There were 73 people on this tour, so the boat Ocean Freedom was a bit crowded, and it got a little stuffy as they were doing their safety brief. There were seats for everyone, but you just have to be comfortable sitting closely to other people. A pro of this tour is that what you purchase is what you get there are no surprise/extra charges which we got with another tour. The food was great and there was plenty to go around. We really liked the staff, Barnaby was great!
excellent crew, well organized day. definitely recommend folks take sea sickness tablets before starting the trip to avoid getting sick in rough waters. we took them and were fine, but others had trouble. passed fruit and cheese/crackers were a nice treat after a day in the sun.
Crew was first class. Had everything organized between divers and snorklers. The reef was incredible and the food was very good. You could tell that customer service was a high priority for all employees.
It was a wonderful day out, nice crew. Did wish for something hot during lunch, but all in all, was a splendid experience.
Had a great time, the boat wasn't super big so it felt more intimate. The food was excellent and we had plenty of time to dive and snorkel. I definitely recommend!
One of the best experiences of our lives! The crew was fun and friendly. Plenty of food offered throughout the day to keep you from getting too hungry. Staff gets into the water with you and will show you interesting things along the reef. Plenty of time in both locations. The snorkel gear was in great condition and high quality. This is a small I believe family run company, and they do an amazing job. Go see the reef with them! You won't regret it, I promise!
This was a Great Tour! The crew was very helpful and informative. We had a great trip out to the reef. When we arrived I was surprised that we were the only boat there! We had plenty of time on the glass bottom boat as well as snorkeling. Barry the Barracuda was a bit unnerving but once I was in the water and saw that he wanted nothing to do with us humans I was ok. We saw sting rays, eels, and all kinds of beautiful fish. More colorful than I have seen in Hawaii and Tahiti. My favorite was the purple star fish. They were Beautiful! What a Great Time! I would highly recommend this tour!
Great trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Personally I liked the last reef best. Clearer water and more to see.
Fun to dive. However, as a certified diver, I would rather spend several days here. Next time I'm in Cairns maybe.
Personally I thought the snorkeling was nicer than diving. Mostly because this reef was much nicer to look at.
But advise everyone to try diving in any case. It's fun, and opens a whole new world.
Very good lunch.
The trip to and at the Great Barrier Reef was professional. The crew was more than helpful and friendly. They even dressed up for Halloween. Great fun and a memorable experience.
The staff was tremendous! It was my first time diving and our guide, Scotty gave lots of 1 on 1 attention and made us feel comfortable and safe which lead to a fantastic experience. Also, the food was excellent and plentiful. They even provide 50spf sunscreen for the people who forgot to bring it!
Wonderful staff. First spot was especially beautiful. Food, over the top.
Best day of our lives! The most beautiful place with a wonderful and supportive crew on the boat. Even had prescription goggles for those with strong glasses. Plenty of food and drinks. Worth the price and would do again in a heartbeat. A definite must do in Cairns!
We had an amazing day on the reef with Ocean Freedom.
The staff were amazing, very personable and made sure everyone had a fantastic day.
Delicious lunch as well.
Would recommend this trip to anyone
Snorkeling in open water was much easier than from shore of a nearby island. This activity is definitely recommended.
Outstanding trip! The crew is phenomenal. I had never dove before but after a good lesson from the dive instructors had no problem with the first time dive. Surprisingly the food was some of the best I have ever had on a trip booked on Viator. You can't go wrong with this one for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!