YOUR DAY ON OCEAN FREEDOM:
Ocean Freedom is a luxury 20m cruiser, boarding at 7:30am from A Finger no 5. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee and Danish pastries in the comfortable lounge. Following an initial safety brief, kick back, relax and enjoy the one hour cruise to Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef.
FIRST CAY SITE (Please note that sites may be reversed depending on tides):
Ocean Freedom is the first boat to arrive at the beautiful Upolu Cay so you can enjoy it uninterrupted! Surrounded by stunning turquoise water and many types of corals, reef fishes, stingrays, sea cucumbers, sea stars - this makes for a great introduction to the reef. Snorkel and dive here under the watchful eye of the safety conscious staff. All necessary assistance is provided to ensure all guests get to enjoy the reef, regardless of experience levels. Lunch is at approximately 12:30am and is a self-serve buffet. The large smorgasbord lunch consists of 3 meats and chicken platters, prawns, smoked salmon and 3 salads, with a selection of breads. While lunch is being enjoyed you cruise to your second sit, whilst you sunbathe on the spacious comfortable deck areas or relax in the air-conditioned comfort of the saloon
SECOND REEF SITE:
The amazing "Wonder Wall" on the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef. View many different types of hard and soft coral in addition to fans, giant clams, turtles, a huge diversity and abundance of reef fish of all sizes, including nemos everywhere! You have time to snorkel and dive here, and enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with the Marine Naturalist and even complimentary Glass Bottomed Boat tours. Low guest numbers ensures a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their diving and snorkeling abilites and are appropriately assisted to ensure all are able to experience and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. After a full 6hrs of un-rushed pleasure on the reef and Cay, cruise home while your crew serve a sumptuous selection of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers and the decadent cake platter - an ultimate way to wind down after a magical day on the one and only Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Freedom is truly a luxury experience with unsurpassed friendly personal service. Arrive in Cairns from 4.15pm For those of you wishing to Scuba Dive the paperwork and briefs are completed during the journey out, so when you arrive at The Great Barrier Reef you are ready to dive! Please not that some medical conditions may preclude you from diving - please contact us if you have any concerns.
Departs from Marlin Marina A finger 8am, returns between 4:15 and 4:30pm
Transfers pay on board:-Inner city: $14 return per person - Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $21.00 return per person
-Certified Diving (can do 2 on the day)
-Introductory Diving (can do 2 on the day)
-Refreshments from the licensed bar
-Range of quality merchandise
Transfers pay on board:
-Inner city: $12 return per person
-Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $17.00 return per person