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Ocean Freedom

FROM: $225
75
SingleDay
4.9 (27 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00 AM - Daily
Returns: 4:30 PM - Daily

Departure Point: Cairns - Reef Fleet Terminal

Pricing Options

$225 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$160 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
RRP $770 $693 AUD / Family - Family (2 adults + 2 children) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2021 and 31 Mar 2023)
$295 AUD / Person - General + 1 Cert Dive (12+) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$330 AUD / Person - General + 1 Intro Dive (12+) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$330 AUD / Person - General + 2 Cert Dives (12+) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$380 AUD / Person - General + 2 Intro Dives (12+) (Between: 31 Mar 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

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

  • Exciting water activities in a small group setting
  • Visit a coral cay and outer edge of Upolu for exceptional snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Glass bottom boat tours are offered for a new point-of-view!
  • Six jam-packed hours on the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Freedom cruises in style and speed to the Great Barrier Reef, providing you with a first-class way to experience this natural paradise. Guests can enjoy personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving and a glass bottom boat tour. The luxury cruiser is the first boat to arrive at the pristine Upolu Cay, allowing yours to be the first footsteps on its golden beaches. Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable day in paradise. You are guaranteed a ratio of two divers to one instructor on your very first intro dive to ensure you get maximum enjoyment and safety.


Features

  • Adventure drift snorkelling tour with a marine naturalist
  • Snorkelling tuition included 
  • Opportunity to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Top quality snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel)
  • Buoyancy snorkel vests
  • Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on the season)
  • Reef talk by marine interpreter
  • Two reef destinations on the day including Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on the outer edge of Upolu Reef
  • Six hours on the reef
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on way home
  • Freshwater showers
  • Prescription masks
  • High crew-to-guest ratio
  • Glass bottom boat tour

Important Information

  • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

Sample Itinerary

Board Ocean Freedom at 7:30 am at A Finger no 5. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee and Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge. Following an introductory safety brief - kick back, relax and enjoy the one-hour cruise to Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkelling
You will get plenty of time to enjoy the fun of snorkelling with Ocean Freedom! All your gear and tuition are provided, ensuring all you need to bring along is your sense of adventure. We’ll bring you to colourful and vibrant reefs where you can explore the vast coral gardens of the marine park that are home to thousands of species of fish and coral that aren’t found anywhere else in the world! 

Couple snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef

Glass bottom boat 
Hop on our glass bottom boat alongside our marine naturalist and learn all about the reef and its residents! Cruise along the top of the reef, peering in from above, seeing the fish, turtles and other marine animals as they go about their daily lives! This clear perspective gives you a chance to learn about the reef with the added bonus of a comfortable boat that allows you to stay dry.

Fish with yellow underwater tails

Scuba diving
Both introductory divers and certified divers are welcome on our day trip to Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay. This means that even if you’ve never even tried scuba diving before you can try it during your trip! There is no better experience than diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Check this item off your bucket list and hop in the water to enjoy everything the depths have to offer.

Scuba diving woman underwater in the reef

Reef sites
Upolu Cay: Ocean Freedom is the first boat to arrive at the beautiful Upolu Cay so that you can enjoy it uninterrupted! You can snorkel or enjoy a glass bottom boat tour, surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, cucumbers, and sea stars - this is a great introduction to the reef. Lunch is served buffet style at 11:30 am, with a large smorgasbord consisting of meat, chicken, prawns, and smoked salmon, along with three salads and a selection of bread. Enjoy a cruise to your second site as you indulge on a delicious lunch, taking time to enjoy the spacious decks or the air-conditioned saloon.

Upolu Reef
Wonder Wall is located on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. Here you will find hard and soft corals, giant clams and turtles along with a huge diversity of fish of all sizes. You can snorkel or dive here, with both introductory and certified divers welcome. There is also a snorkel tour available with our marine naturalist, who will show you all the cool things in this part of the reef!

Coral underwater with pink tips

Inclusions
Low guest numbers ensure a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their diving and snorkelling abilities and are appropriately assisted to ensure all are able to experience and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. After spending approximately six full hours in the reef and cay, you'll head home as our crew serve a selection of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and a decadent cake platter for you to enjoy after a fun day in the water.

Fruit platter with tropical fruits


More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

What's Included

  • Adventure drift snorkelling tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Snorkelling tuition
  • Top quality snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel)
  • Buoyancy snorkel vests
  • Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on the season)
  • Reef talk by a marine interpreter
  • 2 Reef destinations on the day including Upolu Cay + "Wonder Wall" on outer edge Upolu Reef
  • 6 hours on the Reef
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on way home
  • Fresh water showers
  • Prescription Masks
  • Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter

What's Extra

  • $20 Reef Levy to pay on arrival
    • (Until 2023, Reef Levy is reduced to $10)
  • Coach transfers
    • $18 Inner city return per person
    • $25 Northern Beaches, as far as Palm Cove, return per person
  • Refreshments
  • Underwater cameras
  • Hire of Wet / Stinger suits
  • Merchandise

Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. 
We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD purchases.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations


Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Cairns Tours are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Cairns Tours retail outlet, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based on feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Cairns Tours. If you would like any further advice, or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 27 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Kel Sheather , 08 Sep 22
An amazing catamaran with speculator location on the Great Barrier Reef! loved visiting the Sand cay. Highly recommend
Nanda van der Graaf, 08 Aug 22
I had a really nice time on the Ocean Freedom boat, there was so much fish and coral where we went. I did my first scuba dive and it was really good only having one other person and the teacher because I was nervous.
Liza Hancocks, 05 Aug 22
I loved my trip out to the reef and the sand cay. It was a little choppy with the windy weather but it was a really good trip and we could still see loads of fish. My highlight was a big puffer fish.
Gabrielle , 04 Aug 22
So much fun! Did my first dive and loved it! The team on board were super helpful and kind, will definitely do this trip again one day.
Sara
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