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1 Day Premium Great Barrier Reef Tour - Ocean Freedom

4.5 (2 reviews)



  • Snorkel and scuba dive the protected waters of Upolu Cay is a naturally formed coral cay situated 30 kilometres from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Guaranteed a ratio of 2 divers to one instructor on your very first intro dive to ensure you get maximum enjoyment (normal ratio 4:1!)


  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Coral Viewing Tours with Reef Interpreter
  • Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Snorkelling Tuition
  • Top-quality Snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel)
  • Buoyancy snorkel vests
  • Transfers to and from Upolu Cay
  • Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on the season)
  • Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter
  • 2 Reef destinations on the day including Upolu Cay + "Wonder Wall" on outer Edge Upolu Reef
  • 6 hours on the Reef
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on way home
  • Fuel levy
  • Freshwater showers
  • Prescription masks
  • High Crew to Guest Ratio



Day 1: Ocean Freedom Cruising to Upolu Cay & Outer Edge Upolu Reef

Ocean Freedom is a luxury 20m cruiser, boarding at 7:30 am from A Finger no 5. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee and Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge. Following an initial safety brief, kick back, relax and enjoy the one-hour cruise to Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef.

FIRST CAY SITE (Please note that sites may be reversed depending on tides): Ocean Freedom is the first boat to arrive at the beautiful Upolu Cay so you can enjoy it uninterrupted! Surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, sea cucumbers, and sea stars, this makes for a great introduction to the reef. Snorkel and dive here under the watchful eye of our safety-conscious staff. All necessary assistance is provided to ensure all guests get to enjoy the reef, regardless of experience levels. Lunch is at approximately 12:30 am and is a self-serve buffet. The large smorgasbord lunch consists of 3 types of meat and chicken platters, prawns, smoked salmon and 3 salads, with a selection of bread. While lunch is being enjoyed we cruise to our second sit, whilst you sunbathe on the spacious comfortable deck areas or relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the saloon

SECOND REEF SITE The amazing "Wonder Wall" on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. View many different types of hard and soft coral in addition to fans, giant clams, turtles, and a huge diversity and abundance of reef fish of all sizes, including Nemos everywhere! You have time to snorkel and dive here, as well as enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with our Marine Naturalist and even complimentary Glass Bottomed Boat tours. Low guest numbers ensure a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their diving and snorkelling abilities and are appropriately assisted to ensure all are able to experience and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. After a full 6hrs of un-rushed pleasure on the reef and Cay, cruise home while our crew serve a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and the decadent cake platter - an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Freedom is truly a luxury experience with unsurpassed friendly personal service. Arrive in Cairns at 4.15 pm For those of you wishing to Scuba Dive the paperwork and briefs are completed during the journey out, so when we arrive at The Great Barrier Reef you are ready to dive! Please note that some medical conditions may preclude you from diving - please contact us if you have any concerns.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups / Departures

Departs: Departs daily from Marlin Marina A finger 8 am. Check-in at the 'Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom' desk in the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street at 7.15 am

Returns: between 4:15 and 4:30pm

Pickups: Inner city: $15.50 return per person - Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $23.00 return per person


What to Bring:


Luggage Limit:

Please inform your agent of any dietary requests at the time of booking

Dietary Requirements:

We do not provide luggage storage due to marina restrictions

Extra Costs:

Certified Diving (can do 2 on the day)
Introductory Diving (can do 2 on the day)
Refreshments from the licensed bar
Underwater cameras
Range of quality merchandise

Transfers pay on board:

Inner city: $15.50 return per person
Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $23.00 return per person


4.5 (2 reviews)
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Stanley M. 12 Oct 2023
Excellent service by friendly staff. Activities are well arranged. Wonderful experience guaranteed. Thank you so much
Rory P. 10 Jul 2023
The boat and crew were fantastic. Food and drinks were excellent, cheapest beers on the ocean I reckon. Unfortunately we copped some high winds which made it quite choppy and less than ideal. That said we gladly do it again as the reef life was still worth it. 2 turtles and loads of reef species.

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1 Day Premium Great Barrier Reef Tour - Ocean Freedom

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