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, but Ocean Free limits its daily passenger numbers to just 25, ensuring a truly personalised and unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience. This is Cairns’ only small guest number 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. The order of these 2 sites may change to suit the conditions on the day and ensure maximum enjoyment! With 6 hours to snorkel and dive these 2 very different reef destinations you are immersed in all that is the Great Barrier Reef, and still have time to relax and take in the true beauty of each destination above and below the surface! 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.

Find out what makes Ocean Freedom Great!

Ocean Free Tour Prices ~ Green Island Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Tour Price Price Levy Total
Adult $225 $20 $10* $235
Children $160 $20 $10* $170
Family $693 $20 $10* $733
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 2023.
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. Please enquire if unsure to avoid any disappointment on the day
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. Please enquire if unsure to avoid any disappointment on the day
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.
Covid Notice
We follow all legislative and WPH&S requirements for recreational snorkelling and diving, and are ATEC accredited for COVID safety, following all our Industry bodies and State and Federal requirements of the present time. At this stage QLD legislation requires that all guests travelling on all reef tours must show proof of double vaccination or proof of medical exemption- this will be checked during the check-in process before boarding the vessels. Please enquire if you have any queries on info@oceanfree.com.au or phone +61 7 40521111 – we are here to help!
Cancellation Policy
The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems or, on rare occasions, to use another vessel or select the sites used. On very rare occasions, during these build up times, there may be a cancellation to a scheduled day due to low numbers. We will reschedule or endeavour to pick the other best reef options for that day to suit your preferences. However, now international and domestic borders are all open we expect this to be a very rare occurrence. If tour has been cancelled by the company a full refund given. No refund if tour cancelled or amended by customer within 24 hrs. Cancellations due to COVID restrictions/ requirements outside of minimum 24 hrs notice will however be given consideration for change/ full refund.

Ocean Freedom Tour Prices ~ Cruise to Outer Edge of Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay Reef Prices on table current to 31st March 2022

Tour Price Price Levy Total
Adult (15 Years +) $225 $20 $10* $235
Children (4 -14 Years) $160 $20 $10* $170
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $693 $80 $40* $733
*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.Please enquire if unsure to avoid any disappointment on the day.
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.Please enquire if unsure to avoid any disappointment on the day.
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.
Covid Notice
Dear all - We are incredibly excited to see life return to our beautiful Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region! We are eternally grateful to all the domestic support that has kept us afloat (no pun intended!) in the last 12 months and hope to have the opportunity to see you all again in the future (the more you learn about the reef the more you get drawn deeper into its clutches - so please come back for more - we love to see you all again!) and are also very excited to welcome back our International guests and see that continue to grow over the coming months. Both Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom follow all legislative and WPH&S requirements for recreational snorkelling and diving, are ATEC accredited for travel safety, and follow all Industry State and Federal requirements of the present time. Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom continues to operate daily throughout any holiday period and then may stagger some days in-between holiday periods as all visitors start to return and as we continue to rebuild our crew. We continue to operate under very flexible booking conditions (100% refundable within minimum 24 hr cancellation policy for individual bookings). Lets turn the last 3 months of 2022 into months of great memories - you deserve it! If you have any queries please let us know on info@oceanfree.com.au or phone +61 7 40521111 – we are here to help! We would sincerely love the opportunity to give you all a great day on the Great Barrier Reef. Much love Taryn, Perry, Jazz and the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom family.
Cancellation Policy
The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems or, on rare occasions, to use another vessel or select the sites used. On very rare occasions, during these build up times, there may be a cancellation to a scheduled day due to low numbers. We will reschedule or endeavour to pick the other best reef options for that day to suit your preferences. However, now international and domestic borders are all open we expect this to be a very rare occurrence. If tour has been cancelled by the company a full refund given. No refund if tour cancelled or amended by customer within 24 hrs. Cancellations due to COVID restrictions/ requirements outside of minimum 24 hrs notice will however be given consideration for change/ full refund.

