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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns provided by Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 buffet lunch, then dive or drift-snorkel the Wonder Wall, a spectacular plateau home to diverse coral and marine life. Lunch and equipment are provided for this unforgettable all-inclusive day of exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Starting point is at the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (RFT) located 1,Spence Str Cairns .
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    Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
    Stop: 9 hours
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    Upolu Cay
    Stop: 9 hours
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  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Starting point is at the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (RFT) located 1,Spence Str Cairns .
    See address & details
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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
1 Spence St, 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
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Industry COVID-SAFE Plan in place - "Good to go" . Sanitisation stations will be available at check-in, on board as well as high-touch areas being sanitised regularly.Contact details will be required at the time of booking if not already sent. Upon arrival, questions will be asked regarding travel in the last 14 days, contact with any Covid-19 positive individuals and potential symptoms – answers to these questions may impact your ability to travel and will be at the discretion of the crew on the day.
  • Please bring own pen and drink bottle if preferred . Food will be served under strict hygiene measures.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Darren S wrote a review 7 Jan
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Excellent day trip, boat and staff were fantastic. Reef wasnt quite what it was 20 years ago but still a great experience!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you - glad you enjoyed your trip :)
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Jamie N wrote a review Dec 2020
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Such a great trip with great staff. From the moment we set off, through both sites of which we were lucky enough to see a sea turtle. The food was amazing and option to purchase beverages made for an even better day. Boat didn’t feel overcrowded.
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for coming on tour and for leaving us a review! Wow, sea turtles are always so exciting to see - what a great experience for you! We cap our numbers to ensure our guests have plenty of room on board :)
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MA S wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Friendly helpful staff, yummy food, snorkelling 3 times with one glass bottom boat trip. have so much fun! Highly recommend!
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for the recommendation 😊 safe travels
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Sarah W wrote a review Dec 2020
Cairns, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff were excellent - they were personable, friendly and informative. This was my second time out on this boat and would choose it again. Great value for money and would highly recommend it to others.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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Thanks so much for the review and recommendation, we’re so glad you enjoyed yourself. Safe travels 😊
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Krystal R wrote a review Dec 2020
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Trip was awesome. Staff went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great experience. Staff were so knowledgeable and took us to 3 awesome reef sites and allowed for plenty of time for everyone to explore. Would recommend taking an under water camera if you own one
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us 😊 Thankyou for the review and recommendation
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About the operator

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By: Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
italiandrama
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Amazing as usual
Second time with the crew, and everyone was amazing.. the weather wasn’t the best, but actually turned in a wild ex
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Pearlmaya
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Highly recommend, awesome day!
We did our research and we’re glad we did! The entire team were highly professional, positive and fun. To be honest
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tsullivan999
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Fantastic Day Out!
We booked Ocean Free for a day out on the reef. We had an awesome day with our teenage children. The crew was fabul
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649ashf
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Perfect day on the Reef
Awesome day spent out on the reef with on a great boat and professional crew, well organised, great food. The crew
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Mareeandash
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Absolutely Fantastic
Wow, this trip out to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island was amazing! We went on the sailing ⛵️ boat, Ocean Fr
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137angelinar
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Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
Absolutely wonderful trip. From the moment I was making the booking, Kerry was so kind, thorough and helpful, which
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LondonS_r
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Great Day and lovely crew
Researched quite a few barrier reef tours and ended up picking this family owned smaller tour operator rather than
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Travelmillenium
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“Ocean Freedom What A Amazing Crew”
It is true Simply Superb,the crew was amazing beyond and above service such a friendly team.I’ll like to thank spec
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petefry12
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Reef cruise & snorkel
Lucky to find this cruise company online. Had an awesome day on the reef. Had great conditions and only 13 guests o
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Thunderbird_8888
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Great Reef Experience
Friendly happy staff. Great lunch and snorkeling and diving for beginners and experienced. Good value prices in bo
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Raeffer G
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Simply the best
Small numbers meant a very personalised and extremely enjoyably experience. Our awesome crew, Scotty, Lou and Porsc
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beaumehan
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Ocean Freedom! A wonderful day out!
Just returned from a wonderful day out at the reef on Ocean Freedom, which is a locally owned family business. A v
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lachlanm403
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Perfect day, would do again.
My partner and I did the green island tour on ocean free. Everything about the day was perfect, the staff are helpf
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Chargrilledheroroll
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Exceptional experience!!!!!
I have done a few day trips to the reef on bigger boats on clearer days, but none have been as pleasurable, thank y
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hurleylo1
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Day snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef
My husband and I boarded the ocean freedom on Saturday 21/11/20. We had our 7 yr old with us on her first ever snor
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  • Duration: 9h
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