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"OCEAN FREE" Great Barrier Reef & Green Island TourExclusive - Only 25 Guests - Great Customer Service

Extremely personal Great Barrier Reef Tour with outstanding customer service. We connect with our guests to ensure their expectations are met.

Ocean Free offers you the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef as it was intended. Ocean Free is the only operator in Cairns to offer a personal sailing reef and island tour. Sail, snorkel and scuba dive aboard personalised tours with fun and professional crew. Explore Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with Ocean Free. Whether or not you have previous snorkel or dive experience, let us show you the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and this stunning tropical island paradise. Sail Ocean Free for that personal touch.

Dear all, we are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to have you visit our beautiful Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region! Once you visit the Great Barrier Reef - it casts a spell on you and the more you visit and learn about this amazing World Heritage Icon the more you want to return....and we also love to have you back! Both Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom follow all legislative and WPH&S requirements for recreational snorkelling and diving, are ATEC accredited for travel safety, and follow all Industry State and Federal requirements of the present time. If you have any queries please let us know on info@oceanfree.com.au or phone +61 7 40521111 – we are here to help! We would sincerely love the opportunity to give you all a great day on the Great Barrier Reef. Much love Taryn, Perry, Jazz and the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom family.

Why Travel with Ocean Free

We're Unique

The only Cairns operator to offer a real sail, reef and island experience, with time on Green Island. On Ocean Free the engines really do get switched off (wind prevailing).

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Escape the Crowds

Ocean Free has an exclusive reef mooring, where only our guests snorkel and dive. You can snorkel straight off the boat at any time or try an introductory dive.

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Personalised Tour

You’re a name not a number, with a crew to guest ratio of 1:6. We take a maximum of 25 guests, even though Ocean Free is surveyed for 52. Outstanding customer service.

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The Best Crew

Our crew really do make the difference, with enthusiasm and service, ensuring all our guests have a memorable and safe Great Barrier Reef experience.

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Exclusive Snorkel Site

Snorkel Pinnacle Reef by just stepping straight off the boat. Take part in our complimentary snorkel tours and be blown away by the different species and colours of corals. Learn all about the reef with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew  Equipment provided.

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Dive the Reef

Ocean Free offer non-certified diving (no experience needed) and certified diving. All dives are guided and the highest ratio of dive instructor to diver is offered. We take your safety seriously.

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Environment

Ocean Free is an Advanced Eco Certified product. Throughout our years of operating we have always and continue to have a strong commitment to protecting our beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

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Value for Money

This is a great value for money day tour with lots of inclusions. You have up to 4.5 hours to explore Pinnacle Reef on the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island.