Testimonials

Great crew, all of the staff members are so friendly and welcoming. The staff members are very lovely, even if you aren’t a confident swimmer, they still help you to have the great experience to see all of the creatures in the Barrier Reef. Next time when I visit Cairns, I would love to join this tour again :)
Letitia L.
Letitia L.
11:45 29 Nov 22
Abbiamo passato una giornata super piacevole con loro. I ragazzi dello staff ti trasmettono buon umore ed hanno molta attenzione alle persone. Ci hanno fatto fare due immersioni sulla great ocean reef intervallate da un ricco pranzo di pesce, il tutto in assoluta sicurezza. Ci tornerei mille volte
Riccardo L.
Riccardo L.
07:03 29 Nov 22
Fantastic tour. Really well staffed with friendly and knowledgeable crew. Would 100% recommend
Ashleigh A.
Ashleigh A.
06:31 23 Nov 22
By far the best boat cruise from Cairns. The staff on board are so friendly and accommodating! They truly cared about the well-being of every passenger. I participated in the introductory scuba dive and felt so looked after! I am so grateful and will return again on my next trip to Cairns
Angela S.
Angela S.
07:04 20 Nov 22
Ich war am 19.11.2022.Die Crew ist super, das Bot ist wirklich cool und die Hotspots die angefahren wurden waren wirklich beeindruckend und begeisternd.Mit dem kleinen Boot wird erklärt wie das Riff funktioniert. Es hat einen Glasboden. Super super cool!Vielen herzlichen Dank es hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht.SEHR GERNE WIEDER MIT EUCH!!!
ergin G.
ergin G.
10:52 19 Nov 22
we spent a very lovely day on Ocean Freedom. There was plenty of food, good instructions with snorkeling and drinks. They were really friendly and helpful. One little improvement: please get some medicals for sea sickness on that boat. Chewing on ice is not a suitable way and I had a very tough time the first theee hours…
Silvan F.
Silvan F.
09:25 19 Nov 22
I did 2 intro dive with ocean freedom and the experience was amazing. The cruise ship is spacious and has 3 levels to chill out. The cruise stops at 2 locations for diving and snorkeling. I would definitely recommend to take both the dives. The crew is super friendly, courteous, interactive and professional. Shout out to Matt for the training and the dive. He guided very well during the dive and helped find different species for seeing them up close and clicking pics. He also perfectly guided on how to use the equipment and to get acclamated to the underwater pressure. Make sure u listen to his instructions as that plays a key role once u r in the deep. Both dives were for a very good duration and worth the price. Would highly recommend ocean freedom to all and will definitely dive with them the next time i am in Australia.
Mohammed K.
Mohammed K.
08:31 17 Nov 22
One of the best snorkelling experiences I’ve ever had! Attended on 16/11/22 and couldn’t have asked for a better day! Staff were friendly, amusing, approachable and helpful!! They appeared to truly love what they do and made sure all guests had a great experience! Food was plentiful and kept coming all day! Thanks Ocean Freedom team for a wonderful experience!!
Brianna S.
Brianna S.
04:23 17 Nov 22
Last time I was on a boat I was super sea sick but after talking to the crew they were super reassuring and calmed my nervous. We got to the reef and we couldn’t have asked for a better day weather wise and then once in the water Ambrose and Jaz we’re super knowledgeable and showed us all the cool spots. Green Island was also super beautiful and a great place to stop. The food and drinks on board were delicious and hit the spot
Adam C.
Adam C.
09:19 15 Nov 22
Excellent service. Highly recommended!
Michaela K.
Michaela K.
09:02 13 Nov 22
We had a great upolu reef tour including snorkeling and introductory scuba dive in Nov 2022.The highlighted 1:2 ratio is just well-designed for inexperienced diver, all staff are excellent and helpful, my initial fear of water leaking was assisted well by friendly crew.On that day, we cruised with around 50-60 pp on ocean freedom, which is not crowded as other larger boat. To sum up, highly recommend this family owned business and great experience.
