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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

  • 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
Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
From US$158.75
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including one introductory dive
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including two introductory dives
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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 yesterday via mobile
An amazing experience from start to finish

I just got back from the reef cruise and I'm exhausted, but very happy. I was with my wife and her parents, who are visiting from Colombia. They day started by cruising out of Cairns to the first reef. I was scuba diving with my...More

Thank Da M
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic crew made this an excellent day!

We had such an enjoyable day on the Ocean Freedom cruise. Food was fantastic, the location..well it was awesome but what really made the day was the crew of the Ocean Freedom. The entire team were friendly, patient and helpful, nothing was too much trouble...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Absolutely incredible experience

Had the most incredible day. In really safe hands, crew are all amazing. 2 teens did the dive, we all snorkled. We are all qiite nervous in open water bit they were all fabulous, a member of crew took us around snorkelling and 2:1 ratio...More

1  Thank Alice T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Definitely the right crowd to book

After researching the numerous choices for visiting and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, we finally decided on Ocean Freedom because of personal recommendation from my brother and wife, who had done the tour before, and the fantastic reviews of the tour. We also liked that...More

1  Thank serafis
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very special experience

It really is just as it is on the tele! The colours are so vibrant and you are so close to the fish, the coral and the turtles. Just wonderful to see it all in front of you. Staff were informative, enthusiastic, good humoured and...More

1  Thank Stephanie B
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sounds like you had a great trip, Stephanie! Thanks for the review. Our reef sites are bustling with life, from nemo, to turtles, to our resident Great Barracuda - imaginatively named Barry ;) Our crew on board are all hand picked for their knowledge and...More

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5 August 2018|
Response from SCGEastender | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact amount of people allowed but it's a reasonable number. They don't overcrowd the vessel so that everyone gets quality time at the Reef. The sail back to port is amazing. This outfit is about... More
Pratik K
30 July 2018|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
They advise against flying the next day after a dive.
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