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Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom

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Experience the passion of the Ocean Free and Freedom team! First class service with that friendly Ozzie touch! A luxury high speed 20M CAT "Ocean Freedom" to 2 stunning locations Upolu Cay and "Wonder Wall" on the GBR or a beautiful 16M sailing...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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All reviews the great barrier reef fish upolu cay glass bottom boat fruit scuba diving sailing boat cheese and crackers day trip these guys prawns sand island crew members plenty of food reef sharks life ring food was great
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Reviewed yesterday

Went out on a lovely day at the beginning of November. Only 12 of us on board but can take up to 25. The crew were awesome! Friendly, helpful, knowledgable and gave lots of advice. Plenty of drinks and snacks offered and lunch was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 10Lila
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was really well run by a very knowledgeable and friendly crew. Special thanks to Tomás, who took us on our introductory dive and made it one of the highlights of our Australia trip. Would highly recommend! - Mark & Lina

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Greatest reef experience I’ve had so far. I saw so many colourful fish and sharks just snorkelling! My partner felt so comfortable and at ease with her first diving experience, seeing beautiful coral. Buffet lunch with smoked salmon, meat dishes, pasta. Plus complimentary wine with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katherineho13
Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew and also the captain are amazing. Very friendly, helpful and patient. They do everything to make you comfortable. You get lunch with seafood and salad and bread. Cheese and cake in the afternoon. They snorkel and dive with you all the time. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank claessen2017
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for the review. As we are one of the very few family owned boating companies left in Cairns, we are still extremely focused on providing second to none customer service, and thanks to the passenger to crew ratios of about 1:7,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing crew with a lot of knowledge to share with you. Great spots alone with No other boats!! the buffé is just the best, prawns, chicken, pasta sallads, bread etc. afternoon snack with fruit and cheese platters. Cake was Also avaible. just go with these...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank astreasveabacke
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey there, what lovely words! Thank you :) The crew on board are very highly trained and extremely passionate about their work and are super keen to share all of their knowledge with our guests each day during snorkeling/glass bottom boat tours. At Upolu Reef...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was such a great experience! The staff were all friendly and in a good mood. They served really nice food, such as pastries in the morning, salmon, prawns, ham and four different salads with good bread. Also they have a fruit platter, a cheese platter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank isabelle0020
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Isabelle! Thanks so much for writing to us :) Our staff really enjoy what they do, so we are glad that comes across so well on board and you can see that they love being out on the reef. How delicious is the constant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From beginning to end, Eric and I thoroughly enjoyed our snorkeling trip aboard Ocean Free. We had all sorts of weather and very gusty wind at times, but that didn’t spoil the day. The skipper Ben and his assistant Liam were both super personable and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnaCasanaSeattle
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey guys! Thanks so much for the review. We will pass on your thanks to your crew that day :) Our crew are extremely well trained to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone on board no matter what mother nature throws at us,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: -only around 50 people aboard, -funny and friendly crew -enough good food for everyone -snorkeling gear, stinger suits and life jackets available -we got to see lots of fish, jellyfish and a turtle! Cons: -people sitting really close together, we had to squeeze in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nusferattu
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there :) Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time out with us. We never completely fill our vessels to capacity, so it should always feel lovely and roomy when you are on board, and we highly encourage the use of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to enjoy a day out to the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Freedom. From the very start of the day the service was outstanding with everyone making sure that your day was the perfect experience! I had some really great dives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen K
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Stephen, thank you for your kind words! Our focus is solely on customer service, including the safety and comfort of all guests on board :) Since we have a ratio of 1 crew to about every 7 passengers, we can really tailor the day...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day sailing to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island with the Ocean Free sailing boat. The Captain and crew were super friendly and very helpful to the guests and their service was awesome. Food and lunch was delicious, at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidm24822
OceanFreedom, Manager at Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there David! Thanks for taking the time to write to us, we really appreciate it. Our Ocean Free tour offers everything you could possibly want in a day trip! Real sailing, LOTS of delicious food, highly trained and enthusiastic crew to help you both...More

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sunmooars
14 December 2018|
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Response from Nicola L | Reviewed this property |
The boat won't go out if it is not safe to do so. If the trip is cancelled due to weather they will give you your money back or book you on another day. Contact them for more information. Hope you can do the trip as it was... More
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ChicagoJ19
3 July 2018|
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Response from Sarahbird77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes a toilet. But I wouldn't bother, just pop shorts and a t shirt over it , you will dry out, enjoy and love to Perry!
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victorhyAng
17 May 2018|
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Response from OceanFreedom | Property representative |
It is highly unlikely we would have to cancel in November but if we were to cancel the tour for any reason, you would be issued a full refund. We have a 24hr cancellation and amendment policy so should you feel the weather... More
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