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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  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, glass bottom boat tour, 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. Note - some medical conditions and medication can exclude you from diving. Please see dive medical below for further information.


Adult $279| Child $200| Family $870
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. 

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Ocean Freedom Cruises is a local family-run business since 1996. I have in the past worked for this amazing company and as a local highly recommend a day out to the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Freedom Cruises. Visit 2 great destinations, Upolu Cay and “Wonderwall” and explore the Great Barrier Reef on a simply superb day tour experience. 2 great destinations – the crystal clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and “Wonder Wall”- a truly magnificent snorkel and dive experience on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. 6hrs to experience all included and optional activities with no rush in the day!

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
What to bring:
Hat, towel, sunscreen, swimming costume, cash or credit card for souvenirs or optional activities.

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