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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

  • 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
Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
From US$161,50
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
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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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Reviewed today
Highlight of our vacation

Scott and his crew are amazing! This has been the highlight of our NZ/Oz trip. Check-in was very smooth and seamless (we didn't scuba, so there is a small bit of paperwork which seemed minimal). Right from the start of getting on the boat, the...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Easily the highlight of our holiday

A truly memorable day from start to finish! The guys onboard made us very welcome and genuinely cared that we were enjoying our day. My wife was initially apprehensive about snorkelling but had a great time and this was down to the help & support...More

Thank killiewillie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Best Ever!! day boat trip globally

Crew caring, professional, flexible, safety conscience, encouraging, fun, quality!!!! Equipment superior and hygienic even wetsuit that fit my 2meter tall hubby and prescription mask for me; we were bowled over. Lots of help in the water; we saw a turtle, proper glass bottom boat actually...More

Thank Wanda F
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wanda, what a fabulous review! Thank you so much. We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband had such a great time, and found our snorkel gear to be top notch - we definitely don't believe in charging extra costs to provide the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
This company is the best!

We did the full day snorkel (and dive) trip on the Ocean Freedom on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff was AMAZING! Knowledgeable, experienced, patient, friendly, and FUNNY! The amenities were superb: breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, snorkel equipment, wet suits...they thought of everything and had...More

Thank cudawuda
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Guys! Thanks so much for your review. It sounds like you had a fantastic time with our crew on board, they absolutely love their jobs and we think that shows! We always want to ensure that everyone has access to snorkel and dive equipment...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Ocean Freedom

Had an amazing day on Ocean Freedom. All crew were super friendly, great food and plenty of room on board! I was nervous diving and staff were so patient and were amazing at keeping me calm! Definitely one of the top parts of my east...More

Thank Laura N
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Laura! Great to hear from you, thanks for taking the time to leave us this review. Congratulations on completing your first ever SCUBA dive on the Great Barrier Reef! A lot of our guests are first time divers just like you, so nerves are...More

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Tracy L
22 May 2018|
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Response from Caprice F | Reviewed this property |
If you are planning on diving, I think you are supposed to wait 12 hrs, (if memory serves correctly), snorkeling would be OK if you were willing to push the time frame, I don't think I would.
Tracy L
22 May 2018|
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Response from aronManila | Reviewed this property |
Ocean Freedom docked at about 5pm, so too risky to take the day trip to GBR and return for your flight.
Linh C
28 April 2018|
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Response from GypsySonnetGirl | Reviewed this property |
As the previous reviewers answered the questions regarding wet suits, I will address the question about your dad. If he is physically fit, he may be up for snorkeling with a guide. He can hold on to an inflatable tube and... More