Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
from USD $162.02
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.
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In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
9 hours
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Lunch included
Snorkel gear included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Check-in from 7.15 am at the Ocean Freedom desk located inside the Reef Fleet terminal, 1 Spence Str Cairns . After check-in, our friendly staff will direct you to the boat located on A Finger no 5 for boarding from 7.30 am .

On boarding , store your bags and then grab a coffee or tea with a Danish pastry and fresh fruit and settle in while the rest of the guests board .

If you have chosen the optional diving you will fill out a diving medical questionnaire onboard. Please ask our dive staff any questions you may have.

After a head count the boat departs the dock at 8.00am . Listen to the safety brief as you depart the marina and start to get excited as your journey to the Great Barrier Reef begins ! On the way our helpful staff will give out snorkel equipment - again please be sure to ask any questions you may have . If diving you will also be briefed on the journey out .

After just over an hour we arrive at our first Great Barrier Reef destination - the beautiful "Wonder Wall " - located on the outer edge of Upolu reef . Once moored our crew will conduct a snorkel brief showing you how and where to snorkel, where the Look Out is located and provide you with any assistance you require .

Experience an informative complimentary Glass Bottom Boat Tour and a complimentary Adventure Drift Snorkel tour with our very attentive snorkel guides ( all top snorkel equipment included) .

After a full morning of in-water activities or just relaxing sit back and enjoy a large smorgasbord lunch with smoked salmon, prawns , mixed meat, chicken platter , 3 different salads and assorted breads as we cruise to our second Great Barrier Reef site - Upolu Cay Reef .
Snorkel this "coral garden" tropical blue oasis - look out for turtles and sting rays ! At times when conditions allow you can actually land on a small sandy cay but at all times you will have the shallow crystal clear turquoise waters to snorkel in .

With only just over an hour to arrive at this first reef site and only 10 minutes travel time to the second reef site - Ocean Freedom offers six hours between both sites to enjoy all the activities and relax with no rush in the day.

After a magical day we start our journey back to Cairns serving fresh fruit, cheese and crackers and cake whilst you chat to fellow travellers or just relax and take in the views - arriving back in Cairns by 4.15- 4.30 pm - well in time for a sunset drink on the esplanade !

We bid you Bon Voyage and are thrilled to now have you as part of our ever growing Ocean Free + Freedom family .

If you loved the day and our customer service why not join also us on our sister boat Ocean Free - we are always happy to see you again !

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Cairns Premier Reef & Island tours operate 2 personal , low guest number Great Barrier Reef Tours (

Ocean Free Green Island + Great Barrier Reef sailing tour

Ocean Freedom Luxury Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Upolu Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Queensland 4871 Australia

Ocean Freedom travels to two Great Barrier Reef sites - "Wonder Wall" on the Outer Edge of Upolu reef ( a truly magnificent snorkel and dive site) and Upolu Cay Reef - a beautiful shallow turquoise coral garden site .

Please note the title says Upolu Cay Green Island - this is incorrect . Upolu Cay is not at Green Island . Our sister ship Ocean Free travels to Green Island area

Duration: 9 hours


  • Luxury catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Six full hours on the Great Barrier Reef with stops at two reef locations
  • Environment Management Charge (EMC) and port fees
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Buffet 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


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
  • OPTIONAL Diving : x1 or x2 cert dives / x1 or x2 Intro dives

