Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Great Barrier Reef & Island Tours
06:31 08 Aug 22
An amazing day out on the reef! Friendly staff and beautiful marine life. Special thanks to our dive instructor Matt who made me feel completely at ease when doing the intro dive. Highly recommend!
Siew Kong L.
03:44 08 Aug 22
My wife & I joined the Ocean Freedom tour in July. Both of us don't swim and had snorkeled for the first time. We had a wonderful time. The crew worked well together to deliver the best experience we could have hoped for. Special call out to Jordan for the very informative drift snorkeling and Chris for leading the team. So glad we went with you guys.
22:56 05 Aug 22
Excellent day out on the reef! Staff were friendly and helpful! Food was good can also buy drinks on board! Matt was excellent and provided great education and information on marine life and the reef itself! Would highly recommend!Thank you to the crew for a great day! Cheers!
Dean & Terri C.
22:56 03 Aug 22
Great day. Staff and facilities are exemplary. The staff were just so positive and helpful. Highly recommend this experience with Ocean Freedom.
08:24 03 Aug 22
This was our first time visiting the Great Barrier Reef and we couldn’t have had a better day! The crew was so kind and willing to give more explanations or share their knowledge about the Great Barrier Reef, and the boat wasn’t too crowded. Special thanks to Jaz and Jordan who took us for our first time scuba-dive: they were very patient and reassuring! You guys made this day so special ☺️ Would 100% book here again if coming back!
22:24 31 Jul 22
Talented staff make this trip fun, wonderous and safe.
22:24 31 Jul 22
Awesome day out snorkeling! Staff were extremely attentive and patient helping anyone that needed a little extra TLC, particularly my son who had never snorkeled before and is a very cautious kid. Made it a wonderful experience for him & now he loves snorkeling:) They were all very safe and informative, went over rules thoroughly to ensure everyone knew what to expect and do in case of an unexpected event. There were crew members in and out of water the entire time monitoring everyone and offering help when needed. One guest got seasick and a crew member stuck by her side offering support the entire time. Captain Perry, you were amazing & have also chosen awesome caring staff! Atlas, my son, says "whazzup".... lol. You will know what he means;)
07:26 31 Jul 22
What a fantastic day! The crew were amazing, so friendly and funny. I love that it is family owned and operated, and it was a great size with only about 60 people today (much better than the bigger boats run by large companies). The crew were knowledgeable and friendly.The snorkelling was great, and the highlight for me was seeing turtles for the first time. There was also heaps of food, so you won’t go hungry. Highly recommend Ocean Freedom!
22:21 30 Jul 22
Had a great day trip out to the reef. Crew were great and helped make the day. Reef snorkelling, saw plenty of reef life.Really enjoyed it, thanks guys
11:43 29 Jul 22
Wow what an amazing experience! Highly recommend, friendly and made the day super special - well done ocean freedom , we loved it
01:56 29 Jul 22
My friends and I had the best time exploring with Ocean Free. The staff were so friendly and helpful, ensuring everyone was having a great time. The food and drinks provided were great. Our scuba instructor was knowledgeable and we felt very safe diving with her. Would definitely book through this company in the future. Thank you!
01:39 29 Jul 22
Ocean Free cruise was wonderful. Mike, Liam and Matt were amazing: knowledgeable, fun, hardworking and caring. The smaller group atmosphere was something we loved, it felt like a private cruise for a group of friends. The two hour trip each way to and from the reef was an enjoyable feature of itself, especially on the way back under sail. This is a great option for anyone who wants a relaxing cruise with a bit of everything.
00:16 28 Jul 22
Fun, family friendly and professionally run reef tour. The team were brilliant from start to finish. My family and I can highly recommend them!
22:13 27 Jul 22
Excellent in all respects. The biologist Kat and instructors Jordan and Etiane were particularly key in making our experience really great.
18:24 24 Jul 22
Absolutely incredible experience with the best crew! Everything ran extremely smoothly and we were very impressed by how hard the crew worked throughout the journey to keep everyone safe and having a great time! The reef locations are great, and the snorkeling gear and wetsuits were perfect. Also, you will not go hungry on this trip! Food was plentiful and top quality. Worth every penny. Highly recommend!!!
23:35 22 Jul 22
Group of 8. 4 kids , 2 mothers and 2 grand parents. Great day with excellent staff and experience Would recommend to anyone
08:51 22 Jul 22
Amazing team, top service and one of the best experiences of my life, you would never regret choosing them and going for a dive even if you are not a certified diver! 👋👋👋
14:24 21 Jul 22
Amazing crew, wonderful places, we saw a turtle, the food was good.
22:23 20 Jul 22
Very friendly and personalized experience. The dive crew was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and would highly recommend for other guest.
06:42 19 Jul 22
Great day, delightful crew photogenic turtles
03:10 19 Jul 22
Great trip out! But what do you expect when you are on the best boat in cairns and being hosted by the best crew in the world.
09:07 18 Jul 22
Had a great time, Jordan was a fantastic dive instructor
06:48 18 Jul 22
Simply the best reef tour team out there!You cannot beat the experience of a local skipper and a fun family orientated crew.Excellent snorkeling, food provided and diving can be added to your day if you feeling like it!
08:27 15 Jul 22
Best experience than could imagine!The tribulation was really amazing! They make everything easy and enjoyable. The dive together with Etienne was absolutely easy, safe and nice!And the food is perfect.I would absolutely recommend this boat ad the experience.Thank you all!!!
22:31 14 Jul 22
Fabulous day! We had an amazing day on Ocean Freedom. Great crew, super organised and overall very smooth experience. We did two certified dives and the instructor, Marco, was great and super patient! We were taken to great spots on the reef and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fun day out! Thanks again.
Anna Jacinta M.
03:08 14 Jul 22
I absolutely loved my experience with Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom. I did my very first scuba dive, the weather was perfect, the water was perfect, the boat and crew were awesome. The two dive instructors got everything ready, they took care of everything, taught us well, and made sure we were ready for the dive. They had small dive groups, there were two instructors for 4 people, but in my group there were only 3 people. I got to dive one on one with the instructor and even though I was initially nervous, that all went away once we were in the water and I felt safe and secure the whole time. It was a lovely day and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!
04:19 13 Jul 22
Gorgeous day out with an outstanding crew
23:35 11 Jul 22
Great overall experience. The crew were all very friendly and super helpful. Catered to everyone’s needs, food was delicious. Would highly recommend.
08:59 11 Jul 22
Very friendly service, locally owned, caring approach, delicious food, much less populated than the big companies. Delightful!
07:08 11 Jul 22
Fantastic day out on the Barrier Reef with theses guys. The crew were absolutely awesome, friendly and very helpful, nothing was to much of a hassle for them. Led us around on the reef and showed us some pretty cool stuff (thanks Jayden). Great price with everything included.Could not recommend these guys highly enough.Thanks Ocean Freedom Ocean Free for a great experiance
Marco V. A.
08:38 09 Jul 22
We just returned from an amazing day out on the reef with this company, and after having tried other 2 local competitors I can say this is by far the best one to experience the reef.. the boat is super comfortable and well equipped, the staff is young and professional and the destinations were both nice and diverse.. I would suggest to enrich the storytelling about the underwater life and the scuba diving briefings, which I found to be less complete and clear vs. Others. And also cmon, you could offer a glass of wine in the end ;) other than this we really loved it and will reconsider in the future should we come back.. thanks
22:31 08 Jul 22
This was such a fun experience. The crew had a casual professionalism about them which made them very approachable. The day was well structured without being rushed or pressurred. All levels of ability were catered from which made the experience very inclusive. Highly recommend.
