1 Day Ocean Freedom Cruise

    Experience the beautiful marine life at one of the most amazing places in the world – The Great Barrier Reef. A perfect mix of nature, relaxation and swimming with an extremely passionate crew who will treat you like friends as they aim to give you the best day of your life.

    Travel with style and speed on our comfortable 20-meter motor catamaran.

    Ocean Freedom provides you with a first-class way to experience two unique Great Barrier Reef sites, without the crowds. Including a visit to Upolu Cay.

    Start your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns and head out for the day to explore one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

    6hrs to experience 2 very unique and different destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. Just over 1 hour to get to the reef and only 10 minutes to travel between the 2 destinations. No rush in the day.

    Visit a Coral Cay and Outer Edge of Upolu for Exceptional Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

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      Ocean Freedom

      Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at Cairns’ Marlin Marina from 7.15am, boarding commences at 7:30am with an 8am departure. On boarding be greeted by our friendly crew and help yourself to coffee or tea and Danish pastries and fresh fruit. Your bags and shoes can be stored in cubby holes on the upper deck, our crew will direct you. Once all guests are boarded, the skipper will do a head count to ensure all are on board and the boat will depart. As you sit on the comfy cushioned seats, our friendly crew will welcome you, introduce themselves and give the safety brief. Depending on the conditions on the day, the skippers will decide which of our two sites to visit first, but regardless of that, arrival at the reef will be around 9.15am – only just over an hour travel time on our fast vessel! On arrival at the reef you will be given a “Snorkel Brief”, covering how and where to snorkel and when the Glass Bottom Boat tours and Snorkel tours will be happening throughout the day. At our outer edge Upolu Reef site you will be introduced to “Wonder Wall”. Here, many different types of hard and soft coral festoon the wall, in addition to fans, giant clams and turtles. There is a huge diversity and bountiful abundance of reef fish of all sizes, nemos everywhere! Snorkel and dive here. We conduct guided drift snorkel tours along the breathtaking wall. A self serve buffet lunch is presented at approximately 11:30am and while you dine, Ocean Freedom cruises to its second site (10 mins). At our second destination Upolu Cay Reef you can swim, snorkel or dive the beautiful turquoise shallow waters surrounding the cay. Look out for turtles and stingrays feeding on the bottom amongst the pretty coral formations. How much cay is visible on the day will depend on the conditions of the day. Throughout the day guests can experience a Glass Bottom Boat Tour and an Adventure Drift Snorkel Tour. If you are not a strong or confident swimmer let the crew know and they will guide you around in a small personal snorkel group with a snorkel jacket and a ring to hold onto. Ocean Freedom departs at 3pm after 6 hrs of fun and relaxation for the cruise back to Cairns. On the way back, enjoy afternoon tea, a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit followed by mouth-watering cheese + crackers. Lastly, a decadent cake platter: an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef.

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      • Guided adventure drift snorkel tours showcase the best of the Great Barrier Reef. Float gently, admiring the amazing variety of colourful corals and marine life beneath you.
      • Complimentary glass bottom boat tour, with informative reef talk

      Essential things to pack

      • Hat
      • Sunscreen
      • Bathing gear
      • Sunglasses
      • Towel

      Important Booking Info

      • Ocean Freedom is an Advanced Eco Certified product. Throughout our years of operating we have always and continue to have a strong commitment to protecting our beautiful Great Barrier Reef.
      • Ocean Freedom offer introductory diving (no experience needed) and certified diving. All dives are guided and the highest ratio of dive instructor to diver is offered. We take your safety seriously.
      What sort of guests would be suitable for Ocean Freedom?

      Ocean Freedom welcomes all guests. However, guests are required to transfer from the main vessel to the Glass Bottom Boat and on days when conditions allow from the main vessel into a dinghy and out of a dinghy onto the Cay, so they need to be fairly mobile and steady on their feet. We cater for anyone wanting a 5-star Great Barrier Reef day tour. It’s very personalized, with small numbers and unsurpassed service from a very attentive, experienced crew.

      What sort of food and drinks do you serve?

      We pride ourselves in serving top quality food. In the morning you are greeted with tea, coffee and Danish pastries. Cask water is available all day. For lunch you will be served a large smorgasbord of prawns, smoked salmon, mixed meat plate, chicken, 3 different salads and a selection of breads. During the afternoon, tropical fruit, cheese and crackers, a selection of cakes and a glass of wine will be served, all inclusive in tour price.

      Do you cater for vegetarians?

      Yes we do. We have three different types of salads and breads, but will order a vegetarian meal for you on request. Please let our reservations team aware of any dietary needs when you book, as it has to be pre-booked.

      What sort of drinks do you serve?

      We have the usual soft drinks (Coke / Diet Coke / Lemonade/ Fanta) and water. We also have wine and beer.

      Can I dive on tour?

      Yes, we offer extremely safe and fun diving for certified divers and first timers, who are wishing to try an introductory scuba dive. We specialise in first time divers, offering a very exclusive one instructor to 2 diver experience and even 1:1 for those requiring extra attention! Our certified divers are in small groups, with a complimentary guide to ensure maximum enjoyment.

      Guests are able to do 2 dives at 2 different sites.

      There are certain conditions that preclude one from diving, such as asthma, diabetes, heart conditions and epilepsy. All divers are required to fill out a diving medical questionnaire on board the boat to ensure that they have no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication that could be detrimental to diving. It is absolutely imperative that you are honest when filling in this form as diving has some special requirements due to pressure changes. Some clients may need a diving medical from a diving doctor in order to dive. Should you have any questions regarding diving and dive medicals, please phone us on our booking number and we will gladly assist you. Top Tip: QLD has the highest safety standards in the world; you can be assured of the very highest standard of care.

      In order to do an introductory dive you must be 12 yrs old. The upper age is only limited by the fitness and medical condition of the individual.



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