Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Personal Luxury Snorkel & Dive Cruise, Cairns

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy the most customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour aboard a fast travelling sleek, luxury catamaran from Cairns! Snorkel and dive 2 very different and unique Great Barrier Reef Sites . "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay reef area - an aquarium style coral garden with the most beautiful clear blue azure waters . Spend six hours (more than any other reef tour) to snorkel or scuba dive (see options below) these Marine Park protected areas . Absolutely no rush in the day .Enjoy complimentary Glass- Bottom Boat tour and Adventure Drift Snorkel tours with your onboard marine naturalist, . This cruise is limited to 75 guests, ensuring quality customer service and passenger comfort.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

Your Great Barrier Reef adventure begins with check-in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Once on board the luxury 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran, enjoy coffee, tea, fruit and muffins prior to departure.

As you cruise to Upolu Cay, relax in the air-conditioned interior deck or on the outdoor sundeck. The crew will provide a safety briefing, and if you choose the introductory or certified scuba diving option, youll also fill out your paperwork.

Your first stop is Upolu Cay, a naturally formed coral cay situated 19 miles (30 km) from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. The cay's protected shallow waters make it the perfect location to explore the reef, for both snorkelers and scuba divers. Drop anchor and take a glass-bottom boat tour from the catamaran to Upolu Cay. Then jump in the stunning turquoise water for your snorkeling adventure or your introductory or certified dive among an array of coral, reef fish, and starfish.

After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board while cruising from Upolu Cay to Upolu Reef. Feast on smoked salmon, chilled prawns, cold chicken and other meats, accompanied by salad and fresh bread.

Youll soon arrive at the amazing dive and snorkel site known as the Wonder Wall, located on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Rising 46 feet (14 meters) from the ocean floor, the Wonder Wall plateaus just below the water's surface, making it a perfect spot for both snorkelers and divers. Be amazed by the many different types of hard and soft coral, giant clams, turtles and reef fish of all shapes and sizes. Learn more about the reef on an informative drift snorkel tour with a marine naturalist.

After a full six hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef, cruise back to Cairns as the crew serves a selection of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers and a decadent cake platter.

Inclusions

Luxury fast stylish catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

Six full hours on the Great Barrier Reef with stops at two uniquely different reef locations

Environment Management Charge (EMC) and port fees

Tea and coffee throughout the day

Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood

Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers

Snorkeling instruction and in-water crew assistance if required

Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, marks, flippers, and buoyancy vests)

Wetsuits or lycra suits (depending on season)

Snorkeling tour with a marine naturalist

Freshwater showers

Informative Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Guided interpretative Adventure Drift Snorkel Tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Pre-book diving if no medical conditions /taking medication - some may preclude you from diving

OPTIONAL Diving : x1 or x2 cert dives / x1 or x2 Intro dives

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 75 people ensures a unique and personalized experience

The order in which the snorkeling and dive sites are visited may changes as it is dependent on the conditions on the day

Please note: All divers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on board prior to diving. Please only book the diving options if you have no medical conditions or taking medication as some conditions/medication preclude you from diving

Near public transportation

Industry COVID-SAFE Plan in place - "Good to go" . Sanitisation stations will be available at check-in, on board as well as high-touch areas being sanitised regularly.Contact details will be required at the time of booking if not already sent. Upon arrival, questions will be asked regarding travel in the last 14 days, contact with any Covid-19 positive individuals and potential symptoms answers to these questions may impact your ability to travel and will be at the discretion of the crew on the day.

Please bring own pen and drink bottle if preferred . Food will be served under strict hygiene measures.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2022

    Absolutely loved the experience and the crew! Great views of the reef and wildlife. Highly recommend booking with Ocean Freedom!

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Phenomenal experience for the day! The staff were super welcoming and willing to help out with us being new to diving! Their locations were picture perfect and made for great sightseeing of the stunning reef!

  • 11-Nov-2022

    was an unreal day in and out of the water. Was told by locals to go through this company and it was a great decision. The crew were so friendly and happy to help in every way. The diving was awesome with some of the best spots on the reef. For future travellers advice would be to book with them bring yourselves and the crew of freedom will make sure you have the best day.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    Wow, what an incredible day ! Absolutely loved this trip and the team on board. This is a small operation so I believe a much more intimate and personal experience. The team on board were like a well oiled machine who all knew, well, appeared to know exactly what they were doing. They clearly enjoyed their work and working together which rubs off on us, tourists when on board. Thanks so much for a truely memorable experience.

  • 08-Nov-2022

    Absolutely amazing !!! The skipper is an amazing trove of knowledge and passion for the Great Barrier Reef ! My parents enjoyed the glass bottom boat tour. The 2 stops at the coral reefs were also very enjoyable with the snorkel guides ! Thanks to Tommy and other younger Aussie lady ! Lots of food too wow thank you !

  • 06-Nov-2022

    The crew were fantastic and encouraging. The food was excellent. We met wonderful people onboard. A great day.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    I loved this tour. The staff was excellent. Jaz was my guide for diving which I hadn't done in a year. She was very patience and helped refresh a few skills before we started. It was very windy and the tide was rough so visibility wasn't the best but you can't plan the weather. Food was excellent. Four stars is because the boat itself I felt didn't have enough adequate seating. And although many are returning to pre COVID attitudes... Which doesn't bother me... Some people still like space.

  • 04-Nov-2022

    Crew was great. This was not a small group excursion. But you will feel really personal with the crew. The ship was well staffed that no one was left out in the cold. Just stay on the bottom level of the ship when it is going fast. All was well organized. The food on the other hand was just okay. The shrimp on the boat didn’t seem very fresh. Chicken thighs was just okay. Salad was great. And the mini cakes was awesome. Especially, the carrot and chocolate cake. Enjoyed the fresh fruit. I only did snorkeling but I felt like was able to see a lot down under. Special thanks to all crew members. They were very accommodating.

  • 04-Nov-2022

    Amazing experience - very friendly staffs guiding you to the snorkel spots and provide help if needed with swimming. Nice snacks provided throughout and lunch was great too. Had plenty of reef time on your own - I got huge sunburn even - definitely recommend it!

  • 03-Nov-2022

    We had a wonderful day on the GBR with the Ocean Freedom crew. They were friendly and very knowledgeable and really made the day fun. The food was lovely and there was plenty to eat. They had a bar with very reasonable prices.

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