23:58 06 Jul 22
Our reef experience was amazing. The boat size was great, the crew were fun, professional and accommodating and the little extras made it feel really special.
01:18 05 Jul 22
Amazing team, the best customer service ever. I d book trips with them each time while being in Cairns Thank you!!
09:27 04 Jul 22
Our family of 4 had a great day today despite the dreary weather. The captain and crew are all so helpful and kind. It was crystal clear how genuinely they want you to have the best experience. I noted the captain a few times getting staff to check on specific passengers to make sure they were OK. Maximum guest numbers is 28 so not over crowded. They provided so much beautiful and fresh food and it was plentiful. I had packed extra snacks because often it can be lacking but not here. Highly recommend joining the crew when you are in Cairns.
01:28 03 Jul 22
My family had a great Experience sailing to Green Island and snorkling The Great Barrier Reef.Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and supportive.We highly recommend booking with Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours.Thank you very much.
00:23 03 Jul 22
The guides were very friendly and lovely and the entire experience was phenomenal
23:33 30 Jun 22
One thing humans can't control is the weather conditions. It's was opposite to turquoise blue flat waters and sunny sky. But what an adventure to remember. The crew was fabulous. The waves and salt water exhilarating.
18:51 28 Jun 22
Very knowledgeable crew, had lots of options with regards to either snorkeling off on your own, or taking "tours" around the reef with the crew. All of the team was very friendly and attentive to the whole boats needs!
23:00 25 Jun 22
Great day snorkelling & exploring the reef & Green Island. Knowledgeable crew with lots insights & breakfast & lunch & even wine cheese on the way home.
23:11 23 Jun 22
What a great experience while visiting Cairns. The crew was extremely outgoing and knowledgeable. The first spot on the Great Barrier Reef was the better of the two due to rough conditions, but both were really nice. Even the owner (local) showed up to thank everyone upon docking at the end of the day.
20:23 23 Jun 22
Ocean Freedom books small, manageable numbers of people so the service they provide is quite personalized. The staff address you by your name instead of a number and go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable, safe and well taken care of.I’m tall and thin and prone to getting cold, even in warm water, and one of their staff loaned me his own under suit vest (sleeveless hooded vest with a furry lining), which helped me stay just warm enough that I completed both of my guided dives without freezing.Their lunch spread was amazing and was followed by fruit trays and a dessert tray, with a member of the staff walking around the boat with the fruit and desert trays making sure everyone got some.My diving guide was patient and professional and very good at pointing out the large variety of sea life their diving site offers.I would definitely book with this company again.Bonus: My diving guide even provided my dive stats hand-written on a piece of paper for me to transcribe or just include as is in my dive book.
06:45 23 Jun 22
Great captain and friendly crew
05:25 21 Jun 22
Excellent trip and lots of fun. highly recommended for others
10:55 20 Jun 22
Friendly staff, very well thought and planned day on the reef. The staff was very accomodating went out of their way to help and check in with the guests. Good food options. I enjoy the day and would definitely pick them again for our next Cairns trip
05:01 19 Jun 22
Saturday 11/6/22 - We went on the sailboat tour to Green Island, which also included snorkelling. The crew (under captain Michael) was very accommodating and made sure that the small group on the boat had a wonderful time.The food was good and we had a great day above and under the surface. The 2 hour stay at Green Island was pleasant and sailing back to Cairns in the afternoon was a joy.Highly recommend!
06:18 18 Jun 22
Everything was great. Staff was amazing, boat. If it was cheaper I would be there atleast three times in a week I love snorchling..We were lucky to swim with turtle.
07:47 17 Jun 22
Amazing day on the reef with ocean freedom.Fantastic crew went above and beyond to make it a really enjoyable experience.Special shout out to Amanda in bookings (so friendly, helpful and informative), Paig ( friendly and accommodating in the galley and the bar), Jordy in and underwater. All of the crew worked so hard to get everything right and help us enjoy our day.Looking forward to returning to the reef again with ocean freedom.Thanks again, well done.Great value!
23:11 16 Jun 22
I can't recommend these guys strongly enough; friendly, knowledgeable, flexible and focused on making sure guests on board had the best day possible. Go with these guys, you won't regret it. Keep up the great work!!
01:13 15 Jun 22
Fantastic experience with Ocean Freedom in Cairns. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, gave us a stress free and safe experience swimming at the reef. I was frightened of the water at first, but at the end of the day I was swimming amongst the coral without fear since I felt very safe. The staff were extremely helpful and delightful, they even brought over snack and treats to us while we were sitting at the bow of the boat, amazing service. I would highly recommend Ocean Freedom for your snorkelling reef tour, everything went so smoothly and pleasant memories were made that day! 😊
09:22 14 Jun 22
Great experience with an incredibly kind and patient staff! Couldn’t have been more pleased!!! If we ever visit Cairns again they will be the first adventure we book! I would highly recommend them if you want to experience the reef at a reasonable price!!! Shout out to the amazing crew who took such good care of us!
07:22 14 Jun 22
Awesome bunch of guys! - enjoyed my cruise heaps...plus the owner dropped in the boat to say hi too..
03:48 14 Jun 22
My partner and I had a great experience with ocean freedom! Starting with the positives, crew were friendly, energetic and made everything more fun and enjoyable! Scuba diving is a must! A big thanks to Jen for the diving instructions and for being so patient and helpful despite our lack of experience and being so nervous :) also the locations were great, the second location was shallower and was great for us first time divers to try a bit more freedom, and also the boat was really fast!a few minor suggestions or things that could have been better. plastic covering was used in the second floor to stop water splashing into the boat when it was going at high speed. We thought the plastic cover made it look a bit DIY and cheap, perhaps they could be replaced by removable glass panels? In addition to the look, plastic cover were not good at keeping the water out, plenty of water leaked in, anyone sitting in the second floor were soaked wet when returning, also because the floor was carpet it got wet too and was not really pleasant to walk on (perhaps replacing with wood decking?), but to be honest the crew, the location (Upolo reef), the diving equipments and the experience overall were so good that giving it less than 5/5 would not be fair.
Maria Martinez P.
04:24 11 Jun 22
Un tour en el que te lo pasas muy bien, la tripulación está atenta a lo que necesites. Un día para repetir
18:57 10 Jun 22
Crew took care of the group very well. Food served was really good and filling. Plenty of time given to snorkel.
11:36 10 Jun 22
Been out on Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom over the past few days. Amazing experiences which we will never forget! Can’t recommend enough!!
23:01 09 Jun 22
Really great trip. The staff were very friendly and always put the guests first. Would definitely recommend :).
08:56 05 Jun 22
More professional than other boat trips we took in the region. We liked the boat, the food, and the staff. The reef locations were remote and there weren't other tourists, though we didn't luck out in terms of wildlife -- we saw more variety in other parts. That said, this group felt more professional, with better food options and drinks -- but without feeling like a party boat.
22:27 02 Jun 22
Loved this family run business. The staff were attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, funny and relaxed. I cannot speak highly enough of the crew ( THANK YOU CREW 💖) My two travel companions were extremely anxious about their first snorkel and the crew were caring, compassionate and patient. They knew exactly how to settle their anxieties. I highly recommend Ocean Freedom
01:05 01 Jun 22
Amazing trip. Boat was great, crew went above and beyond, snorkelling locations were amazing.
23:03 31 May 22
Highly recommend. My Fiancé and I went out a couple of days ago and were blown away. Staff were helpful and fun. The boat was perfect size. A great spread of food and the locations were amazing. Will definitely do again in the future.
12:12 31 May 22
What attracted me to this advertised reef experience was the combination of a sailing and snorkeling trip out to the reef with a relatively small travelling party, also the option of a transfer to Green Island for a spot of sightseeing offered a pretty interesting day. What turned out to be the highlight for me was the very welcoming crew and the effort they extended to all to make the days trip and experiences something to remember.
