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1 Day Premier Great Barrier Reef Tour

Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Product Info

Duration 1 Day Trip
Meals Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
Group Size Maximum 75 People On-Board
Starts Cairns
Ends Cairns
Tour Style Premier


Climb aboard the most magical and renowned day trip on the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Cruise across glistening waters before anchoring up at Upolu Cay, a massive protected reef exclusive to your tour group. Snorkel alongside amazing marine life and through stunning coral formations on this reef before heading to a private island for more snorkelling and sun lounging. 

  • Explore the massive, colourful and protected Upolu Cay as the first tour group allowed on the reef
  • Have the option to do an introductory scuba dive with a ratio of 2 divers to one instructor
  • Dive 10-12m deep to see beautiful hard and soft corals and branching coral at Wonder Wall
  • Join a glass bottom boat tour with insightful, expert commentary 
  • Spend time relaxing on a luxurious private island 


Upon boarding, enjoy a morning tea or coffee + 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.



Enjoy a Glass Bottom boat tour to Upolu Cay - Ocean Freedom is the first boat to arrive at the beautiful Upolu Cay­ enjoy it uninterrupted! Surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, cucumbers, sea stars ­ this is 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.

Lunch approximately 11:30 am. Self-serve buffet. Large smorgasbord lunch consisting of 3 types of meat and chicken platter, prawns, smoked salmon and 3 salads and a selection of bread. While lunch is being enjoyed we cruise to our second site.

Sunbathe on the spacious comfortable deck areas or relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the saloon



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, nemos everywhere! Snorkel and dive here. Enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with our Marine Naturalist.

Low guest numbers ensure a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their diving and snorkelling abi8lites and are appropriately assisted to ensure all are able to experience and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef

After a full 6hrs of unrushed pleasure on the reef and Cay ­ cruise home while our crew serve a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit, cheese + crackers and the decadent cake platter ­ an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef.

Ocean Freedom is truly 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!

Pickups / Departures

Marlin Marina A finger 8am, returns bewteen 4:15 and 4:30pm

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


Dietary Requirements
Please inform your agent of any dietary requests at the time of booking
  • 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




"I booked a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Travel Freedom, and I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! I was snorkelling with Nemo, next to turtles, and I went diving for the first time! I never thought I would see the reef, and it was so cheap to do so! Thanks to Travel Freedom for their service, which was fast, helpful, and easy!"

Laura Taylor (UK)

"I went to see the Daintree rainforest for a day with Travel Freedom and it was beautiful. It was a very relaxing day and I saw a crocodile. I recommend this tour to anyone with some time in Cairns."

Neke Den Boer (NL)

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