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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

Fantastic experience!!! Would highly recommend!!We were on Ocean Free, which is the sailboat. Pascal, Molly, Mike, and Amber — were all phenomenal! They were patient with first time swimmers and snorkelers, and had helpful and fun/dynamic personalities. They get along and had fun doing it.It’s a whole day experience, starting out around 0700 getting back around 1700. Wetsuits and gear are included along with small breakfast and a solid lunch. Takes ~1.5 hrs to get to the reef spot they have, you have a good 1-1.5hrs in the mid morning, then lunch and a short time on Green Island. We headed back from the island early to get another swim in and Mike helped my wife, she’s a new swimmer and hadn’t ever swam in the ocean. They know the spot they go to and all the reef animals, will dive to show you things.We didn’t scuba, but no prior certification is needed, they teach you there on the spot (need to sign waiver of medical health). All gear was well cleaned, don’t worry about that.Wine and snacks on the way back.As said upfront, very highly recommended — they are excellent! Would go with them again, no hesitation. Next time will try scuba diving. :)
Bradley R.
Bradley R.
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It was my first great barrier experience and i enjoyed everything. thanks to the amazing crew 🫡 aside from being nice to all guest they also have so much passion in taking good care of the corals and other marine wildlife and yes, they will only take where the best spots are in the reef.
Raffy B.
Raffy B.
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Fantastic service and a great experience from an amazing team.
Merran P.
Merran P.
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We had a great day out with Ocean Freedom. Tamara was a fantastic guide for our dives - thank you! The whole crew was friendly, enthusiastic, and onto it.
Clare B.
Clare B.
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This was an amazing tour of the reef! The crew was exceptional! They were friendly, knowledgeable, organized and experienced. I felt very safe and had an amazing snorkeling experience. They ensured my equipment fit me for comfort and ease of use. The food was fresh, well prepared, and delicious. I highly recommend this tour!!
Liz R.
Liz R.
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I went scuba diving with my two kids our instructors Alexia and Tiga where great they where both very experienced and made the dive very safe and fun. We saw turtles catfish and lots of other strange coloured fish. From the start to finish the trip was great the crew where very well organised, everyone on the boat knew what they where doing. and the the lunch was lovely we have traveled up the coast from Sydney and done lots of tours and my kids both told me this was their standout favourite thank you again Alexia & Tiga for a wonderful experience
Danny M.
Danny M.
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Excellent, helpful, knowledgeable and professional staff ( Yes, every single one of them). The most important thing they did was to ease us into the sea and make us ( and the little ones) feel safe.Excellent ship, food and entertainment.We done guys and thanks!!!!
Gagan G.
Gagan G.
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Crew was beyond excellent—some of the most patient, energetic, and professional out there.Didn’t travel on the best day, so the water was a bit murky, but what can ya do.Food was good and plentiful. Experience felt complete and worth it. I’d go again with these guys and would definitely recommend em. You’ll have a great time.
Dylan K.
Dylan K.
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Brilliant day on Ocean Free today.Small sailboat with small number of people and exceptional crew. The skipper and crew were fabulous, knowledgeable, happy and helpful. Food was delicious.Saw turtles, reef sharks etc which was all great and exciting, but the team made it an exceptional day. Highly recommend!!!
Rebecca C.
Rebecca C.
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Fantastic day for the family on ocean freedom. Staff were all to willing to help make the day special. Our boys (7 and 9) loved it and my wife and I each had a dive which were both epic. Food was great and coral was really good (especially on the dive)
Steve J.
Steve J.
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Best crew ever! Took us to two great spots, had an amazing spread of food throughout the day, and cultivated great vibes. I got to touch fins with a sea turtle! 100000/10 would recommend.
Jonathan B
Jonathan B
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Amazing tour got the best views of the reef. All staff members were excellent throughout the day.
Rita
Rita
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Amazing experience, the staff and food were great and genuinely gave everyone something to remember. I will be recommending to my friends travelling to Cairns! A must-do for all who wish to see the Great Barrier Reef
matt
matt
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Matt, Mike, Tee and Yaya are simply terrific. The hosts make the trip and they know their jobs very well.Well worth the money 💰. Great day out.
Matthew W.
Matthew W.
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Took two days out to the reef and did both Ocean Freedom (catamaran) and Ocean Free (sailboat). Great staff on both, However the sail boat was more personal with fewer passengers, while the catamaran went to a 'better' snorkeling location. Did the intro snorkel and the attendant made it so easy. Both tours provided a fine vegan meal (pre-made quinoa salad). The sail boat actually sailed for ~45mins back into harbor, which was quite enjoyable. Booked through Viator, no issues
Chris G.
Chris G.
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Todays tour to the reef, was most enjoyable.Because the food was really good, cold meats, chicken drumsticks and prawns, with 4 different salads, bread, then fresh fruit, cheese n bikkies and cake, was only Michael (skipper) and his team, work so well together, they are professional, engaging, experienced and knowledgeable.It was an extremely enjoyable day.Thankyou.
Sue F.
Sue F.
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An absolute dream of a day! The crew was very nice and had all the equipment we needed. They took us to 2 spots to snorkel and we had plenty of time at each location. Lunch was delicious with plenty of food and options
Sofia M.
Sofia M.
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Amazing overall experience. We took the ocean free green island and great barrier reef tour with skipper Mike and crew T and YaYa. The boat could hold a max of 25 people but had around 12 aboard. The smaller sailing boat felt like a more personalized experience with the crew and was much more enjoyable because of it. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable about reef and friendly throughout the day. Safety instructions were also made clear. The lunch and snacks served aboard were also very fresh. Snorkeling was a great experience and we saw turtles, rays, and more species of fish than I could count. Sailing causes the boat to tilt with the wind but there are plenty of places to hold onto for safety. While the inner part of green island was not the cleanest, it had a beach with soft sand to relax on and the crew gave everyone the option to stay on the island for either 45min or 1.5 hr. We opted for the shorter time length and snorkeled a second time. Highly recommended and a very memorable experience.
Tom k
Tom k
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Absolutely AMAZING experience!!! The boat and crew weee just absolutely lovely, kind, and willing to assist whenever needed. The Great Barrier Reef is amazing to see on its own but the Crew’s boosting enthusiasm and energy made the entire experience great!! I would highly recommend this to ANYONE (not just tourists) who wants to visit the Great Barrier Reef and have a great time!!
Sean M.
Sean M.
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I took the day trip "Ocean Freedom Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef & Outer Edge Upolu Reef" and I really enjoyed it!We left on time, received safety information, and had a light breakfast of coffee, tea, fruit and pastries. There was plenty of lunch and a fair bit of variety. A lot of pasta salads and seafood.I paid the additional fee to scuba dive. You can do so without your own scuba license, in which case you show the staff that you can perform some safety manouevers, and then tour the reef with them at your side. It was my first time scuba diving and I thought it was wonderful!Unfortunately, there was a passenger who had a medical issue on board. I was very impressed with the staff as they performed first aid. They had a lot of supplies and clearly knew how to use them.All in all, my impression was of a well-run business with competent staff and a beautiful reef.
Jill R
Jill R
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just did the ocean freedom tour, totally worth it
Pronoy C.
Pronoy C.
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This was an amazing experience! I signed up to do an intro scuba dive. After feeling a little sea-sick, I thought I was going to skip out on the dive and just snorkel. But thanks to the staff’s encouragement, I was able to do the dive later and even got to swim one on one with the instructor.I saw sharks, sea cucumbers, giant clams, and more! A special shoutout to Paul for being a figurative and literal lifeline the entire time. If he’s on board, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!
Anonymous V.
Anonymous V.
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