00:38 30 May 22
We had an amazing day!! The reef locations were phenomenal and the crew was very friendly. Would highly recommend :)
22:41 28 May 22
My Family had an absolutely brilliant experience out on this boat. Great staff, special shout out to Jazz who encouraged my 13 year old son to try scuba diving. He loved it so much he went back for a second dive wants to do his open water certification. We are a family of scuba divers who had little luck in the past encouraging Will to try diving. He trusted Jazz and she looked out for him the entire time as did the instructor on the second dive.The food was great, the atmosphere was great, the staff are all very professional and engaging. We will be back. Highly recommended.
22:14 28 May 22
Had the most amazing day snorkelling with these guys, just brilliant. Couldn't fault them. The crew were absolutely fantastic!!!! professional, welcoming and we had a blast. Food was perfect too !I would definitely recommend going for a reef drive or snorkelling with this business. I'll be back. Thank you for a truly wonderful experience.
22:12 28 May 22
Had an incredible time with these guys, so helpful, great food, perfect reef choices and excellent staff
00:54 27 May 22
Awesome tour, fantastic experience, very friendly and helpful staff. Food on board was very nice too. We saw so much marine life, 10 of 10. They were the best.
22:12 24 May 22
Hats off the hiring manager - every staff has the most pleasant and welcoming attitude. A special shoutout to Amanda, who impressed us with her customer sevice and impromptu sales pitch :)The day is filled with exploring the reefs, with lots of time in the water. The whole experience is seemless with good communication, breaks, food and hospitality.One of us had signed up for a scuba dive, but decided against it on the boat, that too after going in the water. They had no reason to reimburse the $$, but they still did. 10/10 for that.
10:16 23 May 22
We were really happy with the ocean freedom tour to the GBR. The crew were amazing, they were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The tour went to two locations that were both great to see coral, fish and turtles. The food on board was better than we expected aswell. Overall we highly recommend 👌
23:23 21 May 22
We took the reef tour with these guys and it was a great experience. All the staff were so lovely and accommodating. The boat was big but not too big. The food served was delicious and the experience itself was great. It was our first time to the barrier reef. The conditions were choppy but they did everything they could to make it a great experience.
23:20 21 May 22
Captain Mike and his crew were amazing from the get go. They were friendly and super accomodating to anything we needed. The boat was clean and comfortable, the food was really yum and the equipment for snorkelling was in excellent condition. We had a lot of fun snorkelling and even though it was choppy we all felt safe and looked after by the crew. If you’re looking to do a Reef tour, CHOOSE THESE GUYS! You will be impressed.
23:54 19 May 22
Absolute 10/10 both times I’ve been with these guys! Team is so friendly and fun and is constantly making sure you’re having the best time there! Will be back :)
09:05 18 May 22
What an amazing experience with you guys.Great service and very friendly staff.Definitely recommended!
07:05 16 May 22
What a great day. The friendliest crew, helpful, nothing was an issue. An amazing and informative day. Well worth it.
11:21 14 May 22
Unfortunately the weather on our Ocean Freedom tour wasn't great and I felt unwell for most of the day. The crew were all fantastic and they made the effort to make sure I was ok. My husband is not a confident swimmer and Shannon went above and beyond by taking him around the reef on a life ring to show him the sights. There was plenty of food available throughout the day. A thank you to the crew for doing a great job in tough conditions.
10:42 13 May 22
We went on an Ocean Freedom cruise on Anzac day. The crew were so friendly. My partner did an intro to diving with 2 dives and we snorkelled at 2 reef locations. We had a snorkel guide for each location and the crew member would share information on coral and fish as we went through the reef. At the second location, we saw 4 sea turtles. We were the only boat at each reef location. 11/10 would book again!
22:45 12 May 22
Super experience with the team, did my introductory scuba dive really great and knowledgeable staff.
22:26 09 May 22
Small group and great service. 2 excellent locations. Best experience.
13:45 09 May 22
Such a lovely day on the reef! My parent's and sister came to visit Cairns and this was their first time of the reef and they had such a nice time! Conditions were good so they didn't get too nauseated on the way which is a plus! There was morning tea when we got there, a quick briefing then we were off! There were various options for people of all swimming abilities and my parents loved the guided snorkel as they weren't confident swimmers. The scuba diving was luckily in small dive teams which is always a plus and it was a beautiful day for it! Lunch was great and it was such a wonderful experience. Would love to go again! Thanks team!
03:44 09 May 22
This was such an amazing experience. The boat was really nice and the crew even better. They all went above and beyond for the guests on board, even for my partner who was starting to feel unwell. Once he began to feel better, we were ready to go snorkel however the group was further than I would like to swim to on my own. Sharn (one of the crew members) saw how nervous I was and offered to take my partner and I out and show us the coral and beautiful fish. Would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a snorkelling tour in Cairns. You don’t have to swim in the group if you don’t want to but they send a crew member out to personally take you to certain spots worth seeing underwater water.
23:52 02 May 22
Crew was great and really friendly. Reef locations were spectacular. Overall a really great and worthwhile trip.
02:57 26 Apr 22
Ben and the team were incredible. Very rough seas on the day we went out but the crew went above and beyond to accommodate.
Laura Madonna M.
10:31 24 Apr 22
This was my second time to the reef and I really appreciated Ocean Freedom’s lower guests numbers. On the ride back there were so many beautiful treats. I highly recommend this company for your trip to the reef. No gold class/others division, everyone is treated with equal respect, kindness, and hospitality! I’d choose them again!
03:07 24 Apr 22
Had a brilliant day out on the reef with Ocean Freedom. Knowledgeable and friendly staff along with the smaller numbers of guest made this tour thoroughly enjoyable for our family of four (youngest 10). Snorkelling sites were brilliant and the highlight was to see some turtles thanks to their guides. The provided food was great and plenty of it (much to our children's joy). Would definitely recommend this environmentally friendly and family run cruise.
08:44 22 Apr 22
Great experience out on the reef with fun and knowledgeable guides. 👍
23:22 18 Apr 22
My husband and I had the best day as intro scuba students. The crew was full of energy, super hospitable, accommodating, and most importantly patient while in the water getting comfortable with the equipment and our breathing before leaving the boat area. Our dive guide in particular Ambrose was super encouraging when I didn’t think I was capable of completing the demo of the technique we needed to go off on our own.Highly recommend this tour!!
22:31 16 Apr 22
My boyfriend and I booked this trip to celebrate our anniversary and had a really amazing time! The crew were all very accomodating and lovely. We felt safe and looked after the whole time. We both will recommend this to our family and friends.
10:42 15 Apr 22
The crew were great. They went above and beyond.
23:34 12 Apr 22
An absolutely wonderful day! Green island was lovely for a short visit and the place for snorkelling on the reef was spectacular! So many different types of fish, giant trevally, colourful corals, black tip reef sharks and a sea turtle were among the highlights. 🦈🐠☀️Pascal and his team on Ocean Free were AMAZING people who were super friendly, funny, helpful and knowledgeable. Despite some rough weather, Pascal was a professional sailor and we were always in very safe hands. Thanks again for a wonderful day!!!
21:26 12 Apr 22
What an amazing day out! Crew friendly, helpful, funny and really looked after everyone. Diving and snorkelling were stunning. Upolo Cay was so relaxing lying on the sand and watching the little waves roll in. My daughters first intro dive (aged 14) and although nervous the staff built up the rapport and trust quickly and she dived straight in! Highly recommended, we will go back!
22:21 08 Apr 22
Thank u so much. Best tour ever.
