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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
From US$162.43
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
US$162.43
One Certified Dive
Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including one certified dive
US$215.32
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including two certified dives
US$241.76
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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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

Great day out and the snorkelling was incredible! Staff where fantastic and the food on board was plentiful and delicious:) would def recommend!More

Thank Manya R
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Manya, thanks so much for the review! We love that we have private moorings, so we can visit the same part of the reef each day where no one else can go - which means we can take great care of the reef and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barrier Reef Snorkeling

An already epic trip was made all the more memorable thanks to a gracious, professional, informative crew. Captain Paul, Flip, Sophie and Yaddi (I hope I got that right) were perfect companions for this family of Californians who had no clue what we were doing....More

Thank Robert O
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Robert for this review, we are so glad to hear you were taken care of by our amazing crew - not that we would expect anything less! We find having such high crew to passenger ratios really does improve the day for all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Had the best day!

Everyone who knew Cairns told us that it was one of the best boats to see the great barrier reef, and we were not disappointed! The crew was super nice, patient and helpful - I was a bit scared about the diving as it was...More

Thank Marion B
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Marion, this is wonderful to hear! We are glad you found we live up to our reputation, our crew are known for being fun loving yet maintaining their top priority of passenger safety at all times. Congratulations on experiencing your first ever SCUBA dive! And...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great reef snorkeling tour

Our family of 5 had an amazing day snorkeling despite rain and clouds. There were only 29 on a boat for 75, so we were probably somewhat spoiled. One of us was a weak swimmer and the Ocean Freedom team spent 1 on 1 with...More

Thank Joe V
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Joe, it sounds like you guys had a blast! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Luckily for our guests, the rain and clouds don't bother the sea life, so there's still plenty of action to see - sunshine or rain!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Experience!

Awesome fun! As a family of five, being all different ages, plenty of options were available, food wise and activity wise. There was so much food that you could never get hungry, and plenty of time to spend on the reef. The place we were...More

Thank Tanya H
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tanya, what a wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that your family had a fantastic time on the reef and enjoyed the activities and the food (the lemon cake at the end is my favorite!). You will definitely never get hungry on our boat,...More

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Tracy L
22 May 2018|
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Response from Caprice F | Reviewed this property |
If you are planning on diving, I think you are supposed to wait 12 hrs, (if memory serves correctly), snorkeling would be OK if you were willing to push the time frame, I don't think I would.
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Tracy L
22 May 2018|
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Response from thegees1 | Reviewed this property |
You need to check with the dive company. I think you need at least 24 hours before you fly.
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