K. X.
K. X.
08:27 13 Nov 22
All of the staff were so adorable and helpful. It was above my expectations. Wonderful service from safety briefings, to gear fitting, to food and drink. Every staff member was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the animals we were seeing as well as the preservation of the reef and protection of its inhabitants. I love that I got to scuba dive and snorkel multiple times. A beautiful experience that I would do again.
Shaun D.
Shaun D.
11:44 12 Nov 22
Excellent service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff/ dive masters. Highly recommend.
None N.
None N.
11:03 11 Nov 22
We really enjoyed our trip out to the reef with Ocean Freedom. Unfortunately it was a bit windy and rough on the way out, but the crew were great. The food was delicious and plentiful. We would recommend a trip out with this tour.
Celia De B.
Celia De B.
10:27 10 Nov 22
Whole service was terrifically run. Couple of staff Jordan and Jayden helped my young son snorkel who was frightened of the ocean and later another crew member Kim helped me when my eyes were burning. Food was awesome too- highly recommended for the young and old 😊 great company, pro crew!
Carl T.
Carl T.
19:22 28 Oct 22
Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. Awesome diving/snorkelling experience, with excellent and plentiful food provided…Highly recommend :)
Phil H.
Phil H.
06:14 28 Oct 22
Booked the ocean free day tour to Green Island and it was great! We did an introductory scuba dive and felt very comfortable and safe with the guide. We saw a ton of cool fish, a turtle, and even a reef shark. The crew was so friendly and knowledgeable, they took great care of us and even included guests in some of the sailing responsibilities (if guests chose). The food was good, they really provide you with everything you need. And the crew also gave great tips for other stuff to do in cairns. Friendly crew, great experience sailing, and fantastic dive. Highly recommend to anyone!!
Christina S.
Christina S.
03:54 27 Oct 22
Boat crew is Fantastic, Friendly, and Helpful. We enjoyed our trip and love to go with them again. Only the problem is NO enough room in the boat for many people, especially for lunch and for resting time.
N A.
N A.
23:48 26 Oct 22
The staff was amazing, they really looked after my family, and the food was good and non stop. We all had a really good time.
Allan De L.
Allan De L.
01:11 26 Oct 22
Just amazing! A unique experience in the great barrier reef with a super nice, skilled and caring crew.
Marie-Christine K.
Marie-Christine K.
09:48 23 Oct 22
Spent an amazing day on the reef. Shout out to Kim the super friendly and patient scuba dive instructor who literally hand held me to conquer my fear and went for my first EVER scuba diving experience. The underwater world of coral, fish and other sea creatures is just fascinating. There is plenty of time during the day for snorkeling at two sites on the Great Barrier Reef Marine park which gives us a clear view of the variety of marine life. Small crew to customer ratio which makes me feel well looked after. Lunch, afternoon tea, snacks are good 👍 Thanks for a great experience crew. Highly recommend and I’d love to come back again!
Amelia Z.
Amelia Z.
21:43 22 Oct 22
Awesome staff, gear was functional, views were great. Boat is a little smelly though!
Dorothy C.
Dorothy C.
07:19 22 Oct 22
FANTASTIC crew great day on the reef and Green Island
Mark D.
Mark D.
08:26 20 Oct 22
What a fantastic day! Great to see a business that strives to satisfy all their customers and have a happy team. Thoroughly recommend
Matt M.
Matt M.
08:13 19 Oct 22
Had a fantastic time! Awesome friendly crew and a great experience.
Lisa B
Lisa B
03:23 19 Oct 22
Amazing experience on Ocean Freedom today! The staff were so friendly and helpful, I want to give a special mention to Jayden being so amazing today. His knowledge, friendliness and leadership made the experience so unique! While I saw him doing amazing work with complete novice swimmers he was also able to cater for more advanced swimmers/divers as well which is what set this tour apart as one of the best I have ever been on. 5 stars, I will be recommending to anyone wanting to see the Great Barrier Reef.
