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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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  • 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
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
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Overview
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.

Reviews (261)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing experience with Ocean Freedom

I did this trip by myself and had such an amazing day. The areas of the reef that they took us to were really beautiful. The crew were great, the whole thing felt really respectful of the environment we were in and encouraged that from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Francesca! Thanks so much for your review, it sounds like you had a great time. As we are an eco certified boat and have a handful of marine biologists as part of our crew (the rest of them being equally as passionate about the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Absolutely amazing experience

After our pre booked tour cancelled due to the weather, which was pretty poor, this company booked us on to their tour with only half an hour before departure. The journey was pretty bumpy and very wet, but safe, and made into a great experience...More

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OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey there Chrissie! We are sorry to hear that your original tour was cancelled, but so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! As we live in the tropics, the weather can be a bit difficult for us sometimes, but with the right attitude...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
A brilliant day made even better by the staff!

Where to start? Neither my wife nor I are particularly confident when it comes to swimming - and the sea is another thing altogether! I was very dubious about snorkelling but my wife was determined to at least give it a try. I decided to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mick W
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Mick! WOW, we are so grateful for this wonderful detailed review - thank you! Well done you two for facing those nerves and giving it a go, I'm sure you're still grinning about snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, hopefully a memory that will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great, Attentive Crew

I will start by saying that I’m not the type of person who enjoys the ocean or snorkeling, but my day with Ocean Freedom was great nonetheless! From the moment I stepped on board to the moment I disembarked, the service with top notch. The...More

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OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey :) Thanks so much for this lovely review! Our crew are very passionate about providing second to none customer service for the entirety of your trip - and with the fun loving atmosphere of the crew, you can hardly tell how switched on they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day on the Barrier Reef

Excellent overall day. Staff were very helpful, and food was also very good. We were first time snorkelling and help and encouragement was excellent.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review :) We know just how hungry you will get spending a whole day exploring the great barrier reef, so our tropical smorgasbord style lunch buffet has plenty of delicious options to keep you energised! Not to...More

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Ivana B
9 December 2018|
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Response from 131chrissiec | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do at an extra cost, not sure what the age restrictions are, but I’d definitely recommend their crew for a first dive. Really knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging.
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Response from snowgirl209 | Reviewed this property |
We went with our 11 and 9 year old and they had a great time. The staff truly are amazing and are so helpful.
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Donna J
8 November 2018|
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Response from sabo134 | Reviewed this property |
The wet suits provide some buoyancy making it easy to almost float. They also provide guides that pull a life saver that several people can hold on to. That's a good option if you're not a good swimmer
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