Great Barrier Reef Day Tour with Ocean Freedom
Maximum 75 guests, extremely personal tour - Outstanding customer service. All guests are assessed for their snorkelling and diving abilities and are appropriately assisted in ensuring that all can experience and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.
Experience two different Great Barrier Reef locations – “Wonder Wall” on the outer edge of Upolu reef and a beautiful turquoise aquarium-like coral garden “Upolu Cay Reef”. This fast, sleek motor CAT takes just over an hour to get to the reef.
This tour is great for those who want a very small, personal, customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour with absolutely no rush in the day! Enjoy 6hrs of actual reef time between the two destinations. Plenty of time to do all the in-water activities, enjoy your lunch and relax!
If you’ve never dived and wish to try it, we have introductory dives - guaranteed 2 divers to one instructor! (the usual ratio is 4:1) If you are a certified diver, you can enjoy the wonders of the reef with our experienced complimentary guides.
Departs daily 8.00 am - 4.30 pm
Cruise to 2 unique Great Barrier Reef sites in style and speed on a 20-metre motor catamaran. Ocean Freedom is the only boat in Cairns offering a total of 6 hours on the reef, meaning there’s absolutely no rush in the day. You get to enjoy all the complimentary water activities whilst still having time to relax and enjoy a long lazy lunch.
While snorkelling in the crystal clear shallow waters we take you to look out for turtles amongst the coral “bommies” (coral outcrops), stingrays lying on the sand feeding, and schools of beautiful turquoise damselfish darting in and out from their coral hideaway. Be surrounded by tranquillity as you discover the varied and numerous marine life that live in these shallow azure waters. For the discerning traveller wanting first class service with that friendly Ozzie touch, Ocean Freedom is a must-do experience
- Outstanding customer service
- Danish pastry & fresh fruit upon boarding
- 2 Reef destinations on the day
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist Snorkelling tuition
- Top quality snorkelling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel) Comfortable buoyant snorkel vests
- Prescription masks
- Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on the season)
- Fish feeding
- 6 full hours on the reef
- Fresh water showers
- Tea & coffee all day
- A sumptuous lunch consisting of Queensland prawns, Tasmanian smoked salmon, roast chicken, mixed meat platter, 3 fresh salad selections, assorted breaks, Tropical fruit platter, cheese and crackers and cake served on the cruise home.
- High snorkel & dive crew to guest ratio
Hat, towel, sunscreen, swimming costume, cash or credit card for souvenirs or optional activities.
Great Barrier Reef Tour with Reef Magic from Cairns
Departs daily 9am - 5pm
The all-weather Reef Magic Pontoon is the newest and most technologically advanced pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef and is designed for a sustainable future. A 90-minute cruise takes you to this all-inclusive pontoon for snorkeling, scuba diving, helicopter flights, and more. Stay dry with a sundeck, underwater viewing, glass-bottom boat, or semi-submersible tour.
The all-weather Reef Magic Pontoon is the newest and most technologically advanced pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef and is designed and built for a sustainable future. At over 1003 sqm, with a capacity of 450 guests, with numbers kept to a maximum of 250, guests can escape the crowd and enjoy the reef. With loads of activities for all ages, you can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join our Marine Biologists on a Guided Snorkel Safari and optional extras of certified diving, introductory diving or Sea Trek Helmet Diving.
Dreamtime Snorkel from Cairns
Departs daily 9.00am - 5.00pm
Step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous Sea Rangers as they recount the Dreamtime stories of the local people and help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of the diverse ecosystems that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy up to 5 hours of fun with unlimited snorkelling with 2 Reef locations in air-conditioned lounges and a licensed bar.
We acknowledge the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji , Mandingalbay Yidinji, Yirrganydji & Gunggandji people, Traditional Owners of the Sea Country on which you will travel
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Enjoy one of Cairns’ most unique & exclusive Great Barrier Reef tours. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel invites you to step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers on a day tour of two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Reef sites visited may include Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman or Thetford Reef. You will also experience our authentic Dreamtime experience with our Cultural Guides, sharing their stories of the history of the Great Barrier Reef. Indigenous sea rangers will recount the Dreamtime stories of the traditional people of this Sea Country and help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of the diverse ecosystems that make up the Great Barrier Reef.