00:39 08 Apr 22
Great experience. Will organised, lots of good food and great service from Pascal, Chris and Cat. Reef experience was excellent especially in the afternoon on low tide
21:08 07 Apr 22
We had the best time on board the Ocean Freedom for our Great Barrier Reef experience. I had my first-ever intro dive experience with them and I wouldn’t have it anywhere else. Chris, my dive instructor, made is easy and comfortable for me. The crew headed by Pascal, they were all amazing - fun and made us feel safe. Food was great, too. Couldn’t wait to do this again on our next visit and would of course recommend Ocean Freedom to all my family and friends. This truly was the highlight of our Cairns vacation.
04:25 31 Mar 22
From the get go, the crew and captain were entertaining and approachable with anything we wanted or needed. They took us for a guided snorkel, teaching us about certain things we found along the way. Super knowledgeable with any questions we had. Cold meats and salads for lunch topped it off aswell. Couldn’t recommend more highly
09:07 26 Mar 22
Very happy we've chosen to go with these guys. Very friendly and helpful team.
22:19 25 Mar 22
Amazing day trip with Ben and his crew! The staff were attentive and full of knowledge about the reef. Would highly recommend for those looking for a day out on the reef!
00:48 21 Mar 22
Except for the relatively windy and rough conditions (for which we certainly cannot blame the staff of the Ocean Freedom!) this was a sensational one-day outing. Our booking was made through the Palm Cove Tourist Information and Booking Office. The staff recommended Ocean Freedom, based on our desire to snorkel over the reef, and with a relatively small group.Booking was easy, we were picked up on time by the friendly owner of International Coaches, and delivered to the door of the Reef Fleet Terminal. We checked in with a helpful, cheerful agent at the Ocean Freedom desk, and followed her directions to our boat.We were warmly welcomed by every crew member. The boat departed promptly at 8.00 a.m., and we were given an entertaining, humorous introduction to the day (and safety procedures).An hour later, we arrived at the edge of Upolu Cay. The crew handled everything calmly, thoroughly and in a most friendly manner. We were given as much snorkelling time as one could want before, and again after lunch. Both sessions involved time on a glass bottomed boat, which we would recommend.The friendly, knowledgeable crew appropriately looked after everyone, from timid first-time snorkelers to experienced SCUBA divers; no time was wasted.We would thoroughly recommend the Ocean Freedom.
09:18 20 Mar 22
Absolutely amazing day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Great overall package: crew, reef, boat, food,… This trip was the highlight of my Australia holiday.
21:01 17 Mar 22
Amazing friendly crew , they know thier stuff , felt very safe and the food was very tasty and lots to go around we had a great time and lots of fun 👍🏼🤿🐠
22:43 08 Mar 22
The experience on board the Ocean Freedom exceeded all of my expectations. The crew were passionate and professional to everyone and assisted kindly to people who were nervous swimmers. I swam with a turtle, saw clown fish, starfish, sea cucumbers and hundreds and hundreds of fish. The food onboard was delicious and kept coming. The cakes at the end were a real treat. If you’d like to scuba dive, call and get the bookings to run through the safety questions first. It may avoid disappointment on the day if you require a medical clearance before you can dive. Worth every dollar for the smaller more intimate experience.
20:01 05 Mar 22
Absolutely incredible experience!!! Couldn’t recommend this company more. They are locally owned and have such an amazing crew. They take us to beautiful parts of the reef- we saw turtles, reef sharks, star fish, Nemo and so much more! On our boat ride out we saw a shark and a giant sea snake! They keep you constantly supplied with good food, tea and coffee, and a selection of drinks. If you have any doubt about which company to take your reef tour with- GO WITH OCEAN FREE OCEAN FREEDOM!!!
07:36 05 Mar 22
Honestly, after COVID and living through the endless dreary weather in Melbourne the day out on the reef was the perfect cure. Everything was fantastic and the locations where amazing. Such a great experience.
08:55 02 Mar 22
Exceptional day out. Outstanding service from when we first booked to being greeted on the boat and then scuba lessons. Staff were all super friendly and helpful, food on the boat was lovely and boat itself was in great condition. Loved the smaller numbers and got to know a lot of the others we were swimming with. Lovely day out. Would highly recommend the Intro dives for anyone who hasn't dived before. I saw so much more than when I just snorkled and felt super safe the whole time. 5 stars!
09:59 21 Feb 22
The most AMAZING experience I have ever had. The crew were so good especially with my sea sick newly husband. They cared for him so well especially that he isn’t the best swimmer. The food was also really good too. One of the best snorkelling experience I have ever been on. I honestly highly recommend to everyone and will be coming back next time
11:30 15 Feb 22
Amazing experience, topped off by a fantastic crew! Despite our sea-sickness, the team ensured that we had the best possible trip on the reef.Thank you once again!
22:56 10 Feb 22
Exceptionally great day out on the reef. No other boats in sight, it felt like we had the reef to our self. Small group of people made it possible to accommodate individually to the point of having crew members assisting in the water with equipment and helping less confident swimmers. The snacks and lunch provided was of high quality and delicious. To top of the day, we seen dolphins on the way home. Thank you so much for this experience we made lifetime memories.
23:03 09 Feb 22
Thank you so much for an amazing day out at the reef! Felt so safe doing the scuba diving with very little previous experience with Matt who made sure we were okay the entire time. The reef was absolutely magical! Highly recommend this experience...so glad we chose Ocean Freedom.
04:42 09 Feb 22
Had an amazing time snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef with the Ocean Freedom team. Great food, awesome boat and even better service. The team were friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable; teaching us as much as they could about the reefs.Would definitely recommend Ocean Freedom without a doubt.
10:07 04 Feb 22
I had an amazing day with the Ocean Freedom cruise to the reef. The boat was brilliant, small group size and the staff were fantastic. They were friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely made it their misson to make sure each and every person had a good time. I would encourage anyone to book with this company.
Richard & Pip S.
05:16 31 Jan 22
We loved out day out on the reef. The boat was comfortable and well equipped and the food was plentiful! We went to two different snorkelling spots and both offered safe snorkelling for as long as we wanted with plenty to see. Crew were all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Such a good day out. A must do.
04:48 31 Jan 22
Highly recommend ocean freedom. Amazing crew that provided us with the greatest day and experience. The day was very well planned out and everyone was taken care of both in and out of the water. Thanks to the wonderful crew and their guidance, the cruise is a wonderful experience for anyone, no matter their diving or snorkelling abilities.
07:29 29 Jan 22
We did the ocean free sailing trip- ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!Staff are super friendly and VERY knowledgeable! Food was amazing, plenty of it. Snorkeling was incredible and green island was very pretty but would’ve stayed in the water to watch the underworld for hours! We got to pull the sail up for a bit and once again was just so fun.. I highly recommend this tour for a more intimate and informative tour.Thanks for sharing you passion with us Nick, Kat and MattJax and Saras
22:44 27 Jan 22
I spent one of the most beautiful days in my whole life.
00:05 24 Jan 22
Could not recommend highly enough!Staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The day ran very smoothly and was well organised.
23:29 21 Jan 22
We had a wonderful trip out to the reef with this tour. The guides were fantastic and looked after us and made sure we had the best trip possible. My wife who isn’t a strong swimmer got an almost one on one snorkeling experience with Jen who was very knowledgeable and made her feel comfortable in the water. Highly recommended.
07:41 18 Jan 22
Had a great day out on the reef. Great staff, lots of fun and very professional. Food was amazing and loads of it. Could not have asked for more
04:44 11 Jan 22
By far the best experience. The whole day was just amazing. The crew was so friendly, took us to amazing places to swim and snorkel. Would highly recommend going with this crew.
