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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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from ₱7,871.23 per adult
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from ₱7,871.23 per adult
Free cancellation
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized 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 +63 923-0990452
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 travelers can participate
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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
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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371 reviews
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Rowie
Cairns, Australia8 contributions
If your looking for a perfect day on the reef- this is the boat you NEED to be on!!
Apr 2021 • Family
The entire day was excellent!! Staff beautiful,friendly and exceptional with everyone's different levels of swimming and customer service throughout the entire day.so worth paying the little bit extra for such a personal and wonderful day out on the reef, have been on other local boats- hands down the BEST!!!!
Written 16 April 2021
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Naomi M
Canberra, Australia2 contributions
Great family day on the reef
Apr 2021 • Family
Had a fantastic day on the reef. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and keen to make sure we were well looked after.
Written 14 April 2021
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Angie G
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Awesome day out.
Apr 2021 • Friends
We saw singrays, Nemo, turtles, an eel and many different coloured fish of all shapes and sizes. The sea was crystal clear and warm. Plenty of really good food, equipment was supplied and of good quality, staff were focussed on customer service and safety. We had a really fun day out and would recommend this company.
Written 12 April 2021
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Jillian F
5 contributions
Highly recommended for families, memorable experience.
Apr 2021 • Family
Went on a cruise out to the reef today with our young family. Such a wonderful experience had by all. Great boat, fab lunch and snacks and the destinations were perfect! We spotted beautiful fish, turtles and reef sharks. Special mention to the staff - they are a credit to the owners. Jen was wonderful with booking. Sophie assisted taking our youngest out in the morning and Matt in the afternoon, they were both so fantastic and made our day so memorable. Special mention also to Chris, Jana, Pascal, Scott and crew. You are a great team!
Written 12 April 2021
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Zoë L
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Fantastic trip to the reef
Highly recommended! Great crew, we felt totally safe and well looked after. We had an amazing snorkelling experience despite quite a choppy sea. The guides were knowledgeable about the fish and coral and were actively involved in the conservation of that part of the reef. I really recommend initially holding on to the rings with the guides to get your confidence, also because they take you to the best parts.
Written 11 April 2021
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Denise L
24 contributions
Excellent!
Booked with Ocean Freedom and cannot fault anything on the day. The crew were amazing. They worked so well together, always undertaking a task to get guests or the boat ready for the next event. And always, always with a smile on their faces. So friendly, professional and competent. The trip itself was lovely... Great food, great sights, safety measures excellent. Accommodating to everyone. Sad to see more bleaching than 10 years ago but a great experience nevertheless, and the crew really made it for us. Thank you!
Written 8 April 2021
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Bella
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Absolutely amazing
Definitely get your money’s worth. Great food and great staff who are there to help at every corner. Had the most amazing weather and snorkelling sites were gorgeous- I would do it again!
Written 8 April 2021
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janearcher27
Gladstone, Australia4 contributions
Only way to experience the Great Barrier Reef
Apr 2021 • Family
This Cruise is a must!!! To start with the Crew was outstanding made the experience so much more enjoyable, the entire day was magnificent.... from the insane snorkeling to the smorgasbord of food, glass bottom boat tours this is the only one to choose for sure ☝️
Written 8 April 2021
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Suzie
Kellyville, Australia6 contributions
Reef Day with Family
We had the best day even though was quiet windy out at the reef today it was still well worth heading out. We had our 2 boys 15 & 12 years who said was best experience. The crew amazing they really know there stuff and super keen to ensure you have the best day no matter what your level or experience. We saw 100’s fish species also turtle & reef shark. Food was great. Can highly recommended to anyone looking to head out to reef.
Written 5 April 2021
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Tennille24
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Great day out
Had a great day out! The crew were fabulous, friendly and professional. Very supportive of all snorkelling abilities and the crew made everyone feel welcome. Great equipment, facilities and food! Would highly recommend.
Written 3 April 2021
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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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Fantastic day out
Great day out from start to finish, weather was perfect. Crew (Ben, Yana, Yata and Sophie) were just the best and
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Couldn’t recommend this anymore!
We went on a tour on the ocean freedom on Easter Sunday as a group of 4. The boat was in great condition and the cr
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Fun day to see the reef
We had a wonderful day, the crew are so friendly and helpful. We were able to feed GT’s off the side of the boat a
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Ocean Freedom
Excellent value- left harbour by 8:00. Snorkelling by 10:00. Given three different opportunities to snorkel / sting
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A must do in cairns.
Excellent service and friendly staff. The trip was amazing and the staff were so helpful. Even if you dont know how
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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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