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OCEAN FREE Testimonials

Was a great tour, crew were helpful and knowledgeable of the reef. All of the crew got involved in ensuring we were all happy, when some members of crew were in the water helping out they were constantly looking for interesting things to show us (giant clams, turtles, sharks), and succeeded in showing us many great reef spectacles. The boat wasn't jammed with people either, you could freely walk around without having to dodge people, which when reading reviews of other reef tours, can be an issue. There are a lot of reef tours to pick from, but this was one I'd recommend for the areas we explored and the crew alone.
Joe M.
Joe M.
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Had a blast diving with Anna. So happy to return and recommend. Anna took me around made sure that we saw some amazing wildlife: whitetip sharks, giant clams, clownfish-- loved it. Thanks for the great memories 🫶
John Michael C.
John Michael C.
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Had a great experience doing a scuba and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef! Anna was so helpful, knowledgeable, and personable. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone but especially people who want to scuba but lack certification.
Lance W.
Lance W.
1708412944
Je viens de passer une journée extraordinaire sur la grande barrière de corail grâce à la belle équipe de Ocean free and Ocean freedom La gentillesse et le savoir faire de l' équipe rend la croisière et les sorties dans l' eau très agréable et sécuritaire. Ils répondent a nos questions et nous traitent de façon très avenante. Ils prennent soin de nous et nous indiquent là où nous pouvons voir des poissons, raies, tortues et autres au besoin. De plus, nous avons un excellent repas et collations sur le bateau. Je recommande.
Danielle C.
Danielle C.
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Une journée inoubliable ! Grace à une équipe très pro et aux petits soins de la dizaine de touristes, nous avons passé une journée merveilleuse.De longues heures de snorkling, accompagnés par notre guide ou en liberté (selon votre niveau/envie), et une petite halte sur Green Island, pour se dégourdir les jambes bien que les récifs soient bien plus beaux que l’île (trop touristique à notre goût)Malgré le temps, le skipper à tenter le retour à la voile mais cela n’a pas été possible, c’est le risque !Seul petit bémol, un petit manque de sensibilisation sur l’enjeu de préservation de ce récif, mais en posant la question, le sujet fut abordé.Les rares commentaires négatifs ne reflètent pas du tout notre expérience.
Jean-Baptiste L.
Jean-Baptiste L.
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The ocean free is one of the best experiences. With only 25 people plus the crew, it makes this such a personalised experience. The crew are amazing, and once sailing, it's a truly exhilarating experience
Neil M.
Neil M.
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What an incredible experience! Opting for a sailing boat over a motor boat truly enhanced our journey, granting us unparalleled privacy and personalized service. Ocean Free's crew exceeded all expectations, going above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Their spectacular treatment, genuine kindness, and unassuming professionalism instilled a profound sense of trust and safety, especially during my first scuba dive. I can't recommend them highly enough! This was truly an unforgettable adventure
Mirek Z.
Mirek Z.
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Back snorkelling for the first time in a few years. Crew were so welcoming and the experience was fantastic! Everyone was super knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all questions. Give Bernie a wave for me!
Daniel G.
Daniel G.
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The second dive was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Went out with the crew today who were lovely, professional and chill. Thanks team.
Steven R.
Steven R.
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We had a fabulous time scuba diving. It had been six years since we’ve been diving so my husband and I were both a little nervous. Amber took incredible care of us. She was the dive master we went down with, and she made it so easy and we felt really comfortable. We got to see a turtles, giant stingrays, clown fish, giant clams and tons of other fish. There were some really large barracudas that just hung by the boat. They fed us huge seafood lunch, all you can eat. They also brought us lots of snacks during the day fruit, cakes, and other yummy items. I would definitely recommend booking with this company. Everyone was friendly. We met a lot of fun people and just had a great time.
Melinda J.
Melinda J.
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Remarkable tour with the most wonderful crew. The reef was incredible and there were plenty of crew to allow all of the passengers to go where they please when snorkelling and aboard the boat. The crew also rescued some snorkellers from another boat, it was great to see how much they cared about the reef and it's visitors, not just their customers. I have asthma and the skipper- Matt took extra care of me checking in a few times while I'm in the water to make sure I was okay.Highly recommended the Ocean Free to anyone wanting an intimate experience and a chill day on the water. The boat is a much smaller sailboat rather than the big yachts you see, so it was extremely peaceful.
Sam R.
Sam R.
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Many thanks to the incredible "Ocean Freedom" team (Master Reef Guides, Dive Masters, Master Barns and the Skipper) who made waves on the Great Barrier Reef! They demonstrated dedication, teamwork and passion for exploration, which truly made this snorkeling trip an unforgettable experience. From navigating the vibrant coral reefs to discovering the fascinating underwater world, their expertise and enthusiasm was evident at every turn. Her commitment to safety and conservation is commendable and ensures that this natural wonder remains protected for future generations. Thank you for your exceptional commitment, and here's to many moreadventures together!"
Klaus W.
Klaus W.
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박준우 (.
1707465787