12:02 05 Jan 22
Amazing experience from start to finish! Everything was well-organised and the crew could not be faulted. The snacks and lunch selections were tasty and generous. Had sea sickness as usual, and they managed to still make it an enjoyable experience.Would definitely recommend to friends and family interested in snorkelling and intro dives.
07:06 05 Jan 22
They promised to pamper and they did all the pampering a diver could handle! Food was awesome, staff was out of their way nice, the reef was the reef of course <3, but they did set up the noob ropes and floaters and found some prime spots for us to see.
16:40 29 Dec 21
What an amazing experience we had with them! At first, when we arrived we were a bit doubtful upon checking the boat size. But these guys gave us an unforgettable experience proving they’re the best at every moment. From a warm welcome by staff on entering the boat to saying a goodbye in the end. Everything in between was so so perfect. Hospitality experience better than a 5 star hotel. Super friendly and entertaining staff, proper guidance on every step, delicious and continuous surprising food and drinks. I don’t know how to swim and I was really scared of scuba and I failed my first time. But they pushed me to retry once again and sent me with Taryn who was so so patient with me and took me through the whole reef tour. I couldn’t really believe I could do it after failing the first try but again thanks to Taryn and crew who helped so much in unlocking my achievement. 😂❤️ There’s so much good about these guys you can’t really write in reviews so go and try them. I hope we all can support this local business (Instead of falling for the ones with big boats, who won’t even say hello!) and help them grow more and more so they can provide these lifetime experiences to everyone out there!These guys are definitely the best reef company ever in Cairns! Thankyou so much team Ocean Freedom. See you next time!
09:59 29 Dec 21
Great experience with the great crew. Highly recommend it for anyone wanting to do scuba diving in Cairns.
Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours
10:04 04 Jul 22
Our family of 4 (2 kids 6yo and 12yo) had a great day today despite the dreary weather. The captain and crew are all so helpful and kind. It was crystal clear how genuinely they want you to have the best experience. I noted the captain a few times getting staff to check on specific passengers to make sure they were OK. Maximum guest numbers is 28 so not over crowded. They provided so much beautiful and fresh food and it was plentiful. I had packed extra snacks because often it can be lacking but not here. Highly recommend joining the crew when you are in Cairns.
01:52 25 Jun 22
I had a lovely experience on this tour. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great. Met some lovely people on the tour from overseas and other parts of Australia. Snorkelling was amazing and I learnt a little about the Great Barrier Reef on the Glass Bottom Boat tour. Hope to do this tour again and hopefully try diving next time.
Brad Warren S.
09:06 22 Jun 22
Awesome day was had ,great hosts and got to see all you could on the reef
21:46 20 Jun 22
My partner and I went out diving for the day. He’d never dived and I hadn’t been for years. We were so well looked after and all the friendly, happy staff showed such patience! Fantastic day out highly recommend this business ⭐️
21:54 31 May 22
I loved the whole experience, from the friendly lady in the booking office, who was the main reason we chose Ocean Freedom, to all the friendly helpful staff once we were on the cruise. I had a very memorable 67th birthday in a beautiful location ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you Ocean Freedom!
07:59 27 May 22
The tour run by Ocean Free was absolutely fantastic and surpassed all expectation! The program itself ran very smoothly and was an excellent balance between guided activities and relaxing free time. The crew was also brilliant — so friendly, fun and helpful throughout the day. All in all, a very worthwhile experience that any visitor to Cairns should consider 👌
00:31 18 May 22
Went on a fabulous day out with these guys yesterday! This was my husband’s dream since childhood and it exceeded his expectations totally! The crew were so friendly and informative. The food kept on coming all day and the snorkelling was magical. We will do this again and won’t go with anyone else but these!
20:55 15 May 22
This tour exceeded all our expectations. The crew were amazing. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on board and couldn't ask for a more beautiful memorable day. Thank you for making our day extra special
We just spent the day on the Ocean Freedom and it far exceeded our expectations! The team are so friendly and welcoming and just genuinely nice people. Having a smaller group setting makes it so much more personal. We were served an amazing breakfast/morning tea, delicious lunch of seafood, meats and yummy salads and 3 courses of amazing afternoon tea. The team also kindly presented us with a certificate to celebrate our honeymoon and a glass of bubbly each! Not to mention the amazing snorkelling experience. We had an amazing day and met so many lovely people 💕
07:14 13 May 22
We had the most stunning day on the reef snorkelling with Ocean Freedom. Great crew on board, so friendly, helpful and well informed about this national treasure! I can’t wait to come back again! A huge thank you to the crew 👏👏👏👏
Gitte Kock J.
00:47 07 May 22
Look at this photo from 18.2.2000 !!!!!!!. My boyfriend back then, now husband and I had an amazing trip on Ocean Free. Back again in 2017 with 2 kids and my dad. ❤️
08:21 03 May 22
Wonderful day on the reef with a fantastic crew. Did an introductory scuba dive with my daughter and our instructor Jordan was fabulous. Great day out on the water saw lots of marine life including turtles and reef sharks.
Nicholas De P.
10:56 18 Apr 22
Fantastic day out… excellent crew. Highly recommend.
07:44 18 Apr 22
Just returned from a full day tour of the coral reef .We had just the best time . Ben and his crew are so friendly and professional. From start to finish we were looked after so well . The team do everything to make your day fun and memorable but also safe . Lunch and afternoon treats were fab too . I would totally recommend them if you want to dive and snorkel in Cairns
23:13 14 Apr 22
Excellent to go on staff were exceptional would do it again. Love the snorkeling, perfect spots taken to. Totally enjoyed the day
00:51 08 Apr 22
Snorkelling amazing; so much to see 10/10 for friendly, helpful and respectful crew who clearly love what they do 10/10 for safety and supervision 10/10 for meal service Would definitely recommend Would love to try scuba diving next time
08:55 06 Apr 22
We had an amazing day on board Ocean Freedom. The crew where very knowledgeable and friendly and the marine life was next level 🐠🐬🐢🤩 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
02:22 04 Apr 22
Had a great experience from booking to the actual day.
Amanda and Richard from the booking side - were extremely helpful. My initial booking with Viator.com went wrong & got charged by them after they randomly cancelled my booking. Both Amanda & Richard patiently provided advice to ensure I still have a booking directly with Oceanfree (ditch Viator!!) and Richard also provided me with all the relevant info to help me get my refund! On the other hand, Amanda further showed her hospitality spirit and shared her personal experience around Cairns with me (I ended up booking a waterrafting tour based on her recommendation, and it turned out great!!)
On the Oceanfree that day (27th Mar 22), the crew were extremely lovely, fun, and great hospitality. Overall myself & partner loved the entire day out, made our day & trip ☺️
10:25 13 Mar 22
Fantastic crew. Had a great time. Highly recommend
08:31 08 Mar 22
Went out to GBR and Green Island today on Ocean Free Amazing day Amazing staff
Travelling out to the reef on a beautiful yacht was an amazing experience and the lower numbers of clients added to the experience
Would recommend it in an instant
07:28 08 Mar 22
crew were amazing. fantastic day with food all day and everyone looked after in the water. so lucky to have found this local family business.
09:38 16 Feb 22
What an amazing day on the reef with the Ocean Freedom crew. We were inexperienced snorkelers but we loved how we could explore the reef at our own pace. Getting to see two reef locations made it a great experience. The crew put on a delicious lunch and catered for us all day with fresh fruit and other platters. The day was capped off when I went to pay for our drinks and the crew had wiped our bar tab and presented us a certificate to congratulate my wife and I on our honeymoon. We will definitely be back! 🛥 😊
11:29 27 Jan 22
What a great value for money. We took the family tour and were lucky to be going on a quite day. First time diving for 2 of us was made comfortable by friendly staff. Crew was so helpful in making sure snorkelling at 2 different spots was a memorable experience of the reef.We swam with turtles,saw reef shark and plenty of beautiful fishes in the reef. Glassboat tour, Heaps of time in and on the water and food is served throughout the day. Highly highly recommended.
