Ocean Free

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Ocean Freedom

Cairns Premier Reef & Island ToursTwo Exclusive Tours - Outstanding Customer Service & Experiences

Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours (CPRIT) represent Ocean Freedom and Ocean Free, two commercial reef tours locally owned and operated by Perry Jones and Taryn Agius.

Perry has been in the dive industry in Cairns and managing dive operations on 4 vessels since 1988, including Ocean Free since 1992, when he met Taryn. Since 1992 they both worked the boats and purchased Ocean Free (a 16.5m schooner) in 1996. Having many years of experience in the industry, Ocean Free quickly became a well-established and respected company amongst local agents and the marine industry.

They then bought their second vessel Ocean Freedom in 2005 and after a year’s total refurbishment, the luxury 20m cruiser was launched in mid 2006. Ocean Freedom underwent another million-dollar refurbishment in February 2008, changing from the previous jet engines to props, re-spraying, extending the teak snorkel and dive deck by 3m, making it the most spacious snorkel back deck in Cairns. The new look, faster Ocean Freedom receives great reviews in the industry. Ocean Freedom now cruises at 23 knots and arrives at the reef in an hour, giving guests 6 hours on the reef.

With the operation of two vessels it was necessary to re-brand the products to encompass the two vessels under one trading name. This, plus the company’s commitment to running very personalised, low guest number tours with excellent customer service, lead to their new company name Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours.

In 2014 both boats underwent major, million-dollar refurbishments, with new engines, decking, seating, bulkheads and on Ocean Free new mast rigging and sails. Both boats undergo annual refits to ensure they look their best at all times. Today, Perry and Taryn continue to have a great love for the sea and reef and are passionate about ensuring all their guests have an unforgettable reef experience. They look forward to welcoming you aboard one of their Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours.

Why Travel with Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours
Sail Ocean Free Cruise Ocean Freedom

Personalised Tours

We’re committed to providing very personalized, caring tours on both boats, where you’re a name not a number.

Exclusive Sailing Trip

Ocean Free has an exclusive mooring 1km off Green Island offering international visitors and locals a sail, reef and island experience.

More Reef Time

Ocean Freedom gives guests 6 hours to explore 2 stunning reef destinations, Upolu Cay Reef and Outer Edge Upolu Reef.

The Best Crew

Crew members are hand-picked to provide unsurpassed service, professionalism and a high respect for safety.

Fantastic Snorkelling

Step straight off our boats to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, no deep, dark water, the coral outcrops come up to just 1m under the surface for easy viewing. We provide guided tours, so you can learn more about the reef.

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Scuba Diving

We have the highest ratio of dive instructors to divers and offer introductory diving as well as certified diving. All dives are fully guided. We take your safety very seriously.

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Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours are proud to announce that both their personal Great Barrier Reef Tours are Advanced Eco Certified products.

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Value for Money

Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom are both priced the same and offer great value for money, with lots of inclusions and time at your reef destinations.

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Operational Update - November 2020

Operational Update - November 2020

Operational Update - November 2020

Well as we continue with this roller coaster of a year, with ever changing parameters domestically and internationally, we are personally even more determined to come out of this stronger and more resilient than ever. And can’t wait to give all our guests (close and far) the stress free, nature abounding day that we all so much deserve.

To our local and interstate guests, we look forward to the further easing of restrictions and are forever hopeful to the opening of domestic borders so that we can welcome all of our Australian guests for an unforgettable stress-free summer in the tropics! We look forward to the possibility of seeing some of our past “Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom” family return and welcome the opportunity to meet up with many others for the first time!

We promise to look after you !

To our international guests we are truly missing you but we have every hope that we will be welcoming you back with open arms as soon as the international borders are deemed safe to open. We can’t wait to pamper you all.

At present we are continue to stagger operations with Ocean Freedom operating on Saturday / Monday / Wednesday and Ocean Free Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday and Friday if demand allows. Some flexibility is still required but our office is manned full time, 7 days a week, with 24 hr phone access – so communication is easy and accessible. We continue to have full flexibility with bookings to allow for any unexpected, unforeseen changes that are so common at present, are operating with much reduced numbers to try and ensure some consistency for our guests’ travel plans, and we continue to operate within our COVID-safe plans.

As a small local family operated company we are truly grateful for all your support so far. A big THANK YOU to all our past travellers this year and big thank you to those planning to visit us soon – we can’t wait to give you, your families and friends the best day possible!

Thank You All Once Again For Your Support

With Love from Taryn, Perry and the Ocean Free & Freedom Family x

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