Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom

Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours "Ocean Free" and "Ocean Freedom" TWO SMALL GROUP, GREAT BARRIER REEF AND ISLAND / CAY TOURS

Whether travelling up or down the beautiful eastern coast of Queensland, one of your highlights will be snorkelling and maybe even SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, truly one of the greatest natural wonders of the world!

The Great Barrier Reef started to form 2 million years ago. It stretches over 2,300km, running from just north of Bundaberg to the top of Cape York Peninsula. It is actually made up of over 2,900 reefs, 300 coral cays and 618 continental islands, now you can see why it got its name. Here you’ll find 1,500 species of fish, 400 species of coral, 4,000 species of molluscs, 6 species of turtles (some on the endangered list) and some of the largest populations of dugong in the world.

There are numerous  reef tours to chose from in Cairns , but where the Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef and Island Tours’ team stand out is their passion  to not only offer a snorkel and dive reef tour, but a total “feel good” day from the minute you board to the minute you depart – a truly unforgettable experience! Both of their day reef snorkel tours from Cairns , “Ocean Free” and “Ocean Freedom” offer  uniquely different  Great Barrier Reef and Island / Cay experiences so some guests chose to do both! Both these day reef  tours  depart from the Cairns marina.

Sail to Great Barrier Reef & Green Island on OCEAN FREE - only 25 guests!

Ocean Free is a true sailing tour where the engines really do get switched off (wind prevailing). Surveyed to carry 52, Ocean Free limits its daily passenger numbers to just 25, ensuring a truly personalised and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience. This is Cairns’ only sailing tour to offer a Great Barrier Reef and tropical Green Island destination, in one day. You have over 4.5 hours to experience and explore these two great locations, and the amount of time spent between the reef and island is completely up to you!

Find out what makes Ocean Free Different.

Cruise to 2 Great Barrier Reef Destinations on OCEAN FREEDOM - 6hrs of reef time!

Ocean Freedom is a luxury motor boat, providing personalised tours to 2 unique locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Travelling at 23 knots, Ocean Freedom’s guests arrive at their first Great Barrier Reef destination, ‘Wonder Wall’ on the outer edge of Upolu Reef, in just over 1 hour. During lunch, cruise to the 2nd site at Upolu Cay Reef in just 10 minutes. There’s 6 hours to snorkel and dive  these 2 very different reef destinations. The tour price includes an informative and engaging  Glass Bottom Boat tour and Adventure Drift snorkel tour with a Master Reef guide or Marine Interpreter and all snorkelling equipment and tuition, wetsuit, seafood lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Small numbers ensure you are a name not a number.

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Ocean Free Tour Prices ~ Green Island Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Tour Price Price Levy Total
Adult $215 $20 $10* $225
Children $125 $20 $10* $135
Family $612 $20 $10* $652
The Levy is a fee levied on all passengers to cover park entry fees, port and administration costs. Due to the Government temporarily waiving the environmental management charge, levy charged will be reduced to $10 until 2022.
Intro Dive Prices Price
First Dive $105 (Includes all tuition and equipment)
Second Dive $50 (Includes all tuition and equipment)
All diving (Introductory & Certified) is subject to having no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication contrary to diving on day of travel. Prior dive medical clearance may be required.
Certified Dive Prices Price
First Dive $70 (Includes all top equipment & complimentary dive guide)
Second Dive $35 (Includes all top equipment & complimentary dive guide)
All diving (Introductory & Certified) is subject to having no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication contrary to diving on day of travel. Prior dive medical clearance may be required.
Optional Island Activities Price
Glass Bottom Boat Adult $22
Glass Bottom Boat Child $11
Semi-Sub Adult $30
Semi-Sub Child $15
Please inform the skipper on boarding if you may be interested in these options / Pay direct to island
Transfers Price
Return Inner city Cairns $18
Return Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove $25
Transfers must be pre-booked with minimum 24hrs notice, transfer cost is per person.

Ocean Freedom Tour Prices ~ Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef and the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef

Tour Price Price Levy Total
Adult (15 Years +) $215 $20 $10* $225
Children (4 -14 Years) $125 $20 $10* $135
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $612 $80 $40* $652
*The Levy is a fee levied on all passengers to cover park entry fees, port and administration costs. Due to the Government temporarily waiving the environmental management charge, levy charged will be reduced to $10 until 2022.
Intro Dive Prices ** Price
First Dive $105 (Includes all tuition and equipment)
Second Dive $50 (Includes all tuition and equipment)
All diving (Introductory & Certified) is subject to having no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication contrary to diving on day of travel. Prior dive medical clearance may be required.
Certified Dive Prices Price
First Dive $70 (Includes all top equipment & complimentary dive guide)
Second Dive $35 (Includes all top equipment & complimentary dive guide)
All diving (Introductory & Certified) is subject to having no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication contrary to diving on day of travel. Prior dive medical clearance may be required.
Transfers Price
Return Inner city Cairns $18
Return Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove $25
Transfers must be pre-booked with minimum 24hrs notice, transfer cost is per person.

"Ocean Free" & "Ocean Freedom" Customer Testimonials

The Best in Cairns The very best tour company to travel to the reef with. Friendly crew with attention to giving everyone a good day out with safety a top priority. Special thx to Matt, Chris, "Pete" & skipper Ben. It was a beautiful day.... can't recommend enough 👏☺️

October 15th 2021 - Cath D

A must if you are in Cairns We went on a full day cruise on the 13/10/21, firstly the weather was absolutely amazing. We could not of picked a better day. To make things better, the boat was fantastic, the crew was helpful, informative and made us feel extremely comfortable.The great barrier reef was amazing we saw a huge variety of fish, a reef shark, multiple turtles and rays. A must if you are in Cairns.

October 14th 2021 - Gramos

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