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“Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Adventure”

Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
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USD 165.24*
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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USD 165.24*
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Green Island Sailing Cruise from Cairns
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Owner description: Experience the passion of the Ocean Free and Freedom team! First class service with that friendly Ozzie touch! A luxury high speed 20M CAT "Ocean Freedom" to 2 stunning locations Upolu Cay and "Wonder Wall" on the GBR or a beautiful 16M sailing vessel "Ocean Free" to the famous Green Island + GBR . Personal tours carrying low passenger numbers offering more of a day out with "family and friends" than a "commercial tour".
Alpine, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Adventure”
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The crew on the Ocean Freedom were friendly, informative and accommodating. Once we arrived at the reef (took over an hour each way), the crew fitted us with snorkeling gear and we were ready for the water. The first spot was pretty calm waters. A few of the crew members led those who were interested on a guided tour of the sea life below. After over an hour, we moved to the second spot for more water adventure. Some of our fellow travelers were scuba people, too. They offered an introductory class for those interested. Anyway, by the time we reached the second spot, the weather had turned pretty ugly and the seas were choppy. We still did the water adventure, but it was tough...hard to see much with the seas pushing everyone around. Still, the Ocean Freedom crew was supportive and tended us very well. It was fun to see so many beautiful fish, turtles and stingray.
The boat is VERY nice, too. The tour featured a wonderful buffet lunch on board, as well. We would highly recommend Ocean Freedom for a visit to the Great Barrier Reef.

Visited January 2017
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Kuopio, Finland
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“Great trip: Ocean Freedom”
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I had a perfect day! The crew was awesome, snorkelling and diving well organized and food was also very good... one of the best experiences in Cairns.
Definitely worth every penny!

Visited March 2017
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“Perfect day ”
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing day. The food tasted really good and they served us with snacks and fruit during the whole day. The coral reefs they showed us were very beautiful in nice bright colours. We saw turtles and a lot of fish. Biggest applause goes out to the staff though: they were all so service-minded, kind and clear when giving instructions. They kept a smile on their faces during the entire trip and seemed to really love their jobs. This trip is probably in the top 3 of great trips we've done in our time in Australia. Don't miss it! Definitely worth the money!

Visited March 2017
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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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“Amacing day with ocean free”
Reviewed 2 March 2017

For us this was the first time in a sail boat. It was really amazing. A great day and a really nice crew. Starting with coffee, which was a nice surprise. Food was good and tasty.Scuba diving, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, definitely worth the trip to experience.

Visited February 2017
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“Relaxing Day with Snorkling”
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It's 20 years ago since my last trip to Australia and my memories of the Great Barrier Reef where very special. That time I had the luck to see a Whale on my Snorkeling Trip. So my expectations were quite high when we booked a spontaneous Trip to Cairns.

The Cruise started quite early in the morning so we got up at 7:00 (without having Coffee) and rushed to the Marina and the Check-In Counter. There I had a first shock - a waiting Line of around 40 people. Luckily there is a Restaurant with nice Breakfast at the Marina and while I was standing in line my Love got us a great Cappuccino and Croissant. The Check-In itself was very uncomplicated and the staff very friendly. I asked how many people would be on board and it was just 75 people on a boat with a capacity of 130. I was relived...

The speedboat was the nicest at the Marina but filled up very quickly and we were lucky to have a great seating place for the start. after about 1 hour ride we stopped at our first dive and snorkel spot at the great barrier reef. the crew was well organized and there was enough equipment for everybody. Soon after we could jump info the water and explore the underwaterworld. It was good and we even saw a turtle and a barracuda but somehow I was a little disappointed - my memories were filled with more colorful corals and animals. At the Reef we had the opportunity to to a short trip on a glass bottom boat with many explanations about the Reef.

it was a good day - the crew - the food - the nature was great and we enjoyed the sun the rain and the reef.

Visited February 2017
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OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this review, 8 March 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. It is always hard to compare any two days as the conditions may be very different - different tides, different visibility, stronger wind, bigger waves etc. But pleased that you enjoyed your day all the same
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