Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North

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  • 9 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.


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

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
  • 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
Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 15 Jan 2020 -

Milan J

The reef itself was something unbelievable and we feel so grateful for seeing it...The crew elevated the experience by 1000%

Image - 08 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

Image - 07 Jan 2020 -

Randy B

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

Image - 31 Dec 2019 -

Kevin M

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.

Image - 24 Dec 2019 -

Kevin R

Great team, comfortable boat, supportive training, turquoise ocean, good food. Two great locations in a tour.

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Snorkeling at the Barrier Reef

An absolutely amazing and fun time snorkeling at the Barrier Reef. I would do this again!


Scuba Diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

Bst tour ever! Amazing secluded tour of the GBR, snorkelling and scuba diving available to all patrons, no experience for either qactivity necessary. Perry and his Crew were truly so helpful and made the tour the best day out! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the GBR and the beautiful waters..


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Rough sea

Ocean Freedom in the photo, as you can see the sea was pretty rough but with all the equipment provided snorkeling was still enjoyable.


Glassbottom Boat Tour

Gorgeous coral



Raw prawns, raw salmons, some kinds of breads etc.. They were delicious.


A translucent sea.




Like this!


Giant Clam

Not a very good photo, but this is a giant clam we saw while on the glass-bottom boat.


Great Barrier Reef

Purple Star Fish


Fish on the Reef



The Reef itself




The fish we saw, incredible!


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