Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North
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  • 9 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

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.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

After check-in board the vessel, grab a coffee or tea, a Danish pastry, fresh fruit & settle in. After just over an hour we arrive at our first Great Barrier Reef destination - the beautiful "Wonder Wall " on the outer edge of Upolu reef. Snorkel, SCUBA (extra) this stunning reef site teaming with fish and marine life. Experience an informative complimentary Glass Bottom Boat & Adventure Drift Snorkel tour with our very attentive guides. After a morning of activities enjoy a large scrumptious lunch as we cruise to Upolu Cay. Snorkel this "coral garden" tropical oasis - look out for turtles & sting rays! When conditions allow you can even land on this glistening white coral Cay! Enjoy six hours of snorkelling, relaxing between these 2 uniquely different reef sites. After a magical day we return to Cairns serving fresh fruit, cheese and crackers and cake arriving back in Cairns by around 4.15 pm . We are thrilled to now have you as part of our ever growing Ocean Freedom family!



Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Our Marine Guides will enthrall you on a reef and marine life discovery on an a highly informative and engaging Adventure Snorkel Tour and Glass Bottom Boat Tour at our two unique Upolu Reef sites - "Wonder Wall" on the Outer Edge Upolu Reef and our "Aquarium" coral garden reef site amongst the beautiful shallow, azure coloured waters of Upolu Cay Reef. These sites are in Marine Park highly protected zones where no fishing is allowed, hence the abundance of fish and marine life. Come and find your favourite Hollywood Nemo character! With 6 hrs of actual un-rushed reef time you have plenty of time to do both complimentary activities and continue exploring yourself under the guidance of our attentive crew!

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Upolu Cay, 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.

Upolu Cay site is truly magnificent - picture a coral garden reef with lots of colourful reef fish darting in and out of the staghorn coral as you snorkel in these crystal clear shallow waters surrounding Upolu Cay. Look out for turtles popping to the surface for a breath of air, stingrays eagerly scouring the bottom for food. Sometimes you can stand thigh deep on the Cay in the middle of the ocean, other days we can land on this glistening white beautiful coral cay - each day a little mystery of nature but always we have the stunning turquoise waters to snorkel in and around this magnificent Great Barrier Reef area.

Make sure you have your camera ready for this truly picturesque site!


Duration: 2 hours

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
  • Confectionery, Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Only 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • If intending to take part in diving all divers (whether certified or introductory diver) will be required to fill out a diving medical questionnaire on board. If diving is an important option for you, please advise if you have any medical issues (past or present) or taking any medications so we can advise if any QLD diving medical clearance is required. Some medical conditions and medication may preclude you from diving. It is imperative for your safety that you answer the questions on the form truthfully.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • 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
Departure Point

1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia


Departure Time

07:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

9 hours


User's Reviews

Danielle_S

26 May, 2024

I had a great time on this tour. The boat was nice, food was good, staff was great. We had 2 separate times to head out to snorkel/dive. There were options for strong swimmers and not so strong swimmers for snorkeling. Breakfast options, lunch buffet, cheese and crackers on the way back in, and dessert options at the end. Such a great way to experience the GBR

Handysmith

26 May, 2024

Staff are super attentive and very experienced. Our day trip was the first good weather in two weeks however the sea was choppy. Staff recommended flotation vests and wet suits to stay warm and reduce fatigue which proved spot on advice. Staff have names for large fish that visit the boat daily and many swam nearby. You will see vasts amounts and types of fish and coral including giants clams. Safety is paramount and well done. Top quality snorkel gear and have prescription dive masks if you normally wear glasses. Meals plentiful and rustic but good. Felt they could have used fancier serving plates for the pastries as a first impression it looked cheap for this expensive luxury day out.

Megan_Y

25 May, 2024

I highly recommend Ocean Freedom for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The boat wasn't at capacity so it was nice and spacious. Going to the Great Barrier Reef was always going to be a great trip as there is a lot to see (including turtles) but what made the trip really positive (despite the waves) was the really great staff. They were all friendly and attentive, nothing was too much hassle. I decided not to dive on this trip due to a past negative trip elsewhere in the world but if I ever come back to the GBR I would definitely use these guys as they came across as really patient and knowledgeable.

Ritu_A

21 May, 2024

Amazing experience with most warm and hospitable crew! The entire experience was very positive. I also attempted 2 assisted scuba dives. This was supported by good equipment, training and accompanied by instructors. I have limited swimming skills, which were not tested at all. The corals and sea life on dive spot 2 was sparse and disappointing. Snorkeling was fun. Glass bottom boat ride overrated. Crew made the experience special. Overall very happy, would repeat.

Gary_H

20 May, 2024

The whole experience was brilliant. The boat was very comfortable, the staff were very friendly and attentive to all our needs. Made for a very enjoyable day. Lunch and snacks were great. Enjoyed the prawns and smoked salmon. We really felt welcomed by all the crew

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