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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns

Highlights
  • Snorkel or dive two Great Barrier Reef locations with vibrant fish and coral
  • Diving option available for non-certified divers
  • Indoor-outdoor spaces mean room to sunbathe or enjoy the AC
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Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns
From $158.16
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including snorkeling
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise including one introductory dive
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Great Barrier Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns including two introductory dives
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Overview
Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise aboard a catamaran with outdoor decks and climate-controlled cabins. Ride a glass-bottom boat to dive or snorkel Upolu Cay, enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch, then dive or drift-snorkel the Wonder Wall, a spectacular plateau home to diverse coral and marine life. Breakfast, lunch, and equipment are provided for this unforgettable all-inclusive day of exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
What to Expect

Make your way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal to board your comfortable catamaran, where coffee, tea, fruit, and muffins are served. Enjoy views from the air-conditioned cabin or the sundeck as you cruise toward Upolu Cay, approaching the shallow reef in a glass-bottom boat. Spot some of Upolu Cay’s vibrant fish and coral on a dive or snorkel, then return to the catamaran for lunch. 

The lunch menu varies, but typically includes dishes such as smoked salmon, chilled prawns, and meats served alongside fresh bread and salads. After lunch, cruise to the Wonder Wall, a dive and snorkel site on the outer edge of Upolu Reef that rises 46 feet (14 meters) from the ocean floor. Dive or try drift-snorkeling here, riding the current with a marine naturalist as you watch for corals, giant clams, turtles, and colorful fish.

After your dive or snorkel, begin the return cruise to Cairns, nibbling fruit, cheese, crackers, and cake along the way.

Reviews (235)
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Reviewed yesterday
Alot of fun!

Had a great time snorkeling with Ocean Freedom and the crew. I even go to do the introductory scuba dive which was a first for me. We started out the day around 8am and got to eat some light breakfast that consisted of some fruit...More

Thank Oziel Z
Reviewed yesterday
Great Snorkeling

This was my second time on this snorkeling adventure. The crew was great and made sure everyone was able to see as much as possible. They were in the water to assist and even took people around on life rings to make sure everyone had...More

Thank 325michellelee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Overall nice but too expensive for what we got

We took the tour with three friends. Overall, very nice. However, the corals we saw were dead and only few were colorful. To be honest, I expected more for what we paid. Breakfast was quite small (fruit + pastries) and most pastries were gone quite...More

Thank Kate188113
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing Scuba

I would really love to write about ocean freedom.. I did nt know swimming but i scuba dived :o.. It was one of the best moment of my life.. My diver and her partner tammy were so amazing.. i loved it so much that i...More

Thank salluman
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Salman. Thank you so much! What a nice review :) Well done to you for completing 2 SCUBA dives as well as snorkeling!! Luckily, as we have a very high number of staff on board, there is always someone to assist and snorkel/dive with...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome!

I had such a fun day with this group! I was nervous about scuba diving, but Dave was such an awesome instructor and really made my experience fun and memorable.More

Thank Anne W
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Anne! Thanks so much for writing to us. Dave is the ultimate legend!! Like all of our staff, he is cool and calm, with a hint of funny, and a whole lot of knowledge and passion about the reef. Congratulations on overcoming your nerves...More

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Donna J
November 7, 2018|
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Response from sabo134 | Reviewed this property |
The wet suits provide some buoyancy making it easy to almost float. They also provide guides that pull a life saver that several people can hold on to. That's a good option if you're not a good swimmer
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Maedsche89
October 29, 2018|
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Response from Carmyn H | Reviewed this property |
They provide all the gear. It was an additional $50! to scuba dive. All scuba and snorkel gear was on the boat. Clean, fitted. They do a great job. Highly recommend.
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