18:17 15 Jan 22
Personalised Service is only one of the many wonderful experiences we had at The Great Barrier Reef. The crew members were fantastic, giving out information were serious and funny 😆; food 🥘 is delectable 🤤 and the day was perfect . This is my second visit to the Reef and my experience this time is super; smaller groups are better than bigger ones. My grandchildren had a time of their lives snorkelling and creating friendship. Thumbs up 👍 to your team; you have done well! To little Millie, you are more than amazing to behold 😊; you have an enviable life at sea, an inspiration to other children on board. To Gorgeous Amanda and the rest of the group; thank you for getting out of your way to make Joshua and everyone happy by making that special trip just for him to get back to the water 💦 🚿 💧 Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom is highly recommended 😍
09:49 15 Jan 22
My family had an amazing day out on the water. The food, snorkelling and crew were absolutely amazing.....Thank you all so much a beautiful day..xx
11:06 14 Jan 22
Huge thanks to great crew… we had a fabulous day out on the reef at both locations. So helpful, friendly and organised. This is much better than the massive boat we were on previously. We’ll be back!!!!
Cherrie Jane W.
02:54 14 Jan 22
Amazing experience and awesome crew! Better than the bigger tours. The two reefs we went to were amazing with lots of coral and wildlife. Highly recommend⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
02:43 12 Jan 22
Awesome day out. Reef amazing Staff and boat/CAT are amazing Food was also amazing
10:43 29 Dec 21
Great staff, extremely helpful and fun!! Highly recommend
We did the ocean free sail today, and it was incredible! Matt and the crew were amazing, a lot of yummy food, plenty of comedy, and amazing snorkelling! Definitely would 12/10 recommend! Thanks
08:47 19 Oct 21
We enjoyed every minute of our experience with you guys. The day was picture perfect & the staff were super chilled & super helpful. The food was awesome from the fruit & pastries, to a great spread for lunch right through to crackers & cheeses, fruit & even cake. We could get a nice cold beer as well. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Thank you, thank you, thank you. 🐟✔️💦👌🏻
20:56 16 Oct 21
We had an amazing day. The crew were always helpful and friendly we could not have asked anymore! If we are ever back in Cairns we will be sure to book with Ocean Freedom again.
10:08 15 Oct 21
We were fortunate to go on both Ocean Free & Freedom and had amazingly beautiful days snorkelling in pristine conditions. I can't speak highly enough of the crew, their priority was fun and safety. Thank you to "welsh" Liam ( I was considering a dive on Freedom if you were there), Matt (great to see you again for both days), skipper Pascal, Chris, "Pete" & skipper Ben. I highly recommend! I need to add that the lovely Esme .... organised bubbles & celebrations for 3 guests b'days & an anniversary, thank you Esme☺️
22:42 08 Oct 21
We waited to find the right reef tour until we arrived in Cairns, the amount of tours pulled up by online searches were overwhelming, and it felt impossible to know what was a tourist trap, and what was not.
When getting to Cairns we settled on Ocean Freedom, and I’m pretty glad we did! They take a much smaller number of passengers than the other tours, and it meant a lot of one on one time with the crew, and that it was easy to get to know the other passengers if you wanted to.
The entire tour the crew are super personable, attentive, and vigilant in making sure that everyone on board is having a good time. My partner and I were both quite nervous, especially once seeing how deep the water was (it was high tide) in some areas we had to snorkel through before getting to the reef. Whilst I found myself managing pretty well after a couple of minutes, and for the rest of the day, my partner had a pretty big spook about the whole thing, and wasn’t really comfortable with getting into the water for the rest of the day.
The crew were so understanding, and handled the whole situation spectacularly. My partner has since told me that he received consolation and offers to make getting into the water more comfortable for him on multiple occasions from multiple staff. Even through all of that, my partner still wasn’t quiet prepared to get into the water again unfortunately, but that was purely his choice, and doesn’t reflect on Ocean Freedom at all. Even though he didn’t get back into the water, he still says he really enjoyed himself, getting to spot multiple turtles from the boat, and enjoying a couple of the glass bottom boat tours also offered by the crew.
Lunch was also great, my only regret was not signing up to scuba, I would have loved it.
Something for future passengers to consider, would be the tide. If you can organise it to be on a lower tide, do that! Obviously not always possible, but if you can catch the low tide, that would be awesome!
Thanks a million Ocean Freedom crew, you guys were gold, and I’ll send all my friends your way ☺️
23:22 27 Sep 21
For anyone considering a GBR tour, could not recommend these fabulous crew members enough. I deliberated long and hard to choose the right experience, and this was spot on!! Small boat numbers gave highly personal touch and attention, felt safe and cared for - just perfect. Matt and Jen were fantastic at taking us on Scuba experience - very calm and gentle, so professional. Liam and Ben were great guys, cracking humour from Liam, both so knowledgable and educating about the reef - lovely gang. My dream of seeing Turtles fulfilled and Matt and Liam dispelled the shark stress for our daughter - loved it ❤
08:47 26 Sep 21
Amazing day with ocean freedom today. The crew were so friendly and helpful. My son, Caleb 11, said it was the best experience of his life yet! We will be back for sure!
07:37 22 Sep 21
Absolutely recommend Perry and the team for a great day sailing. We enjoyed seeing some great snorkelling spots and loved the experience of sailing as opposed to sitting like sardines on a much bigger, sterile vessel. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and the food is a plenty! do it!!
08:30 28 Aug 21
Amazing experience with this tour today. Amazing crew showed us a fantastic day, would definitely recommend.
07:21 17 Aug 21
Awesome day. The guys were very attentive to the safety of us all. Very informative & friendly. Beautiful snorkelling. Great food & company. Can highly recommend. Maybe take some kwells before you go if prone to nausea.
07:17 29 Jul 21
We had a great day out the crew were so happy and informative morning tea lunch and Arvo tea was fresh and plentiful they also supplied good snorkelling gear and instruction 6 hours on the reef you get to see plenty. Well done Guys
22:56 23 Jul 21
What an absolutely magical day on the reef with this fantastic team, upon boarding the guys said it was the perfect day and they were right. Fantastic service and knowledge from all the crew, shout out to Chris, Cassie and Liam made the day for us thanks guys.
23:23 16 Jul 21
This was a fantastic day out. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the service was excellent. There was plenty room on the boat and loads of time in the water. And the food was good too. It was a bit more expensive than some of the other reef tours but well worth it!
07:36 16 Jul 21
Friendly staff, great food all day including fruit n cheese platters, well priced beers and awesome reef snorkeling and scuba diving. We had the best day of our holiday
00:35 08 Jul 21
I went with this company on Ocean Freedom twice while in Carins. Great food, lovely and friendly crew (also accommodating), well kept boat.
09:51 05 Jul 21
best reef bout about second time ive been with ocean freedom! brilliant as always great staff and best reef spots! highly recommend 😊😊
11:47 28 Jun 21
We enjoyed A1 friendly service and an absolutely perfect and memorable experience. I felt completely at ease with the competent staff assisting me with every step I made both on and off the boat. Lunch was delicious and expertly organised. I appreciate the hard work that goes into preparing and executing a safe and enjoyable experience for a large quantity of diverse individuals...you all did this amazingly well. a big shout out to my wonderful support man Liam on Monday 21/6. The best belated 60th birthday present was being up close and witnessing the resident turtle feeding.
