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1 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - OUTER REEF & EDGE EXPERIENCE


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Experience the beautiful marine life at one of the most amazing places in the world - The Great Barrier Reef.  A perfect mix of nature, relaxation and swimming with an extremely passionate crew who will treat you like friends as they aim to give you the best day of your life. UPOLU CAY is a naturally formed coral cay situated 30 kilometres from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and is the perfect location with protected, shallow waters from which to explore the reef snorkelling & scuba diving. Ocean Freedom cruises you to Upolu Cay in an hour, making it the first tour to arrive, so that you have over one hour to explore the Cay and surrounding reef uninterrupted. Try your first ever scuba dive, or for the certified diver, enjoy being guided by our qualified instructors on some of the best dive sites on the reef.

  • Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Top quality Snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel)
  • 2 Outer Reef destinations on the day including Upolu Cay + Wonderwall
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and cake on way home 
  • 6 hours on the Reef
  • Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood 


Day 1: Outer Reef Experience

Board the luxury 20 m cruiser at 7:30am from A Finger no 5. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee and Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge. Following an initial safety brief, kick back, relax and enjoy the one hour cruise to Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef (Please note that sites may be reversed depending on tides). We are the first boat to arrive at the beautiful Upolu Cay so you can¬ enjoy it uninterrupted! Surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, sea cucumbers, sea stars -¬ this makes for a great introduction to the reef. Snorkel and dive here under the watchful eye of our safety conscious staff. All necessary assistance is provided to ensure all guests get to enjoy the reef, regardless of experience levels. Lunch is at approximately 12:30am and is a self-serve buffet. The large smorgasbord lunch consists of 3 meats and chicken platters, prawns, smoked salmon and 3 salads, with a selection of breads. While lunch is being enjoyed we cruise to our second sit, whilst you sunbathe on the spacious comfortable deck areas or relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the saloon.
Second reef site: The amazing "Wonder Wall" on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. View many different types of hard and soft coral in addition to fans, giant clams, turtles, a huge diversity and abundance of reef fish of all sizes, including Nemos everywhere! You have time to snorkel and dive here, as well as enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with our Marine Naturalist and even complimentary Glass Bottomed Boat tours. Low guest numbers ensures 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 a full 6hrs of un-rushed pleasure on the reef and Cay,¬ cruise home while our crew serve a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and the decadent cake platter - an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef. It is a luxury experience with unsurpassed friendly personal service. Arrive in Cairns from 4.15pm. For those of you wishing to Scuba Dive the paperwork and briefs are completed during the journey out, so when we arrive at The Great Barrier Reef you are ready to dive! Please note that some medical conditions may preclude you from diving - please contact us if you have any concerns.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Pickups / Departures

Departs daily from Marlin Marina A finger 8am, returns between 4:15 and 4:30pm. Check in at the 'Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom' desk in the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street at 7.15am

Transfers pay on board:-Inner city: $15.50 return per person - Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $23.00 return per person


Optional Extras:

  • Certified Diving (can do 2 on the day)
  • Introductory Diving (can do 2 on the day)
  • Refreshments from the licensed bar
  • Underwater cameras
  • Range of quality merchandise

Transfers pay on board

  • Inner city: $15.50 return per person
  • Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $23.00 return per person



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Kerry B
Fantastic experience! The staff were just amazing; Being novices they were so helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our day! There was a good buffet included and all the gear you needed. Lovely to see the reef looking so good and all of the colourful reef fish but sadly didn’t spot a turtle. Highly recommend!
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1 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Outer Reef & Edge Experience

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