Josh B.
Josh B.
12:12 16 Oct 22
The crew was absolutely wonderful. They made sure everyone, even the newbies were having a great experience. Joe went out of way to coax my husband into the water and showed him a turtle, I never even saw. The boat is well organized and the good they served was delicious, but all credit has to go to the crew and their willingness and effort to make this cruise special to everyone in board. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Petra S.
Petra S.
09:58 14 Oct 22
Experiencia inolvidable con un gran equipo de personas.Íbamos a hacer en un inicio solamente snorkel pero nos animamos e hicimos dos inmersiones.Sin tener ninguna experiencia ellos nos dieron un curso de bautismo perfecto y las dos inmersiones fueron espectaculares tanto en experiencia como en la vista de la barrera de coral y animales acuáticos desde el fondo (en la primera inmersión vas cogido por el brazo con el instructor y en la segunda ya te deja. Ir solo).Especial me con para LEO un chico neozelandes de madre extremeña que habla español a la perfecccion y que estuvo siempre pendiente de nosotros y nos explico todo con mucha profesionalidad y amabidad.Recome dable al 10000% para las personas que les guste la naturaleza y los animales marinos.
Nicolas M.
Nicolas M.
19:50 12 Oct 22
Such a great day out, friendly and helpful crew and more than enough food for everyone. The reasonable bar prices make the trip back pretty relaxing too!
Rachael D.
Rachael D.
09:46 12 Oct 22
The crew on board were unreal and so knowledgeable of the reef. When at the two snorkelling locations there was so much freedom to swim wherever as well as the option to go with a member of staff if unsure. Tea, Coffee, fruit and lunch were all good quality. Captain was very cool to talk to on the clear bottom boat where he informed you of many facts about the reef. Couldn't recommend this tour enough!
James B.
James B.
01:33 10 Oct 22
Went out today with my partner, after loooking at various options, the idea of a smaller boat with less passengers really stood out to us. We made the right decision! The crew were so fantastic, helpful and bloody friendly! Made us feel very welcome! Sometimes the biggest isn’t always the best…. It’s a credit to the crew from shore and onboard Ocean Freedom! Thank you so much!! We will be back and we will tour with you again!
Josh H.
Josh H.
09:15 07 Oct 22
Myself and my partner went on a 2 stop cruise on the Ocean Freedom about 18 months ago now. I’ve been on a different reef cruise before but nothing compared to this.The boat didn’t have many people on it due to the current climate at the time which may have been a good thing.The crew were absolutely amazing, clearly all got along, were very relaxed, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable. We still talk about how great this day was today. If you’re researching what tour to take, go for this one!! Would go back in a heartbeat and do it all again.
Isabelle O.
Isabelle O.
00:30 07 Oct 22
What a great day - boat, locations, service from booking and on boat were excellent. What a great crew. Allowed us to swap a day without an issues and provided dietary changes. Book here to dive or snorkel. What an experience!!
Kelly R.
Kelly R.
07:12 06 Oct 22
Second time we have gone to the Barrier Reef with the Ocean Freedom team and would definatley go with them again. Everything about this team is amazing. They have good quality equipment, the food is great and there is lots of it, the staff are excellent and super nice. If you are wanting a great day on the reef - go with this team!!!
Bec D.
Bec D.
03:33 06 Oct 22
We had a great trip to the Reef a couple of days ago. Perfect sized boat- not too big in terms of numbers of people, but big enough to be comfortable and not get sea sick. Great staff too- obviously cared for the reef and very knowledgeable. Good value for money too! I’d definitely recommend using this company to visit the Reef from Cairns.
Tegan M.
Tegan M.
23:22 04 Oct 22
Excellent Service by all staff
Patel V.
Patel V.