11:41 28 Jun 21
having been on a pontoon trip earlier this week I was a bit sceptical about being on a boat all day...but this crew was out of this world amazing!! so easygoing yet professional, despite windy rough conditions they did their best to make sure we all had a great day and even took my 2 kids on a guided snorkel tour. smaller boat means less passengers and a more personalised experience...6 stars out of 5 if that's possible 🐙🐟🐠🏝😁😁
06:53 22 Jun 21
Had the best day. The tour is amazing and the staff are so accomodating and helpful. Definitely recommend!
10:05 18 Jun 21
Had an Awesome day today on the reef with Ocean Freedom . Captain & Crew were very helpful & very knowledgeable. Had a fantastic lunch ! The snorkeling was Amazing . A Fantastic boat ! A Fantastic trip ! Highly recommend you let these Great people give you an Awesome experience on the Great Barrier Reef ! Thankyou from Keith & Donna & Eloise 😎
23:23 16 Jun 21
Had the most amazing day on the Ocean Freedom staff were friendly and informative and just downright amazing would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the reef!!
07:31 14 Jun 21
Had a lifetime of experience. Best experience ever. The crew is awesome. Was snorkelling for the first time with kids, Liam made us feel so comfortable in water. He was awesome especially with kids. They loved him. The glass boat experience was awesome with all the information we got from the staff. Excellent food and service . Loved every moment of it. Very friendly staff always smiling. Loved the jokes by Perry. Very nice guy. Definitely recommend it. 10/10 score.
08:26 04 Jun 21
What a spectacular day. All the crew were amazing. Chris helping Chaise 13 with his first dive- he went in for second dive he had such a great time. Liam was incredible with Chloe 10- snorkelling and giving her so much information about the reef. Every staff member was exceptional, friendly and helpful. Constantly offered food and drink. Best day trip we’ve ever done. A must do.
07:53 30 May 21
Awesome day out snorkeling today. The weather was not ideal but Upolu Reef was still good to snorkel and crew were fabulous! Thank you 🙏😊
09:00 27 May 21
The crew were just the best! Lovely enthusiastic caring observant and beautiful smiles all day! Great info while snorkelling about the coral and sea creatures below. I felt safe, motivated, surprised and satisfied with the whole experience! The day was perfect. I have wonderful photos as a fabulous memory of this important day. We appreciate the care abd love of the reef by all the crew on board Ocean Freedom.
00:36 27 May 21
Great trip to the reef yesterday with the Ocean Freedom guys. We were well looked after and kept informed all day. Thanks for the memories, happy to recommend these guys to anyone wanting to see the reef.
10:26 12 May 21
From start to end, i can't express my feelings in words. The crew on board did more than anyone could ask for. One thing that didn't leave these guys was a smile on their face. The crew helped through everything with a big smile on their face. My wife, my 4 year old (Rohan) and I had a blast. I lived snorkeling at the reef. The staff were very knowledgeable and very catering for everyone's needs. I can't thank them enough for their hospitality. You guys rock.
07:27 06 May 21
we had a great day fantastic staff who looked after us exceptionally thanks for a wonderful experience Panozzo family
09:52 05 May 21
Amazing day out from start to finish. This company has an amazing crew which I could not fault, so helpful and informative. Food was amazing and plentiful. This is the first time that a company has helped my partner and I out with prescription goggles, this made an immense amount of difference to our experience out on the reef. What a great day out, just brilliant 🤩
05:55 05 May 21
Great day out snorkelling. Wonderful crew. Not over crowded. Great food. Seen turtles, stingrays, nemo lots of fish and coral.
06:44 02 May 21
Fun and professional crew. Awesome experience!
03:53 01 May 21
We had such an awesome day out with these guys. The crew all had great vibes, were highly attentive and knowledgeable. Our only wish is that we could've stayed one more day to do it again!
07:38 17 Apr 21
Amazing day out. Packed full of fun, a great crew and amazing scenery. Could not fault one crew member so helpful and informative. Food was amazing and plentiful. This is the first time that a crew member helped me out with prescription goggles. Made all the difference that they helped me to make sure I had the best experience.
What a great day out. Amazing
Jane Alison O.
21:44 16 Apr 21
Extraordinary; great service and two beautiful dives + snorkelling + glass bottom boat excellent coral, care and copious food. Boat launch clean, well run with safety first. Individual care and excellent coral with loads of other wildlife came with notable teamwork. Congratulations Ocean Freedom!
10:57 14 Apr 21
Amazing ❤️🐠🐟🐢 Will definitely do this again
09:21 14 Apr 21
We went on a tour last week and it was honestly amazing. Got to see 3 turtles, a barracuda and so much more. The staff were very helpful, friendly and professional. The food was great and plenty of it too. I would highly recommend this tour for couples and families alike. We will definitely book another tour.
06:15 13 Apr 21
Perry and his staff provided premium customer service and individual attention to insure each and everyone were well looked after. It was my 60th birthday on this day and Perry went out of his way to give me a amazing birthday surprise. 🌸🎉🎊
11:14 12 Apr 21
We went on a cruise out to the reef today with our young family. Such a wonderful experience had by all. Great boat, fab lunch and plenty of it and the destinations were perfect! We saw beautiful fish, turtles and reef sharks. Special mention to the staff - they are a credit to the owners. Jen was wonderful with booking. Sophie assisted taking our youngest Molly out in the morning and Matt in the afternoon, they were both fantastic and made our day so memorable. Special mention also to Chris, Jana, Pascal, Scott and crew. You are a great team! Many thanks
07:59 11 Apr 21
Unbelievable experience!! If there’s one tour of the Great Barrier Reef you go on, make it this one!! Fantastic staff, who are super helpful and friendly. Staff who are actually in the water with you pointing out different corals, fish and other wildlife. The food is amazing and there’s so much of it. Also the reefs you snorkel are absolutely stunning. 😍
07:52 10 Apr 21
Fantastic day - not only was the reef magnificent but the crew was so friendly and helpful, and the food was plentiful and delicious. We snorkelled 3 times and went in the glass bottom boat, saw so many fish, corals, reef sharks and a turtle. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!
23:52 29 Mar 21
Steph & I had the most amazing experience on Ocean Freedom. (29/3/21) The crew were amazing and made sure we were safe and taken care of the whole time. Special shout outs to Cassie and Matt with their knowledge of the reef and the marine life and their patience with getting used to our sea legs (me in particular). Could not recommend this tour more highly. I would definitely do it again
08:44 23 Mar 21
I had the most fantastic experience with the very friendly & professional crew on Ocean Freedom! I saw the most beautiful reef fish, a reef shark, a magnificent turtle munching on algae, a stingray & stunning coral. I would absolutely recommend this Far North QLD reef tour! The crew are helpful, snorkel with you & educate you on what beauty is below the surface! The food was also delightful. Would go out again in a heartbeat - the highlight of my holiday! Thanks guys! Kimmi 😊
07:59 21 Mar 21
Amazing day out on Ocean Freedom yesterday. The crew are super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Food was delicious and plentiful all day. So many amazing sights both snorkelling and diving. Highly recommended local family business 💙
21:06 18 Mar 21
Absolutely recommend this trip. Had an amazing day. The crew were awesome, always checking everyone was safe and happy. They made sure we saw the best of the reef and were knowledgeable and attentive. Weather was perfect, plenty to eat and drink.
08:35 24 Feb 21
Had an amazing day out at the Great Barrier Reef today and couldn’t have asked for a better crew Sophie taught us how to scuba and was absolutely amazing and understanding she made us comfortable and took it slow with us. Scott was a great skipper and the whole team was super friendly and funny. Made the whole experience very welcoming. We were able to stop at two areas today to explore what this beautiful place has to offer and lunch on the cruise, and snacks throughout the day. The crew also taught us about the wildlife and cool facts along the way. Would highly recommend these guys!
