Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Multiple Locations

"Ocean Free and Freedom"- Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours' team offer the most personal and low guest number Great Barrier Reef tours in Cairns. Operating for over 22 years Perry and Taryn have found the right balance of care, fun and relaxation while ensuring safety and professionalism on their tours. Being an Advanced Eco Certified product they are committed to practices to protect the reef and educate their guests in a fun way through informative snorkel and Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

A choice of a luxury high speed 20 metre CAT "Ocean Freedom" to two stunning locations, Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef or a beautiful, classic 16 metre sailing vessel "Ocean Free" to the Great Barrier Reef and famous Green Island. Both are extremely personal tours carrying low passenger numbers - more like a day out with family and friends than a commercial tour.

On Ocean Freedom enjoy six hours of reef activities. On Ocean Free be pampered with only 25 guests maximum exploring the reef and island.

For a truly customer-oriented, personal reef experience Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom are must do tours to do in Cairns. You won't be disappointed!

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Ocean Freedom Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef and Outer Edge Upolu Reef

Ocean Freedom, a fast stylish 20 metre luxury cruiser, goes to two great destinations - the crystal clear shallow waters of Upolu Cay and surrounding reef and "Wonder Wall" - a truly magnificent snorkel and dive experience on the Outer Edge Upolu Reef.

Experience an informative complimentary Glass Bottom Boat and Adventure Drift Snorkel tour with their very attentive snorkel guides (all top snorkel equipment included). With only just over an hour to arrive at the first reef site and only 10 minutes travel time to the second - Ocean Freedom offers six hours to to enjoy all the activities and relax with no rush in the day.

Enjoy Danish pastries, fresh fruit on boarding , a smorgasbord feast for lunch and cheese, fruit and cake platters on the comfortable cruise home. Outstanding personal service with low guest numbers, high crew to guest ratio and snorkelling tuition with even personal in-water crew assistance if needed. Very personal optional diving offered with only two divers to one instructor on your very first dive and a complimentary guide if a certified diver .Comfort guaranteed whether you prefer sundeck, shaded areas or an air conditioned saloon. Simply Superb!

Indicative rates

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$205 $205
Ocean Free Sail to Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Free is for those guests wanting to experience a highly personal (25 guests maximum!) Great Barrier Reef Tour with the added bonus of having some time on a tropical island (Green Island). To also add a little soft adventure, your mode of transport is a classical 16 metre sailing schooner where you will also experience true sailing on the journey home (wind prevailing ).

On arriving at your exclusive mooring on Pinnacle reef, just one kilometre off Green Island, your friendly crew will brief and assist you as you excitedly step straight off the boat to explore the reef and marine life located just one metre below the surface! Enjoy a guided informative snorkel tour on this private protected Marine Park reef site. Turtles and black-tipped reef sharks (totally harmless) are a common sight.

After a morning of snorkelling (or optional diving) indulge in a fresh and tasty smorgasbord lunch while exchanging reef stories with fellow guests. After lunch a short trip in the tender takes you straight to Green Island beach. Explore interpretative walks on this small island or just relax on the pristine beach.

Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks on the sail home

Indicative rates

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$205 $205

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