Departure Point

Reef fleet terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The reef itself was something unbelievable and we feel so grateful for seeing it...The crew elevated the experience by 1000%
• Submitted 15 Jan 2020
The Team on board the Ocean Freedom did a super job. Their attentiveness to every detail and making sure everyone of us was being taken care of no matter what level of comfortableness with the water, even in the waves and storms we experienced, was awesome! Plus, the buffet lunch and trays of fruit, cheeses and dessert after were great! Highly recommend
• Submitted 08 Jan 2020
This company did a fabulous job from start to finish. Check in fast and efficient, staff well informed and very knowledgeable about all aspects of the reef. Very friendly and helpful. Equipment was excellent. Boat was clean and safe. Food, coffee and tea was good and plentiful. Overall, this was one of the best reef tours we have ever experienced. Would definitely do this again
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
My wife and I had limited experience in snorkeling and no experience diving. We we both s but apprehensive. The captain and crew made us feel welcome and provided us with an experience we will never forget. I highly recommended this crew. They served a great buffet lunch and desserts later in the day. Hands down a great experience and would recommend this to cuoupls and family alike.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2019
Great team, comfortable boat, supportive training, turquoise ocean, good food. Two great locations in a tour.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2019
First time snorkelling, the staff did an outstanding job to calm me so I could fully appreciate the amazing coral reefs. We were provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks at no extra costs. The ratio of customers and staff was exceptional and allowed for small group dives. One Freedom provided the best activity I experienced on five continents.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
A friend and I were looking for a trip out to the reef that wasn't SO full of people that we would feel like a number. We managed to find that in this trip. The crew was extremely friendly and competent, I never felt like we were unattended at all. We thoroughly enjoyed both spots that were chosen. We'd do it again in a minute!
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
I was impressed with this tour of the Great Barrier Reef. We snorkeled in two locations while other scuba dived. The boat was very comfortable and they served lots of food all day long. The best part of this tour is how safety conscious the crew was. There were six certified dive masters and they rotated watching everyone in the water from the boat. Nice lunch and treats during the entire tour. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
From the minute we stepped on board the crew worked to make our experience the best! It is the only thing that they can control when dealing with a nature tour like the Great Barrier Reef. They were fun and energetic the whole time all while serving the probably 50 some patrons. I’d go with Ocean Freedom again with no hesitation!
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
This was a fantastic way to experience the GBR. The staff were friendly, the food was great, and the limited number on the boat (we had only 43) made the experience less stressful those large vessels with hundreds of people. While it might be OK on the boat, when you get in the water you end up knocking into people all the time. A smaller group limits that unpleasantry. The crew was really encouraging, ensuring people were comfortable and SAFE throughout the excursion.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
Would do again. Highly knowledgeable, funnyCrew members made sure everyone was properly suited up and saw everything close up, despite snorkeling instead of diving.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
When we were ready to board our host and vessel owner said we were in good hands. The staff on the Ocean Freedom were fabulous. They made certain everyone was comfortable, well fed, had the right equipment and provided whatever assistance we would need to have a great day. We were so impressed by how attentive the crew was and how well they worked as a team.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
This day tour was unreal. We were lucky to have great conditions on the day, but the spots we visited were perfect for snorkelling. The crew were awesome too (special shout out to Captain Scott, and Lou for looking after my Dad!), all very attentive and personable. The lunch spread was top notch, which just rounded out a great day. Would do again 100%.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Great Barrier reef was so fantastic and enhanced by the absolutely wonderful staff. They did a wonderful job of taking us to spots were you could see so many things. Taking care of us while we were swimming. Absolutely wonderful experience.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Thanks to the great crew for a fantastic day on the great barrier reef. Crew knowledgeable and service 10/10.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
We did both diving and snorkeling and both were amazing. The staff were super helpful and made snorkeling super easy that people who couldn't swim could easily do it. I loved our trip and would definitely do it again if we are back in Cairns again.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
This trip was absolutely fantastic, saw an amazing amount of the GBR, and the crew is awesome. Also, the food provided was really tasty!!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
My wife and I wry much enjoyed the cruise and snorkeling at both stops. Special thanks to Ezekiel and Gianna for guiding us to the best spots to see fish including Clownfish and a turtle. Kate did a great job at the food and drinks bar. Our captain Paul was knowledgeable and kept us informed all throughout the cruise. This is ‘The’ cruise to be on ..... Thank you!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
The highlight was the helpful and fun loving crew and ratio of crew to passengers. Also, this company limits the number of passengers which nicely resulted in there being ample room to sit and move around. The boat was modern, fast and handled the rough water very well. The day we went out, wind was gusting at 25-30 km. Per the advice of the crew, we purchased and took motion sickness pills before leaving the dock and it worked. A few folks didn't and they were miserable. Food was good and plentiful and presented buffet style. Unfortunately for us the rough seas stirred up the sediment and reduced visibility, but that wasn't anything the crew could control. All in all, a very memorable day.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
It was a great trip. The crew was amazing. They were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. We went two very different areas of the reef which made it even more interesting.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
the crew, the food and the agenda are outstanding. probably one of the best Viator tours I have experienced
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My wife loves to snorkel, but I am disabled and had to give up snorkeling some time ago. But I still went with her on this Great Barrier Reef cruise, and I am so glad I did! Not only does this cruise offer both snorkeling and SCUBA diving to see the reef and its marine life, but they also have a glass-bottom boat. Their glass-bottom boat seats at least 20 people and the view of the reef is very good. Although there are not large numbers of reef fish, I saw more than most of the snorkelers. I even saw two giant clams and a barracuda. Snorkelers should be aware that there are a lot fewer reef fish to be seen here than they may be used to seeing in places like Hawaii.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had an amazing time on our snorkeling excursion! Though we went on a rather rough and rainy day, we enjoyed every minute of the trip. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, offering information and guidance throughout the day. The lunch served was also quite lovely. I would recommend to anyone.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a grand adventure! The crew was enthusiastic and friendly. They ensured everyone, from beginners to experts, had what they need to enjoy the snorkeling and diving. They were knowledgeable about the fish and the reef; showing people were to look and explaining the natural order of things. There was plenty of delicious food to be enjoyed throughout the day. Coffee, tea and water were available all day, other beverages were reasonably priced.There was not much to be scene on the glass bottom boat, but the guide provided lots of information and answered everyone's questions.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2018

In Brief

Cairns City, Australia
9 hours
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Lunch included
Snorkel gear included

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