08:26 04 Oct 22
Our holiday to Carins got extra special after a chance booking on the Ocean Freedom Cruise. The trip was planned at the very last minute and we were not expecting to go on any tours as all the tour operators were booked due to school holiday’s. Guess we got lucky! The captain Mike and the crew made sure we were all well looked after. Safety was their utmost priority along with lots of fun. The reefs were beautiful and serene. Definitely recommend Ocean Freedom!
Anusha B.
Anusha B.
00:43 04 Oct 22
Once in a lifetime day out. The crew went above and beyond to make it a truly special experience for our whole group.
Cassie M.
Cassie M.
05:05 03 Oct 22
#oceanfreedom Huge thanks to the wonderful crew of the Ocean Freedom. They made our families and especially our kids outer reef snorkelling and scuba diving experience very very special with their knowledge, expertise, care and love!! Highly recommend the reef cruise with this family owned business in your next trip to Cairns.#cairnspremierreefislandtoursWe would love to see this company remain a family owned business for they really look after their customers.Chris, Leo, Jaz, Jayden, Evan were all very enthusiastic, fun and supportive ❤️
Arundhati K.
Arundhati K.
04:28 03 Oct 22
Great team, great food, great experience even for non swimmers!
Josephine Z.
Josephine Z.
10:48 02 Oct 22
We are so glad we booked this tour. We took the ocean free, 25 people on a sail boat which was such a cool experience. We anchored away from everyone and with so little people it felt like we were snorkeling alone at times. We saw lots of cool fish and got to see some reef shark in the water. Some other people saw turtles but we missed them. You can check out green island for a bit and go back to so more snorkeling. They fed you throughout the entire time with pretty good food too. The fruit was so juicy and sweet, they gave you plenty for lunch and a little sweet as we made our way back to the docks. The crew were passionate and excited to be there, giving you tidbits about the fish, reef, and island. Thank you so much!!
Jordyn S.
Jordyn S.
22:34 28 Sep 22
Great experience with a professional team. They were very well-organized and always taking care of the clients in all ways: explaining the scuba diving details, keeping an eye on who needed while we were doing snorkel, offering food etc.Additionally, there was plenty of food, great variety and everything was delicious!One of us could not do scuba diving at the very last minute and they reimbursed the activity without even asking them to do it.We recommend this team and this company, they are awesome!
Natalia Manrique P.
Natalia Manrique P.
17:22 28 Sep 22
A great tour, all 4 of us had a really good day. So much to see! What a beautiful world down there - so important to look after & the passion of the staff was obvious. Woukd highly recommend this.
Joy L.
Joy L.
09:32 27 Sep 22
Great day out. Did 2 dives. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Great lunch too.
m s
m s
07:42 27 Sep 22
Very happy we chose this tour. The staff were excellent and very friendly and approachable. They were there offering assistance at every turn. We loved how there were two stops and both stops were different. The boat drive out to the first reef was approx 1.5 hours away and then the second stop was only 10minutes - but such a different experience to the first stop. There were no other tour groups at either of the stops - so we had the place all to ourselves.They provided breakfast which was pastries and fruit. Lunch was a buffet of cold meats/prawns and salad. Lots of food - no-one would have gone hungry. Afternoon tea consisted of fresh fruit, cheese and cakes.
IRENE B.
IRENE B.
03:53 27 Sep 22
The Ocean Free crew were amazing. I did an introductory dive with Etienne on my birthday, and he made feel very safe and as comfortable as possible. The whole crew were really supportive, laid back and down to earth. My partner and I are really glad we went with Ocean Free as opposed to the bigger, more commercial reef tours! A massive tick off the bucket list for me!
Rita R.
Rita R.
20:28 26 Sep 22
We had an amazing experience on the reef. The Ocean Freedom crew are a great, knowledgeable bunch of people, who went above and beyond to ensure for a awesome experience. My children are 4,8 and 13 and they all enjoyed it so much even with their different capabilities. Thanks for a great time! The reef is amazing!!!!!
Jacqueline H.
Jacqueline H.
