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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
From US$158,94
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
US$158,94
One Introductory Dive
Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including one introductory dive
US$236,56
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including two introductory dives
US$273,53
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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.

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1 - 5 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
50th Birthday trip

My husband and I flew in from Texas to start my 50th birthday trip in Australia. It has been a bucket list item of mine to swim/snorkel/dive the GBR and Ocean Freedom did not disappoint. From the awesome crew to the most perfect little sand...More

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

Hi there Tracey! Wow, what a glorious review. It sounds like you had an absolute blast on Ocean Freedom, what a great way to celebrate your 50th Birthday! We have high standards for each aspect of the tour we offer, including friendly and knowledgeable crew,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Up close with sea turtles!

This was better than I imagined. All of the staff, from the captain to the bartender, were fantastic. They were able to tell us so much about the ocean life. The water and the reef is stunning. We were lucky and saw three sea turtles....More

Thank sabo134
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time out to leave this wonderful review! We endeavor to provide the most personal experience possible to each individual guest every single day, creating the feeling that you are spending a day out with family and friends, rather...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved it. Just do it, you won't regret it. Highly recommend.

Boat that wasn't overcrowded, Super staff who were friendly, informative, patient and very easy going, a fantastic buffet lunch (with as many prawns as you could eat), lots of time at the two different locations to experience so many coloured fish, giant trevally, green sea...More

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

Hi there Paul! Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave this lovely review! We endeavor to provide the most personal experience possible to each individual guest every single day. As we are a smaller, family owned company, we carefully pick and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
We had a lovely day

Booked our trip via peterpans and we loved it! This was our first dive ever and the people were very calm and positive. They really wanted that the people had a great time. It was nice that when snorkeling, around the 10 people have their...More

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

Wow Tess, what a fantastic review! Our instructors are well trained and qualified, and take real pride in offering an experience to remember for all scuba divers (whether it is their first time or their 100th time). It helps too that we only take 2...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing day on the reef

We had such an amazing time today. The food was great, fish everywhere, great visibility. The crew is amazing, so accommodating and did everything to make sure everyone had a good time.More

Thank Michael M
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Michael! Thank you so much for this lovely review! We absolutely pride ourselves on our crew. Each crew member is hand picked by the current crew on board, to ensure we maintain our friendly and passionate vibe! We know how hungry you can...More

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ZHIYU H
30 August 2018|
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Response from Manuel L | Reviewed this property |
You then should do the discovery diving course which requires no previous diving experience. You are a (Padi) certified diver when you have achieved i, e. the Open Water diver or Advanced Open Water diver certificates by an... More
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JoeyL1805
27 August 2018|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
I am a novice diver so my son and I dove with one of their guides. Just ask if you feel you'd prefer not to dive alone, they are extremely helpful and will insure you have a great experience.
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dragonfly134
4 August 2018|
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Response from SCGEastender | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the exact amount of people allowed but it's a reasonable number. They don't overcrowd the vessel so that everyone gets quality time at the Reef. The sail back to port is amazing. This outfit is about... More
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