Whether travelling up or down the beautiful eastern coast of Queensland, one of your highlights will be snorkelling and maybe even 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 2300 km, running from just north of Bundaberg to the top of Cape York Peninsula. It is actually made up of over 2900 reefs, 300 coral cays and 618 continental islands now you can see why it got its name. Here you will find 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral, 4000 species of molluscs, 6 species of turtles and some of the largest populations of dugong in the world. There are many Cairns reef tours to do, but the Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours team not only offer a Cairns snorkel and dive reef trip but a total experience you will not forget. Both of their Cairns reef tours offer a unique Great Barrier Reef and Island or Cay experience. Ocean Freedom, their 20 m luxury, cruising cat goes to two 2 destinations, Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. While Ocean Free, their 16 m sailing schooner, moors on Pinnacle Reef just 1 km offshore Green Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. Both these Cairns snorkel and dive reef tours cater for small numbers, offering truly personalized service where you not only get to snorkel and dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, but also get to experience an eco friendly developed coral cay Island Green Island or a changing coral cay, sitting in the middle of the ocean Upolu Cay. Get well fed and relax on the sail home or cruise back to Cairns while reflecting on the daily adventures. These Cairns snorkel and dive tours are must do in Cairns. Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours view their Island and Cay destinations as their natural pontoons sitting on the Great Barrier Reef.
Travel with style and speed on our comfortable 20-metre motor catamaran Explore the beautiful marine life Enjoy the crystal clear, shallow waters Visit the surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on the outer edge of Upolu Reef Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, for a simply superb day in paradise
Morning tea and coffee, Danish pastries and fresh fruit onboarding 6 full hours on the reef at 2 destinations, including Upolu Cay Reef & Outer Edge Upolu Reef Snorkelling tuition, tours and in-water assistance if required Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist Top quality Snorkelling or Diving Equipment (masks, fins, snorkel etc) Lycra or wetsuits (depending on the season) and buoyancy snorkel vests Large smorgasbord lunch: smoked salmon and prawns, mixed meat platter, chicken platter, 3 salads and assorted breads Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter Glass Bottom Boat Tour Prescription masks (please pre-book) Scuba diving demonstration Fish feed Transfers to and from Upolu Cay (when conditions allow) Platter of tropical fruit, cheese, crackers and assorted cake served during the day
Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at Cairns Marlin Marina from 07:15, boarding commences at 07:30 with a 08:00 departure for the cruise to Upolu Cay. Be the first to arrive at 09:00 and get a great introduction to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests experience a Glass Bottom Boat Tour which ends on the cay be the first people to step on to the cay the first footprints. You can snorkel and dive here and get tuition for it. There is a guided snorkel tour from the way back to the boat. A self-serve buffet lunch is presented at approximately 11:30, while you dine Ocean Freedom cruises to its second site, the amazing Wonder Wall. Here, many different types of hard and soft coral festoon the wall, in addition to fans, giant clams and turtles. There are a huge diversity and bountiful abundance of reef fish of all sizes, nemos everywhere. Snorkel and dive here also. We conduct a guided drift snorkel one-way drop from tender back to boat along the breathtaking wall. Ocean Freedom departs at 15:00 for the cruise back to Cairns. Lastly, a decadent cake platter an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef.
Your Ocean Free day commences with check-in at the Ocean Free / Ocean Freedom desk inside Cairns’ Reef Fleet Terminal from 7.15am. From there it’s a short stroll along the marina to Ocean Free. Boarding commences at 7.30am for an 8am departure. Enjoy fresh tea, coffee, fruit and Danish pastries, which are served on board on your arrival.
Scuba Diving Condition: Minimum age limit is 12 yrs old. The upper age is only limited by the fitness and medical condition of the individual. Optional extras paid on arrival: Certified and introductory diving, prescription mask, refreshments from the licensed bar, underwater cameras, memorabilia merchandise.