10:43 23 Jan 21
Awesome crew that make you feel at home and had a amazing day. Highly recommended
08:59 11 Jan 21
Had an amazing day (11/1/21). I had never scuba dived before and today with your awesome staff i managed to cross that off my bucket list. It was an awesome experience that I will never forget. The snorkelling was also very good- but I love snorkelling- (anyone can do it.) Both reefs we visited had such an abundance of sea life. The staff really cared that we had a great day. We had a lovely lunch followed by more snorkelling at the second reef before we were served fruit, cheese and crackers on the trip home. Highly recommend this day trip to anyone, of any age.......
07:21 11 Jan 21
amazing crew today 11.1.21 brilliant day out on a fantastic boat and most awesome and professional young bunch of crew highly recommended if we ever decide to do the reef again we wont be booking with anyone else
08:18 03 Jan 21
We went out today on the Ocean Freedom The whole experience was amazing. The crew The food The snorkelling The sharks The turtle 💯 💯 💯
06:42 03 Jan 21
Just had the most amazing day with these guys. Professional, knowledgeable and lots of fun. Would highly recommend doing a trip out with Ocean Freedom.
22:22 02 Jan 21
Wow u guys totally nail the whole reef experience! From the safety briefing to the cake before disembarking, it was all first class. My wife and I have done a lot of travel and tourism activities going back decades and we know a happy team when we see one. A big bravo to the Ocean Freedom team, it was a wonderful way to start 2021!!!!!
10:35 30 Dec 20
Great day with fantastic cruise assistance. Can't thank Jess enough for helping to get my ASD son to snorkel.
08:37 30 Dec 20
What an amazing day. Great crew, great food and the service was superb.
08:39 28 Dec 20
The staff onboard from the first minute to the last were incredible! Working hard all day ensuring snorkellers and divers had the best experience of the reef . Thanks to Lou who made our grandchildren’s day engaging them with stories of the reef she was just one of a great crew too many to name . Lovely food and a fabulous experience. Thanks to you all . Jean Cox
10:17 21 Dec 20
“Ocean Freedom What A Amazing Crew” It is true Simply Superb,the crew was amazing beyond and above service such a friendly team.I’ll like to thank specially Jazz helping me all along the trip such a great person.What combination of nice people working together it makes the whole experience much better. 10/10 - Great crew, great location ,boat was very nice ,food was nice,more personalised service you can not ask for more I would 100% recommend Ocean Freedom.😊
04:44 20 Dec 20
BME NQ had an awesome time with Ocean Free yesterday for our Christmas party. Crew were so friendly and helpful. Awesome day out with very tasty food. Thank you for yesterday Perry and Ocean Free Crew.
20:52 17 Dec 20
What a fantastic day guys. You made us feel so safe and welcome onboard your boat and in the water all day. The crew were always looking out for us and making sure we new what was happening and how to use all the gear they gave us. If you have never been to the Great Barrier Reef, or been swimming with the wonderfull sea creatures in Tropical North Queensland these are the people you want to do it with. Great day and worth every dollar. Thankyou team, your awesome.
07:01 14 Dec 20
The Captain & Crew are amazing and made the day perfect while we sat back enjoying the hospitality, checking out the amazing sights at the Reef and enjoying the amazing food. We also made sure we enjoyed some well earned cold beers on the way back after a lot of snorkelling!!
07:41 08 Dec 20
This crew were hands down the most attentive crew I’ve ever encountered! EVER! In the whole tourism industry. Huge statement that I truly endorse unconditionally! A crew that were Caring, dedicated, knowledgeable and respectful of people with severe allergies and disabilities! They were patient with beginners, adhered to cleanliness and covid safe parameters. Food was delicious and plentiful. I recommend anyone and everyone book through Ocean free and Ocean Freedom Tours! Thank you for a great day on the reef, Love Cobie, Sarah and Kerrie NSW xx
21:25 06 Dec 20
Thank you to Perry and his team. The No. 1 A-Team for one of the most amazing experiences on the Great Barrier Reef.
Absolutely a professional team - from the welcome, to the cleanliness, the food (so much food) the friendliness and knowledge of sharing their passion of the ocean and reef with us to guiding and even looking after our family who were a party of (7) and rookies at this. We had so much fun and a lot of laughs.
I especially loved how professional they were with monitoring the safety of the guests constantly from the boat as we snorkelled, and serving us and treating us with so much respect. They really made it a fun experience.
The Reef was so beautiful. Highly recommend this tour. You won’t be disappointed. I would love to come back and do it again.
00:54 27 Nov 20
The team at Ocean Freedom Cruise made our experience on the Great Barrier Reef such a fun a memorable one from the beginning right to the end, so knowledgeable and attentive to all onboard catering for different levels of experience.
A very clean and comfortable boat, with plenty of room to move and relax when not in the water. Delicious lunch served in addition to fruit, cheese and cake offered for afternoon tea.
We cannot fault our experience with Ocean Freedom and would book again in a heart beat !
Thank you Perry and all of your wonderful crew, well done !!! 😃🐠☀️
03:05 17 Nov 20
Just wanted to pass on a big thank you to the team for a fantastic and authentic day on the boat!
First time seeing the reef even though I’m a qld gal! I was so informed and enlightened by the experience!
The team was so friendly and genuine and passionate about what they do.
Great value and an all round great enjoyable experience. Thank you for protecting our reef and sharing the beauties of it was us.
Highly recommend 💯
03:53 15 Nov 20
What a fantastic cruise, crew, adventure & overall day, all together!! This is the crew to choose 🙌😊 VERY professional whilst also VERY friendly. Value for money experience & inclusions. A more personal approach with all activities - no “herding” of crowds - such a delight. Great facilities and constant supply of beautiful & yummy refreshments. Interactive & guided activities as well as as self directed time. Very knowledgeable, trained staff. Such a wonderful feeling of family, generosity, fun & hospitality. Recommend these people so highly. 🙌👍💕
03:52 15 Nov 20
Just an amazing day on the reef with the crew of Ocean Freedom. So much fun and these guys are total professionals. Great saftey protocols with maximum fun the whole day. Our many snorkels were wonderful with great comentary and guidance if desired. All the crew were so knowledgeable about the reef and its inhabitants. Scuba dives with Lou & Rose were so good great guides and they were so caring fot all divers. Food was fabulous and there was plenty to go around. The whole crew were so frienly, interactive and really well organised. Our day was perfect and we would love to travel again with the Ocean Freedom Family. Thanks guys for a very memorable day!
07:11 14 Oct 20
these guys are five out of five you won't find a better boat to go on we have been on others and these guys are far more experienced and take you to the best spots on the reef we saw it all turtles,sharks,rays and fish as well as the reef
07:33 30 Sep 20
The whole experience was first class, from booking the tickets to our welcome onto the the boat. Our day trip to the reef was memorable- the crew’s service, expertise and knowledge were exceptional. The fit out of the boat is quality and the food was sensational. We absolutely recommend Ocean Freedom to anyone wanting to thoroughly enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef.
00:27 27 Sep 20
The crew were fantastic and very informative. Highly recommend this tour. Will definitely do this again.
07:18 23 Sep 20
Sept 2020 day trip on Ocean Freedom. Awesome experience even for us snorkeling novices. The crew were wonderful and made us feel safe and happy. This is a must do!
07:27 22 Sep 20
Had a lovely day aboard Ocean Freedom. The crew were all very lovely and knowledgeable. They were happy to drag us around the ocean as it was a bit choppy in the first location. All the staff were happy to explain about the fish and point things out. A great day out. Highly recommended.