4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour to the Great Barrier Reef. They take you to two reef locations, including a beach that appears at low tide. They provide you with everything you need for snorkelling / diving. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a smaller ship and at first a little crowded, but very nice. The lunch was excellent and the crew was great! I would definitely go with Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours on the Ocean Freedom again! It was a better experience than on the larger ships.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Very helpful crew! Provided great crew led snorkel tours at both locations! He even brought up different things and found us a sea turtle! Absolutely fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The staff is very fun, friendly and work on making it the best experience possible. I would recommend doing the intro scuba dive, the view on the reef is even better. Though it is still beautiful if you only want to snorkel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very personable crew with a very diverse clientele from all over the world. Fairly young group and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about the GBR. Snorkeling was beautiful! The Freedom staff was terrific!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Crew were fantastic, location great, weather was wonderful. Highly enjoyable and worth the money. Very relaxing day, even enjoyed a nap on the deck!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Had a fantastic day snorkeling the reef with ocean freedom! The staff was most excellent, would highly recommend booking with this company!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Tour was AMAZING! Great staff and location- wonderful first ever dive, despite the horrible weather. PLEASE note though: DO NOT BOOK WITH VIATOR!!! Just book directly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

The crew of this ship was fantastic! It seems like they really loved their time on the boat with the passengers. They all smiled, were extremely helpful and made it a point to try to contact every passenger

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Amazing experience with the help of a highly professional crew

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Never to be missed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Never to be missed

HammerDhai
Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

I believe more than ten crew staff on this cruise trip. Adequate assistance to many people on the boat. Crew staff are v friendly and ready to help for beginners. Had a good time with guided snorkelling tour. Saw the beautiful coral reef, starfish, sea cucumber, turtle and many fishes of different sizes. Particularly remember the Barracuda fish. A minor comment on the confusion of the second glass bottom boat tour. Overall, a v memorable trip to the Great Barrier Reef and a big thumb up for the crew staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Very good, helpful, friendly and enthusiastic staff, we couldn't ask for more, my whole family enjoys the cruise very much. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

My clients raved about their day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

A really truly excellent day on the Reef, the crew were awesome very informative and helpful, you have to do the dive to appreciate the magnificent reef in all it's full colours, again an excellent day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

This tour company is wonderful to work with. I wasn't paying attention when I originally booked the tour so subsequently I had booked this tour for the wrong date. One phone call to the office and the situation was quickly rectified. The tour itself was wonderful. Upon arrival at the boat we were greeted by a very cheerful staff and a breakfast buffet of coffee, tea, fresh fruits and pastries. We were quickly made to feel at home and that atmosphere continued throughout the whole day. The staff were more than accomodating, there was a constant supply of food and drinks all day long and the snorkeling on the reef was incredible. The included glass bottom boat ride was a nice unexpected bonus too. Upon exiting the boat, the staff lined up on the dock and each and every one of them thanked us for spending the day with them. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to spend a relaxing day on the reef with a great group of people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Great experience! The staff was very friendly, professional, an helpful. Lots of food and fun. The reef is beautiful. I only had one day and very glad I took this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

I had a fantastic time, met friendly people on the tour, ate an awesome meal and snacks and met the funniest and awesome tour guides. I love snorkeling at the two different reef sites. It was such a fun experience that I want to do it again but scuba diving next time!

Ashleigh H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The tour was fantastic. From the moment we checked in, the fabulous crew made sure that we had the best day we possibly could. There were only 49 pax on the trip, so plenty of room on the boat. Everything was explained , and nothing was a trouble, you only had to ask. We were even persuaded into doing the introductory dive, and it was amazing. Our instructor Kelly, ensured we understood and were capable of doing the dive. Then she went that extra step to take food with her so that we could hand feed the fish on the dive. We saw Nemo, held huge sea cucumbers, blue star fish, and even had a sting ray settle on the sea bed just in front of us. The one on one time with all of the instructors was so good - pretty sure you would not get this sort of attention elsewhere. Whether is was snorkelling, diving or the glass bottom boat, the instructors were always on hand to help and were very informative. The food was good too, plenty of it if you wanted seconds. I would recommend this tour to anyone, fantastic value for money. Next time we will do the sailing trip to Green Island - cannot wait!!
Thanks Perry, Leila, Kelly, Johnny and crew - sensational!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The most fantastic tour!
Perry and his crew were absolutely brilliant, taking our group out to a fantastic part of the secluded reef, small group, allowing all guests to learn how to scuba dive on the reef with no experience required or just snorkel and the staff were so helpful. and friendly. Unreal day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

They were wonderful! They were entertaining and always made sure we had what we needed. They also got in the water to teach my daughter how to snorkel. The food was plentiful, the attitudes were fabulous! The Great Bartier Reef was AMAZING! Money well spent for sure! I would recommend this tour to anyone, but especially if you have kids! It is a great family atmosphere!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

The trip on the barrier Reef was absolutely excellent. Firstly the boat was the right size and the crew excellent, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. All safety aspects were gone through and the equipment available from sting suits, floatation jackets, fins, masks and snorkels were of good condition. Breakfast was great with unlimited tea/coffee available throughout the trip. A bar was there and the prices were not a ripoff. The lunch was excellent, followed on the way back by fruit, cheese and biscuits finally slices of cake. An excellent glass bottomed boat trip of the reef with a very knowledgeable skipper. The two areas of the reef they took us to, there were only two boats there, so you were very private. There are only two points I would make. More information needs to be given regarding were to park and the costs. The carpark we used we had to pay in coins only and were chaseing round for 10 dollars in coins. Also were you need to go to check-in. We were then told there was an underground carpark which took credit cards. Other than this I would reccomend this trip to anybody. We would certainly use this company again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Brilliant, was a lovely amount of people and the crew were amazing. bit rocky on the way out but that was compencated by the length of time out. We loved the fact the crew got in the water and assisted the less confident people and took us on tours to see the good stuff. we felt safe and valued throughtout the trip.

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