The Ocean Freedom catamaran is moored on theedge of Upolu Reef, where guests can go snorkeling during the Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns.


115 A$

Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns

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At our Ocean Free + Ocean Freedom desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870)

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

  Booking Information

If you are not sure about the exact number of participants, please just book for the maximum number that you expect. On the day of the activity we can refund the difference if you are less than planned. *To book a family pack, choose only 1 participant.


Experience two unique sites at the world's most famous coral reef with our Great Barrier Reef Cruise from Cairns. This personalised trip allows you to enjoy the beauty of the reef for a full 6h, no matter whether it's by snorkeling, swimming, or simply relaxing on deck.

Departing from Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef cruise will begin with a 1h trip on our luxurious 20m motor catamaran to our first destination of the day, the so-called 'Wonder Wall' on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Here, you will have several hours to explore the colourful corals and the bustling marine wildlife the Great Barrier Reef is famous for. You'll have the opportunity to go snorkeling by yourself or join our guided adventure drift snorkel tour.

After a couple of hours, the Great Barrier Reef cruise will continue with a lunchtime trip to our second destination of the day, namely the Upolu Reef Cay, during which you will be served a delicious smorgasbord lunch. Once we've reached our second mooring location, you will once again be able to snorkel in the shallow and crystal clear waters of the cay. Our friendly staff is always at hand to provide assistance or instructions if needed. There is also an optional glass-bottom boat ride. On some days, when conditions allow, you can walk on the sandy cay but all times you can swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters of this area. And of course, you are welcome to just sunbathe on deck and leave all your worries behind until it's time to head back to Cairns.

- Relaxing Great Barrier Reef cruise on a luxurious catamaran
- 6hrs of actual reef time
- 2 unique Great Barrier Reef sites
- Delicious smorgasbord lunch
- Personalised experience

Departure & Arrival:
Check-in at our desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal from 7:15 am. Boarding starts at 7:30 am for an 08:00am departure.

Characteristics of the boat:
- Number of passengers: 75 max.
- Fast, comfortable motor catamaran
- Fully licensed bar
- Sun-protected areas
- Restrooms

Included Services:
- Qualified crew
- Transfer to and from Upolu Reef
- High-quality snorkeling gear and instruction
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Adventure Drift Snorkel Tour
- Food
- Tea and coffee
- Fish feed

Not Included:
- $20 to be paid on site (environmental management charges, levy and berthage, recreational area management fees)
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks from the bar

If you or one of your friends or family members would like to try scuba diving, check out our offer Introductory Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef. You will be on the same boat, as it's the same trip, just with an added option to go scuba diving. Also, if you're already a certified scuba diver, check out the offer Certified Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef (see below).

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