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

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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Book in advance
from AU$213.50 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5364FREEDOM
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
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
Duration
9h
Departure details
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 .
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
Departure details
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 .
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
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 .
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
    Stop: 9 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Upolu Cay
    Stop: 9 hours
    See details
  • 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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5.0
383 reviews
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NICOLA C
1 contribution
Beautiful day on the reef
Jun. 2021 • Couples
We booked the trip as part of our honeymoon and had a great day. Staff were friendly, equipment was good and there was plenty of food!
Written 14 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie A
5 contributions
Best experience ever!
Jun. 2021 • Couples
From start to finish you will not be disappointed! It exceeds all expectations! The crew did all they could to give us a great experience! From guided snorkelling tours, to wetsuit hire, the delicious food was provided all day! The best bit was being in the rawness of nature!
Written 10 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen A
9 contributions
You must go with this group!!
What an amazing day we stepped on board to a lovely breakfast smiling and professional crew. Got to our location glass bottom boat tour full of knowledge then snorkeling. I had never snorkelled before the guide was incredible and reassuring and extremely knowledgeable and just amazing, its like a massive fish tank, we saw turtles and every other fish you can imagine! Lunch was fantastic more snorkeling in a different location in the afternoon then fruit, bickies and cheese and cake to finish off an incredible day. A young and dynamic crew, not too crowded on the boat, spend the extra few dollars and go with these guys!!
Written 8 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Excursion791668
6 contributions
Spectacular
Jun. 2021 • Family
Fantastic day. Staff are incredible, informative, helpful. Couldn’t do enough for you. Dive and Snorkelling was great. Constantly offered Food and hot drinks throughout the day. Best day trip we’ve ever done. Kids had lots of fun.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny O
Sydney10 contributions
Spectacular Reef Tour
May 2021
Spectacular day on the reef with Ben and his crew. The weather was glorious and the tide allowed us to land on Upolu Cay. Highlights were snorkelling with a turtle and swimming through schools of fish. The food was excellent (seafood, chicken, salads and bread). Afternoon tea (fruit platter, crackers and cheese) was delightful and challenging as the crew juggled plates successfully over the choppy sea. Loved the spray from the waves on the trip back in. The boat has been fitted out beautifully and was very comfortable. The colour of the water was incredible and the crew were knowledgeable and happy to chat. Highly recommended for all age groups.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OFreedom
So glad you enjoyed the snorkeling and food! Thank you for your review and recommendation, it sounds like you had a great time :)
Written 6 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacqueline B
2 contributions
Jacquie's Excellent Adventure
May 2021 • Friends
BEST DAY EVER. Perry and his family and crew were amazing. Nothing too much trouble. This is a smaller charter with the personal touch. Food available from the minute you step on board. If you're not a confidentcswimmer a crew member will escort you while snorkelling. Transferred to a small islet for a private 15 minutes for our group. Green turtle swimming with me while snorkelling. I wasn't even sure I'd get in the ocean, but you couldn't get me out. Thank you to Perry, family and crew I will pass on my recommendation to anyone I know coming to Cairns.
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OFreedom
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation we appreciate it so much! Sounds like a great day out with Perry and the crew :)
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Allie L
Batemans Bay, Australia3 contributions
Amazing day and the best experience
May 2021 • Friends
Super friendly crew who were all very knowledgeable about all aspects of the reef. Took us out to an isolated, uncrowded area so you really get the freedom to explore the reef and see some unique creatures. Buffet lunch was top notch. Couldn’t recommend these guys enough!
Written 4 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OFreedom
Thank you very much for your lovely review and recommendation! Sounds like a beautiful day on the water. We will be sure to let the crew know :)
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sonny N
5 contributions
Phenomenal
A great day run by a great crew!
The service truly exceeded expectations and catered to every need in and out of the water.
Written 4 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OFreedom
Thank you Sonny, so glad to hear you had such a great day :)
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mono123
2 contributions
Outstanding Experience & Top Service
Apr. 2021
From the moment we stepped on board we felt welcomed by the young, friendly crew.
They were excellent communicators with a good mix of humour. The boat was well equipped with everything we needed to have multiple snorkeling experiences. The glass bottom boat ride was very informative. The food and refreshments were generous and delicious. The weather wasn't outstanding on the day we visited the reef but the outstanding service enabled us to overlook the intermittent rain and have a thoroughly enjoyable day on the great barrier reef. Highly recommended.
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OFreedom
Thank you so much for the view and recommendation! So glad the crew could make your day so enjoyable we will be sure to let them know :)
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Taylor C
London, UK50 contributions
Fun day in the sun with great crew!
We really enjoyed our reef trip with Ocean freedom! The crew were great fun and kept a watchful eye on all of us. We got to see coral, many fish and a turtle. The food was substantial and helped to refuel us throughout the day. Highly recommend this great group for a good day on the reef!
Written 2 May 2021
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OFreedom
Hi Taylor, Thank you very much for the review! Sounds like you had a wonderful day on the reef with some very special visitors! Hope to see you again one day :)
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Best day ever
Very comfortable yacht with more than enough room for each passenger. It’s a really nice paced relaxing day with pl
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Sailing great, Green Island not so good
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Fantastic experience
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Great Trip
Really good service and good value. Boat crew very friendly and extremely helpful. We motored all the way out (not
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Will do it again!
Awesome day out snorkeling today. The weather was not ideal but Upolu Reef was still good to snorkel and the crew w
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Great day out
Definitely recommend doing this while your in Cairns, amazing day out! The whole crew was incredible and so helpfu
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Simply amazing
We knew we were going to be in for a great day when it started with the staff at the booking office, they were just
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Best Day
What an incredible day! Such a lovely & friendly crew who went above and beyond to make it the best day possible.
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Highly recommended!
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Amazing Day Out on the Reef
We did both of their cruises and each time the crew were super friendly, knowledgeable and professional at all time
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Fantastic day out!
Can highly recommend this tour as a more personal way to enjoy the reef. We had only 11 on our ‘cruise’ and the 3 c
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The perfect reef experience!
We visited Cairns last week and wanted to do a reef tour. We had previously visited and been out on a very large ve
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Amazing experience
Amazing team, amazing boat, amazing team. Thank you so much for Scott's team on Tuesday and Ben team today. Amazing
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Fantastic Day Out
This tour was so well organised. A brilliant sail out to the snorkeling spot. On the way we were fitted out with st
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