Great Barrier Reef Snorkel (morning trip)​

- Cape Tribulation -

A Salty Swims favourite, this Great Barrier Reef Snorkel (morning trip) promises to provide an unforgettable half-day experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Well-known for its population of Sea Turtles, Mackay Reef is home to hundreds of species of colourful coral and tropical fish, and its exciting topography makes for a great snorkelling adventure. Dive deep water bommies and find larger pelagic species, or drift over soft coral gardens to find fish nurseries and feeding Turtles. 

A picturesque 2-hour drive from Port Douglas, meandering through the oldest rainforest in the world, Cape Tribulation provides the shortest passage to the outer reef. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. This short 20-minutes/20-km boat ride, makes for the perfect half-day Great Barrier Reef adventure, allowing for plenty of time to explore the Great Barrier Reef, relax on the Sand Cay and enjoy a cold beverage on your return; all without feeling rushed! 

Book your Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling adventure today! 







Minimum Age



3 OUT OF 10



Adult Rate (15 years +)
Child Rate (2 – 14 years)
Infant Rate (6 – 23 months)

Family Rate (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Price includes:
– TRANSFER SERVICE: Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation. Please call the tour operator on the details provided in your confirmation email 48 hours prior to departure, to reconfirm your booking and pick up time.
– Snorkelling equipment: Wetsuit/Stinger Suit, Mask*, Snorkel and Fins

* Corrective Lens Masks are available to hire (extra cost). Please register your interest in the special requirements on the following page. Alternatively, we recommend that you wear contact lenses or consider purchasing your own prescription mask. These can be ordered through our affiliated dive store, CLICK HERE 

Upgrades include:
– Snacks, Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages available to purchase on board.

Tour operator is located onsite at Safari Lodge, offering Safari Hut and camping accommodation in the tropical rainforest, and the Turtle Rock Cafe, so you can eat, stay and play in the one location!

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from entering the water if they deem it unsafe. If any of the below is not found out until on the day, you may not be permitted to join the tour and you may not receive a refund.

  • If you have pre-existing back, neck or hip injuries or you are pregnant, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.

  • Minimum Age – 6 months old.

This tour operates out of CAPE TRIBULATION, QLD.

Please check in with the team 30 minutes prior to departure at address: The Turtle Rock Cafe, 3903 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation, QLD, 4873.

Due to the remote location of Cape Tribulation, we recommend allowing for an additional 60 mins for travel, to allow for any delays which may occur along the way.

This trip is subject to sea conditions and minimum numbers. Please call the tour operator 48 hours before your trip to confirm. 

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information, e.g. CONTACT NUMBERS,  ADDRESS ETC.

Please wear your swimmers ahead of arrival. Towel, Water Bottle, Sunscreen (Reef safe, please), warm clothing/ windproof jacket, and polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Medication: (If you require to take medication throughout the duration of this tour, please remember to bring this with you. If you deem it necessary, please inform a member of staff, on board your vessel, where within your belongings this can be found).

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

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

On-Board: Maximum of 25 passengers.

Distance to Dive Site: Approximately 12 miles from shore.

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (, or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a full refund.

What if you cancel?

If you wish to cancel, 3% of your tour price will be charged.

Cancellations/ no shows AFTER 5PM THE DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE will not receive a refund.

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Cape Tribulation
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