Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours




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 - Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom continue to operate over staggered days under our “QLD approved Tourism Industry COVID-safe plan” and have also achieved ATEC COVID accreditation. We already operate under very flexible booking conditions but can assure you any bookings made which have to change due to COVID restrictions will be 100% refundable with no stress involved – so let’s all plan our holidays and make it happen! We would 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. Equipment provided.

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Dive the Reef

Ocean Free offer introductory 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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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

Surprised my boyfriend....for his birthday with a sail boat ride filled with snorkelling in crystal blue waters, delicious food onboard followed by a little adventure on green island and topped the day off with some cheese and wines as we headed on back to the mainland, boat crew were super friendly- would absolutely recommend, we loved it!

Hayley - October 3rd 2021

Best Day Ever with Great Staff!

Suzanne - October 2nd 2021

Best way to experience Great Barrier Reef! This was a fantastic way to experience the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. Sailing on a yacht, not a cat, was a beautifully relaxing option and with small patron numbers there is a greater sense of personalised attention. Snorkelling off Green Island, with well maintained equipment supplied FOC. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea all provided and dietary requirements catered for as well! And the crew - what an exuberant bunch full of knowledge and smiles. Great experience! Would absolutely pick this tour over another again.

1st October 2021 - Shelly

Highly Recommend Would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with the kids. The snorkelling as great. We saw lots of little bright coloured fish, a turtle, a reef shark and some bigger fish. The food was awesome. Green island was amazing to explore and have a cocktail while the kids had an ice cream. It was amazing!

Hogan - 30th September 2021

AWESOME Returned to sail for the second time. The first time very friendly helpful staff, made you feel welcome and made our experience fantastic. This time we enjoyed our snorkel. Food was fantastic. Plenty of it and lot's of variety - Smoked salmon, prawns, marinated chicken, roast beef, ham, salami, 4 salads and 3 types of breads. Fruit platters, cake platters, mixed assorted pastries for breakfast etc. Will return. Great value.

Glenys C - July 2021

Exceeded all our expectations This 5 star experience was amazing. Having previously visited the reef on a ‘cattle cat’ with a million other tourists we looked hard for a more enjoyable trip this time. The food was terrific. The crew were so friendly and helpful. We were in a family group that included three generations ranging from 10yrs to 70yrs and they made it fun for all of us. I have also heard this is the only yacht in the area that actually turns its engine off for a true sailing experience on the way back to Cairns.I cannot recommend this experience highly enough.

Lec F - July 21st 2021

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