Silversonic Reef Cruise – from Port Douglas
Departs daily Port Douglas 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Silversonic from Port Douglas takes you to explore three stunning and exclusive outer edge locations at the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs in superb style and comfort. Spend 5 hours at the reef enjoying unlimited snorkelling and some of the best diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Includes Port Douglas hotel transfers, hot and cold Tropical Buffet Lunch & all snorkelling and dive equipment included.
A day with Silversonic is all about being in the water and experiencing the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. It's exciting, exotic and breathtaking!
You'll be able to snorkel and dive 3 uniquely different and ecologically diverse sites, each chosen to suit the day's conditions. In between water activities, relax on the sun decks or in the air-conditioned lounges and enjoy a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers.
Down Under Cruise from Cairns
Departs daily 8.00am - 4.30pm
Join this amazing Cairns reef tour, and travel onboard the spacious super-yacht, Evolution, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for your snorkelling and/or diving experience. The 35-metre 'Evolution', departs Cairns exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Optional extras available.
Departing Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! Evolution caters to both dive beginners and certified divers. Scuba diving packages include full dive & safety briefing & specialised top-rated dive gear. Introductory divers are guided by a fully qualified dive instructor with a ratio of 4 divers per instructor. Certified divers can book a guided dive as an optional extra. Join us on the Semi-Submersible Tour, learning about the reef with our marine biologist or adding a scenic helicopter flight over the reef and enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard. Finally, you'll cruise back to Cairns while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and a snack while you reflect on your day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef Day Tour with Reef Experience from Cairns
Departs Daily 8.00am - 4.30 pm
Join us onboard the high-speed Catamaran 'Reef Experience', an all-inclusive of Cairns CBD hotel transfers, breakfast, One FREE Scuba Dive, a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour, Lunch, snorkelling, and a light snack on the journey home. Great value!
Join us onboard the high-speed Catamaran “Reef Experience” for an unforgettable day visiting 2 pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef locations and discovering the breathtaking wonder of this World Heritage environment. Maximum 75 passengers. Reef Experience is Cairn’s only ALL-inclusive Great Barrier Reef Day Tour which also offers a FREE Scuba Dive and Glass-bottom boat tour. Catering for all levels in Swimming, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving, everyone will find the perfect way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Experienced Swimmer or Snorkeler? Our crew will show you the best patches of coral and can tell you where to find the marine marvels that call the reef their home. Never Snorkelled before or can’t Swim? Friendly and professional Crew are always ready to jump in and assist everybody who needs assistance to have fun and enjoy the magic the reef has to offer, ensuring that you are comfortable with your equipment and introducing you to some of our friendly fish! A day on the Great Barrier Reef will be one of the most memorable days in your life.
Frankland Islands Reef Cruise
Departs daily 7am - 5pm
**Not available 15th January - 12th March 24
Enjoy an all-inclusive River, Reef, and Island Cruise, the sole operator permitted on the pristine uninhibited Frankland Island. Snorkel off Normanby Island's National Park beach, swim with sea turtles, and have a quick and convenient journey with the shortest open water crossing. Photo Credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland
The only Cairns reef, rainforest and river experience. Explore and enjoy this natural paradise, no big crowds, full of marine life. Enjoy the opportunity to have this hidden gem all to yourself! Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is an exclusive Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour. It starts with a rainforest river cruise, followed by the shortest open water crossing of any of the Cairns day tour boats, to put you right on the Great Barrier Reef.
Our destination is Normanby Island in the beautiful Frankland Islands National Park island group. Surrounded by vibrant fringing reefs, it’s home to many species of marine life, including turtles, octopuses and the ever-popular anemone clownfish, Nemo, to name a few. You have up to 4 hours to explore and enjoy this natural paradise, above and below the water.
If you’ve never snorkelled before, don’t worry – our crew will give you all the instruction and briefing you need. Flotation devices are available so you can float along with ease and enjoy the sights as you explore the reef. Experienced instructors, including our Master Reef Guides, guide both snorkel tours. They know where to find all the best marine life, from turtles and fish to giant clams and impressive corals. Want to stay dry, and view the Great Barrier Reef on the Semi-Submersible tour? You will be amazed at what you will see. Discover the pristine coral reefs without getting your feet wet from the comfort of our semi-submarine. Take a guided tour of the reefs surrounding the islands and learn about the incredible ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and personal with fish, turtles and the diverse range of corals.