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  • jo1adkins
    St. Albans, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic trip, with a brilliant tour guide who was so knowledgable. Lots of extra interesting stops on the way home. An ice cream was delicious.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Carol B
    Anchorage, AK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this experience!
    We took an airconditioned coach from Cairns 15 minutes north to Smithfield Platform where we boarded the skyrail that took us above the rainforest with the end goal of Kuranda. On the way, we stopped at 2 platforms for viewing, a short park ranger guided tour and an interactive station. Once in Kuranda we shopped, and refreshed with an ice cold drink before viewing the Koala's. Then we boarded the 1900's-built train for a stunningly beautiful return to Smithfield Platform.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Jo M
    Reading, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our trip with Ocean Freedom.
    Highly recommend, it is a fantastic day out, the crew were so friendly and informative. Special shout out to Rose who made our trip extra special. It was so well organised. The food is delicious. Skipper Mike took care of us all and made sure safety was no. 1 priority. Thanks so much to Ocean Freedom for such a wonderful day.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Marlena V
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did the Chillagoe Caves and Outback tour and I literally had the best day of my life! The tour was well organized with delicious brekkie and lunch. The tour guide explained everything and was really enthusiastic and could answer every question. I personally loved seeing the outback and desert as well as the caves, feeding and petting wallabies, and seeing real kangaroos! It was definitely worth every dollar. I can highly recommend this tour!
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Statenali
    Westminster, CO79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolutely wonderful tour. I highly recommend it. The day was more than we expected. Our tour guide was excellent. She went above and beyond to ensure we all had a wonderful experience.
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • Companion310698
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day on a sailing boat with an excellent crew that was both nice, chill and enormously attentive. We have visited marine parks in different parts of the world, but this was next level. Great care for those scuba diving or snorkeling for the first time. All the equipment was in top shape. The food was very fresh and tasted great. With three adults we were so happy to have chosen a smaller boat - it felt both intimate and like true luxury! Best suited for those without young children.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Mia R
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice weather og verry helpfull staff and a beautiful island with great snorkling spots. We saw some very different corals comperred to other spots down the coast.
    Written March 16, 2024
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  • Eithne R
    Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A long day with a lot of driving but definitely rewarded by the stunning views and swimming spots. The day was quite wet so we couldn’t go in at Josephine falls but everywhere else we were able to go for a dip. Got a bit cold going from place to place on air conditioned bus in wet swimming togs. Perhaps this could be adjusted but there was a lot to pack into the day so time was limited in order to get to everything. Lunch was nice and staff friendly and attentive.
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Quest58548485814
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great experience dive with the instructor Takuya!!! This was my first tine to dive into the ocean and he is so patient to take care of me and my partner while taught us snokeling skills !! Best instructor!! Definitely deserves 5 stars!! And all the crew members!!
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • LindsayDFW
    Garland, TX156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed this trip. We did the three certified dives. I am recently certified, and he hadn't dove in a while. All three dives were guided, and we liked that. I can see where really experienced divers would not like that though. We did see a lot of fish and coral and a large turtle. The buffet was pretty good. There was tea and coffee throughout the day. The boat wasn't overly crowded so that was nice.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • Sadhna N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience riding the train and the Skyrail. Michael was amazing with arranging it all, from pick-up and drop off to being available and responsive.
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • bondypamela
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snorkeling on shore was not interesting. Not much coral and only 1 (though beautiful) school of fish sighted. Glass bottom boat ride fun but disappointed it was only 30 minutes. Would have been great to be able to snorkel as part of our glass bottom boat excursion. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. All boat rides were smooth despite rain and waves. Should have WiFi access on island and boat.
    Written March 9, 2024
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  • joseph d
    Munhall1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was excellent! I have a slight mobility issue and was not planning to swim but Patty our guide made sure my husband and I had the best experience of viewing each of the stops. I had trouble getting into the bus with the first step and Patty stopped home to get a crate so I could more easily step into the bus. It was a long day of touring but was worth it. Thanks Patty! Note to office though that the meeting place was confusing as it was an empty store front and not what was listed on paperwork.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Helen B
    Durham, UK67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did this trip through our tour company and was not disappointed- the drive from Cairns up to Mossman and Daintree is beautiful and our driver and guide was informative and entertaining on the way up. Scott is passionate about the area, the culture and future of the beautiful forest. The trip included a tea and scones stop, lunch, and then ice cream at Daintree - all had gluten free options- and sorbet was available for those who don’t do dairy. All together a fantastic trip to see the oldest living rainforest and feel and hear its magic
    Written March 24, 2024
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