tribulation you have a choice of a half day tour or a full day tour out to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Rum Runner is currently not in Cape Tribulation until further notice, please see Oceansafari for half day snorkelling trips.

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The Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Safari half day reef tours

 

f day reef tours ocean rafting from cape tribulation in the daintree
Ocean rafting the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation

Above you see the Ocean Safari, a fast 12 metre inflatable that carries 25 passengers and can take you out to the Great Barrier Reef in only half an hour for a memorable day of snorkeling on the reef. There you will see countless colored fish, sea turtles, giant clams and even some harmless small reef sharks. Dependent on weather conditions and tides you will go to either Undine Reef or Mackay Reef and visit two different sites.

More info on the Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef tours from Cape Tribulation...

Book the Ocean Safari online...

snorkeling  and scuba diving on the great barrier reef off the coast of cape tribulation
scuba diving  with tropical fish off  the coast of cape tribulation

Scuba diving and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia topped the list when early 2004 a survey was held in the U.K. asking people about the 50 things to do before you die.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living coral system in the world, stretching 2300km along Queensland's coast from Bundaberg through Cairns to the top of Cape York, it contains 1600 reefs and a 1000 islands and is the site of the biggest orgasm in the universe. This is one of the terms the North Queensland scuba dive industry uses to describe the annual coral spawning where three to five nights after the full moon in November or December when the water temperature hits 28 degrees, the entire 2300 kms of Great Barrier Reef lets go of zillions and zillions of brightly colored sperm and eggs that float around for several days and fertilize eachother. Fish go into a feeding frenzy and the ocean sometimes resembles an oiltanker disaster site but all this is done to propagate new corals to ensure the survival of the Great Barrier Reef. If you find yourself in North Queensland around this time you can witness this spectacular event as many of the reef tour operators run extra night trips.
The Great Barrier Reef was the first Australian site to be placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list, now there are 15 Australian sites.

scubadiving and snorkeling the great barrier reef at cape tribulation
Rum Runner leaving Cape Tribulation for a day of snorkeling and scuba divingon the Great Barrier Reef

Rum Runner, a comfortable sailing catamaran that carries only 44 passengers and can take you from Cape Tribulation to the Great Barrier Reef in less than an hour for a magic day of snorkeling and/or scubadiving.

A visit to Cape Tribulation would just simply not be complete without a trip to this amazing eco system. While many (often pretty large) boats run out of Cairns and Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation has only two small operators, ensuring a great day and pristine coral.

Out on the reef you will see lots of brightly colored fish and corals, sting rays, giant clams, sea turtles, and even some harmless small reef sharks. Some days whales are spotted too that pass through the area on their way to breeding grounds.
Rum Runner's crew will give you informative talks to help you understand and appreciate this eco system even more. Dependent on weather conditions and tides this trip will go to either Undine Reef or Mackay Reef.

Never dived before? Never mind, you can still dive here. This is called an intro-dive and a qualified instructor will equip you, give you all instructions needed and stay with you throughout the dive. An experience not to be missed.

The Rum Runner is on its way to the Great Barrier Reef
Rum Runner sailing from Cape Tribulation to the Great Barrier Reef
Rum Runner leaving Cape Tribulation for a day of snorkeling and scuba divingon the Great Barrier Reef
Rum Runner leaving Cape Tribulation for a day of snorkeling and scuba divingon the Great Barrier Reef

More info on Rum Runner Great Barrier Reef trips from Cape Tribulation...

Book the Rum Runner day tour online...

Rum Runner is currently not in Cape Tribulation until further notice,
please see Oceansafari for half day snorkelling trips.

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departing cape tribulation for a day of snorkeling and scuba diving
rum runner on the way to the great barrier reef
returning from cape tribulation after a day of scubadiving and snorkeling
after a day at the great barrier reef rum runner returns to cape tribulation
Whale passing Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation does not have guaranteed whale spotting like Hervey Bay but during August and September there is a good chance of seeing whales passing by on their annual migration.
Whale migrating through Great Barrier Reef
This whale was spotted by Rum Runner crew during a cruise in September 2006 and entertained passengers for quite a while.

 

From Cape Tribulation there are only day trips, if you'd like to spend several days on a liveaboard boat you'll need to do this from Cairns, to book reeftrips or scuba diving courses (or any other tours) in Cairns click here.

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To ask any other details on these trips send an email