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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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  • Snorkel or dive two Great Barrier Reef locations with vibrant fish and coral
  • Diving option available for non-certified divers
  • Indoor-outdoor spaces mean room to sunbathe or enjoy the AC
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including two introductory dives
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Overview
Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise aboard a catamaran with outdoor decks and climate-controlled cabins. Ride a glass-bottom boat to dive or snorkel Upolu Cay, enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch, then dive or drift-snorkel the Wonder Wall, a spectacular plateau home to diverse coral and marine life. Breakfast, lunch, and equipment are provided for this unforgettable all-inclusive day of exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
What to Expect

Make your way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to board your comfortable catamaran, where coffee, tea, fruit, and muffins are served. Enjoy views from the air-conditioned cabin or the sundeck as you cruise toward Upolu Cay, approaching the shallow reef in a glass-bottom boat. Spot some of Upolu Cay’s vibrant fish and coral on a dive or snorkel, then return to the catamaran for lunch. 

The lunch menu varies, but typically includes dishes such as smoked salmon, chilled prawns, and meats served alongside fresh bread and salads. After lunch, cruise to the Wonder Wall, a dive and snorkel site on the outer edge of Upolu Reef that rises 46 feet (14 meters) from the ocean floor. Dive or try drift-snorkeling here, riding the current with a marine naturalist as you watch for corals, giant clams, turtles, and colorful fish.

After your dive or snorkel, begin the return cruise to Cairns, nibbling fruit, cheese, crackers, and cake along the way.

Reviews (270)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Not too many people

Pros: -only around 50 people aboard, -funny and friendly crew -enough good food for everyone -snorkeling gear, stinger suits and life jackets available -we got to see lots of fish, jellyfish and a turtle! Cons: -people sitting really close together, we had to squeeze in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nusferattu
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey there :) Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time out with us. We never completely fill our vessels to capacity, so it should always feel lovely and roomy when you are on board, and we highly encourage the use of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding Team

I was lucky enough to enjoy a day out to the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Freedom. From the very start of the day the service was outstanding with everyone making sure that your day was the perfect experience! I had some really great dives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen K
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Stephen, thank you for your kind words! Our focus is solely on customer service, including the safety and comfort of all guests on board :) Since we have a ratio of 1 crew to about every 7 passengers, we can really tailor the day...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Perfect

We took this trip on Jan 8 and found that they deserve all of their good reviewes. A special thanks to Thomas who supported my wife to snorkel overcoming her fear of the sea. You also supported me well during my first ever scuba dive....More

Thank Peace55
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Carl! Thank you very much, our crew are extremely passionate and hardworking, so these wonderful reviews really do help to show them that their efforts pay off each and every day with happy guests like yourselves :) We will pass your thanks on to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barracuda, clams and turtles - amazing day!

We visited the reef with this company on the 22nd December. They gave us a perfect reef experience. The crew were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We started with a glass bottom boat trip which was short but acted as a really useful introduction to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Davemadge
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Dave! WOW, thank you so much for this detailed review. Our complimentary glass bottom boat tours are definitely well worth a go, as they do indeed introduce you to the reef, the corals and many of the animals inhabiting the area, and also allows...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic excursion

We had a fantastic time from the moment we arrived on the Catamaran. The staff were welcoming, very friendly, organized and very attentive to the guests. The service was exceptional. There was coffee and chocolate crossbars and other pastries when we arrived. Lunch was delicious...More

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OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey there! What a wonderful review, thank so you much. Our staff are truly like one big family, so from the moment you step on to the moment you step off, you become a part of our family! They are all extremely passionate about customer...More

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shelby y
26 December 2018|
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Response from JoeO716 | Reviewed this property |
We snorkeled in the rain. Our first sight did not have that much visibility, but the second sight had a lot to offer. I think it has more to do with winds and currents that churn up the water in bad weather versus the rain... More
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sushigirl06
15 December 2018|
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Response from bobwattus | Reviewed this property |
They do provide wet suits for the adults, not full body suits only short legs and arms, but I don't know about kids as we didn't have kids on board when we went. Sorry, but give them a call.
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IvanaB675
9 December 2018|
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Response from 131chrissiec | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do at an extra cost, not sure what the age restrictions are, but I’d definitely recommend their crew for a first dive. Really knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging.
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