21:53 25 Sep 22
Fantastic Experience. Crew was super nice and helpful, I felt safe and comfortable on both introductory dives. Especially if you want to avoid the bigger, more crowded 200+ boats, this is the tour to choose. Loved every second!
Sebastian B
Sebastian B
23:49 23 Sep 22
What an amazing cruise , this has been a-long time on my bucket list . The staff went above & beyond to make us feel welcome . In particular Jazz & Ryan stood out for me . My first time on the reef with my husband & children, I would highly recommend ocean freedom cruises thanks to all the wonderful staff we’ve had the best day ever 🙌
Mimi C.
Mimi C.
06:41 23 Sep 22
Absolutely fantastic trip and outstanding customer service the whole way. The whole crew were completely accommodating to everyone's needs! Even those of us who can't swim were treated to snorkelling over the reef individually guided and supported. Thoroughly recommend above the larger charters.
Andy D
Andy D
08:05 21 Sep 22
Had a wonderful day with a very kind crew! Thank you very much!
Sophie R.
Sophie R.
02:16 18 Sep 22
I had one of the best services here. Super friendly and i loved how they make us comfortable. It was full on day with good food and good crew. We did scuba diving and as a non swimmer I would definitely recommend them as they are well qualified and experienced crew. I really thank Jordan who was lively and made my first scuba diving experience beautiful and memorable. I also want to thank the whole crew for their services and their efforts and for making our day 😘.Its a must if you are coming to CairnSpecially with ocean free crew members ❤️.
Prakriti A.
Prakriti A.
10:34 16 Sep 22
I had an amazing time with Ocean Freedom! I completed two certified certified dives with Yardena & had the best experience. My mom isn't the most comfortable in the ocean, so while snorkeling, Yardena was towing her on a ring and pointing out all the marine life around us. My mom able to relax and actually enjoy it, while also learning some marine biology-- thanks to Yardena! The entire staff was so positive and even though the weather was not ideal, made this trip a great experience. I highly recommend!
Emily J.
Emily J.
11:28 15 Sep 22
Great day just off green island with a only 20 or so guets and 4 crew on ocean freeNothing was to hard, especially in windy and trying conditions, not my first choice being a certified diver but was the right choice having my wife with me. There was time for snorkeling, tasty lunch and a visit to the island.Diving was OK with a sleepy sea turtle tucked into the coral, giant trevelly under the boat and an the octopus resting in its lair around the bombie, we had strong winds so viability wasn't great but still good to be in the water again.Sailing back was an awesome experience having the vessel leaning right over and Chris's ability to not spill a drop of the complementary wine in these conditions was an exceptional demonstration of sea legs and skill.
Troy W
Troy W
00:26 15 Sep 22
Great customer service from all the staff members! They take good care of my family. Also there is plenty of food for everyone from the moment you step on the ship to the end.
Nguyen Thomas D.
Nguyen Thomas D.
22:34 13 Sep 22
This is the only way to see the Great Barrier Reef, on sailboat with small numbers so no overcrowding or swimming in a sea of tourists. Awesome crew and everyone knew your name and catered to your preferences (non-swimmers and swimmers alike). Did the introductory scuba and am not a string swimmer, but the crew had patience and made sure my dive was fantastic.
Tom D.
Tom D.
01:47 13 Sep 22
My partner and I did the Ocean Freedom catamaran tour. It was a really terrific experience, and excellent value for money. The staff were divine - nothing was too much trouble.While snorkelling we saw a reef shark, a turtle (in the distance), rays, clownfish, a groper that was nearly as long as me, and every species of fish imaginable. The staff were knowledgeable and generous with their time.I would highly recommend this experience if you find yourself in Cairns!
Catherine G.
Catherine G.
