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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

From US$ 170.00
Highlights
  • Snorkel or dive two Great Barrier Reef locations with vibrant fish and coral
  • Diving option available for non-certified divers
  • Indoor-outdoor spaces mean room to sunbathe or enjoy the AC
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
From US$ 170.00
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
From US$ 170.03
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including one certified dive
From US$ 225.39
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including two certified dives
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Overview
Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise aboard a catamaran with outdoor decks and climate-controlled cabins. Ride a glass-bottom boat to dive or snorkel Upolu Cay, enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch, then dive or drift-snorkel the Wonder Wall, a spectacular plateau home to diverse coral and marine life. Breakfast, lunch, and equipment are provided for this unforgettable all-inclusive day of exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
What to Expect

Make your way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to board your comfortable catamaran, where coffee, tea, fruit, and muffins are served. Enjoy views from the air-conditioned cabin or the sundeck as you cruise toward Upolu Cay, approaching the shallow reef in a glass-bottom boat. Spot some of Upolu Cay’s vibrant fish and coral on a dive or snorkel, then return to the catamaran for lunch. 

The lunch menu varies, but typically includes dishes such as smoked salmon, chilled prawns, and meats served alongside fresh bread and salads. After lunch, cruise to the Wonder Wall, a dive and snorkel site on the outer edge of Upolu Reef that rises 46 feet (14 meters) from the ocean floor. Dive or try drift-snorkeling here, riding the current with a marine naturalist as you watch for corals, giant clams, turtles, and colorful fish.

After your dive or snorkel, begin the return cruise to Cairns, nibbling fruit, cheese, crackers, and cake along the way.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
So good. Professional & helpful staff.

Much better than my experience in Melbourne! I had had an awful experience in Melbourne snorkelling & was very reluctant to try snorkelling again but this crew could not have been more helpful. Luckily the weather was good ( someone had said they go out...More

1  Thank thegees1
OceanFreedom, Reservations at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a great review, you summed up perfectly how a day on Ocean Freedom should be. Well done for going in snorkeling again, even after having an awful previous experience. This is exactly what the crew is here for, they are getting to know every...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing crew & great trip

The day I did my great barrier reef tour it was horrible weather. Non stop rain & really rough sea conditions. The whole crew were incredible with saftery briefings and providing travel sickness tablets at a low cost for all passengers on board that needed...More

2  Thank Maisiedooley
OceanFreedom, Reservations at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Maisie for sharing your experience with us. It is sad to hear that the weather was not playing in your favor. Please know though that we would never run our day if we could not ensure the safety of every passenger. If we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The weather was such that the trip should have been cancelled

We had been looking forward to this for some time. When we arrived, the weather was poor and the sea rough. The crew advised us all to take sea sickness pills (at $3 each) as the crew had. Seasick pills or not some of the...More

Thank Trimley11
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour on the Great Barrier Reef due to the not-so-perfect weather. As a very experienced company we have learnt that you cannot disappoint someone who has travelled so far to see the reef even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day on the Ocean Freedom!

The day trip far exceeded my expectations. The staff were great and made sure we had everything we needed. Took us to great snorkeling spots where we were able to see many different fish and coral. Highly recommend this trip!More

Thank HR912
OceanFreedom, Reservations at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to hear that your day out with us exceeded your expectations. Our enthusiastic crew is committed to providing for your every need, ensuring all guests have a memorable and safe experience on the Great Barrier Reef! Thank you for taking your time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great crew, solid tour, the word "luxury" is a misnomer

Tour departs from a scenic port/dock in Cairns. Check-in was easy, simple, and employees were helpful and upbeat. Ship was in OK condition as was the equipment. Would not describe this as a "luxury" trip. On the scale of impoverished to complete luxury, this trip...More

Thank Mike B
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Amrita H
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Response from Morten G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, the crew is great and will take proper care of you. You don’t need a scuba diving certificate, but you will need to hold hands with the crew member your diving with.
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