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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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Enjoy the most customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour aboard a fast travelling sleek, luxury catamaran from Cairns! Snorkel and dive 2 very different and unique Great Barrier Reef Sites . "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay reef area - an aquarium style coral garden with the most beautiful clear blue azure waters . Spend six hours (more than any other reef tour) to snorkel or scuba dive (see options below) these Marine Park protected areas . Absolutely no rush in the day .Enjoy complimentary Glass- Bottom Boat tour and Adventure Drift Snorkel tours with your onboard marine naturalist, . This cruise is limited to 75 guests, ensuring quality customer service and passenger comfort.
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You'll start at
Reef fleet terminal
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaStarting point is at the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (RFT) located 1,Spence Str Cairns .
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    Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
    Stop: 9 hours -
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    Great Barrier Reef
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    Upolu Cay
    Stop: 9 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reef fleet terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My girlfriend and I booked the diving and snorkeling tour of the reef with this company for our stay in Cairns. We signed up for one introductory dive and had an outstanding experience. I was nervous about the dive because neither of us had never been diving before and was
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Hands down the best snorkeling experience I have been a part of. Not only does the crew take you to some beautiful reef spots, the on board marine biologists can tell you details about the habitats and species as they are encountered throughout the day. They truly care that you
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I had a great day on this boat on Christmas Eve. All the staff were really friendly and the food was amazing. I had booked an introductory dive so the information sessions filled time of the journey out to the reef. I dived the second site with Mathias and it was great as it
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
We are so happy to hear that you had a great day on the reef with us on Christmas Eve! We will pass on your thanks to Matias and everyone else. Thank-you for your review and safe travels
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Definitely one of the best around , lots of care and preparation into the planning of the daily tour, safety was noted as utmost importance . Nice little extras , and staff were amazingly caring and attentive to our needs . Will definitely recommend
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review and recommendation, lovely to hear! We are glad you had a safe and fun day 😊
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My husband and I booked this trip mainly because it was a smaller boat. Max 75 people and I am glad we did. My husband went on two dives, while I snorkeled. He had an awesome time and so did I! We weren't out there with several other boats, which was really nice. We saw a lot of
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Response from OFreedom, General Manager at Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Great to hear you both enjoyed your different activities on the reef! Sounds like you saw some awesome creatures. Having our reef to ourselves definitely adds the little cherry on top, doesn’t it?! Thanks for the review.
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By: Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom
2,255 reviews
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Brian Y
Saint Paul, Minnesota
6423
First Time Snorkling and Diving the Reef.
My girlfriend and I booked the diving and snorkeling tour of the reef with this company for our stay in Cairns. We
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frequent_traveler200
Arlington, Virginia
5010
Great snorkeling and guides
The snorkeling at the locations where Ocean Freedom has moorings was excellent; like snorkeling in an aquarium!
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ksanclemente3
Cairns, Australia
118
Awesome day trip to GBR
Hands down the best snorkeling experience I have been a part of. Not only does the crew take you to some beautiful
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sarahpauly23
10
Ocean Freedom LUXURY cruise !!
WOW!! By far the best tour I’ve done in all 22 countries I’ve been to. If you’re trying to determine what your to
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ossiegirls
Melbourne, Australia
5925
What a great day out
We had an awesome day on the Reef with the crew from Ocean Fee. There were 12 guests and thee crew (Paul, Sophie &
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SteffSims
Woy Woy, Australia
72
Relaxing and Chilled Day on the Reef
A perfect way to end my trip in Cairns was this trip out to the Reef and Green Island. Some of the crew recognised
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SteffSims
Woy Woy, Australia
72
Snorkling & Diving the Reef
I had a great day on this boat on Christmas Eve. All the staff were really friendly and the food was amazing. I
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shanonmv
10
Great day!
The crew, Captain Paul, Chris and Parlyane were awesome! Super friendly, informative and fun! The food was fab and
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Gabicusch
10
Barrier reef cruise
Definitely one of the best around , lots of care and preparation into the planning of the daily tour, safety was
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LaurenH9818
Indianapolis, Indiana
2612
Great day on the GBR!!
My husband and I booked this trip mainly because it was a smaller boat. Max 75 people and I am glad we did. My
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kh0ae
10
Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Cruise
We had an amazing day with this crew who looked after all our needs from the minute we stepped on board. The
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ralphyyp
21
Great day out on the reef
Fantastic cruise out on the Ocean Free, it’s not as fast as the other huge boats so takes a little longer to get
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel
43893121
A fantastic day out at the reef.
We had a fantastic day at the reef on board the "Ocean Freedom". We had the loveliest crew ever and the catamaran
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lanacain
Sydney, Australia
53
Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Sailing Cruise Ocean Free
“Wonderful Snorkeling Trip with Ocean Free sailing cruise Cairns to Green Island on Tuesday 07/01/2020” I would
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lanacain
Sydney, Australia
53
Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Sailing Cruise Ocean Free
“Our Wonderful Snorkelling Trip with Ocean Free sailing cruise from Cairns to Green Island on Tuesday 07/01/2020”
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