21:33 12 Sep 22
What a fantastic day on Ocean Free! I had an absolute blast, and can't thank the crew enough for making it such a great day. There was only 14 on board and the small group was such a good vibe, felt like a day out on the water with friends. Etienne took two of us for an intro dive (which was incredible!) and made me feel completely safe and comfortable. We were lucky enough to see whales on our way out to the reef and it was magical. Green Island was a bit forgettable, but the rest of the day was so amazing that it didn't really matter. Highly, highly recommend. Thank you to all of the crew and everyone on board for making it such a wonderful day :)
Madeleine C.
Madeleine C.
10:32 11 Sep 22
Well worth the trip. The staff were helpful and friendly and the food was great and plenty of it. The reef while snorkelling was fantastic! Highly recommend!!!
Shirley M.
Shirley M.
22:34 10 Sep 22
I would rate 10 stars! Literally the best tour I’ve ever been on!!Thank you to all the staff who made our day and experience totally amazing!The locations for snorkelling were great!The staff, friendly, down to earth, hospitable and professional guides, great equipment, and food!The dive was amazing and I felt totally safe the entire time!Thank you again and I look forward to a future of introducing my family and friends to your awesome tours!
suzie H.
suzie H.
07:42 07 Sep 22
Ein wahnsinnig schöner Tag! Als Tauchanfängerin habe ich mich sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Die Crew war ausnahmslos super nett, gutes Tauchequipment, das Great Barrier Reef unglaublich schön. Gute und leckere Verpflegung den ganzen Tag über.Danke für diesen tollen Tag!
Nora X
Nora X
12:30 05 Sep 22
Great crew, great food and great fun.Couldn’t recommend them highly enough!
Mark Di F.
Mark Di F.
06:30 05 Sep 22
Was such a lovely day out, the crew were very knowledgeable of the marine life and the food was great! Would highly recommend!
Montie S.
Montie S.
22:44 03 Sep 22
We went on the Ocean Freedom Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef & Outer Edge Upolu Reef yesterday. Had the best experience, food was AMAZING, staff were all so lovely and knowledgeable of the reef and there was perfect amount of time to snorkel and relax! 10/10 recommend this cruise!
Lilli S
Lilli S
22:30 03 Sep 22
Wonderful experience, staff were fantastic, nothing was too hard. Owner operator company supporting locals. Smaller group size, lots of fun. Highly recommend them.
Andrea R.
Andrea R.
10:44 31 Aug 22
It was a rough sea when I join, really not recommended for first timer like myself to snorkel and dive when it's rough sea. Note if you're feeling sea sick there is no turning back until the whole trip is done for the day. One of the diver can speak Mandarin too. Remember to honest and tell your divers your health conditions and trust in the divers and they will take care of you. The divers are really kind, nice and taken care of me when I was holding my dear life on life saver my first snorkel in the rough sea. Will come back again for the trip on a nice sunny day.
Shines P.
Shines P.
11:12 30 Aug 22
We went on a snorkeling and diving tour. The ship is beautiful and tidy, the crew is great. We dived with an instructor named Jordan who was amazing. She was calming and thoughtful. Highly recommend the tour and diving with her.
Amit P.
Amit P.
01:12 30 Aug 22
This was my second time with Ocean Freedom out to the reef, this time I brought my son and we had a great time, food, crew were all first class👍
Trapp T.
Trapp T.
23:51 26 Aug 22
We were on the ocean free yesterday and Pascal and the whole team were incredible!In very trying conditions they made the day so fun and special! We had an amazing experience and can not recommend Ocean Free enough!
Christie W.
Christie W.
03:16 26 Aug 22
Such a great day with an experienced and friendly crew!
Vivian H.
Vivian H.
08:21 23 Aug 22
What made the experience so special to me is the guides!It's my first snorkeling experience. Being a solo traveler I didn't have anyone to buddy with for getting into the water, which was essential, so I was allocated a guide every time when I jumped into the water! The guides were so patient with my inexperience. With their guidance and help, I was able to see the beautiful corals, colourful fish, wondering turtles and a stingray... What I witnessed in the coral reef, made me feel more strongly believe in its importance for the world and humankind!I have never been on another tour of similar kind so can't compare the guided experience amongst many of the operators. What I can say is this: if you go on such tour as a single woman who isn't confident in the ocean and have never snorkeled before, choose to go with Ocean Freedom!