We booked a day trip with Ocean Freedom and we had an amazing time! The crew were so lovely and keen for everyone to have a good time. We had a group that were very mixed in terms of confidence swimming on the reef. My partner and I did the intro dives and my in-laws stuck to snorkelling. One of our party was a bit anxious when it came to getting in the water, but the snorkel guides were really supportive and understanding. Food was pretty good and plenty of snacks. Boat itself was clean and modern. Only thing is that the intro dives were pretty short and I’m not sure we saw much more than snorkelling. Other than that, could not recommend enough!
Laura W.
Laura W.
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Great experience - the crew made 100% of the difference.
John W.
John W.
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We had an absolutely amazing day on Ocean Free today! The crew were first class and so friendly. The skipper was born in the UK and we had lots of great conversations with him.We saw so much marine life and even swam with a turtle twice in one day!The food and drinks provided were great.Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking :)
Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.
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Great time on ocean freedom! Saw turtles, clownfish, barracuda, GT, several sharks etc etc. Crew were fantastic and welcoming. Also did 2 amazing scuba dives.10/10 would recommend
Joseph A.
Joseph A.
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We booked the same tour 6 years ago, and now being again in Cairns it was clear for us that we have to repeat the same experience, there are many good reasons to book the tour with them: Firstly, the boat is smaller, being the capacity reduced and not making the reef and the experience so crowded. Secondly, all the crew are very nice and pleasant, they are all the time taking care of passengers, being sure that we feel comfortable on the boat and in the water. And lastly, the food offer is also one of the best, I especially love the fresh fruits and cheese snacks while returning to the port :)Thanks to all the crew for such a nice experience again!
Gloria N.
Gloria N.
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Recommend A+++! Amazing day out on and in the water. The crew were a blast, very fun and knowledgeable. The boat never felt crowded, there was room to hangout on the open deck areas or the air conditioning. Plenty of snacks and lunch included; having a beer option was nice once we were done in the water. We saw everything from clown fish to barracuda. So much fun!
Tim P.
Tim P.
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Superb experience and a great way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Great for everyone from beginners to certified divers. Every one of the staff was friendly and helpful. A special callout to Edwin, our excellent SCUBA guide. Highly recommended.
Bob F.
Bob F.
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We had an amazing time on the ocean freedom snorkel and scuba tour. I was able to dive twice with Anna who was amazing and created an extremely memorable experience for my first time scuba diving. The rest of the team was fantastic as well. They were extremely attentive and helpful to myself and my wife the entire trip. We highly recommend the tour! Thank you Anna, Lucy, Blair, Mike and the rest of the ocean freedom team!!
Eric
Eric
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Perfekter Tag! Super nettes Team! Sehr gute Erklärungen. Alles sehr easy und viele schöne Elemente (Glasboden-Boot, betreutes Schnorcheln, wenn man mag, etc.). Kann ich absolut empfehlen!
Daniela
Daniela
1705625864
This is our first trip to the GBR and chose a smaller intimate cruise experience. It was a great mixture of people too; young to older and the crew were accommodating to all of us! It is capped at 75; but today we had about 35 on boardDiving was broken in the groups at a 2:1 ratio! Alexa headed them out over the 3 hours at the first stop and 2.5 hours at the second stop with 30min transit between sides of Upolu Reef.Snorkeling. We were blessed with minimal winds and current today so visibility and snorkeling was at a very leisure pace. It did make the drift snorkeling a swim snorkel more than drifting, but Amber was awesome in helping folk out while guiding us all along the outer wall..and even finding us Nemo! The free swim was great and SO MUCH FISH and time to explore.Food. It kept coming! Boarding pastries and coffee/tea. Seafood Buffet lunch. Fruit and cheese and dessert platters on the way back. Bar after 1130a (additional fee). They even made accommodations for our son's special needs without batting an eye.Service/Crew. Impeccable. They rotate between their two boats and our crew was incredible. Blair on board was constantly checking on everyone, Alexa doing the dives and Amber helping everyone have a snorkeling adventure of their life. I forget the guys and skipper's name! sorry! They were ever attentive in setup and getting everyone into/out of the water efficiently and calmly, making it extremely stress free day!Bonus: turtle, GT, and large barracuda at the 2nd site. That was fun and made our son's day on top of the Nemo clown fish findings.This was an amazing tour. You will not be disappointed.
Steven L
Steven L
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Ein großartiger Tag, eine mega-tolle Tour auf der Ocean Freedom! Ich habe mich bewusst für eine kleinere Tour mit etwa 30-35 Gästen entschieden.Meine erste Tour zum Great Barrier Reef, mein erster Tauchgang nach 25 Jahren - ein fantastisches Erlebnis, das ich nicht vergessen werde. Auch, weil die Crew sehr freundlich und immer professionell war.Tauch-Instructor Marten: Ich fühlte mich in jeder Sekunde zu 100 Prozent sicher!!!Kapitän und Co-Kapitän Mike und Jan: freundlich, witzig, hilfsbereit: sie haben sogar meine defekte Kamera repariert!!! Danke! Paul war überall zur Stelle, auch mit guten Tipps beim Schnorcheln. Das Essen war sehr gut. Ich würde jederzeit wiederkommen! Danke!!!
Karl W.
Karl W.
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My family & I enjoyed this reef experience with Ocean Freedom to Upolu Cays Reef and would highly recommend booking them to anyone. With thirty customers on board plus crew it made for a fairly intimate experience. The crew were professional, attentive and friendly, supporting all customers with their needs and safety. Also able to answer any questions we had regarding the reef environment and species. Lunch and snacks were great. We were blessed with a sunny clear and glassy day and stoked on spotting lots of cool marine life. Swimming with a large turtle, GT and Barracuda were a highlight. We enjoyed the trip out & back and didn't find it too long. It was our teenage Son's first time experiencing the great barrier reef and he was so pumped and just loved it.
Melanie R.
Melanie R.
1705444796
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