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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Includes buffet lunch, dive/snorkel equipment, and optional snorkel lesson
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef Fleet Terminal, LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Luxury catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Six full hours on the Great Barrier Reef with stops at two reef locations
  • Environment Management Charge (EMC) and port fees
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Buffet lunch with seafood
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water crew assistance if required
  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, and buoyancy vests)
  • Wetsuits or lycra suits (depending on season)
  • Snorkeling tour with a marine naturalist
  • Freshwater showers
  • Informative Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Guided interpretative Adventure Drift Snorkel Tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • OPTIONAL Diving : x1 or x2 cert dives / x1 or x2 Intro dives
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 75 people ensures a unique and personalized experience
  • The order in which the snorkeling and dive sites are visited may changes as it is dependent on the conditions on the day
  • Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was an amazing day. The boat ride out and back was great. We went to 2 different spots. We saw an octopus, several turtles, a sting ray and lots of beautiful fish. They fed us 4 times. I was almost too full for dinner when we got off the boat. Crew was amazing, lots
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We took the day cruise. Perfect weather. My wife and I don't snorkel or scuba but took a ride on the glass bottom boat. This small boat connected with us once we reached the reef. A guide explained to us about the reef pointing out the features. There were two separate areas
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This trip was one that I will remember for ever. I went Nov 9th with my Dad. Was a little wary, I get sea sick quite regularly on ocean fishing trips. The crew was 5 star, the best I have ever been on a boat with. Your comfort and safety is their #1 priority. The boat was
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My family just loved this! Our youngest is 10 and had no problem at all. We had some time to plan ahead to pick the best day to have next to no wind so the sea was calm and the water crystal clear. From the start the crew were friendly and helpful and this didn’t stop all day.
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We had a great day out with the Ocean Freedom Crew. The weather was a little cloudy which reduced the visibility in the water, but everything else about the day was perfect. This is a small group tour, I believe there were no more than 40 on this snorkeling trip. I mention
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Wonderful to hear that you had such a special day. Unfortunately, the weather can’t always be picture perfect, but we trust you had a great time snorkelling with the guidance of our crew. Sharing the boat and water with a handful of others makes it very personal ! .The glass bottom boat is also a great way to learn plenty more about the magical reef. Thank you for such a lovely review.
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By: Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
2,194 reviews
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Joe B
Oahu, Hawaii
111
Reef Tour
This was an amazing day. The boat ride out and back was great. We went to 2 different spots. We saw an octopus,
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Stockerstravel
10
True Reef Experience
Very personalised, hands in experience. Only 20 people on board this visit meant that the crew were always there
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Lester P
54
A day on the Great Barrier Reef
We took the day cruise. Perfect weather. My wife and I don't snorkel or scuba but took a ride on the glass bottom
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iangoby
Gold Coast, Australia
90
Amazing Memories that will last a Lifetime
This trip was one that I will remember for ever. I went Nov 9th with my Dad. Was a little wary, I get sea sick
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Mark F
10
Sensational tour
My family just loved this! Our youngest is 10 and had no problem at all. We had some time to plan ahead to pick
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shanet363
Melbourne, Australia
71
Great day out
Went out on Ocean Free recently with my Brother. Both certified divers. Considering I’m a travel agent who has
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jhdudas
San Diego, California
2010
Top Notch Small Group Experience
We enjoyed a wonderful trip along the Ocean Free sailboat today. Captain Scotty, Jess, Yada and the rest of the
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Greg F
St Augustine, FL, United States
249
Great Day on the Water
We had a great day out with the Ocean Freedom Crew. The weather was a little cloudy which reduced the visibility
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DPangster
Brisbane, Australia
104
Relaxing and well taken care of
Excellent trip with the crew taking great care of us. We had people that are first time snorkelling to experienced
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Chief1976
Cheadle, United Kingdom
2510
Amazing day
Spent a wonderful day on Ocean Freedom to the outer reef. We opted for the introductory dive. The staff were
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Patricia M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
73
Brilliant sail & snorkelling trip
We sailed on Ocean Free to Green Island, about 2hrs either way, with a good breeze & slightly choppy, excellent
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Michelle R
Melbourne, Australia
8484
Overpriced Gimmick: Starvation Included
This is a very expensive tour to the utterly demoralising 'inner reef', with a glass-bottomed boat allowing
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KimG3468
61
Best trip ever with the best crew!
Today I got the chance to have the perfect crew on board! Thank you so much Scott, Liam, Parlayne, Rose, Matias
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danika_h1013
20
Best sailing experience
Loved sailing with this company. The staff were awesome and knowledgeable. The staff were helpful and very
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krikkles
Brisbane, Australia
73
Swimmin with the fishes
I booked this tour online after checking out multiple tours. I loved that this particular tour offered a maximum
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