Min X.
Min X.
00:12 21 Aug 22
Skipper Ben and his crew were fantastic great day had by all very knowledgeable about the reef and fish. We were lucky enough to see sharks sting rays turtles and plenty of other fish. Food was also fantastic couldn't speak highly enough about this tour AWESOME day.
Jade C.
Jade C.
22:56 19 Aug 22
Amazing experience! Loved every part of it! Scuba diving was really out of the world thanks to Maddy for making it easy! She also showed a Shark helping me tick off my scuba diving bucket list completely!
Vipul R.
Vipul R.
22:09 19 Aug 22
Best experience in Australia. Definitely worth it. Everyone was nice and friendly, launch was great and you see a lot of cool fish.
Timmy K
Timmy K
20:20 19 Aug 22
Großartiges Erlebnis, nicht ganz günstig, aber es lohnt sich. Schnorcheln im Great Barrier Reef eine unglaubliche Erfahrung! Super nette und zuvorkommende Crew, Jordan war super als Guide beim Scubadiving! Absolut zu empfehlen!
Frederic W.
Frederic W.
10:19 19 Aug 22
We chose Ocean Freedom for our first time scuba diving and snorkeling experience in the Great Barrier Reef. The crew was exceptionally attentive and kind. Our scuba dive instructors were very helpful and made sure that we felt comfortable during both dive sessions. It was a great experience overall, and I would definitely recommend!
Jasmine S.
Jasmine S.
00:33 17 Aug 22
Staff was incredible and helpful.
Susan M.
Susan M.
20:06 15 Aug 22
Great experience. Fantastic team. Good food. Beautiful snorkeling
Blake S.
Blake S.
22:26 14 Aug 22
Hello Ocean Freedom team my wife and I took ourselves and 4 kids 17, 15, 11 and 9 yo. today 13.8.22. It was a brilliant day, the snorkelling was great plenty of fish and colour, crew awesome helpful & friendly and the food was a good standard. I highly recommend.
Jeff L.
Jeff L.
08:12 13 Aug 22
A brilliant day, great food throughout the day, attentive staff and saw two whales on the way to top the day off.
Adam S.
Adam S.
09:39 11 Aug 22
Nous avons décidé, au cours de notre voyage, de faire une croisière snorkeling d'une journée sur la grande barrière de corail et nous sommes très contents d'avoir choisi (après grande réflexion) Océan Freedom. L'équipage est particulièrement sympathique et prévenant, ils font tout leur possible pour que chacun passe un bon moment. Nous avons apprécié le moment de snorkeling « guidé » qui nous a permis de voir des poissons clowns dont la discrète présence nous aurait échappée autrement. Les coraux étaient très beaux et colorés sur les deux sites et nous avons vu beaucoup de poissons différents, ainsi que des tortues. Je recommande cette compagnie sans hésiter si vous cherchez à faire du snorkeling !La traversée ayant été houleuse et plusieurs personnes malades, je conseille de prendre un médicament contre le mal de mer avant la traversée pour que ça ne vous gâche pas la journée, ou alors de faire attention à regarder l'horizon le temps de trajet.
Nicolas B.
Nicolas B.
03:40 11 Aug 22
An amazing day out on the reef! Friendly staff and beautiful marine life. Special thanks to our dive instructor Matt who made me feel completely at ease when doing the intro dive. Highly recommend!
Vibeke K.
Vibeke K.
06:31 08 Aug 22
My wife & I joined the Ocean Freedom tour in July. Both of us don't swim and had snorkeled for the first time. We had a wonderful time. The crew worked well together to deliver the best experience we could have hoped for. Special call out to Jordan for the very informative drift snorkeling and Chris for leading the team. So glad we went with you guys.
Siew Kong L.
Siew Kong L.
03:44 08 Aug 22
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