All about the 1 Day Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Reef Cruise

Cruise Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Upolu Reef

UPOLU CAY is a naturally formed coral cay situated 30 kilometers from Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and is the perfect location with protected, shallow waters from which to explore the reef snorkeling and scuba diving. Ocean Freedom cruises you to Upolu Cay in an hour, making it the first tour to arrive, so that you have over one hour to explore the Cay and surrounding reef uninterrupted. You may even want to try your first ever scuba dive, or for the certified diver, enjoy being guided by our qualified instructors on some of the best dive sites on the reef. You are guaranteed a ratio of 2 divers to one instructor on your very first intro dive to ensure you get maximum enjoyment (normal ratio 4:1!)

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:
Glass Bottom Boat - Coral Viewing Tours with Reef Interpreter
Adventure Drift Snorkelling Tour with Marine Naturalist
Snorkelling Tuition
Top quality Snorkelling equipment (masks, flippers, snorkel)
Buoyancy snorkel vests
Transfers to and from Upolu Cay
Lycra suits /or wet suits (depending on season)
2 Reef destinations on the day including Upolu Cay + "Wonder Wall" on outer edge Upolu Reef
6 hours on the Reef
Tea and coffee throughout day
Large smorgasbord lunch with seafood
Platters of tropical fruit, cheese and crackers, and cake on way home
Fresh water showers
Prescription masks
High Crew to Guest Ratio

1 Day Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Reef Cruise Itinerary - 1 days

  • Day 1 Cruise Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Upolu Reef
    YOUR DAY ON OCEAN FREEDOM:
    Ocean Freedom is a luxury 20m cruiser, boarding at 7:30 am 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 our 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 12:30 am and is a self-serve buffet. The large smorgasbord lunch consists of 3 types of meat and chicken platters, prawns, smoked salmon and 3 salads, with a selection of bread. While lunch is being enjoyed we cruise to our second site, 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, as well as enjoy an informative adventure drift snorkel tour with our Marine Naturalist and even complimentary Glass Bottomed Boat tours.
    Low guest numbers ensure a personal snorkel and dive experience. All guests are assessed for their diving and snorkeling abilities 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 our crew serves 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 we 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.
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Real Aussie Says:
Heading out from Cairns with the wind in your hair on a high-speed vessel, so you can get out there and explore the reef sooner. If you are fortunate you can meet the resident Barracuda (Barry), or Keep an eye out especially on Upolu Cay for some sea turtles who frequent these parts. A great day out on the reef to see Nemo and all of his friends.

1 Day Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay and Outer Edge Reef Cruise Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: OFUC
$195
Adult
$549
Family 2 Adults / 2 Children
Local fees payable
$10
Fuel Levy

Departure information

Starts

Departs from Marlin Marina A finger 8am, returns between 4:15 and 4:30pm

Transfers pay on board:-Inner city: $15.50 return per person - Outer city and Northern Beaches including Palm Cove: $23.00 return per person

Ends
Cairns


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

PLEASE CHECK ANY MEDICAL ISSUES, PAST OR PRESENT AND HOWEVER MINOR, PRIOR TO DATE OF TRAVEL AS THEY MAY PREVENT YOU FROM DIVING. If you have any concerns, please contact us as we are unable to resolve medical issues on board

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